Best turfnet podcasts we could find (Updated December 2017)
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In this episode of Rockbottum Radio, direct from the TurfNet Zone, Randy Wilson gives us some Christmas tips from Rockbottum, including: dealing with kids at Christmasspeeding up play (hint: "Fill 'em, sod 'em, mow 'em")making golf affordable and fundoing something with the "r" word PLUS: Skeletal Golf Predictions and Projections! Randy finishe ...…
 
A great friend of TurfNet, Jerry Coldiron, needs to be remembered as the wonderful amazing man that he was. Peter McCormick, Founder and Maestro of TurfNet and Dave Wilber, The Turfgrass Zealot, take time to talk about the passing of a great friend and Turfhead. To so many, Jerry was a light of positive infulence and his untimely and unexpected ...…
 
In this episode of the BASF Pin Sheet (recorded July 20, 2017), host Jon Kiger chats with Kyle Miller of BASF about the current state of heat and humidity around the country and what superintendents should be aware and wary of to get through this period unscathed.
 
In this episode of the BASF Pin Sheet, host John Reitman caught up with BASF's Kyle Miller at the Southeastern Turfgrass Research Center Field Day on June 28 in Lexington, KY. Kyle updates us on concerns of golf course superintendents regarding plant stress in mid-summer, and explains the mode of action of BASF's Intrinsic product line.…
 
In this episode of Rockbottum Radio, direct from Rockbottum Country Club proshop, Momma demonstrates her proven techniques for handling sales reps; the health inspector visits; a no-cart shotgun start for the old-timers; Ludell innovates something; and in Storytime, that Demonized Cow During Construction, #337. Presented by VinylGuard. Oh, and ...…
 
In this audio interview for TurfNet On Tour/TurfNet Radio live from the Irish Open, host Jon Kiger chats with Robert Hemphill, who represents the third of four generations of greenkeepers to be employed at Portstewart Golf Club, home of the 2017 Irish Open. Robert’s, father, uncle, grandfather and now son Jonathan all worked at Portstewart. Rob ...…
 
During a stop at Lahinch prior to the Irish Open, Jon Kiger chats with Pat Geaney of Geaney & O'Neill, Ltd, distributors of Tru-Turf and other turf maintenance machinery. Geaney relates his background transitioning from a heavy diesel mechanic in the late 1960s to servicing and ultimately selling professional turf equipment and retail consumer ...…
 
You don't know Justin Woodland. Ok, maybe you do. But you probably don't. And guess what? You need to know him. Here is your chance. Justin is one of those people that I think should be required meeting if you are going to understand the reality of the business of golf and of Greenkeeping itself. He's got the "It" factor that I look for and yet ...…
 
In this episode of the TurfNet Renovation Report -- presented by Jacobsen and Golf Preservations -- Jon Kiger chats with Chris Monti, senior design associate with Bobby Weed Golf Design about the recent practice facility renovation at Interlachen Country Club in Winter Park, FL. The new facility features a 10,000 square-foot putting green with ...…
 
In this episode of The Ladder, presented by STEC Equipment, John Reitman chats with Sam MacKenzie, CGCS, director of grounds at Olympia Fields Country Club, about his career path over the 38 years he has been in turf management. MacKenzie, the TurfNet Superintendent of the Year in 2008, reflects on people who have influenced him and the value i ...…
 
In this episode of Frankly Speaking on TurfNet RADIO, Dr. Frank Rossi chats with Brian Whitlark, western regional agronomist for the USGA Green Section, about factors influencing playability of putting surfaces. On the table for discussion are green firmness, angle of approach from the fairway vs the rough, slope of the green, ball roll distanc ...…
 
In this episode of Rockbottum Radio, broadcast live from the Rockbottum proshop, Randy explains Momma's newest attempt at Growing the Game: 'Bottum Golf... and Archery Golf, alongside Soccer Golf and Disc Golf. The biggest benefit of 'Bottum Golf? Listen and find out. In other matters, Randy ponders whether Snow Molds really exist, or whether i ...…
 
Following up on two previous deep-dive conversations into the role and management of organic matter in fine turf, Dr. Frank Rossi again hosts Dr. Roch Gaussoin of the University of Nebraska and Dan Dinelli, golf course superintendent at North Shore Country Club in the Chicagoland area. Listen in as these three go at it for an hour, winding up w ...…
 
In this episode of the BASF Pin Sheet, host Jon Kiger chats with Jeff Vannoy, Sr. Product Manager for BASF Turf. Topics include planning for (starting at EOP the previous fall), causal agents, and avoiding and/or minimizing summer stress on fine turf. Jeff also explains the popular BASF Holiday Spray program which provides a template for superi ...…
 
In this episode of Frankly Speaking, Dr. Frank Rossi chats with Dr. Bruce Clarke of Rutgers University about the history, creation and evolution of BMPs for managing patch diseases and anthracnose in turf. Programmatic approaches to control, intertwining of micronutrients and cultural practices, solid vs hollow tine aerification, self-inflicted ...…
 
In this latest story on Rockbottum Radio -- broadcasting from deep in the TurfNet Zone -- private greenkeeper Willy Wilson embarks on a quest to help the missing golf pro's wife find him amidst allegations of corporate takeovers, meddling GMs, just-back-from-Augusta green chairmen, and... the new regional superintendent. Presented by VinylGuard ...…
 
Best management practices (BMP) provide superintendents with critical tools needed to maintain golf courses to the satisfaction of golfers and owners while complying with local, state and federal regulations. In this episode of Frankly Speaking, Frank Rossi chats with Dr. Bryan Unruh, Professor of Environmental Horticulture and Associate Center ...…
 
In this episode of Frankly Speaking, Frank Rossi chats with Michael Lee, government affairs manager at GCSAA, and Bob Helland, GCSAA director of congressional and federal affairs, about the upcoming National Golf Day on Capitol Hill (April 24-26), and other advocacy initiatives that GCSAA is involved with on behalf of the game of golf. Smart ta ...…
 
Innovation. It's one of the great and wonderful words in our business. Join Dave Wilber as he chats with Kevin Hicks, Super at Coeur d'Alene Golf Club about thinking ahead. How's your strategy for looking at new ways to do the same old, same old? Or does it get old at all? A great interview with one of the most forward thinking supers in our bu ...…
 
In this episode of Frankly Speaking, Frank Rossi chats with Sean Sullivan of Briarwood Golf Club in Billings, MT, about his experience with skin cancer, and concerns that all superintendents should have about it. Types of skin cancer, genetic susceptibility, diagnosis, treatments and precautions... including references to "core removal" and PGR ...…
 
On this Rockbottum Radio audiocast, Randy drops in behind the scenes at Rockbottum Country Club to investigate a missing golf cart and a stuck trackhoe... gets an earful from Ludell about his difficulties being objectified by women... and changing cups on a day other than Friday. Then, Storytime. Check out Randy's new book, The Greens of Wrath, ...…
 
In this episode of Frankly Speaking, join Frank Rossi of Cornell University as he chats with Michael Stachowicz, former golf course superintendent now agronomist with the National Park Service. Topics range from job transition to sand-based systems, turf selection and getting the seed you want, politics and turf damage prevention. Smart talk fr ...…
 
In this episode of the Pin Sheet, presented by BASF, host Peter McCormick chats with Jeff Vannoy, Senior Product Manager at BASF, about the challenges of controlling dollar spot. Jeff updates us on new chemistries and recommended spray programs for dollar spot, including BASF's Start Early, Stay on Course, Finish Strong program. More informatio ...…
 
Join Dave Wilber and Thomas Bastis as they talk about Education and Giving Back. As Winter heads out and the season is upon most superintendents, Dave and Thomas take a moment to get some perspective on why it rocks to share information. A simple and yet not always used concept. The Turfgrass Zealot Project is only on TurfNet Radio.…
 
In this episode of Frankly Speaking, host Dr. Frank Rossi chats with Penn State entomologist Dr. Ben McGraw and weed specialist Dr. Jim Brosnan from the University of Tennessee about pesticide resistance, ABW surveys with surprising results, old vs new chemistries, weed susceptibility testing, UT's new herbicide selection tool, and the upcoming ...…
 
In this latest episode on Rockbottum Radio, Randy and Ludell take calls and argue about green speeds, the Alphabets, golf architecture of the future, quick couplers, water savings and the absolute best/greatest/bestest new 'muda for the south. Oh yeah, and using common sense to stabilize golf. That.
 
In this episode of The Ladder, host John Reitman chats with Tom Zoller, longtime superintendent and now Managing Director at Tehàma Golf Club (owned by Clint Eastwood) in Carmel, CA. Zoller relates his experiences growing up and through the ranks of the greenkeeping profession.
 
In this episode of the TurfNet Renovation Report, host Peter McCormick chats with Rick Tegtmeier, CGCS MG, about the recently completed four-year, 36-hole renovation project at Des Moines Golf & Country Club. A humorous anecdote about architect Pete Dye... mistakes made and lessons learned... tips for dealing with architects, working with contr ...…
 
In this episode of The Pin Sheet, host Jon Kiger chats with Kyle Miller, senior technical specialist at BASF, about the recent Golf Industry Show, his observations on the state of the industry, and the potential effects of early season warmth being experienced by much of the country. Presented by BASF.…
 
Dr. Frank Rossi speaks frankly this episode with Dr. Ben Wherley of Texas A & M University on the influence of deficit irrigaiton on turf growth and performance. Professor Wherley also teaches a GCSAA seminar on Preparing and Managing Turf through water shortages. This seminar enlightens many on the issues surrounding water and the impact of sh ...…
 
In this first episode of Rockbottum Radio -- live from deep in the TurfNet Zone -- your host Randy Wilson goes Point | Counterpoint with Ludell Hogwaller on the topic of the Millennial Workforce Problem... and what to do about it. Topics on the table include turfgrass education, The Tritabaugh Effect, hybrid staff positions and the modern housi ...…
 
Jon Kiger chats with Jeff Vannoy, BASF Sr. Product Manager, Turf, about BASF's new products, updates and activities planned for the upcoming GIS2017 in Orlando. The theme of the BASF booth (#3033) is "Championship Conditions". A panel discussion with John Zimmers of Oakmont Country Club and a presentation by Mark Kuhns of Baltusrol Golf Club hi ...…
 
In this episode of Living Legends, Where Are They Now, host John Reitman chats with Joe Alonzi, CGCS, who retired in 2014 after 22 years at the storied Westchester Country Club. A superintendent for over 40 years, Alonzi is well known for having mentored many assistants who went on to successful head superintendent jobs in their own right. Stra ...…
 
John Reitman chats with Kyle Miller of BASF about the challenges December has brought so far, while also looking back on the past season and ahead to the next.
 
Eight Years. It's a blink of an eye. Thomas Bastis checks in with Dave Wilber 8 years after his world class renovation of The California Golf Club of San Francisco. Thomas shares his experience in looking back as his old/new golf course matures. It hasn't all been easy. But he's candid about what worked and what didn't work and what he might do ...…
 
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In this first audiocast in our Living Legends series on retired superintendents who made a difference, John Reitman chats with Ted Horton about his days at Winged Foot, Westchester CC and Pebble Beach... and the impact he had across the industry. Presented by Nufarm. Visit NufarmInsider.com to get all the latest information on golf course manag ...…
 
In this episode of the TurfNet Renovation Report, host Jon Kiger chats with Graeme Beatt, course manager at Royal Portrush Golf Club (Co.Antrim, Northern Ireland) about renovations in preparation for hosting the 2019 (British) Open... and Graeme's recent visit with Queen Elizabeth at Royal Portrush. Presented by Golf Preservations and Jacobsen.…
 
In this episode of Frankly Speaking, Dr. Frank Rossi chats with Dr. Joe Roberts, plant pathologist at the University of Maryland. Hot topics include bacterial etiolation and decline and their relation to environmental and agronomic stresses, and the new Turfgrass Microbiome project that Dr. Roberts is participating in. The Turf Microbiome proje ...…
 
John Reitman chats with Justin Sims, golf course superintendent at The Alotian Club in Roland, AR, about Justin's career path (from college to East Coast Sod in NJ, The Club at Cordillera in CO, The Olympic Club in CA, Victoria National Golf Club in IN, Augusta National Golf Club and finally to Alotian) -- and his quest for varying experiences ...…
 
Join Dave Wilber and Kevin Ross as they riff about Turf, Jobs, The Ryder Cup and many other things. As Kevin plans his retirement from Country Club of The Rockies, he has a lot of insight into what it means to advance in career and in life. His understanding of a complicated situation is unique. The Turfgrass Zealot Project is only on Turfnet R ...…
 
In this episode of the TurfNet Renovation Report, presented by Golf Preservations and Jacobsen, host Jon Kiger chats with Ann Kattreh, Director of Parks & Recreation for the city of Edina, Minnesota, and Richard Mandell, ASGCA, about the upcoming renovation of the Braemar Golf Course. Braemar will be reduced from 27 to 18 holes, with the extra ...…
 
In this episode of Frankly Speaking, Frank Rossi chats with Dan Dinelli, CGCS, at North Shore CC in Chicagoland and recipient of the GCSAA"s Presidential Award for Environmental Stewardship about his sustained committment to research and innovation. The successes and frustrations with golfer expectations, organic management and his current rese ...…
 
In this episode of Frankly Speaking, Dr. Frank Rossi chats with Dr. Paul Vincelli of the University of Kentucky about the state of turf research in general and plant pathology in particular; looking outside the turf industry for inspiration and innovation that can be applied to turf; enhancing public knowledge about climate change; and the stat ...…
 
In this episode of The Ladder, host John Reitman chatted with Gavin Dickson, newly promoted superintendent at Tehàma Golf Club in Carmel, CA, while at the recent Northern California Golf Association Assistant Superintendent Boot Camp. Topics include when it's time to move on from one position to the next, decision factors involved in making the ...…
 
In this episode of Frankly Speaking, Frank Rossi chats with Chris Tritabaugh, golf course superintendent at Hazeltine National Golf Club, about his agronomic preparation and humanistic hopes for the Ryder Cup. The wide-ranging and particularly open and honest -- in the Tritabaugh tradition -- conversation ranges from the community and atmospher ...…
 
In this double session of Frank Chats, Frank Rossi discusses Pink Snow Mold/Microdochium patch research with Clint Mattox, PhD candidate at Oregon State University, and also chats with Dr. Doug Soldat of University of Wisconsin/Madison about potassium nutrition. Smart talk from leading thinkers and always Frankly Speaking.…
 
Just days after the Ryder Cup was held at Hazeltine National Golf Club, asst supt Ryan Moy chatted with host Peter McCormick about his experience working for Chris Tritabaugh in the years, months and weeks leading up to staging the Ryder Cup event. Topics range from making the volunteers feel welcome, a few agronomic strategies, fun with coyote ...…
 
John Reitman chats with Golfweek architecture editor Bradley Klein about the changes at Hazeltine for the Ryder Cup, and also some of the between-the-lines nuances of the Ryder Cup competition.
 
Live from Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, TurfNet's Jon Kiger chats with Golfweek Group Publisher Alex Miceli about the upcoming Ryder Cup competion, the competitive advantages of each team, and how the golf course and facilities at Hazeltine are suited for a match play event like the Ryder Cup.…
 
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