Oklahoma State University Turfgrass Science

2017 Turfgrass Classic Tournament

The OSU Turf Club hosted its annual Turfgrass Classic at Stillwater Country Club on October 2nd. We had a great turnout of 16 teams and over 15 hole sponsors and monetary donations.  


Congratulations to our 1st place team of Doyle Phillips, Curt Hellen, M. Travis, and Paul Boran (sponsored by Nabholz Construction).  Closest to the pin contest went to Tucker Roderick of Cimarron Trails GC, straightest drive went to Landon Rogers, and longest drive went to Jeff Clagg. Thanks go to the tournament sponsors below. Because of their generous support, the Turf Club is hoping to send teams to the National Golf Industry Show and the Sports Turf Manager’s Association meetings in February of 2018.  Funds raised will also be used to award a Turf Club scholarship as a match to the Scott A. McGinnis Memorial Scholarship.

Team Sponsors ($300 per team): Mike Halvorson of Simplot Partners, Alan Nietenhoefer of P&K Equipment, Jacob Gordon of Innovative Turf Supply, David Gerken of Johnston Seed Co., Tucker Roderick of Cimarron Trails GC, the Scott A. McGinnis family, Dr. Jim Stiegler and team, Dr. Mike Kenna of USGA, Natalie Elwood and team, Doyle Phillips of Nabholz Construction, Bob Nash and team, Don Boyd and team, and the OSU Faculty Teams.

Hole Sponsors ($100): KC Massey of Jesco Products, Kendall Wiley of Harrell’s, David Gerken of Johnston Seed Co., Tony Atchison of The Andersons Co, Nash and Frizzell, the Scott A McGinnis family, Jimmie Austin Golf Club Turf Management, Mike Kenna of USGA, Precision Tool and Die, Johnson Controls, Fisher Livestock, Dale O’Neil, JD Elwood, and Natalie Elwood.

Prize Sponsors: Shelley Mitchell of Red Dirt Works OK, Eskimo Joe’s, and Cherry Gray.

Additional Important People That Made the Event Possible: Jared Wooten – Superintendent at Stillwater Country Club, Chuck Coatney – General Manager and Head Pro at Stillwater Country Club, Sabrina Buxton – OTRF Secretary

 We look forward to continuing the annual tradition and hope to see everyone at the upcoming OTRF Conference in Owasso on Nov 28 and 29!


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