Dr. Frank Rossi is one of the world’s leading experts on turfgrass science. Dr. Rossi is an Associate Professor of Turfgrass Science in the Department of Horticulture at Cornell University and he also serves on the board of directors of the International Sustainability Council. Rossi has spent more than 35 years in the turfgrass industry and is at the forefront of the golf industry as a researcher, lecturer and former superintendent who specializes in the ecological aspects of turfgrass science. Dr. Rossi was the lead turf consultant for the 2002 and 2009 US Open Golf Championships at Bethpage Black. Frank has worked with Barry on numerous golf course projects and Barry and Frank have maintained a professional friendship since 1981 when the two met in college at SUNY Cobleskill.
BRAD KLEIN / Historian
Bradley S. Klein is a veteran golf journalist specializing in architecture and maintenance. A former PGA Tour caddie, Klein was architecture editor of Golfweek magazine for 28 years and the founding editor of Superintendent News before moving on to Golf Channel’s GolfAdvisor.com. Klein has published nine books on golf architecture and history, including “Discovering Donald Ross,” winner of the USGA 2001 International Book Award. Klein has served as a consultant on numerous early golf course development and restoration projects, including Old Macdonald at Bandon (Ore.) Dunes; Olympia Fields (Ill.) Country Club; and Scioto Country Club in Columbus, Ohio. Klein's role in Jordan Golf Design projects will focus on providing historical analysis for existing courses, and creative collaboration on new designs.