Great Turnout For 1st Meeting

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Penn State's Turf Club held its first meeting of the semester last night. It was a great turnout as approximately 50 students came by to hear about what the club will be getting involved in this year.

Turf Club President, Niels Dokkuma (picture right), welcomed everyone to the meeting and discussed some of the things that would be happening this semester. On the list include:

  1. Dance Marathon: The group has signed up to participate in Dance Marathon which helps to raise money to support pediatric cancer. Last year, THON raised over $7,000,000 for the cause!

  2. Cutter Cup: Penn State's Turf Program again faces off against Michigan State in this annual golfing event. Penn State currently has the Trophy with last year's win.

  3. Field Trips: Officers are working hard to arrange a field trip to visit Oakmont Country Club and an Athletic Field in Pittsburgh.

  4. Guest Speaker(s): The group plans to have various guest speakers throughout the year. The first on the list will be John Schoellner (Class of 1969). Mr. Schoellner will discuss how his career path went from Penn State to his current position as General Manager of Estero Country Club.
The club is off to a great start and everyone looks forward to a busy semester.

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New and Old Members Welcomed at BBQ

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Penn State Turf Club had its kickoff BBQ at the Valentine Research Facility yesterday. Students gathered and enjoyed some burgers and dogs, a little game of cornhole, and other activities. There was a great turnout and everyone is excited to get the year started. Up next for the students is qualifications for the Cutter Cup and Turf Bowl teams at STMA and GCSAA.

Check out the photos from the event.

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Turf Club BBQ Kicks Off Semester

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Penn State Turf Club will be hosting a BBQ cookout at the Valentine Turfgrass Research and Education Facility on Tuesday September 15th. The cookout will begin at 6PM and will be a great way for returning students to catch up with their classmates and for new students to get meet each other.

What: Penn State Turf Club BBQ
Where: Valentine Research Facility
When: 6:00PM on September 15, 2009
Who: Anyone interested in Turf!

If you have any questions, contact Dan McGinley (

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Cutter Cup Qualifier Set for October 3rd

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Cutter Cup is an annual golf tournament between two of the nations top turfgrass programs, Penn State vs. Michigan State. A total of 24 spots have been secured for the event which will be hosted at the Penn State White Course. Those intending to participate in this year's qualifying should note that there is a $10 fee, which goes towards shirts and travel expenses for the event. Keep in mind that typical scores for past qualifiers held at Penn State's White Course are in the 70's and low 80's. Also, all participants in the qualifying match must be able to travel with the team to participate in the Cutter Cup in Ohio on Sunday October 11, 2009.

The top 4 golfers plus a Captain's Choice will be selected to participate in this year's Cutter Cup. Additional qualifiers will be selected to serve as caddies for those competing in the event.

To Sign-up for this year's Cutter Cup Qualifying Match, please check for sign-up sheets in the lobby of ASI Building.

What: Cutter Cup Qualifying Match
Who: Turf Club Members
Where: Penn State White Course
When: October 3, 2009
Time: 8:00AM
Cost: $10/golfer ($17 for carts)

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