Welcome to GLAGS! (Greater London Area Golf Superintendents)
2019 Winter Seminar
Monday March 18th, 2019. 8:00am – 3:30pm
West Haven Golf & Country Club
Dr. Ben McGraw, Penn State University
Ben McGraw, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the plant sciences department at Pennsylvania State University. He obtained a master of science in entomology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a Ph.D. in entomology from Rutgers University. At Penn State, he holds a 50 percent teaching, 50 percent research appointment. His teaching responsibilities include instruction in the two-year certificate program, four-year bachelor’s program, and World Campus online instruction.
McGraw’s research focuses on understanding insect ecology and behavior to improve management programs. For the last decade, he has applied this focus to improving the control of the annual bluegrass weevil. Currently, the McGraw lab is investigating the effects that management practices have on the development of insecticide resistance and population outbreak.
Keith Cutten, Cutten Golf Inc.
With over 20 years’ experience in drafting and design, culminated by the successful achievement of a Masters’ degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph, Keith Cutten has the knowledge and technical abilities to transfer ideas into reality. Having worked as a design consultant for several multidisciplinary firms, Keith has extensive experience in a variety of disciples including engineering, architecture, landscape architecture and environmental planning. Keith is capable of working closely with all members of a project team and is able to assess the trade-offs between different interests to find solutions that maximize the potential of a site. His on-site presence has enabled him to capitalize on inherent opportunities frequently overlooked by the traditional Architect-Contractor model of construction. The results are a series of highly acclaimed projects completed in the most economical fashion.