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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 are placed in the Graduate Student Assistantship Fund with the MTF.  Those funds are combined with the MSU - Paul Reike Graduate Assistantship Fund to provide the MSU Turf Team with Graduate Assistantships. Graduate Assistants provide  the needed research on projects to help solve tomorrow’s problems today. The LaFontaine Golf Outing is an annual event held to generate income for the MTF GSAF.

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2022 Recap
Wednesday, June 22nd
Coyote Preserve Golf Club

Gordon LaFontaine and Dr. Joseph Vargas

The Winning Team!

MSU Graduate Students

Left to Right: Megan Gendjar, Payton Perkinson, Ryan Bearss, Jake Kilby, Jackie Guevara, Mike Rabe

The Winners!

Team Winners

1st Place Team:  -13 (58) Forrest, Frank, Dykema, Horgan

2nd Place Team: -12 (59) Ware, Yorder, LaCroix, Wright

3rd Place Team: -12 (59) Welsh, Jones, Doyle, Haydu

Longest Drive: Kevin Thielke

Closest to the Pin (6) Megan Gendjar

Closest to the Pin (8) Phil Owen

Closest to the Pin (12) Justin Peckens

Closest to the Pin (14) Payton Perkinson

Closest to the PIn (17) Steve Forrest

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



$125 Per Golf Registration (includes continental breakfast, box lunch and awards/cocktail hour after golf)
$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

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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