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LaFontaine Golf Outing 

June 19, 2024

The Gordon LaFontaine Endowment for Turfgrass Research was created to establish a solid source of funding for basic research in the field of turfgrass science. Donations to the LaFontaine Endowment create a legacy to fund research long-term, as these donations work in perpetuity to generate interest for fundamental research projects to help solve tomorrow’s problems today. The LaFontaine Golf Outing is an annual event held to generate income for the LaFontaine Endowment.

Registration/Breakfast 8:00 am
Shotgun 9:00 am



Corporate Sponsorship – $1,000.00
Includes one foursome of golf and your name or company name acknowledged on a placard on a tee location.

Lunch Sponsor – $1,300.00

Includes one foursome of golf, lunch signage and acknowledgement at lunch.

Tee Sponsorship – $180.00

Your name or company name will be acknowledged on tee sponsorship placard at a tee location.

Breakfast Sponsorship – $275.00

Reception Sponsorship – $275.00

Reception Sponsorship includes 2 signs acknowledging recognition of company that provided funding used to help supplement cost of food and beverage at conclusion of golf event.

  Thank you to Coyote Preserve Golf Club for hosting this event.
  9218 Preserve Drive
  Fenton, MIchigan 48430



$160 Per Golf Registration (includes continental breakfast, box lunch and awards/cocktail hour after golf)
$625 Per Foursome Registration

$1,000 Corporate Sponsorship (includes foursome)
$150 Tee Sponsorship

$1,250 Lunch Sponsorship (includes foursome)
$250 Breakfast Sponsorship
$500 Cocktail Hour/ Prizes Sponsorship

Format: Scramble with Skins


8:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Shotgun Start
Box Lunches provided
3:00  - 4:00 (approx.) Social Hour comments by Mr. Gordon LaFontaine and members of the MSU Turf Team

2023 Recap

Wednesday, June 21st
Coyote Preserve Golf Club

Gordon LaFontaine and Dr. Joseph Vargas

The Winners!

Team Winners

  1st Place: (-12 59) Roberts, Mincher, Cooper, Kalil

2nd: (-11) Jones, Haydu, Varleye, Omietanski

3rd (-11) Ware, Yoder, Lacroix, Wright

Longest Drive #4: Mike Kennings

Closest to the Pin #6 Ingolf Meijer
#8 Eric Schutman (Hole in One!)
#12 Marc McCoy
#14 Jim Omietanski
#17 Jesse Sholl

Photo Gallery
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Michigan Turfgrass Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. P.O. Box 27156, Lansing, MI 48909

The Michigan Turfgrass Foundation exists to promote safe, healthy turf surfaces for all Michigan residents.

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Office: +1 517 392 5003

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