Students Volunteer at the 2015 Tour Championship

Seniors in the Penn State Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program had the opportunity of a lifetime when they were invited to volunteer at the 2015 Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. What has become a annual tradition for the 2-year program, the “Senior Field Trip” is meant to take the students into the more


Curtis Tyrrell: Penn State Distinguished Alum

Curtis Tyrrell, CGCS, MG, from Medinah Country Club shares his career story and talks about what it means to be a Penn State Alum. Curtis graduated from the Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program (2-year program) in 1996 and recently hosted the Ryder Cup.

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Participate in dollar spot research at Penn State

Dollar spot is probably the most important or chronic disease of turfgrass on golf courses. As a turfgrass manager you understand how detrimental dollar spot can be both to the turf and to your budget. Dr. Kaminski’s lab at Penn State is currently conducting research experiments focusing on pertinent issues relating to the turfgrass disease dollar spot more


Jeff Markow, CGCS talks about mentoring

Jeff Markow, CGCS talks about how mentoring has impacted his life and how he is passing that on to the future generation of the industry. He acknowledges that he wouldn’t be where he is without his mentors and how he hopes to be able to extend a helping hand to those ready to learn. Read more

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Penn State Students Learn About Turf Management in Ireland and Scotland

Thirteen undergraduate students in the Turfgrass Science major traveled to Ireland and Scotland with faculty and staff from May 9th- May 17th as part of TURF 499, an embedded international study course. The course involved weekly lectures during the 2016 spring semester on the history, design, and management of golf courses and athletic fields in more

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Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

Congratulations to the Spring 2016 Penn State Turf graduates!


2-Year Program Graduation 2016 Photos

Check out the photo album from the 2-Year Program 2016 Graduation!

Jeremy Nicholas at Philadelphia Cricket Club

Selecting an Internship (Video)

It's finals week here on campus for the undergraduates and the 2-year students are already working hard on their internships around the world. In fact, my first internship visit (I visit each one of my interns every summer) will take place one week from today in...

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