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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 · 1,136 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 · 1,305 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. #25 with guest Hector Velazquez.

Posted in The Turfgrass Zealot Project, Podcast, Staff 05 July 2016 · 1,162 views

The Turfgrass Zealot Project, Ep. #25 with guest Hector Velazquez.

Join Hector Velazquez and myself as we go deep into the world of Hector and Hector's Shop!

 

Do you know Hector? You should. He's breaking ground in an often forgotten, overlooked and misunderstood world. The world of the golf course equipment fleet is not only huge, it is a place where a ton of money gets spent. And wasted.

 

Hector and I talk about what's what in his world. From his background to his travels as a teacher, his life as an educator and of course his job as a father and husband.

 

I had such a great time with Hector. He's a brother. And a Turfhead. And an important figure in our business. Thanks for listening!

 

To learn more about Hector Velazquez go here.

 

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

 




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

Posted in The Turfgrass Zealot Project, Podcast, Staff 09 June 2016 · 846 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 · 865 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.

 








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