Clint Waltz, Ph.D., is a turfgrass extension specialist at the University of Georgia. Waltz earned his degrees from Clemson University - bachelor’s in horticulture, master’s focused on PGRs used in turfgrass and Ph.D. in the area of soil amendments for golf course putting greens. 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. He serves the golf course industry by serving on the Georgia GCSA education committee and Water Task Force.
Although his appointment is 100% 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 U.S. These evaluations allow golf course superintendents and other professionals make informed decisions about the adaptabilities of these cultivars and maintenance. Waltz has published in scientific journals, trade magazines, and makes regular contributions to the newsletters of state associations. He makes numerous presentations to turfgrass professionals, county extension agents, and homeowner groups. Waltz has also been responsible for the UGA turfgrass website www.GeorgiaTurf.com.