will travel in the Southeast Region this summer. He is a master’s student at Auburn University
studying agronomy and soils under the guidance of Dr. Elizabeth Guertal. His research involves dormant ultradwarf
bermudagrass and the effects of nitrogen rate, traffic and colorants.
Phillip’s interest in turfgrass management began at an early
age when he took over lawn care responsibilities at home and attempted to turn
his backyard into a par-3. His desire to maintain high-quality turf led him to work
on golf courses in high school, and then enrolling in the turfgrass management
program in college. Phillip’s other
internships include: The Golf Club at Briar’s Creek in Johns Island, SC;
Interlachen Country Club in Edina, MN; and National Golf Links of America in
Phillip plans to graduate later this year and begin a career
in turfgrass research.