While the event was really an exciting couple of days for the people involved with TFTGP & Walnut Lane GC, it seemed to be just as exciting for those who volunteered. Everybody just pitching in and saying, "Whatever you need me to do!" This was the phrase of the two days. From clubs loaning equipment, to clubs sending staff over, even when they were shorthanded, to John Chassard and his guys, from Lehigh CC, making the long trip down and arriving at the perfect time to give volunteers a break to eat so the work could keep moving....Priceless!
I cannot say thank you enough to all those who helped to support The First Tee, Walnut Lane & Bob Sawicki, Superintendent! We received donations of products from multiple companies from seed, fertilizer and tines and my employer, Lawn and Golf, was nice enough to supply most of the equipment needed. The greens would not have gotten done, as Bob had planned, if it had not been for the work of Mike Janzer, of Plantfood, with his Graden demo unit and getting another Graden that was loaned to us by Merion GC. Thanks Mike!
And a final big thank you goes out to Suanne Gardiner, Editor of the PAGCS Bonnie Greensward Newsletter, who help to get the word out and reminded everyone how important this was!
Jon Urbanski & Charlie-Biderman GC
Rob Nolek+Staff-Cedarbrook GC
Joe Agnew-The Bucks Club
Giancarlo Sarullo & Nathan Kupstas-Bala CC
John Chassard+Staff-Lehigh CC
Jon Noyes & Mike Fahringer-The Ace Club
Nick Tristani & Brayen Wilkens-Merion GC
Matt Brown & Sumner Cross-Lawn & Golf
Dean White & JC Clevenger-Fertl-Soil
Sean Cullen & Brent Mounts-Tesco
Pocono Turf-Chris Friel
Primo Products-Rich Hendrickson
Montco Products-Ben Poole
Fisher & Son
Shreiner Tree Care Service
Grigg Bros-John Wiblishauser
Seeton Turf-Steve Rudich
Lawn & Golf Supply Company
A group of First Tee participants with a nice Thank You wish to the PAGCS!
Matt Brown of Lawn & Golf operating the Redexim Carrier
And the biggest lesson I learned this past week.....Why do you think they call it Roxborough!
President of the PAGCS, Jon Urbanski, running the Core Harvester
Rob Nolek, VP of the PAGCS, running the Turfco Torrent Blower
Chase Rogan of the GCSAA dragging fairways after aerification. (No he is not angry just focused!)
Jay, Technician at Walnut Lane GC, switching out some tines on the Redexim Carrier
Shreiner Tree Care Service doing their part by donating a day of badly needed stump grinding.
Nick Tristani from Merion Golf Club running the new Jacobsen Truckster XD & Turfco 1550 Topdresser