Iranian American Harivandi Honored by United States Golf Association
December 22, 2009, Far Hills, NJ – The United States Golf Association (USGA) recently honored Iranian American M. Ali Harivandi, Ph.D. with the Green Section’s Piper and Oakley Award. The award, established in 1998, recognizes meritorious service to the USGA Green Section and its activities and programs by a volunteer. The honor is not awarded annually, but is granted when an outstanding nominee is recognized. An Environmental Horticulturist who specializes in turf, soil, and water issues with the University of California Cooperative Extension, Dr. Harivandi provides an invaluable national and international perspective to help guide the USGA’s broad research objectives.
The USGA is the national governing body of golf for the U.S. and Mexico. The USGA’s most visible role is played out each season in conducting 13 national championships, including the U.S. Open.
PAAIA congratulates Dr. Harivandi on his achievement and distinguished career.
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