Dr. Bobby Kerr Senior Director of Turfgrass Programs
Dr. Kerr joined the CDGA in May 2019. The Senior Director of Turfgrass Programs is responsible for overseeing a rapid golf course diagnostic service to all CDGA member organizations in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Additionally, this position coordinates the applied research program in collaboration with other industry professionals across the Midwest. These research findings are disseminated to turfgrass practitioners through various in-person and online avenues including educational meetings, field days, bi-weekly scouting reports, social media, and other digital platforms.
Phone (O): 630-685-2307
2019 | PhD in Plant and Environmental Sciences | Clemson University, Clemson, S.C.
2014 | MS in Plant Agriculture | University of Guelph, ON, Canada
2006 | BS (Hons) in Turfgrass Science | Myerscough College, Bilsborrow, United Kingdom
2019 – Current | Senior Director of Turfgrass Programs, CDGA, Lemont, Ill.
2016 – 2019 | Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, Clemson University, Clemson, S.C.
2014 – 2016 | Graduate Research Assistant, University of Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
2012 – 2014 | Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada
2005 | Research Assistant, Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
2004 | Research Assistant, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Turfgrass Management Experience
2011 – 2012 | Assistant Golf Course Superintendent, Mac Donald Island Corporation, Fort McMurray, AB, Canada
2010 – 2011 | Greenkeeper, The Grove Hotel, Watford, United Kingdom
2009 | Seasonal Greenkeeper, St. Andrews, United Kingdom
2008 – 2009 | Seasonal Greenkeeper, Kauri Cliffs, Kerikeri, New Zealand
2006 – 2008 | Greenkeeper, Dundonald Links, Irvine, United Kingdom
2003 | Intern Greenkeeper, Shinnecock Hills, Southampton, N.Y.
1998 – 2002 | Apprentice Greenkeeper, Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, United Kingdom