Tyler grew up around golf and golf course management. His dad is the superintendent at Riverton Golf Course in Henrietta, New York. This past summer Tyler worked on the grounds crew at Oak Hill Country Club. In addition to taking classes, Tyler is working part-time on the grounds crew at Muirfield Village Golf Club where Paul Latshaw is the Director of Grounds Operations.
The Toro Company/Jack Nicklaus Turfgrass Legacy Endowment Fund was established at The Ohio State University to provide opportunity for incoming freshmen to enter the turfgrass field. The high quality turf program at OSU provides an outstanding education for those entering the turf industry. The Toro Giving Program has a long history of supporting student education, and this support attracts quality individuals to the turf management profession.
Photograph: Tyler VanLandingham receives congratulations from Dr. David Gardner on being awarded The 2011 Toro Company/Jack Nicklaus Turfgrass Legacy Scholarship.
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