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Three-Week Golf Turf Management Short Course Humphrey now has a renewed excitement for turf management. “It makes me want to pursue my career even more,” he says.

Earning his ThreeWeek Turf Management Certificate from Rutgers shows Humphrey is dedicated to his work and serious about his career.

Despite having studied turf before, Humphrey’s experience in the three-week course was not merely a review. “I thought it was a really great course,” he says after finishing. “They touched on everything. It was more than what I expected.” Despite its length, Humphrey emphasized how well-rounded the three-week course is, where he learned everything from growing turf and identifying weeds right down to the math that superintendents need to properly fertilize the grass! “I’m prepared for the two year program,” he says, which he intends to begin this coming year. Sending His Career in the Right Direction Humphrey has already begun to see the impact of the three-week course on the work he does every day. His enthusiasm has only increased: “It makes me want to pursue my turf management career even more,” he says. Since attending Rutgers, Humphrey says, his boss at Beacon Hill (where he now works full-time as a greenskeeper) has definitely taken notice of his dedication and the quality of his work. By earning his Three Week Turf Management Certificate, Humphrey’s boss knows that he is serious about his career choice, and it gives him an edge over other employees who have not committed as fully. With his high school diploma and his Three-Week Turf Management Certificate in hand, Humphrey can definitely see himself reaching his goal and becoming a golf course superintendent. The education and skills he has acquired from the three-week course have made Humphrey ready and excited for the two-year course. “I think it’s a really great program,” Humphrey says of Rutgers’ Professional Golf Turf Management School. “I’d recommend it to anybody.”

Beacon Hill Country Club is located in Atlantic Highlands, NJ. For information about memberships, golf schedules, and hosting events, call 732-291-0533 or visit

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John Humphrey, Rutgers Greenskeeper  
John Humphrey, Rutgers Greenskeeper  

John Humphrey was the youngest student in his Rutgers Turf Management class.