SPOKANE, WA. January 10th, 2022. Planet Turf, ( a company providing turf and ornamental nutrition and plant protectant products and services, announced today that it has named Shane Hughes Regional Representative for the Inland Northwest Region. He will be serving customers in the greater Tri-Cities area, Southeastern Washington, Eastern Oregon, and Southern Idaho.

“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,” says, Riley Connolly, President of Planet Turf. “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!”

Shane completed degrees from Washington State University and Walla Walla Community College. Both fields of study were in Turfgrass Management. He has 15 years of golf course experience, from native soil to established turf. Notable properties Shane worked on include The Club at Black Rock, Palouse Ridge Golf Club, Meadow Springs Country Club, and Zintel Creek Golf Club. 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. You can reach shane at

Planet Turf provides solutions to turfgrass and ornamental management challenges by providing innovative products combined with scientific testing and continual monitoring of plant and soil health. Planet Turf is the exclusive supplier of United Turf Alliance products ( and carries a full line of proprietary foliar fertilizers and other nutrient and bio-stimulants that are designed to improve nutrient uptake efficiency, reduce stress related disease, and assist in developing healthier turfgrass.  Planet Turf distributes its products in the Pacific Northwest, Canada, Micronesia, and Asia.