Rounds for Turfgrass is an initiative where golf facilities can partner with the Pennsylvania Turfgrass Council to sell rounds of golf with the proceeds dedicated for research. These rounds will be bid on and sold at the Philadelphia Golf Expo, to be held Feb. 9-11, 2018, in Oaks, PA. Thousands of golf enthusiasts attend this show each year. They are the end users in the golf industry and potentially future customers or members for participants.
The Pennsylvania Turfgrass Council over the last fifty years has been committed to the financial support of turf research at Penn State University. Since its inception, the council has raised more than 3.5 million dollars for research at the Joseph Valentine Turf Research Facility. This funding has helped to develop better turf varieties, control measures for disease and insect resistance, cutting edge technology to produce the best playing surfaces possible. Turf managers and superintendents depend on Penn State to help develop the tools and solutions of tomorrow.
Facilities can set the parameters including number of players, carts, amenities and the value of their donation. A letter explaining the details of the donation will be on display at the show for golf enthusiasts to bid on.
Donations can be emailed in PDF format to Andrew Dooley at firstname.lastname@example.org or hard copies of donations can be mailed care of Andrew Dooley:
Berkshire Country Club
1637 Bernville Road
Reading PA 19601