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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

Butterfly and pollinator conservation Posted on 08 Jun 2020 in the Current Issue & 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 & Current Issue & 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»

A new chapter Posted on 02 Apr 2020 in the Columns categories.

First of all, I’m excited to have a Golfdom column. I thought an introduction about how I arrived at this point in my career would be a good start. I Read more»