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GCSAA Awards Watson Fellowship Program Winners
Ronald Calhoun, Paul Koch and James Stiegler each have been awarded $5,000 postgraduate grants by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) as winners of the 2020 Watson Fellowship Program.
The Watson Fellowship is funded by a partnership between The Toro Co. and The Environmental Institute for Golf. It is named after James R. Watson, Ph.D., a retired vice president for Toro who pioneered turfgrass research. The winners, students working toward postgraduate degrees, have been identified as promising future teachers and researchers in the field of golf course management. They also receive an all-expense paid trip to the 2020 GCSAA Education Conference (Feb. 8-12) and Golf Industry Show (Feb. 10-11) in San Diego.
Calhoun is working toward a doctoral degree in weed ecology at Michigan State University. He holds dual bachelor's degrees in horticulture and crop and soil sciences, and a master's degree in crop and soil sciences from Michigan State. His dissertation aims to develop an understanding of annual bluegrass germination, flower induction and flower suppression in Michigan. Calhoun also will present in three different seminars at the 2020 GCSAA Education Conference as an instructor.
Koch is pursuing a doctorate in plant pathology at the University of Wisconsin. He earned a bachelor's degree in production systems and a master's degree in plant pathology from Wisconsin. His dissertation is about integrated strategies for disease control on Wisconsin turfgrass.
Stiegler is working toward a doctoral degree in plant science at the University of Arkansas. He has a bachelor's degree in horticulture and agronomy and a master's degree in horticulture from Oklahoma State University. His dissertation is an assessment of foliar nitrogen uptake by two turfgrass species - creeping bentgrass and ultradwarf bermudagrass.
Watson is a leading authority on turfgrasses and was vice president for customer relations and chief agronomist for Toro. The winner of the USGA Green Section Award in 1976 and the 1977 Agronomic Service Award by the American Society of Agronomy, Watson was named a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy and the Crop Science Society of America in 1979. He also won the 1991 Harry Gill Memorial Award of the Sports Turf Managers Association and GCSAA's highest honor in 1995, the Old Tom Morris Award. Over the course of five decades at Toro, Watson conducted research on adaptability of species and strains of turfgrasses, fertilization practices, snow mold prevention techniques for the winter protection of turfgrasses, etc. He has authored more than 400 popular articles on turfgrass cultural practices and water conservation.
GCSAA is a leading golf organization and has as its focus golf course management. Since 1926, GCSAA has been the top professional association for the men and women who manage golf courses in the United States and worldwide. From its headquarters in Lawrence, Kan., the association provides education, information and representation to more than 20,000 members in more than 72 countries. GCSAA's mission is to serve its members, advance their profession and enhance the enjoyment, growth and vitality of the game of golf. Visit GCSAA at www.gcsaa.org.
The Environmental Institute for Golf, the philanthropic organization of the GCSAA, is a collaborative effort of the environmental and golf communities, dedicated to strengthening the compatibility of golf with the natural environment. The Institute concentrates on delivering programs and services involving research, education and outreach that communicate the best management practices of environmental stewardship on the golf course. For more on The Institute, visit www.eifg.org.
The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is a leading worldwide provider of turf and landscape maintenance equipment, and precision irrigation systems. With sales of nearly $1.9 billion in fiscal 2020, Toro's global presence extends to more than 140 countries through its reputation of world-class service, innovation and turf expertise. Since 1914, the company has built a tradition of excellence around a number of strong brands to help customers care for golf courses, sports fields, public green spaces, commercial and residential properties, and agricultural fields. More information is available at www.thetorocompany.com.