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About Mike Kenna

Mike Kenna, Ph.D., is the retired director of research, USGA Green Section. Contact him at

Posts by Mike Kenna

Off the Record: A history of golfer footwear Posted on 03 Sep 2020 in the Columns & Current Issue categories.

Golfdom columnist Mike Kenna, Ph.D., gives a brief history of golfer footwear throughout the years and the impact it has had on golf courses. Read more»

Making a Wisconsin connection Posted on 04 Aug 2020 in the Columns categories.

Mike Kenna compares University of Wisconsin turfgrass pathologist Paul Koch, Ph.D., to John Monteith Jr. of the USGA Green Section. Read more»

The truth about anthracnose Posted on 26 Jun 2020 in the Columns categories.

Inspired by the show MythBusters, Research Editor Mike Kenna busts some common myths relating to anthracnose control on golf courses. Read more»

Butterfly and pollinator conservation Posted on 08 Jun 2020 in the Research categories.

Golfdom columnist Mike Kenna describes how golf courses around the U.S. can make a difference in butterfly and pollinator conservation. Read more»

Off the Record: An important decision Posted on 06 Jun 2020 in the Columns & Research categories.

Mike Kenna describes how the MSMA controversy reminds him of environmental issues in the 1990s when the USGA initaited environmental impact research. Read more»

No magic bullet for managing ABG putting greens Posted on 08 May 2020 in the Columns categories.

Golfdom Science Editor Mike Kenna explains how there is no magic bullet for managing annual bluegrass putting greens on golf courses. Read more»