2018 Scholarship Applications Available

Don’t Delay! Deadline is December 1

Scholarships Applications
Now Available

Two Great Opportunities
Dr. James McAfee Scholarship and the
Cody Hobbs Scholarship

The Texas STMA established a scholarship fund to promote the sports turf profession to students interested in turfgrass management and to assist sports turf professionals seeking to improve through continuing education courses. These scholarships promote the sports turf management profession as a career choice and demonstrates the necessity of the sports turf manager as a vital position within any organization that provides sports fields.

The Dr. James McAfee Scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled in a turf management or agronomy program, with emphasis in sports turf management, at a four-year college or university. Applicants do not have to be current members of Texas STMA. This scholarship is awarded based on criteria adopted from the STMA SAFE Scholarship by the Texas STMA Board of Directors.

Click below for James McAfee Scholarship Application

McAfee PDF Version

McAfee Word Version

The Cody Hobbs Scholarship will be awarded to a professional or commercial member of Texas STMA who seeks to improve their knowledge in the profession of sports turf management through continuing education or correspondence courses by an accredited college or university. This scholarship is awarded based on criteria established by the Texas STMA Board of Directors.  The applicant must also provide valid reasons as to why they will benefit from this award and must complete the course within one year.

Click below for Cody Hobbs Scholarship Application

Hobbs PDF Version

Hobbs Word Version

Scholarships are awarded at the Annual Business Meeting held each December in conjunction with the Texas Turfgrass Association Winter Conference and Exhibit.

Region 2 Fall Field Day!

We have one final Field Day scheduled and it is going to be a great one!
EVERY TXSTMA event is free to current members and include:

Networking Opportunities
Connect, interact and learn from your peers.
Share your experiences and expertise.

Facility Tours and Field Demonstrations
Learning opportunities as we tour facilities and have field
demonstrations of specific practices and techniques from our hosts.
Lots of time for questions and answers.

Our lunches are always tasty and FREE!

Great speakers on agronomic and management topics.

Product and Services Presentations
and Mini-Trade Show
Terrific opportunities to see the latest and greatest products
and services from our awesome sponsors!

Dell Diamond, 3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, TX 78665
Parking signs will be visible in parking lot.

8:00 am Registration and Trade Show
9:00 am Facility Tours and Presentations
11:30 am Lunch
1:00 pm Field Demonstrations
3:00 pm Adjourn

Get a “behind the scenes” tour of Dell Diamond by our host, Garrett Reddehase the Director of RS3 Turf, a division of Ryan Sanders Baseball. Program will include an educational program and field demonstrations. Tours will include Dell Diamond, surrounding youth sports fields and maintenance operations. Presentations will include information about hosting various non-baseball events held at the facility.


Like all TXSTMA events, registration for current members is FREE thanks to our generous sponsors! If you are not a member, join or renew today and you will be eligible to attend any or ALL of these great events.
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Sponsors! Don’t miss the great opportunity
to support these events and to reach
your current and potential customers.

Thanks to all of our great sponsors who have stepped up to the plate already! There is still time to join us as a sponsor for these exciting events. Click here for details!

Texas A&M Aggie Turf Club Silent Auction

Pair of Sideline Passes Funds from this auction will support
Aggie Turf students’ travel to the 2019 STMA and GCSAA
Conferences Bidding will open Monday 9/10 at 8 am CST
and close Sunday 9/23 @ 5 pm CST. Auction Link will be
provided through Aggie Turf website and Twitter Feed

Item*: A pair (2) of sideline passes to ONE of following
Texas A&M football games at Kyle Field:

October 6th: Kentucky 
November 17th: UAB 
Nov. 24th: LSU

Donor: Texas A&M Athletics Field Staff Minimum Bid: $800
Bid increments: Minimum increase of $100
*Passes are non-transferable. Users must be 18 years or older
and MUST be dressed in A&M attire. No large cameras.
Passes will be available for pickup on game day outside stadium.

Region 1 Spring Field Day – A great day in Farmers Branch

Region 1 Spring Field Day
What a great Field Day we had at Farmers Branch hosted by the Parks and Recreation Department.
Thank you to Robin Edwards and your staff for rolling out the red carpet for this event.
The product demonstrations were extremely interesting and informative and we thank all the vendors who sponsored the event and brought out equipment for us to see.
The venue was truly top notch and it was great to see the award winning facilities and fields that are part of the Farmers Branch Parks Department.
Like all TXSTMA event,s registration for current members is FREE
thanks to our generous sponsors! If you are not a member, join or renew
today and you will be eligible to attend any or ALL field day events.
Click these links to:

Click to Renew your TXSTMA Membership!

Remember – your membership includes all field day events.
Membership for professional members is only $30.00. Can’t beat that!


Region 2 Spring Field Day – A Great Day at St. Edwards University

Region 2 Spring Field Day
What a great day in Austin at St. Edwards University!  Thank you to all of our sponsors who made the day possible.  Thank you to our hosts, Ryan-Sanders Sports!
We had great educational speakers for the event and the tours of the facilities were very interesting and informative.  Thank you to our vendors who participated in the great equipment demonstrations.

Check out the pictures from the event

Like all TXSTMA event,s registration for current members is FREE
thanks to our generous sponsors! If you are not a member, join or renew
today and you will be eligible to attend any or ALL field day events.
Click these links to:
Affiliate Members
We couldn’t make this Field Day or any the other events we do possible without your support! Please click on the logo below to learn how you can be a part of this event and take advantage of all of the other great opportunites in 2018.
We need and appreciate your support!

Community Service by the TXSTMA!

On January 13, 2018, the TXSTMA led by President Elect
Weston Floyd gave back to the community in a Texas sized way.
TXSTMA members, sponsors and local community members
joined forces to rebuild the baseball and softball fields in
Rockport that were ravaged by Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

Here is a great story from the Rockport Pilot Newspaper 
celebrating opening day!

The banner below lists the sponsors who donated product, time
and money to make the event a great success. Many more helped
in so many ways and we really appreciate the outpouring of generosity and selflessness.

The effort was covered by many news outlets in the state.
Below are links to some of the news stories and the next two pages include photos from the special day.
Way to go TXSTMA members!!! You rock!

Baseball Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan donates to Rockport

Longhorn Volunteers lead way in Rockport Little League rebuild

Charlie Robison and Nolan Ryan help rebuild Rockport-Fulton Memorial Park Ball Fields

Longhorn staffer volunteers time to rebuild little league field

To the members of the Texas Sports Turf Managers
Association and its vendors:

I wanted to THANK everyone who was able to come out and help our efforts in Rockport last Saturday. The work that you completed that day was a tremendous show of compassion and skill by all our members involved for people that none of you knew. As a member of TXSTMA, I am so thankful that we as an organization could find a day, and help others that have been thru so much pain and heartbreak.  It would not have happened without you the members and the different organizations that allowed you to participate.

To the vendors that supplied materials and goods I thank you as well. Your generosity for this project was overwhelming. With the help of your products, we were able to start a solid foundation in Rockport that will help them this year and beyond. They were so overjoyed to have some of the things we take for granted. At the end of the day one parent was so happy that the softball infield was flat. The little things like that are what made this project so fulfilling.  We were able to leave them with materials that will help them during their season and make it a little safer.

When we started this project, the town of Rockport was not going to be able to play their little league season. However, after all of your hard work that night they opened up the website for registration. You helped that town, you helped those kids have a season, and without you that would not have happened. I am forever grateful and proud to be in an organization that is able to give back as we did.

Thank You All,  Weston Floyd

Sidelines – Spring 2018

The Spring Issue of the TXSTMA


is now available. In this issue:

1st President’s Message from Troy Crawford

Review of the Spring Region 3 Field Day at TAMU

Review of the great day at Rockport highlighting
the great work of TXSTMA members!
A thank you from Weston Floyd

Professional Soccer Field of the Year
to Moneygram Soccer Park

Notes from the TXSTMA Communications Director

STMA awards Dan Bergrstrom the George Toma
Golden Rake Award

The latest STMA news and information
And lots more!!!!

Click here to view the newsletter online

Click here to view and download a PDF version