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The Turfgrass Zealot Project, Special Episode: Celebrating Jerry Coldiron

Posted in Podcast, Family, Friends 04 December 2017 · 2,203 views

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, chats with me about the passing of a great friend and Turfhead. To so many, Jerry was a light of positive influence... and his untimely and unexpected passing will leave a huge hole in the industry.


We speak candidly about what relationships mean and how the relationships that last are formed and maintained. And we tell some good stories about a good guy.


If you didn't know Jerry, you will know him. And if you knew Jerry, you will know him better.





Please note: A tribute site is under development at http://jerrycoldironembracelife.us. The fund set up in Jerry's memory (while a foundation is being established) can be found at https://givehope.com/Jerry-Coldiron-Embrace-Life. Please consider a donation'


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

Posted in Podcast, Friends 27 November 2016 · 2,635 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!



The Turfgrass Zealot Project, Ep. #26 with Guest Ike Stephens, YouTube Trucker

Posted in The Turfgrass Zealot Project, Podcast, Friends 08 September 2016 · 2,614 views

Ike Stephens is a legend. His YouTube videos about trucking and the trucking lifestyle are known as some of the most unique on the internet.


Join me as I get to know Ike. You may not think of Ike as a "turfhead", but the more he speaks, the more you realize that trucking and turfgrass management have a lot in common. And in a day and age where long hours and hard work aren't always understood, both trucking and turfgrass management share a certain knowledge. And that knowledge is about getting the job done and having fun doing it.


Ike shares his creative side in making videos, loving music and getting truckers together for social events.


Don't miss one of the more unique guests we have ever had on the TZP. You may never know, Ike could be one of the next reality TV stars!


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 · 1,371 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. #20 with Guest Kevin Ross of CC of the Rockies

Posted in The Turfgrass Zealot Project, Friends, Agronomy 16 April 2016 · 2,333 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.  


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