The North Texas Golf Course Superintendent Association (NTGCSA) has been supporting TSRHC for more than 20 years.
The NTGCSA became involved with TSRHC in the late 90′s through the invitation of one of its founding members, Quinton Johnson. Quinton and his wife Martha’s granddaughter was treated at TSRHC following an accident, and they experienced first-hand the specialized care of the hospital.
Soon after, Quinton became involved as a TSRHC volunteer and invited the NTGCSA board of directors for a visit and tour of the hospital. He enouraged the chapter to become involved with an idea for the construction of a putting green for the patients to use during their therapy.
After that initial meeting and tour, the NTGCSA chapter has been committed to supporting the hospital through financial and equipment donations as well as agronomic expertise by its members.
In 2014, NTGCSA made a $3,500 donation, which extends their cumulative giving total to over $70,000! The chapter also hosts an annual education meeting in the auditorium of TSRHC’s T. Boone Pickens Training and Conference Center each fall. They have brought in many well known turfgrass researchers to provide education and have a great turnout every year. This year Beth Guertal, Ph.D., was the featured speaker and discussed turf fertility and nutrition.
Thank you NTGCSA for all that you continue to do to support our hospital!!