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I'm a high school senior and I want to become a golf course superintendent.  What are the best schools for this area of study?
Occasionally, I see a product or business advertised as "USGA Approved" or "USGA Certified". How does a company receive such a USGA endorsement?
What is a good way to keep up with the information that your Green Section agronomists are seeing in the field?





I'm a high school senior and I want to become a golf course superintendent.  What are the best schools for this area of study?     top

There are good programs offered through many universities and colleges.  Universities have traditional four-year degrees, often in agronomy or horticulture, and some offer two-year associates degrees in turfgrass management.  There also are programs offered by two-year technical schools and community colleges.  When investigating schools, ask about the program's reputation, type of skills learned, and the success of the graduates.  A helpful publication is the College Guide, from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America ( www.gcsaa.org ), which answers many of the important questions about turfgrass management programs across the country.



Occasionally, I see a product or business advertised as "USGA Approved" or "USGA Certified". How does a company receive such a USGA endorsement?     top

They don't. The USGA does not approve, certify, or endorse any product or service. In fact, any company or product making such a claim is likely to find themselves in contact with our legal staff.



What is a good way to keep up with the information that your Green Section agronomists are seeing in the field?     top

The Green Section continually updates the Green Section portion of the USGA Web site.  One feature is the regional updates, written by the Green Section staff.  The regional updates highlight what the agronomists observe during their Turf Advisory Service travels in each of the eight Green Section regions.  The information is updated every two to three weeks and can found at:  www.usga.org/green .



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