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Green Section Staff: USGA ResearchThe USGA helps courses optimize resource utilization and improve the golfer experience through a variety of Green Section research programs. The Mike Davis Program for Advancing Golf Course Management and its associated Davis Grants support turfgrass and environmental research projects at leading universities across the country. A critical offshoot of the Davis Program is the Water on Golf Courses program which the USGA has committed $30 million of funding over the next 15 years to drive best use of this critically important resource. We also perform fundamental research into the golfer on-course experience, which includes the best tees for all golfers and understanding golfer expectations from their golf experience, including the quality of playing surfaces on courses. Check out the links on this page to meet the team, contribute an idea, or learn more about these important research initiatives.