What's TurfNet all about?
TurfNet was founded in 1994 (yep, 25 years ago) as a place for golf course superintendents, assistants, equipment technicians, suppliers and academics to network, exchange information, solve (and avoid) problems, save money and have a little fun in the process.
The core of TurfNet has long been our Forum discussion area, which remains a key private, no-nonsense (except in specific areas intended for fun topics, such as hobbies, travel & vacation destinations, food & recipes, good books & movies), no-trolls medium for TurfNet members to meet and exchange information with other TurfNet members - programs, ideas, issues, what works and (often more importantly) what doesn't work.
...to network, exchange information, solve (and avoid) problems, save money and have a little fun in the process.
Over the course of 25 years TurfNet has grown and evolved into a daily online destination for many that features the industry's powerhouse job board, used equipment marketplace, award-winning newsdesk, venue for webinars, blogs and podcasts, industry awards and recognition programs, and international and domestic member trips... all attuned to and supported by TurfNet members.
All of this is produced and orchestrated by a very small staff and group of key contributors. We constantly evaluate and leverage technology to produce what by any standard is an amazing amount of relevant content. We keep our ears to the ground and thumbs on the pulse of the industry to continually evaluate and innovate. Our flat staff hierarchy enables us to be nimble and responsive, quickly implementing what makes sense and discarding that which no longer does.
Over the course of 25 years TurfNet has grown and evolved into a daily online destination for many...
If we were to poll TurfNet members as to what aspects of TurfNet they value most, we would get a wide variety of responses. Some love the Forum and use it daily to their benefit; others optimize their capital budgets by liquidating obsolete equipment, perhaps acquiring a good used piece, and utilizing alternate sources of less costly parts shared by other TurfNet members. Some use the webinars for economical staff training, the free job listings to hire good people, enjoy the videos and podcasts, and/or participate in our member trips. And enjoy the camaraderie of our famous Beer & Pretzels Gala at GIS every year.
Join us... it's a modest investment that keeps giving back throughout the year!
$195? I spill more than that out of my seed hopper each year!"
Cheaper than a bad night of drinking..."
TurfNet member benefits include:
- Three login accounts
With separate login accounts for you, your assistant and your equipment tech, a TurfNet membership keeps your whole team in the loop so each of you can access our network and maximize utilization of your membership.
- The TurfNet Forum
The TurfNet Forum facilitates painless problem solving and mistake avoidance. By tapping into a worldwide network for advice, you’ll get faster, better answers to solve your nagging issues or questions.
- Free employment listings
TurfNet's mega job board is the go-to source for turf industry job postings. Find and hire the right staff with free job listings and easy access to the résumés of eligible applicants. ($55 per listing for non-members)
- Free used equipment buy and sell
TurfNet's free used equipment listings offer a huge return for members. Liquidate obsolete equipment and parts to put that revenue back into something useful. ($75 per listing for non-members)
Other member perks
Beyond the core features of your membership, TurfNet also offers exclusive opportunities for you to:
- Attend international and domestic TurfNet Member Trips, which feature golf, education, maintenance facility tours, camaraderie and fun!
- Upgrade the look and feel of your blog with custom headers/graphics by TurfNet
- Network with fellow members at TurfNet’s annual Beer & Pretzels Gala at GIS