October 2017

SportsTurf provides current, practical and technical content on issues relevant to sports turf managers, including facilities managers. Most readers are athletic field managers from the professional level through parks and recreation, universities.

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www.spor 42 // October 2017 Category of Submission: Schools/Parks Baseball Sports Turf Manager: Will Rogers, CSFM Title: Sports Turf Manager Education: Sports Turf Manager Certifi cation Experience: 2 years at Clover Recreation Department: Athletic Field Assistant Manager; 5 years at City of York Recreation Department: Sports Turf Manager; 2 years at River Hill Golf Course: Fairway Turf Specialist; 18 years at Clover School District: Sports Turf Manager Full-time staff: Lee Clinton, Andrew Love, & Nick Jackson Part-time staff: Hank Wofford, Garrison Clinton, Frank Falls, & Nathan Bailes Original construction: 1986 Rootzone: Native soil, sandy loam. 60% sand, 40% other Turfgrass Varieties: Common bermudagrass overseeded with perennial ryegrass blend Overseed: Overseeded yearly with PHD perennial ryegrass blend; overseeded in three directions at a rate of 10 lbs/1000 sq. ft. Seed germination within a week. Drainage: No system Why STMA should consider your field a winner? The baseball facility at Clover High School, also known as "The Nest," is quickly becoming one of the favored baseball facilities in our area. While we feel that the facility has always been a great part of our Sports Turf program, the new coaching staff has added new vision and cooperation to our Sports Turf Program. With change comes new excitement to the facility. New vision inspires new challenges for the Sports Turf Program, but with the help of the coaching staff and players, the facilities' new vision is becoming a reality. One of the challenges that we are always fi ghting at "The Nest" is the outdated irrigation system. The hydraulic irrigation system THE NEST CLOVER SD BASEBALL FIELD Clover, SC The Field of the Year Awards program is made possible by the support of sponsors Barenbrug USA, Carolina Green Corp., Ewing, Hunter Industries, and World Class Athletic Services. 2016

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