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Golf and Sports Turf Management

SUNY Delhi / NYSTA Seminar & Golf Outing June 5, 2012

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What Our Graduates Say:

"I am so thankful and grateful for my Delhi Education. Without it I would not be where I am today. I loved all the personal time that I got with the instructors and all of the hands-on training that I got. Delhi is not a cookie-cutter school looking for numbers --- you can tell that they really care for you." Eric Newell, Assistant Superintendent, Bethpage State Park, Bethpage, NY

"Attending Delhi has benefitted me by providing an in-depth hands-on experience in all facets of my profession. I will always credit Delhi for my success and for triggering a prideful attitude towards my work." Aaron Crouse, Assistant Superintendent, The Woodmere Club, Woodmere, NY

"If it were not for the faculty and staff of the Turf Program at SUNY Delhi, I would not be where I am today. Untimately they supplied me with a stable platform from which my career could be launched." James Hayes, First Assistant Superintendent, Congressional Country Club, Bethesda MD.

Dream of managing a golf course? Our program, the only one in the northeast, builds skills in turfgrass management, while providing insight into operating the course as a business. Work on our 18-hole golf course as well as numerous athletic fields as part of your learning experience.  Put your knowledge and skills into practice through paid summer internships.  The golf economy is huge and still growing and all our graduates are employed.

Bachelor Degree Program SummarySUNY Delhi Golf Course Experience

The Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree program in Golf and Sports Turf Management is designed to prepare future management personnel for the growing number of golf courses in the region and the nation. This program is unique and the only program in the Northeast that is designed so that students develop skills in the science of turfgrass management as well as become proficient in the business and communications aspects of the job. Our curriculum is intended to give students extensive hands-on experience in the classroom, laboratory, as well as working on our 18-hole golf course or numerous athletic fields. Additionally, students gain credits and invaluable paid working experience during four required summer internships at facilities across the country. This allows students to seamlessly transfer into turfgrass management careers upon graduation. Currently, SUNY Delhi graduates have a 100% placement rate and are working at some of the country’s most prestigious properties around the world.

The Field

The golf economy in the U.S. is a $76 billion industry. The golf industry is larger than the newspaper industry; larger than performing arts and spectator sports; and larger than the motion picture and video business. The total economic impact of golf in America in 2009, including direct, indirect and induced impacts, was $195 billion.

Want to be a golf course superintendent?     also see the GCSAA (

The following represents just a sampling of some of the career and transfer options available to SUNY Delhi students following the completion of their degree.

Career paths:
SUNY Delhi Greenhouse - Turfgrass Management

Minimum requirements to be considered for admission HS Average: 80
Algebra Regents: 75
Biology Regents: 75
Science Regents: 75
Transfer GPA: 2.3

SUNY Curriculum Code: 1508

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