Chris Hartwiger is located in Birmingham, Ala.,
and works with Patrick O'Brien in the Southeast Region. He
conducts most of his visits in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi and
Tennessee, and with the goal of helping superintendents develop
the best management program possible for their location. Between
visits, he enjoys speaking to industry related groups and writing
articles for various turfgrass publications.
Prior to joining the staff, Hartwiger received
a B. A. degree at the College of William & Mary and a Masters
Degree at North Carolina State University. While at North
Carolina State, he completed a thesis on "Lightweight Roller
Use on Bentgrass Putting Greens" under the direction of Drs.
Joseph DiPaola and Charles Peacock.
He was born in Yorktown, Va., and his interest in the turf
industry began humbly at an early age by helping his father with
a small lawn care business. He soon caught the golf bug and has
spent many years either working on golf courses or playing golf.