JacklinGolf has signed on to sponsor educational programming and resource development for the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA). The company, a subsidiary of Simplot, is the second in the golf industry—joining The Toro Company—to commit to the Major Partner category in ASGCA’s new supplier partner program, which supports ASGCA’s educational initiatives.

“We are very happy to establish this relationship with JacklinGolf and are confident that our members and the golf industry at large will benefit from the educational resources that we’ll develop together,” says Doug Carrick, ASGCA Vice President. “When we began talking with JacklinGolf about this type of programming and support, they immediately understood that we were looking for a partnership. We look forward to working with them to help ASGCA members learn more about grass and environmental issues, and to help JacklinGolf staffers understand what golf course architects need to do their jobs better.”

The Major Partnership level of support helps ASGCA develop educational programming and tools that will help ASGCA members work more effectively in golf development and remodeling. JacklinGolf and ASGCA are currently planning a variety of initiatives covering environmental issues.

“ASGCA members have always been a focus for JacklinGolf, and this agreement just formalizes a relationship we’ve considered important for a long time,” notes JacklinGolf’s Vice President Rick Elyea. “It’s great to be able to work with ASGCA leaders and members on education that will benefit the architects, our company and the industry at large.”

For more about how ASGCA is working with suppliers of golf course products and services to build a stronger golf industry through education, call ASGCA at 262-786-5960.

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ASGCA Background
Founded in 1946 by 14 leading architects, the American Society of Golf Course Architects is a non-profit organization comprised of experienced golf course designers located throughout the United States and Canada. Members have completed a rigorous two-year long application process that includes the peer review of four representative golf courses. ASGCA members are experienced golf course architects, able to counsel in all aspects of golf course design and remodeling.

About JacklinGolf
JacklinGolf, part of the Simplot/Jacklin Seed family, works with the golf industry to develop the best possible playing conditions through full agronomic advice, training and support; maintenance staff training; new golf course construction and supervision; existing golf course improvement programs and budgeting analysis and planning assistance in economical purchasing of supplies. For more information about the products and services available through JacklinGolf, visit the company’s website at www.jacklingolf.com.

Media Contact
Aileen Smith
American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA)
125 N. Executive Dr., Suite 106
Brookfield, WI 53005
262-786-5960 | 262-786-5919 (FAX)