Clint Waltz joined the University of Georgia turfgrass team in September 2001 as a turfgrass extension specialist. Waltz is located on the UGA – Griffin Campus and has state-wide program leadership responsibilities in all turfgrass management areas, including turfgrass water management. Other responsibilities include serving as ex officio board member for several state trade associations, and he serves the golf course industry by serving on the Georgia Golf Course Superintendents Association education committee and water task force.
Although his appointment is 100 percent extension, Waltz conducts research projects in many areas of turfgrass management. He is active in the evaluation of various turfgrass species and management practices to the environmental stresses of the southeastern United States. These evaluations allow golf course superintendents and other professionals to make informed decisions about the adaptabilities of these cultivars and maintenance.
Waltz has been published in scientific journals and trade magazines, and he makes regular contributions to the newsletters of state associations. In addition, he makes numerous presentations to turfgrass professionals, county extension agents and homeowner groups. He has also been responsible for the UGA turfgrass website www.GeorgiaTurf.com.
Waltz received his degrees from Clemson University. He finished his doctorate in the area of soil amendments for golf course putting greens, and his master’s degree focused on plant growth regulators used in turfgrass. He earned his bachelor’s degree in horticulture.