Moore, who was a strong advocate for GCSAA until his passing in 2010, founded Aquatrols in 1955. He was a GCSAA member for more than 50 years and had articles published in the association’s flagship publication, Golf Course Management, beginning in 1957.
The endowment in his name funds research specifically aimed at optimizing the growing environment for golf course turf, with specific goals for increasing the effectiveness of applied water, fertilizers and pesticides, thereby reducing total requirements.
“Robert Moore was a visionary, so it is only fitting that his legacy continues to fund research that will shape the future of the game.”
Moore’s daughters, Tracy Jarman and Demie Moore, and son Andy Moore, all with Aquatrols, made the donation during the 2015 Golf Industry Show in San Antonio.
In 2015, the Moore endowment is helping fund the work of Joseph Young, Ph.D., and Theophilus Udeigwe, Ph.D., at Texas Tech University.
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Their research, which is also receiving matching funds from Texas Tech, is studying incorporating cultivation practices and products to reduce salinity parameters from poor quality irrigation water on golf course fairways.
“Robert Moore was a visionary, so it is only fitting that his legacy continues to fund research that will shape the future of the game,” said Rhett Evans, GCSAA chief executive officer. “We thank Aquatrols for their continued support of the EIFG’s mission.”
“Aquatrols is happy to support research that directly ties into our company’s mission to change the way the world grows,” said Tracy Jarman, Aquatrols chief executive officer. “Discovering new products and practices to improve water quality and water use efficiency is the only way to ensure the future of the turf industry and the larger agricultural industry.”
Aquatrols is a supporter of the EIFG at the Platinum Tee Club level, which designates donors who contribute $5,000 or more annually. Aquatrols is also recognized at the Presidential Club level in the EIFG cumulative giving program for donating between $100,000 and $249,999 since 1987.
About GCSAA and the EIFG
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) is a leading golf organization in the United States. Its focus is on golf course management, and since 1926 GCSAA has been the top professional association for the men and women who manage golf courses in the U.S. and worldwide. From its headquarters in Lawrence, Kan., the association provides education, information and representation to nearly 18,000 members in more than 78 countries. The association’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 or find them on Facebook or Twitter.
The Environmental Institute for Golf is the philanthropic organization of the GCSAA. Its mission is to foster sustainability through research, awareness, education, programs and scholarships for the benefit of golf course management professionals, golf facilities and the game. Visit EIFG at www.eifg.org or find them on Facebook or Twitter.