Iowa State Turf Club Summer Fundraising

July 3, 2017

The last few weeks have been busy for the Iowa State Turf Club, while many of the members are off on internships several turf students in Ames have been busy fundraising for next year's activities. The money will help to support travel to both the Sports Turf Managers Student Challenge and the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America Turf Bowl, along with some other educational trips throughout the year. 

Over 3,000 square feet of sod was installed at Reiman Gardens on June 20th by Iowa State Turf Club members. Area's of tall fescue and Kentucky bluegrass sod were installed in parts of the garden that had been under construction. 

Iowa State Turf Club installing sod at Reiman Gardens.
Picture 1. Turf club installing tall fescue sod at Reiman Gardens


On June 28th John Deere and Van Wall Golf and Turf donated a HPX John Deere Gator to the Iowa State Turf Club to sell. Iowa State Research and Demonstration Farm's bought the Gator from the ISU Turf Club and will use the Gator at one of the Research Farms.

ISU Turf Club and Van Wall Golf Turf with a John Deere Gator donated to the Turf Club.
Picture 2. ISU Turf Club Members and Advisor's pictured with Joe Blaker of Van Wall John Deere Golf and Turf and the donated John Deere Gator.


Thank you again to John Deere, Van Wall Golf and Turf, and to Reiman Gardens for their support of the Iowa State Turf Club. If you would like to support the Iowa State Turf Club please feel free to contact or


Adam Thoms Assistant Professor

Adam Thoms, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor specializing in Commercial Turfgrass Management, Iowa State University, Department of Horticulture, Ames, IA. Dr. Thoms received his B.S. from Iowa State University, and both his M.S. and Ph.D. in Plant Sciences and Plants, Soils, and Insec...