2018 Collegiate Turf Bowl on the Golf Channel

Although Penn State didn’t take home the cup this year, we did manage to get two teams into the Top 10 of this year’s Collegiate Turf Bowl. Additionally, the students, along with Dr. McGraw, were featured on the Golf Channel’s Morning Drive. Check out the interview below.

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

Congratulations to the 2-Year Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program Class of 2017!

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┬átradition for the 2-year program, the “Senior Field Trip” is meant to take the students into the
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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
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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...

Jeremy Nicholas – Philadelphia Cricket Club

Early to rise this morning as I head from Bordentown, NJ to Flourtown and a trip to the Philadelphia Cricket Club. Dan Meersman is one of my favorite superintendents and the recent renovations completed at the Philadelphia Cricket Club are an outstanding example of what a good restoration of a property is. Internship Visit #6
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Rob Sicinski – Somerset Hills Country Club

After a morning visit to Kaegan at Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort, I headed to New Jersey to visit another course that I’ve never been to and another Tillinghast design at Somerset Hills Country Club. Somerset Hills Country Club It was a dreary day, but Rob and I managed to get around the beautiful golf
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Kaegan Horvat – Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort

So last week took me to three different cities by plane to visit three students, while this week is taking me on a car ride around PA and NJ to visit four more. After a quick stopover at a local course to look at some winter injury issues and a talk to the Pocono superintendents
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Jon Pitoniak – Ballyneal Golf Club

Well if you read my last internship visit and travel updates then you saw that I was stuck in LAX for an extra 3 hours which meant a Denver arrival of 1AM. Instead of trying to drive east towards Ballyneal GC, I crashed for about 4 hours at the airport hotel and woke up bright
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PSU Internships

2015 Golf Turf Program Internships

The 6-month advanced internship program with the Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program is probably one of the most important aspects of the 18-month educational program. Students in the 2-year program are required to complete this advanced internship some time between mid-March and mid-September. The extended nature of the program means that students generally arrive before
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