Courtesy: NC State Release: 07/31/2006 Bob Erickson, CGCS, joined the Wolfpack in 2004 as Superintendent of the Golf Short Game Practice Facility. Working with both the men's and women's golf teams at NC State, Erickson and his staff of turfgrass students manage the facility to simulate tournament conditions year round. The facility is also used by the University's Professional Golf Management and the Turfgrass Management programs. In addition to his duties with the athletic department, Erickson is also Superintendent of the NCSU Lake Wheeler Turfgrass Field Laboratory, recognized nationally and internationally as one of the top field labs in the country.
Erickson came to NC State from Prestonwood Country Club in Cary, N.C., where he worked as a golf course superintendent for five years. Prior to his time at Prestonwood, he was under the tutelage of Monroe S. Miller at Blackhawk Country Club in Madison, Wis. Miller, the Wisconsin Golf Hall of Fame superintendent and recipient of the USGA Green Section Award, has mentored as many as 100 superintendents in his long and distinguished career.
Erickson, who earned a bachelors of science degree in agronomy from the University of Wisconsin, is a Certified Golf Course Superintendent (CGCS) with the Golf Course Superintendents' Association of America and is also an active member in the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association, Turfgrass Council of North Carolina, and is on the Building Committee for the new NC State Lonnie Poole Golf Course. He has also worked on the turf management staff at several PGA tournament events, the U.S. Open at Pinehurst #2, and the U.S. Women's Open at Pine Needles.
Erickson is a native of Madison, Wis., and resides in Raleigh with his wife Emily, and sons Nolan and Hayden.