Meet The Agronomists
Darin Bevard, director, Championship Agronomy
email@example.com | 610-246-9263 | Based in Kennett Square, PA
Darin Bevard is the director of Championship Agronomy for the USGA Green Section and is based out of Kennett Square, Pa. He oversees agronomic preparations for USGA championships with an emphasis on open championships.
Cole Thompson Ph.D., director, Turfgrass and Environmental Research
firstname.lastname@example.org | 908-396-1562 | Based in Pinehurst, NC
Dr. Cole Thompson oversees the USGA’s turfgrass and environmental research initiatives to improve sustainability and advance turfgrass science principles that enhance management practices for golf courses.
Elliott L. Dowling, regional director, East Region
email@example.com | 224-656-9773 | Based in Oxford, PA
Elliott is an agronomist in the USGA Green Section’s Northeast Region based out of Oxford, Pa. He helps golf facilities maintain better playing conditions through USGA Course Consulting Service on-site visits, educational outreach and research throughout the region.
Zach Nicoludis, regional director, Central Region
firstname.lastname@example.org | 412-215-6488 | Based in Columbus, OH
Zach joined the Green Section in the spring of 2016 as an agronomist in the Central Region. He is based in Columbus, Ohio and conducts visits in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky as well as providing educational outreach throughout the Central Region.
Brian Whitlark, regional director, West Region
email@example.com | 480-215-1958 | Based in Gilbert, AZ
Whitlark joined the Green Section staff in 2008 as a senior consulting agronomist in the West Region. He makes Course Consulting Service visits in Arizona, Nevada, California, New Mexico and Mexico.