A Long Way from Home

We received this video of Nathan Wattier who will be entering the Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program (2-year resident program) this fall. In the video, Nathan talks about his career so far and why he chose to come to Penn State.

Brad Jakubowski hired as new Instructor of Plant Science

Penn State announced that Brad Jakubowski has been named new Instructor of Plant Science within the College of Agricultural Sciences and the Turfgrass Science Major. Jakubowski, currently a Penn State PhD graduate assistant studying performance testing of athletic fields, will start his new appointment on August 1st.

2-Year Students now at their 2017 Internships

Current 2-year students are currently completing their internships at the following golf and country clubs:

Congratulations to 2017 Scholarship and Award Recipients

This past Saturday, March 4, 2017, twelve two-year Golf Turf Management Program students graduated at the Nittany Lion Inn. Many of the graduating students received scholarships, including:

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

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

2017 Internships Set for 2-Year Students

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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Penn State Team Takes First Place at GCSAA Turf Bowl

Penn Stateā€™s Turf Bowl Team #10 took first place in GCSAA's Collegiate Turf Bowl Competition, presented in partnership with John Deere Golf.

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

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
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