Retains Chapter Clash Golf Trophy
At North Links Golf Course in North Mankato
2017 CHAPTER CLASH
PARTICIPANTS FROM MINNESOTA AND IOWA PICTURED ON MINNESOTA STATE'S
From left to right: Seth Langager, Al Hentges, Bruce Leivermann, Jay
Goughnour, Ethan Kain, Pat Wymja, Joe Turf, Randy Robinson, Tracy
Elliott Josephson, Mike McDonald CSFM, Ben Boeding, CSFM,
Tim Van Loo, CSFM, Paul Griffin, Roger Weinbrenner, CSFM, Joe
Churchill, Seth Triplett,
Jim O'Neill, Tim Dalsgaard
- Photo by Jeff Turtinen
MPSTMA members from the Twin Cities played
golf matches against Iowa sports turf managers on Friday, July 21 at
North Links Golf Course in North Mankato
for the Chapter Clash
trophy. Iowa won three matches to Minnesota's two in a 2-person
scramble, match-play format. In a deciding match, Tim Van Loo, CSFM,
current President of the Sports Turf Managers Association, and his
playing partner Randy Robinson, defeated Mike McDonald, CSFM, MPSTMA
Chairman, and Jeff Turtinen, Executive Secretary of
MPSTMA, 3 & 2. The match was even going into ninth hole when Van Loo
chipped in for birdie and a 1-up lead.
Two holes later, the
Minnesota duo inexplicably three putted to go 2-down and never got
Chapter Clash hosts Bruce Leivermann and Seth Langager, made the
local arrangements with the golf course and provided an after-golf
dinner at Minnesota State
University site of the Minnesota Vikings
training camp in Mankato.
ABOVE LEFT: At a previous Chapter Clash, former Iowa State Professor Dr. David Minner, showed
Minnesotans how to
tell the difference between ryegrass
On the right, Mike McDonald, CSFM,
TCF Bank Stadium, takes a closer look at the
grass stems through magnifying glasses.
Do you want to
YOU ARE ALWAYS INVITED
to participate in the annual CHAPTER CLASH
event with Iowa sports turf managers.
Wisconsin soon may be involved.
Golf matches and bocce ball take place along with an outdoor dinner.
Tournament Golf Format
2-person Scramble / Match Play vs. Iowa
Fun Golf Format
If you’d like to play golf but not in the event play in the event, you
can play for fun with
other MPSTMA members.
Tee times will be available for non-tournament participants.
Contact Chapter Clash Chairman Mike McDonald CSFM at
or the MPSTMA office at your earliest convenience.