December 3, 2014

For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Sally J. Sportsman

DUBLIN, Ohio (December 3, 2014) – Jason Straka, a principal in Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design (, will be a featured guest Dec. 9 at 4:15 p.m. EST on “Inside the Ropes” on Sirius XM PGA Tour Radio. The show will be broadcast live from the Ohio Turfgrass Foundation (OTF) Conference and Show, and The Ohio State University Green Industry Short Course, to be held Dec. 9-11 in Sandusky, Ohio. As an OTF Trustee and member of the OTF Education Committee, Straka helped plan this year’s conference education sessions. In addition, he chairs OTF’s Buckeyes for Environmental Sustainable Turfgrass (BEST) Committee.

“I look forward to participating in the OTF Conference and Show,” Straka said. “This is one of the most important turfgrass events to be held on an annual basis, and it will be an honor to share some of the conference’s initiatives with PGA Tour Radio listeners.”

On the radio segment, Straka will discuss the conference’s expanded professional education offerings, additional OTF benefits, as well as his profession of golf course architecture.

The OTF is one of the largest state turfgrass organizations in the U.S. Attending the Conference & Show will be turfgrass professionals not only from Ohio, but also from Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ontario, Canada. They will represent a variety of positions, including golf course superintendents, sports field managers, turfgrass researchers and scientists, corporate lawn and landscape professionals, lawn and landscape business owners and turfgrass industry vendors.

The mission of the Ohio Turfgrass Foundation is to promote the turfgrass industry in Ohio; encourage the further study, research and education of turfgrass science; and speak on matters of policy affecting the turfgrass industry.

About Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design

Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design is a partnership with worldwide reach in award-winning golf-course design. Golf course architects Dana Fry and Jason Straka, having worked together for nearly 20 years, continue to bring their collective design experience, talent and renowned client dedication to their venture.

Although the pair collaborates on all projects, it is not uncommon for the partners to be traveling on opposite sides of the world so they can serve their global clients with ease, efficiency and the utmost in professional dedication. In addition, the company has a diversified staff of associates – speaking a combined six languages – based in Lisbon, Portugal; Milan, Italy; Beijing, China; Porto Alegre, Brazil; and dispersed around the U.S. Thus Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design can service any job, anywhere in the world, with the highest of standards and a consummate commitment to excellence.

Last year, Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design was named the 2013 Golf Course Design Firm of the Year by The Boardroom Magazine, endorsed by the Club Managers Association of America, in its Excellence in Achievement Awards.

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