Field Notes  

Billy Casper Golf—an owner-operator of golf courses, country clubs and resorts—has acquired Women on Course, a golf-networking organization. Women on Course will maintain its name and Donna Hoffman, who founded the organization in 2005, will remain as president.

Racquet Sports Industry (RSI), the world’s largest tennis trade magazine, has announced it is changing its name to Tennis Industry (TI), going back to the publication’s original name after 10 years. The new name, along with a redesign, will debut with the January issue.  

Neptune-Benson, a manufacturer of commercial aquatics filtration systems, promoted David Monk to Director of International Sales. He will be responsible for business development outside of the U.S. working with representatives in Western Europe, Russia, Australia and New Zealand. 

John Deere announced two new distributors will be joining its distributor network—Potestio Brothers Equipment Inc., in Colorado and Belkorp Ag, LLC in California. 

Turface Athletics, a manufacturer of soil amendments and sports field conditioners, has renewed its partnership with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). 

In its ongoing efforts to build and develop relationships with dealers and customers, Jacobsen Company recently hired the following people: Doug Foucheaux, Director of Sales; Lee Frie, Territory Sales Manager; Kyle Mirk, Territory Sales Representative for the Western Michigan territory. 

Profile Products—a manufacturer in hydraulic mulch production—celebrated 750,000 consecutive hours without a lost-time incident at the company’s manufacturing facility in Conover, N.C. The company reached the milestone in August 2013, following a streak that began more than five years ago in February 2008.

The manufacturer of Hydretain, Ecologel Solutions, LLC, has launched an online Hydretain Applicator Directory designed to connect potential Hydretain customers with local professional applicators. To be included in the directory, visit To explore the directory, visit

DeltaUV, manufacturers of commercial ultraviolet water treatment products, has combined forces with RWB Sales rep group to sell and market its products in the Southeastern region of the U.S. RWB will be promoting Delta UV and its products in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina. 

SeaKlear water treatment products hired Alex Steele as the company’s new marketing director. She will be responsible for developing and executing Marketing Activation Plans for SeaKlear and define the marketing activities that drive sales growth.  

BSN SPORTS, a marketer and distributor of sporting goods, has acquired Beaver Distributing Company dba Sols of Ambridge (Sols) based in Ambridge, Penn. Sols, family owned and operated since 1929, is a distributor of team apparel and equipment in western Pennsylvania, and parts of Ohio and West Virginia.

——————————————————————————BagSpot 2-n-1 Dispenser Receives U.S. Patent

St. Louis, Mo.—BagSpot, an ecologically friendly pet-waste solutions provider, was granted a U.S. patent for its pet waste bag dispenser, BagSpot 2-n-1 Dispenser. This product is the first dispenser to accommodate both continuous-roll and one-pull bag styles. This feature allows customers the flexibility to change the style of bag without purchasing additional units or conversion kits. For more information, visit


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