Ty McClellan is manager of the USGA Green Section’s Education Program. His primary responsibility is the development and management of multimedia educational products and outreach designed to communicate the principles of turfgrass science, golf course management practices, and golf sustainability issues to multiple audiences, such as golf course maintenance personnel, course officials, golfers and the general public. McClellan makes frequent presentations and assists in coordinating Green Section website content and producing the Green Section Record.
Prior to assuming his new role as Manager of the Education Program, McClellan served as an agronomist with the Mid-Continent Region of the Green Section for five years. During this time McClellan performed Course Consulting Service visits throughout Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. In addition to agronomic site visits, McClellan served as lead agronomist for 11 USGA National Championships, delivered over 100 presentations and wrote dozens of scientific and industry articles.
McClellan 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, GCSAA Essay Contest Winner and recipient of the Watson Fellowship, McClellan also helped initiate a new internship program with the PGA TOUR in 2003.
Prior to joining the USGA, McClellan worked for the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) as their first field staff representative.