As managing director of the USGA Green Section, Erusha oversees the department’s administrative and service functions. The Green Section provides the USGA Course Consulting Service, evaluations to help improve golf course playing quality, environmental sustainability and economic efficiency. The work includes a multi-media education and outreach program directed to golf course officials, superintendents, golfers, environmental organizations, and regulatory officials. All of the Green Section programs are supported by the USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Program, the world’s largest turfgrass research grants program, which has distributed $40 million to universities across the country. Erusha earned a B.S. degree in Horticulture from Iowa State University, and completed her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Nebraska, specializing in turfgrass management.

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