As many superintendents have said over the years, dogs are pretty good at golf course public relations and keeping a smile on players' faces and keep critters large or small on the run or on the wing. And once a year, TurfNet and Syngenta give superintendents and assistants an opportunity to give golf course dogs a pat on the head for a job well done.
Since 2002, the TurfNet Superintendent's Best Friend Calendar has highlighted 14 golf course dogs for their tireless contributions to golf courses across the country and around the world. If this describes your golf course dog, then nominate your canine friend for a place in the original golf course dog calendar. Nomination deadline is July 31.
A panel of judges will select the 14 dogs for the calendar, including the cover and December 2014. Images should be taken horizontally at your camera's highest resolution setting. Also, try not to center your dog in the frame, as left or right orientation often can result in a more dramatic photograph.
Each dog nominated will be included in our online photo gallery and also will receive a free gift courtesy of Syngenta.
Here are a few tips to increase the chances of your dog being selected: All dogs chosen must work or spend a significant amount of time at the golf course, photographs taken on a horizontal orientation rather than vertical work best, action photos are strongly encouraged, do not have your dog wear sunglasses or pose as if driving a motorized vehicle.
To nominate your dog, email HIGH-RESOLUTION photos to Laura Salinas and be sure to include the dog's name, age and breed; photographer's name; owner's name, phone number, email address; and the name of the golf course where the owner and dog both work. Or, click here to submit your dog through our online form.
Deadline is July 31.
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