The Underdogs of Turf make a comeback
Man's best friend is back - for the 2020 Underdogs of Turf calendar, that is.
and Golfdom, the Underdogs of Turf calendar is back for the third year in a row. The brainchild of Kasey Kauff, director of grounds at Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas, the calendar pictures dozens of dogs on each page rather than one dog per month.
"It's rewarding to see the Underdogs calendar back in Golfdom, and we couldn't do it without the support of our friends at John Deere, Rain Bird, Kasey Kauff at Trinity Forest and, of course, the many superintendents who submit their dog photos," said Golfdom Publisher Craig MacGregor. "Last year's calendar was a big hit with readers, and we think the 2020 calendar will be even better."
The calendar will be distributed with the December issue of Golfdom. It'll be mailed to 22,000 subscribers across all 50 states. What's more, the 2020 calendar will be larger in size than the 2019 calendar.
"Rain Bird is so excited to be partnering with John Deere and Golfdom to make the Underdogs of Turf Calendar even bigger in 2020," said Matt Corentin, global technological sales manager at Rain Bird Golf. "As most people know, we didn't come with the idea of the dog calendar, just how to make it the best dog calendar in the turf industry by leaving no dog behind."
Golf industry professionals have until Oct. 1 to submit pictures of their hounds, retrievers, terriers and mutts. To submit a photo, visit
. One lucky dog will be randomly selected by Kauff and Golfdom Editor-in-Chief Seth Jones on Facebook Live to be the 2020 cover model. The chosen dog will be professionally photographed for the calendar.