Planet Turf adds Shane Hughes to sales team

Planet Turf adds Shane Hughes to sales team

Hughes will cover parts of Washington, Oregon and Idaho.


Planet Turf announced it has named Shane Hughes regional representative for the Inland Northwest Region. Hughes will be serving customers in the greater Tri-Cities area, southeastern Washington, eastern Oregon and southern Idaho.

Hughes earned turfgrass management degrees from Washington State University and Walla Walla Community College. He has 15 years of golf course experience and has maintained everything from native soil to established turf. The Club at Black Rock, Palouse Ridge Golf Club, Meadow Springs Country Club and Zintel Creek Golf Club are among the courses where Hughes has worked. He supports numerous industry associations, currently holds board positions on the Inland Empire GCSA and the Northwest Turfgrass Association and was a 2022 GCSAA Melrose Leadership Academy recipient.

“I’m excited and confident in Shane’s extensive industry experience and networking abilities,” Planet Turf vice president of sales Jared Whitaker said. “He will be able to effectively serve our growing customer base and I look forward to working with him. As VP of Sales, I will continue to support our current customers”

“Shane’s positive impact and high level of involvement in supporting the turfgrass industry along with the skills he has developed as a golf course superintendent give us the ability to offer our customers the trust, knowledge and service that people have come to expect when working with Planet Turf,” Planet Turf President Riley Connolly added. “Bringing Shane aboard helps us continue in establishing our presence in the region as the local experts and go-to providers of turfgrass maintenance solutions. I’m very excited to have him join the team.”