In an ongoing celebration of two of the most dependable golf course companions for superintendents – course dogs and Specticle® herbicide – Environmental Science, a division of Crop Science, a division of Bayer, is launching the 2016 Specticle Loyal Companion Photo Contest as part of its enduring campaign to honor loyal companions.

Golf course superintendents and assistant superintendents are eligible for a chance to win a fantastic prize package, including: a free case of Specticle Total herbicide, a Yeti® cooler and a $2,000 contribution to their local GCSAA chapter.

“This year marks the second installment of a Bayer initiative to celebrate the uniquely special bond superintendents and assistants share with their course dogs,” said David Wells, golf business manager for the Bayer turf & ornamentals business. “Specticle Loyal Companion aims to both highlight that relationship and to provide an opportunity for professionals to give back to the local associations that support best-in-class turf management and industry connections.”

Superintendents and assistant superintendents can submit photos of their course dog from February 8 through March 11 online.  An objective selection panel of industry leaders will then identify the top three submissions for public voting. Public voting will open March 18 and will continue through April 22. Winners will be notified no later than April 23, 2016.

By entering the contest, superintendents and assistant superintendents will be eligible for a chance to win a variety of prizes, including:

  • One (1) free case of Specticle Total herbicide
  • One (1) Tundra 160 Yeti Cooler
  • One (1) Ruffwear® dog coat
  • A $2,000 contribution to the winner’s local chapter of Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA)
  • Featured presence in a Bayer golf ad that will be published in industry magazines and other types of media in 2017

Superintendents and assistant superintendents can enter by clicking here, completing the entry form and submitting a photograph of themselves, their course dog and golf course, as well as an optional description about the dependability they receive from Specticle. For additional details regarding entry, please see the Official Contest Rules.