Turfbowl 2018 Team

2018 Turf Bowl Team Off to San Antonio

Turfbowl 2018 Team

The Olds College Turf Bowl team has been assembled. The team consists of fourth year Bachelor of Applied Science – Golf Course Management students. The team consists of (left to right) Robert Balcom, Fergus Butt, Michael Davis and Andre Lens.

The students have been studying hard since the study guide came out in early November, with hopes of reaching the podium. The Olds College team will be competing with up to 77 other Turf Schools in knowledge and skills based competitions.

In preparation for the Turf Bowl, the team has put a special focus on researching products, species and challenges of warm season growing environments. These are not always relevant to our northern climate so this information is not covered deeply in classes. Countless hours of preparation work outside of the classroom has taken place by all members of the Turf Bowl team.

The Turf Bowl team has been generously sponsored by Syngenta. Syngenta has provided the team with accommodation and flights to San Antonio for the duration of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America Golf Industry Show Conference (February 3 – 8).