USGA seeks Agronomist, Northeast Region

  • 16 Dec 2022 12:24 PM
    Message # 13027953
    Tyler Eastham (Administrator)

    Baltimore, MD

    The USGA is a leader in the global golf industry, whose purpose is to unify the game through programs like the World Handicap System, to showcase the best talent in the game through championships, to govern the game to promote fairness for all who play, and to advance the game and golf courses through innovation and science and programs that grow participation. 

    Are you looking to join a dynamic team that works together to promote and conserve the true spirit of the game of golf?

    This position supports the USGA’s mission to champion and advance the game of golf by providing tools and solutions to golf courses, clubs and golf associations that make golf experiences better. We do this by developing and distributing innovative services and products to improve the quality of the on-course experience and reduce the consumption of resources by golf courses. A USGA agronomist is an active participant in on-site and championship consulting, education outreach, delivery of USGA tools an, research and other projects.

    What you can expect:

    Course Consulting:

    • Conduct on-site Course Consulting Service visits for the assigned region.
    • Complete on-site visits and subsequent reports in a professional manner. Return reports within 14 days of the consulting visit.
    • Guide the agronomic preparations of the USGA championship host sites, as assigned
    • Work with the championship staff-in-charge in advance of and during the event to achieve course playing quality objectives and prepare necessary reports
    • Maintain a basic knowledge of state and federal EPA requirements and regulations

    Education Outreach:

    • Develop timely, thorough and well-written articles and education products on agronomic and sustainability issues to support USGA strategic priorities to a broad audience (e.g. course officials, superintendents, regulatory officials, golfers).
    • Develop the content and make presentations on agronomic and sustainability topics while advancing the Green Section expertise, outreach materials, and programs available from the USGA.
    • Provide input in the development of Green Section multi-media education products.
    • Assist in the editing and proofing of staff materials before submitting for publication, as requested.


    • Remain current on the USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Program and other research being conducted by regional universities.
    • Share pertinent research topics through Green Section education outreach efforts.
    • Keep the USGA research program staff informed about needed research and other research activities in assigned region.

    General Duties:

    • Maintain a fundamental understanding of the USGA strategic plan and goals for a culture of excellence.
    • Maintain relationships with regional allied associations on agronomic-related issues and topics.
    • Keep the Green Section Managing Director apprised of regional activities.
    • Assist with other departmental activities and projects, as assigned. 

    What you bring to the USGA:

    • Minimum of five years golf course work experience.
    • Minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree (agronomy, horticulture, or related field preferred).
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Attention to detail and desire to provide high-quality progressive products and services for the organization.
    • Courteous and professional demeanor

    About the USGA
    The USGA is a nonprofit organization that celebrates, serves and advances the game of golf. Founded in 1894, we conduct many of golf’s premier professional and amateur championships, including the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open. With The R&A, we govern the sport via a global set of playing, equipment, handicapping and amateur status rules. The USGA campus in Liberty Corner, New Jersey, is home to the Association’s Research and Test Center, where science and innovation are fueling a healthy and sustainable game for the future. The campus is also home to the USGA Golf Museum, where we honor the game by curating the world’s most comprehensive archive of golf artifacts. To learn more, visit

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