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The Turfgrass Zealot Project, Ep. 24: On Being An Excellent Assistant or Intern

Posted in The Turfgrass Zealot Project, Podcast, Staff 09 June 2016 · 947 views

By request!! An update on one of my most popular blog posts, on being an Excellent Assistant or Intern.

 

One of the most popular blog posts I have ever done in podcast form. Kind of cool. Third kind of cool, actually. Take a few min to listen to this just in case you need a refresher. Works for Young Turfies or for those responsible for them. Being an excellent Assistant or Intern isn't always just about agronomy. It comes down to character and working with the team around you.

 

Because one day, being a leader will mean understanding these principles. 

 

The Turfgrass Zealot Project is sponsored by Klingstone. Proven bunker performance for over 15 years.

 




The Turfgrass Zealot Project Ep. 23 with Kevin Hicks and Jon Kiger

Posted in The Turfgrass Zealot Project, Podcast, Friends 12 May 2016 · 975 views

Episode 23 of The TZP brings us chats with Kevin Hicks, GCS at The Coeur D'Alene Golf Resort... and TurfNet's Jon Kiger taking about TurfNet's participation in The Irish Open at The K Club. 

 

Kevin Hicks is such a good guy. I reached out to him on the off chance that he could do a short interview and he stepped right up the the plate. He's a great guy, an old friend and a proud father. We get to know a little more about him and talk about my adventure into the bowels of the famous Floating Green.

 

Jon Kiger joins me to talk about TurfNet's involvement in The Irish Open. Jon is leading a group of folks to volunteer for Course Manager, Gerry Byrne. And you can hear Jon talk about how this all came to be and how you can follow the whole thing on TurfNet.

 

The Turfgrass Zealot Project is brought to you by Klingstone. Proven Bunker Performance for over 15 years.

 




The Turfgrass Zealot Project, Ep. 22 with guest Jim Ferrin of Timbercreek GC

Posted in The Turfgrass Zealot Project, Podcast, Ranting 03 May 2016 · 3,516 views

I'm calling this episode "The Epic Episode". Epic Monologue. Epic Guest. Epic Length. Epic!! (and no, I don't mind over-using the word Epic)

 

Jim Ferrin, CGCS is one of those people that I think everyone should know. I'm biased. I've known him since 1990. When we were just young guys coming up in the business. Jim has excelled. He's a great turf manager. A great people manager. A student of Golf, Agronomy and Life. He's won a ton of awards including the coveted Leo Feser award from GCSAA. He's served in just about every possible way to make our business better.We have an epic conversation. We always do. Because no one can melt my brain like Jim.

 

I also happened to turn on my microphone and record an Epic Rant. One of those things that I've been trying to write for years and finally the words came to me. So I pulled the starter rope and pressed record. Result, a word strimming session, a buzz cut of one of the things I think is most wrong with our business and why that thinking promotes lack of innovation.

 

It's a feature length episode. Epic length. But I didn't want to cut it up into little pieces. Like an epic drink, it needs to be taken in one big awesome gulp. Or a series of small drinks at your own speed. But I couldn't and wouldn't cut it up. That's just not fair.

 

You can reach Jim Ferrin at ferrinj@scrca.org

 

The Turfgrass Zealot Project is sponsored by Klingstone. Proven Bunker performance for over 15 years. www.klingstone.com

 

 

 




The Turfgrass Zealot Project, Ep. #21 with Aubrey McCormick of The Big Break and Impact360

Posted in The Turfgrass Zealot Project, Futurism 22 April 2016 · 1,157 views

Aubrey McCormick is a great player, great person and champion of sustainability. Don't miss her refreshing take on the world of golf.

 

Join Aubrey and me as we talk about The Big Break, sustainable and green golf, golf's future and a ton of other things. You may not know Aubrey. You may know her as a player. But you are going to get to know someone who could very likely help shape our world by being a thought leader. And leading in thought these days means thinking. Not just "outside the box", but actually getting ideas and passion to mesh. Without a doubt this will turn out to be one of the most important interviews I have ever had the opportunity to participate in.

 

To learn more about Aubrey, check out her Twitter feed @amacgolf, see her season of The Big Break (Atlantis) here or check out her company Impact360 here.

 

The Turfgrass Zealot Project is brought to you by Klingstone. Proven Bunker Performance for over 15 years.  www.klingstone.com

 




The Turfgrass Zealot Project, Ep. #20 with Guest Kevin Ross of CC of the Rockies

Posted in The Turfgrass Zealot Project, Friends, Agronomy 16 April 2016 · 1,376 views

Episode 20 of the TZP has me and Kevin Ross of Country Club of the Rockies doing an amazing jam session!

 

From Turf to Beer to Grilling to phases like "Boom Bah Baaaa", this episode has it all. Long time friends and co-conspirators, Kevin and I have history and passion. Makes for fun conversation and even wisdom! And while there is always fun, there is also some serious interesting conversation. Not to mention the agronomy of high altitude turfgrass management.

 

Take some time to get to know an amazing turfgrass professional, Mr. Kevin Ross.  

 

The Turfgrass Zealot Project is presented by Klingstone, Proven Bunker Performance for over 15 Years. www.klingstone.com

 







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