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The Turfgrass Zealot Project Ep. #31: Only Wilber on The Open Championship

Posted in The Turfgrass Zealot Project, Events 20 July 2017 · 753 views

Why is The Open Championship of Golf required watching, listening and study for Turfheads? 


Do you know that The Open was once an event set aside for greenkeepers, clubmakers and caddies? What are the key features of Royal Birkdale, host of the 146th year that this event has been played? How does the weather and the grasses play into who will win and who will lose?


This is my impassioned opinion about the Soul Surfing that is links golf. And why events played on The Links are so special. Because in order to understand the game's past and present, you have to have some Open Championship intelligence. 


No guests. Just me and the guy working on my front door banging away! You asked for it! 100% Wilber.


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The Turfgrass Zealot Project Ep. 30 with Guest Justin Woodland

Posted in The Turfgrass Zealot Project, Podcast 29 June 2017 · 961 views

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, will probably never see what so many think is "the spotlight". Justin is doing it his way. And he's now got a fire to help others learn. A grass roots mentality. Please pardon the pun.


I've been saving this interview for just the right time. This is it.


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The Turfgrass Zealot Project, Ep. #29 with Kevin Hicks

Posted in The Turfgrass Zealot Project, Podcast, Communication, Agronomy 17 April 2017 · 1,387 views

Innovation. It's one of the great and wonderful words in our business. I get to chat with Kevin Hicks, superintendent 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 business. And we get to talk about all kinds of everything that always leads back to talking grass.


The Turfgrass Zealot Project, Ep. #28, Talking Education with Thomas Bastis

Posted in Communication, The Turfgrass Zealot Project 23 March 2017 · 1,211 views

The Turfgrass Zealot Project, Ep. #28, Talking Education with Thomas Bastis

If I have a man crush, it may be with Thomas Bastis of the California Golf Club of San Francisco. That may not be much of a secret, but it's true.


Thomas and I had a chance to record a cool interview talking about education and giving back as a Superintendent. It's a wonderful concept that doesn't always work.


This podcast represents my return from a brief sabbatical to get reenergized and to get through some personal challenges as well. 



I'm excited to have Thomas be my first guest for the restart.


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The Turfgrass Zealot Project, Ep. 27 with guest Kevin Ross of CC of the Rockies

Posted in Podcast, Friends 27 November 2016 · 2,175 views

Join me as I interview Kevin Ross, CGCS, about the state of the "superintendent job" and his upcoming retirement from the golf course.


We talk about everything. Especially his upcoming job change. And his time at The Ryder Cup. And much much more.


I love Kevin. He's one of my favorite people and favorite Turfheads. Anywhere.


So I am humbled and honored to have him join us!



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