Turfgrass Club

The OSU Turfgrass Club is an organization that is designed to further the members' education in the turfgrass industry. The members are a close group of students who have selected the Turf Management option within the Horticulture major. Most of these students enjoy the game of golf, and want to become golf course superintendents, while others have an interest in becoming athletic field managers.

Purpose of the Club

  • Increase practical knowledge of the turfgrass industry.
  • Provide opportunities to meet people working in the turfgrass industry.
  • Assist in the process of finding internships, summer jobs, and permanent employment.
  • Increase student activity in regional and national associations such as the Oregon Golf Course Superintendents Association (OGCSA), the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), and the Oregon Sports Turf Managers Association (OSTMA).
  • Enhance Oregon State University's reputation as a national leader in the turfgrass industry.

Club Activities

  • Travel to regional and national conferences.
  • Raise funds by assisting with maintenance activities at the Turfgrass Teaching/Research Facility located at the Lewis-Brown Horticulture Farm.
  • Learn how to operate equipment such as mowers, aerifiers, topdressers, core harvesters, fertilizer spreaders, and sprayers through participation in the maintenance of the Turfgrass Teaching/Research Facility.
  • Gain camaraderie with other members through golf outings, intramural sports, trips, and other club activities

Meeting information will be posted on the bulletin board in the Ag and Life Science Bldg., 4th floor near room 4159.