2019 August: Nittany
Nittany is a 4-year-old tricolored Border Collie from Avon, MN., and was born to run at Turtle Creek Golf Course in Limerick, Pa. Managing geese, touring the fairways and greeting golfers are all in a day’s work for Nittany at her dream job. After-hours, Nittany likes to relax in the living room, watch Penn State football and find the squeaker in her latest BarkBox. GCSAA Class A superintendent John Welsh Jr. was born and raised in Royersford, PA and is a 1994 graduate of Penn State University’s turfgrass management program. A 24-year GCSAA member, John has worked at Turtle Creek since it opened in 1997 and admits his work cart has more miles on it than his Ram truck. When not on the course, John likes to relax in his living room, watch Penn State football and wait for Nittany to find the squeaker in her BarkBox so he can “retire” it. John also loves a good craft brew and will travel hours (in his truck, not cart) to find the perfect pint.
Photo by Valerie Buller