Agronomist, West Region
Ty McClellan joined the Green Section staff as an agronomist
in 2007 and conducts Course Consulting Service visits in California, Colorado,
Utah, Wyoming and North and South Dakota, working with regional director Pat
previously served as Manager of the Green Section’s Education Program for three
years after initially being an agronomist for five years in the Mid-Continent
Region (now Central Region). In addition to agronomic site visits and managing
the Green Section education program, McClellan has served as lead agronomist
for 12 USGA National Championships, delivered over 100 presentations and written
dozens of scientific and industry articles.
holds a B.S. degree in agriculture with an emphasis in golf course management
from Kansas State University and a M.S. degree in horticulture specializing in
turfgrass science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. A former GCSAA
MacCurrach Award Winner and recipient of the Watson Fellowship, McClellan also
helped initiate a new internship program with the PGA TOUR in 2003.
joining the USGA, McClellan worked for the Golf Course Superintendents
Association of America (GCSAA) as their first field staff representative.