The Wisconsin Turfgrass Association hired Monroe S. Miller as its first executive director/ambassador. Founded in 1982, the WTA has been run mainly by a volunteer board of directors. Miller’s duties will be to further the mission of the organization, which is to support turfgrass research and education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Particular objectives Miller will work toward are increasing funding for more turf research, implementing an education program for state high school science students, enhancing the organization’s Web site database and increasing membership.
Miller is retired from Blackhawk Country Club in Madison where he served as golf course superintendent for 36 years. During that time, he was a member of the WTA as well as the Wisconsin Golf Course Superintendents Association. Miller received several awards throughout his career; most notably he was the first golf course superintendent to be inducted into the Wisconsin State Golf Association Hall of Fame in 2005.