The ABAC Turf Club is holding a raffle to win a 65-quart Yeti cooler valued at about $400. Raffle tickets are only five dollars and will be on sale in the dining hall every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. until the winner is announced October 23. Students who want to buy tickets but can't make it to the dining hall should text Brad Thompson at 803-257-4773 to make arrangements.
The money raised will go to help the turf club take trips to their national and regional conferences for gold course superintendents. They are working towards their goal of being able to travel to Atlanta to participate in the Georgia Golf Course Superintendents Conference. They also hope to be able to go to the Carolina’s Golf course conference in Mertile Beach, SC.
At these conferences they will participate in competitions where they will face off against D-1 schools such as UGA, Penn State, Michigan State and Clemson. The Competition will consist of events like the Turf Bowl, where participants will be quizzed over things like the different types of grass, types of chemicals that you use and ways that you go about building golf courses.
Look for the Turf Club at the Ag Classic Golf Tournament October 7 at Forest Lakes Golf Course. Raffle Tickets will also be on sale at this event.
The Yeti cooler has been donated courtesy of Shiver Carts LLC, which gave the cooler to the Turf Club after it did volunteer work in the area.