Mike Stell – Quail Hollow Country Club

Internship visits for the Golf Course Turfgrass Management Students started today with Dr. Kaminski’s first visit of the year. The visit took place at Quail Hollow Country Club in Charlotte, NC. Mike Stell has been on the course since Mid-March and during that time he has been involved in various aspects of the golf course
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PSU Internships

2014 Golf Turf Management 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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Coach O’Brien Showing Support of PSU Turf

Did you catch the Live Press Conference with Bill O'Brien? We love the fashion statement he made.

The Fall Semester Begins at Penn State

This week, Penn State kicked off it's Fall Semester. Check out some photos from around campus to celebrate the first week of classes!

Penn State Ranked 50th in the World

The center for World University Rankings has released its 2013 rankings of the top 100 degree-granting institutions of higher education, and Dear Old State came in at No. 50 - a jump up from

Dr. Fidanza Receives Outstanding Teaching Award

Congratulations to Dr. Mike Fidanza! Dr. Fidanza, professor of Turfgrass Science at Penn State Berks Campus, recently received

Penn State Turf and Ornamentals Field Days, 2014

Golf course superintendents, sports turf managers, professional landscapers, grounds managers, and others interested in management of turf and landscape plantings will have the opportunity to see the latest trends and research from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences during Turf and Ornamentals Field Days.

Watching the Grass Grow: A Conversation with Professor of Turfgrass Science John Kaminski

Given the proximity of the Oak Hill PGA Tournament next month, we thought this was an opportune moment to talk with John about his students, his interest in social media, his enthusiasm for agronomy and his propensity for bleeding blue and white.

Penn State Daily Collegian Talks Turfgrass

During the late 1920s, the superintendent at Merion Golf Club was facing turfgrass problems that he was not equipped to deal with. His solution? Joseph Valentine drove to State College, entered the office of then-president Ralph Hetzel and demanded that Penn State develop a program to train professional turf growers.

Stanley J. Zontek Turfgrass Endowment Announced

On Aug. 28, the USGA, the golf turfgrass industry and the Penn State Turfgrass Program lost a dear friend and colleague, Stanley Zontek. To honor his contributions to the golf turf industry and his love for Penn State, Pennsylvania Turfgrass Research Inc. (PTRI) and Penn State named a new endowment the Stanley J. Zontek Turfgrass Endowment.

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