CHARLESTON, S.C., Feb. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sod Solutions, Inc., the world's leader in turfgrass research and development, continues to align themselves with partners who also make the environment a priority. At the core of Sod Solutions' business, making environmentally sound decisions is the basis for their research and relationships with their industry partners. Shannon Easter, golf consultant for Sod Solutions, recently was honored by Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSSA) as the Overall and National Private recipient of the 2016 Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards (ELGA).
Shannon Easter, maintenance director and environmental consultant at Broken Sound Club in Boca Raton, Fla., has been actively using Sod Solutions turfgrass varieties, Amp Agronomy™ products and most recently, became a consultant with Sod Solutions in January 2016. Easter recently completed a wall to wall renovation featuring Celebration® Bermudagrass and the greens were Sunday™ Ultra-Dwarf Bermudagrass.
"We are very proud that Shannon puts such a strong emphasis on environmental practices," said Tobey Wagner, president of Sod Solutions. "Our decision to partner with individuals and companies that share our same values has been a testament to our success over the past 20 years."
The award recognizes golf course superintendents and their courses for overall course management excellence and best management practices in the areas of water conservation, water quality management, energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste management, wildlife and habitat conservation, communication and outreach, and leadership.
"Superintendents are all trying to do the same thing to show that golf courses are good for the environment," said Easter. "Being recognized for what we are doing is a feather in our cap here at Broken Sound."
An independent panel of judges representing national environmental groups, turfgrass experts, university researchers and valued members of the golf industry conducted the award selection.
Celebration is a deep blue-green bermudagrass that has finished best in numerous university research studies for wear tolerance and recovery, drought resistance and shade tolerance. Found in professional and college sports venues, golf courses and home lawns, Celebration performs well across a variety of applications. Celebration is currently being used throughout the southern United States and around the world.
Sunday Ultra-Dwarf is a greens type bermudagrass. The color of Sunday is monolithic, providing a highly aesthetic green putting surface. Sunday can be mowed as low as .080 and provides a very consistent, high quality putting surface.
About Sod Solutions
Sod Solutions, Inc., an international turfgrass research and development company incorporated in 1994, is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina. In conjunction with universities and breeders, Sod Solutions has developed a portfolio of turfgrass varieties in the St. Augustine, bermudagrass, zoysia, centipede and cool season families. From their premier variety, Palmetto® St. Augustine, Sod Solutions continues to launch new varieties of turfgrass to meet the environmental and consumer demands in the marketplace. Sod Solution turfgrass varieties are grown and distributed worldwide. For more information, visit www.sodsolutions.com.
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