Patrick J. Gross
Gross is the regional director of the USGA Green Section’s West Region, working in the Southern California office. He joined the Green Section staff in December 1991. His primary responsibility is sharing practical information about golf course maintenance issues with courses in California and Mexico through the Course Consulting Service. Gross has written numerous articles for the USGA Green Section Record and is a frequent speaker and contributor to golf industry conferences and publications.
Prior to joining the USGA, he was a golf course superintendent for five years in the Los Angeles area. It was there that he gained practical experience in all aspects of golf course management, including water conservation strategies, using effluent water and managing golf courses built on landfill sites.
Gross is a graduate of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, with a Bachelor of Science degree in ornamental horticulture specializing in turfgrass management. He is an active volunteer with several golf industry groups, including the California Turfgrass and Landscape Foundation, the LADWP Golf Water Task Force and the SCGA Governmental Affairs Committee.
Gross is an avid golfer who was born and raised in Southern California.