Turf-Tec International was started by the late Tom Mascaro in 1976 to manufacture tools that would benefit the Golf Course Superintendents
and Sports Turf Managers in their everyday maintenance. Turf-Tec International is now headed by John Mascaro,
who joined the company in 1987 and is Tom's son who is carrying on the family tradition of introducing innovative tools to aid the superintendent.
John is also well known for writing the "John Mascaro's Photo Quiz" in
Management Magazine, which is one of the most respected trade publications
in the world of Golf Course Management and the official publication of the Golf
Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA). This monthly feature is a
photographic question and answer section with photos of common turfgrass
problems and their sometimes surprising answers. The article "John Mascaro's Photo Quiz" also
is run in the official publication of the
Sports Turf Managers Association of
America (STMA) called
Tom Mascaro was best known as the inventor of the Aerifier in 1946 and the
Verti-Cut in 1955. These inventions have become standard management practices on every golf course and athletic field in the world.
Tom Mascaro also invented over 100 turf related inventions through his career and received many honors. Among them were the United States Green Section Award, Golf Course Superintendents Association's Distinguished Service Award
and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Sports Turf Managers Association. There is even a Museum on the grounds of
Penn State University named the
Mascaro/Steiniger Turfgrass Equipment Museum named after Tom
Mascaro and his long time
superintendent friend Eb Steiniger.
Also here is a great link to the history of Tom Mascaro
With Tom's insight and John's direction, Turf-Tec International has developed a line of diagnostic instruments for turf that until now were only available to researchers at Universities. These instruments are simple to use yet give meaningful results. These diagnostic tools are used to maintain healthy turfgrass, lawns, golf courses and sports fields.
We are also developing new technology for the engineering and environmental
sector to preserve our most precious resource, water.
Turf-Tec International is committed to developing new products and new techniques to keep turf healthy based upon the time proven methods of finding out the cause of problems rather then treating the symptoms.
Our products are the highest quality and fully warranted.
Click here is you want to see a history tour of the
Golf Course Industry with over 30 photographs.
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Tallahassee, FL. 32303
Order Line (800) 258-7477
Phone (850) 580-4026
Fax (850) 580-4027
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