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By John Reitman

Florida turf program celebrates centennial anniversary this year

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The University of Florida turfgrass program turns 100 this year, and will throw a party of sorts in October to mark the occasion.

To celebrate the centennial event, UF will hold an alumni golf tournament and evening reception marking 100 years of the turfgrass program. 

The golf tournament, a four-person scramble, is scheduled for noon on Oct. 4 at UF's Mark Bostick Golf Course in Gainesville, which is ranked No. 24 on Golfweek's list of best campus golf courses. Golf will include lunch as well as prizes for the top three teams, closest to the pin and long drive.

An evening reception will follow at the Straughn Center in Gainesville.

The two-day bash will conclude on Oct. 5 with a turfgrass field dauy at the UF research center in Citra, 20 miles south of campus, where the university's faculty will provide updates on the latest research.

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