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By John Reitman

TurfNetSports to launch in January

Building on the success of its almost-20 year presence in the golf turf industry, TurfNet will soon launch a companion service for sports turf managers: TurfNetSports.com.  The public and members-only content areas will include news, discussion forums, educational Webinars, blogs, used equipment classifieds, job listings, resumes and video.


1cf7d9f5900c1e506c82dfb7f523aff6-.pngWe have always had a group of professional and collegiate sports turf managers as TurfNet members, said Peter McCormick, founder of TurfNet.  They and others in the sports turf community have told us that industry segment is hungry for sports turf-specific education, information and collaborative communication which is what we do best. We took a look at the market and saw an opportunity, so we decided to replicate our proven platform and launch TurfNetSports.com.


The new service will include all the improvements of the recently-unveiled upgrade of TurfNet.com, which brought together the Forum, TurfNetTV, TurfNet University, the hugely popular TurfNet Job Board, various blogs and an enhanced user interface and administrative area in a tightly-integrated platform.


TurfNetSports membership will be open to sports turf managers at all levels, from parks and recreation to secondary schools, colleges and professional stadium managers. Crossover access between the two sites will be available for TurfNet and TNSports members.


The current corrective state of the golf market has been mirrored by an upswell in the growth and sophistication of sports turf, said McCormick.  Many of our advertisers have shifted new product development efforts in recent years toward sports turf, which is also an expanding career opportunity for experienced turf managers and recent graduates alike.


In addition to general athletic field information and education, specific areas like baseball infields and synthetic turf will be included.


The new site will launch prior to the STMA conference in mid-January.

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