Penn State alumni are making an impact on local, national, and international golf courses. Our alumni are doing interesting and exciting things all the time.

This page features just a few of our diverse array of alumni who are using their turfgrass education to make an impact on the turfgrass industry and the game of golf.

We are always looking for new and interesting alumni to feature. If you would like to see someone featured here, please email us at

Recently Featured Alumni

Matt Shaffer

Between hosting the 2009 Walker Cup and preparing for the 2013 U.S. Open, Matt Shaffer, golf course superintendent at Merion Golf Club, sat down with us. Mr. Shaffer discussed his feelings about Penn State's 2-Year turf program and the turfgrass industry as a whole.

John Kelly

Superintendent of The Kittansett Club in Massachusetts talks about his experience at Penn State and what the future holds for those interested in getting into the turfgrass industry.