SPSS 1100/SAPL 110- Turfgrass Management
SPSS 1115/SAPL 115- Turfgrass Management Lab
SPSS 3100/SAPL 210- Golf Course Management
SPSS 3300/SAPL 230- Principles of Turfgrass Irrigation Systems
SPSS 3400/SAPL 240- Professional Development for Turfgrass Industries
SPSS 3720/SAPL 720- Golf Course Design
SPSS 3800/SAPL 800- Turfgrass Pests and Control
I have been involved in the golf course industry for over 35 years. Prior to joining the University of Connecticut faculty, I was a golf course superintendent for nineteen years at an eighteen hole private golf course. While working in the private sector I have undertaken many projects. Including:
The turfgrass profession is a rapidly changing industry. Today’s turfgrass managers must be aware of the following: environmental concerns, labor laws, regulations, advancement of agronomic management techniques, personnel management, budget preparation and budget management, new technologies, new products including, pesticides, fertilizers, cultivars, and grass species.
Actual field experiences coupled with information from the latest industry research will provide students with a balanced, well-rounded education needed to become successful turfgrass managers.
Students can enhance their education by working on projects through independent studies or by accepting internships. Internships offer students a valuable learning experience and provide the industry with employees who are eager to learn about their chosen professions.
2007 National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Teaching Award of Merit
2006 Donald M. Kinsman Award for Excellence in CANR/RHSA Undergraduate Teaching by Junior Faculty, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Connecticut