Course Consulting Service
Chris Hartwiger is located in
Birmingham, Ala. and is director of the Green Section’s Course Consulting
Service. Prior to his current position,
he worked with Patrick O’Brien in the Green Section’s Southeast Region conducting
visits in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi and Tennessee, with the goal of helping
superintendents develop the best management program possible for their
location. He enjoys speaking to industry related groups and writing articles
for various turfgrass publications.
Before 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.