Penn State Students Works on Project at Baltusrol

July 2, 2013 in 4-year

Name: Kevin Rogers
Hometown: Exeter, PA
Major: BS, Turfgrass Science, 2013, University Park, PA
Adviser: Dr. Landschoot

 Baltusrol Golf Club
Location: Springfield, New Jersey

Superintendent: Mark Kuhns
Penn State student Kevin Rogers, of Exeter, Pennsylvania, is currently interning at the Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey. Kevin, who intends to graduate in December of this year, will be a part of an extensive project at Baltusrol to rebuild the short teeing ground on the 18th hole of the Lower Course. He will be excavating the existing tee, installing drainage, applying the construction mix, grading, and sodding. Kevin will also have the opportunity to be involved in reconfiguring and installing an installation system and establishing a bent grass nursery. Kevin is excited about the many learning opportunities his internship has to offer and is looking forward to advancing his knowledge. He says “I have established a true love for the profession through not only my previous golf course experience, but the [work] required to become a successful superintendent at a club such as Baltusrol”.