2016 Tennessee Turfgrass Association Awards

The Tennessee Turfgrass Association (TTA) would like to recognize the personal and professional contributions to our industry and our organization made by our members.  Therefore, the TTA would like to distinguish worthy golf courses, sports fields, and other properties across the state through the TTA Awards Program.  Through the TTA Awards Program we are able to greatly further one main element of our mission:  to gain acknowledgement for the professionalism of our members.

This year, based on the results of the judging, the following awards will be presented at the TTA Awards Ceremony on January 10th, 2017 in Franklin, Tennessee:

  • TTA Private Golf Course of the Year
  • TTA Public Golf Course of the Year
  • TTA Municipal Sports Field of the Year
  • TTA High School Sports Field of the Year
  • TTA Collegiate Sports Field of the Year
  • TTA Professional Sports Field of the Year
  • TTA Environmental Stewardship Award

Winning properties will receive:

  • Recognition of award during the TTA Awards Ceremony at the 2017 TTA Conference and Trade Show
  • One (1) Complementary Full Conference Pass to the 2017 TTA Conference and Trade Show
  • A plaque recognizing the property and the property manager
  • Promotion of the award in the Tennessee Turfgrass Association magazine

All entries must be submitted according to the procedures outlined in this document.   The awards committee, consisting of highly regarded TTA professionals, will independently judge the entries.  Winners will be notified in November 2016 and may be asked to provide additional information and/or photographs of their property for promotional purposes.



In order to be considered for the TTA Awards Program the nominated golf course, sports field, or property must have had two full seasons of play or operation.  Nominations will be accepted in either written form or by “voice” nomination, and self nominations are highly encouraged. 

You may also fill out an easy fill in the blank nomination form on the main page. 

  • Written nominations should be submitted as a type-written essay, no longer than one page, in length including the following information:

                        --Name and Location of Property

                        --Award Category being nominated for

                        --Name and contact information of property manager

--An explanation of any special challenges faced by the property which may include funding, lack of labor, weather, drought, event preparations/conversions, or anything else that you feel the Awards Committee should know about why this property should be considered for the nominated award.  Include anything unusual or new that has been done to overcome these challenges.  The Awards Committee is looking to recognize innovative thinking and solutions to turfgrass management problems.

  •  “Voice” nominations may be submitted to the TTA Awards Committee or to any TTA Board member and should include the information listed above.




Please send entries to:                                                 TTA Awards Committee

                                                                                    Cal Hill

    7594 Raptors Roost Lane

    Signal Mountain, TN 37377

Questions?  Contact the TTA Awards Committee:    Phone:  1-901-412-0121

                                                                                      Email:  cchill@landolakes.com


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