CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Jacobsen, a Textron, Inc. company, announced that it will sponsor Turf Republic’s Excellence in Innovation Award, a new industry honor that will recognize men and women in the turf industry who are using innovative new ideas to save time, reduce costs and create a better experience for players.
The award is open to anyone in the turf industry who is using innovation to make a difference: superintendents, assistants, technicians, sports field managers, parks & ground managers and more.
Nominees will be judged by an independent five-person panel that represents a cross-section of the turf industry. One finalist will be selected each month, starting in March of 2014. One yearly winner will be selected from the 2014 finalists for special recognition at the 2015 Golf Industry Show in San Antonio, Texas.
Early award candidates include Patrick Sisk, CGCS of Milwaukee Country Club who developed the Green Sweep, a blower attachment that utilizes air redirection to move topdressing material into the turf canopy. Another award candidate is Jason VanBuskirk, superintendent of Stow Acres, who created an automated product mix tank that operates from mobile devices. Award nominations are not limited to tangible products, programs or best practices developed at your facility or company are also eligible for the Excellence in Innovation Award.
Nominations will begin being accepted April 1, 2014, at www.turfrepublic.com.