Healy & Associates was founded in 1975 by Michael J. Healy. Mike grew up in a rural area located approximately 30 miles due west of Chicago now incorporated as the Village of Oak Brook, Il. His home was surrounded by numerous polo fields and nearby York Golf Club. His first turfgrass experience would come at age 10 when he worked for the Oak Brook Sports Core repairing divots in polo fields.
He soon graduated to the maintenance crew at York Golf Club. York GC became his home away from home for the next 10 years. His wages there paid for his undergraduate education at the University of Michigan and University of Illinois. Mike received his Ph.D. in plant pathology, specializing in turfgrass diseases, from the University of Illinois.
His career path led him from R&D at Dow Chemical to founding his own field research business. Healy & Associates began by specializing in contract field research for the pesticide development industry. In this regard Healy & Associates has made over 1.3 million recorded observations of plant growth.
In 2002 Healy & Associates opened a disease diagnostics lab specializing in turfgrass disease diagnosis.
Mike Healy with his trusty Portuguese Water Dog “Seattle” and his trusty Acushnet Bullseye Putter!
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