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JULY 13-14, 2018
Minnesota Wins Rain-Shortened Chapter Clash Golf Tournament in La Crosse

http://www.mpstma.org/_borders/MPSTMA.pngOn July 13, MPSTMA members met Iowa and Wisconsin STMA chapter representatives in La Crosse, Wisc. The day started off with overcast clouds but always looking like a threat to rain. Each state provided 2-man scramble teams with groups going off the front and back side of Forest Hills Public Golf Course featuring a unique, usable train track in the middle of the course.

 Umbrellas were not needed until groups reached their 11th or 12th holes. Then the rains came. Pouring enough for standing water on top of the greens. Host Peter Bemis, Wisconsin STMA Chapter Manager notified the players that this year's tournament was complete. Golfers would not be allowed back on the course. Everyone then enjoyed a great lunch under the awnings of the pro shop while it rained.

The tournament was reduced to nine holes. Minnesota was first, Iowa second and Wisconsin third - fitting that all three states medaled.

Most everyone stayed the night in La Crosse. The next day, the group met at the University of La Crosse to tour the track and sports fields and maintenance facility.




ABOVE LEFT: At a previous Chapter Clash, former Iowa State Professor Dr. David Minner, showed the
Minnesotans how to tell the difference between ryegrass and bluegrass. On the right, Mike McDonald, CSFM,
TCF Bank Stadium, takes a closer look at the grass stems through magnifying glasses.

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This event includes young staff, seasonals, students, anyone that works for the park, city or school.

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MISSION STATEMENT


The Minnesota Park and Sports Turf Managers Association serves the entire Minnesota Park and Sports Turf industry.
The mission of the MPSTMA is to encourage the collection and dissemination of scientific, educational and applied
knowledge through association with those persons engaged in, and who are concerned with, the construction,
maintenance and use of park and sports turf areas for high quality and safe playing conditions.


Minnesota Park and Sports Turf Managers Association
P. O. Box 617, Wayzata, MN 55391
Phone: 952-473-3722