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  2. Jason Mullins

    Toro tow behind pto driven

    Older unit but still functioning
  3. Nice 2103 Toro 3500 D sidewinder with canopy and cool top fan
  4. By request!! Dave Wilber covers one of his most popular blog posts. A great update on being an Excellent Assistant or Intern One of the most popular blog posts Dave has 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.
  5. Frank's guest for this episode of Frankly Speaking is Chris Tritabaugh, golf course superintendent at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota. Frank and Chris speak frankly about Chris's career path, management approach and the various responsibilities in the run up to the 2016 Ryder Cup to be held this September at Hazeltine. As always expect smart talk from leading thinkers in the turf industry.
  6. On this episode of The Ladder, presented by Penn State World Campus, John Reitman chats with Dr. Amy Wallis of the Wake Forest University School of Business about how superintendents can adapt their leadership skills to those staff members older and younger than themselves.
  7. Frankly speaking this episode with field agronomist extraordinaire Steve McDonald, owner/operator of Turfgrass Disease Solutions in Eastern PA. Frank and Steve chat about the growing season of 2016 so far for the tough Mid Atlantic growing conditions. Also expect some of the latest thinking on annual bluegrass weevil management, summer disease prevention and managing native rough areas.
  8. Join Hector Velazquez and Dave Wilber as they 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 Dave 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. Hector's a brother. And a Turfhead. And an important figure in our business. Thanks for listening! To learn nore about Hector Velazquez go here. The Turfgrass Zealot Project is sponsored by Klingstone. Proven bunker performance for more than 15 years.
  9. In this episode of , host John Reitman chats with Dr. Pat Vittum of the University of Massachusetts about two "winter" programs offered by UMass/Amherst: the bi-annual 12-day Green School (coming up in October) and the six-week Winter Short Course for turf managers offered in January/February of 2017. Find out how this type of program (among others) can springboard your career in turf management.
  10. In this episode of Frankly Speaking, Frank chats with Sarah Glenn Jackson, graduate of Texas Tech and now assistant superintendent at Plantation Golf Club in Frisco, Texas. Frank first became aware of Sarah via Brian Cloud's blog postand immediately knew her experiences as a female assistant in a vastly male industry would make for good conversation. So here they are!
  11. Even if you haven't heard of Jay Blasi, you've probably seen his work. Join Dave Wilber as he interviews Architect Blasi. From Chambers Bay to Santa Anna Country Club to Sharp Park, Jay Blasi is one of those people who have been involved with bringing interesting design to Modern Golf. Dave Wilber talks with Blasi about Jay's story, his development as a staff architect with RTJ2, and his transition to independent architect. Some great tips are given for planning and executing renovation and restoration work. Yet another great episode with a great member of the construction and renovation community.
  12. In this Syngenta Welcomes Back Olympic Golf audiocast, John Reitman chats with Golfweek architecture editor Bradley Klein about the Gil Hanse-designed Olympic Golf Course in Rio.
  13. As part of our ongoing Syngenta Welcomes Back Golf multimedia blog series, Jon Kiger chats with Alex Miceli, group publisher of Golfweek, about the stature of the Olympics within the golf industry and the players to watch in Rio.
  14. Frankly Speaking this episode with Professor Roch Gaussoin, Chair of the Dept. of Agronomy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and former Turfgrass Scientist and Educator. The conversation (likely to be some arguing) between these two old friends will focus on smart organic matter management. Roch's landmark work on the role of sand topdressing in managing sand based putting surfaces remains a lynchpin in our understanding of OM dilution--smart talk from leading thinkers and always Frankly Speaking.
  15. As part of our ongoing Syngenta Welcomes Back Golf multi-media series, Jon Kiger chats with native Brazilian Rick Holanda about his recent stint as superintendent at Santa Paziena Golf Club in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Holanda emigrated from Brazil to the Philadelphia area in 1989 as an aspiring fashion photographer, and took a job on the crew at Merion Golf Club under Dick Bator. Rick was hooked on golf turf management, and went on to superintendent positions at Aronimink Golf Club, Chestnut Ridge CC in Maryland, Rancho La Quinta Country Club in California, and then Shadow Creek in Las Vegas. After Shadow Creek he went to Oakmont Country Club in Glendale, CA to be closer to his two daughters. The job at Santa Pazienza beckoned, so he returned to Brazil for three years before coming back to the States recently to take over at Scottsdale National Golf Club.
  16. Andy O'Haver is the assistant superintendent at Meadowbrook CC outside of Detroit. Meadowbrook is being transformed by architect Andy Staples. It's a gigantic job. Andy took the time to talk to Dave Wilber (from his cell phone, in the field) about the role that he plays as an Assistant Super at Meadowbrook. Andy's eye opening experience comes to life in a really good way. And anyone who is going to come anywhere near a golf course renovation project should understand that the team is important. And often the team is led in the trenches by the Sergeant. The leader of the Enlisted Corps. The Assistant. Dave and Andy have a great conversation. He's candid. And he's got passion. A combination that is hard to beat.
  17. In this episode of The Ladder, John Reitman caught up with Mike O'Keeffe, program manager of Ohio State's international internship program, while at the 2016 OSU Turfgrass Field Day. They chatted about the value of an overseas internship in a tight job market.
  18. From when he first started caddying at Muirfield Village while in high school, Phil Shoemaker has spent most of his career within a stone's throw of Jack Nicklaus. In this episode of Living Legends, host John Reitman chats with Phil about his first stint at Desert Highlands in 1982 through moves to the Loxahatchie Club in Jupiter, Florida, TPC Scottsdale and back to Desert Highlands in 1999... where he remains today. Phil attributes much of his career success to luck and timing... being in the right place at the right time, knowing what you want and being willing to embrace change when the opportunity presents itself. Spend a half hour with Phil Shoemaker and John Reitman.
  19. Last week
  20. NIce 4 yd topdresser recent coating inside paint touched up will have new main belt, several new hoses, new wiring harness . just recently spread 250 yds of sand in 4 hrs
  21. Jason Mullins

    2016 Toro Procore 648

    Really nice aerator with new coring heads, tines and turf gaurds
  22. Frankly Speaking this episode with Rick Slattery, the 30+ year golf course superintendent at Locust Hill Country Club outside of Rochester, NY. Rick was a 2015 GCSAA Environmental Leaders in Golf Award recipient in the private club category. Under Rick's leadership the club was also recognized by the NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation as an environmental leader. Much of Rick's environmental focus has been on water management and in a year when water is on everyone's mind -- too much or not enough -- this is a timely chat with another leading thinker... and always, Frankly Speaking!
  23. Andrew Dooley

    Assistant Superintendent

    The Assistant Superintendent will work closely with the Superintendent and Senior Assistant Superintendent in planning, supervising, scheduling, leading of crew members, developing goals and budgeting. The Assistant Superintendent must be self-motivated with a passion for maintaining Member-Guest conditions daily. The Assistant Superintendent will be expected to supervise maintenance work to achieve the most efficient utilization of workers and equipment while maintaining effective employee and member relations. The Assistant Superintendent must possess a strong knowledge base of golf course maintenance which includes, but is not limited to, hand watering, operating and troubleshooting of an automatic irrigation system, pesticide/ fertilizer applications, and IPM measures. Candidates are preferred to have experience applying plant protectants and fertilizers. Previous project experience is a plus, but not required. The Assistant Superintendent must be capable of safely operating standard turf equipment and have the ability to problem solve while completing assigned duties proactively and in a timely manner. Bi-lingual, (Spanish & English) candidates as well as avid golfers will be strongly considered. The Assistant Superintendents share several organizational and administrative responsibilities which include: Maintain a thorough, accurate and organized inventory database of the department’s fertilizers, pesticides, seed and supplies. Monitor the use of general supplies, inventory them and re-order as needed within financial parameters. Conduct monthly safety meetings with staff, testing the employees on information taught and reporting these monthly training meetings to our club Safety Committee. Recruit, hire, train and mentor employees. The Assistant Superintendent can expect to work on average 45-75 hours per week during the months of April-October with every other weekend as scheduled time off. Less demanding hours during the winter months can be expected. The Candidate will be one that is career driven, has a “can-do” attitude and has a passion to advance in the turfgrass industry. The Assistant Superintendent will be required to obtain a PA Pesticide Applicators License (paid by club) following hire date if not already obtained.
  24. Alan Vadala

    2010 Southern green soil Reliever SR 60

    Hardly used new condition, includes hydraulic top link and 3/4" solid tines
  25. Andrew Dooley

    Assistant Superintendent

    The Assistant Superintendent will work closely with the Superintendent and Senior Assistant Superintendent in planning, supervising, scheduling, leading of crew members, developing goals and budgeting. The Assistant Superintendent must be self-motivated with a passion for maintaining Member-Guest conditions daily. The Assistant Superintendent will be expected to supervise maintenance work to achieve the most efficient utilization of workers and equipment while maintaining effective employee and member relations. The Assistant Superintendent must possess a strong knowledge base of golf course maintenance which includes, but is not limited to, hand watering, operating and troubleshooting of an automatic irrigation system, pesticide/ fertilizer applications, and IPM measures. Candidates are preferred to have experience applying plant protectants and fertilizers. Previous project experience is a plus, but not required. The Assistant Superintendent must be capable of safely operating standard turf equipment and have the ability to problem solve while completing assigned duties proactively and in a timely manner. Bi-lingual, (Spanish & English) candidates as well as avid golfers will be strongly considered. The Assistant Superintendents share several organizational and administrative responsibilities which include: Maintain a thorough, accurate and organized inventory database of the department’s fertilizers, pesticides, seed and supplies. Monitor the use of general supplies, inventory them and re-order as needed within financial parameters. Conduct monthly safety meetings with staff, testing the employees on information taught and reporting these monthly training meetings to our club Safety Committee. Recruit, hire, train and mentor employees. The Assistant Superintendent can expect to work on average 45-75 hours per week during the months of April-October with every other weekend as scheduled time off. Less demanding hours during the winter months can be expected. The Candidate will be one that is career driven, has a “can-do” attitude and has a passion to advance in the turfgrass industry. The Assistant Superintendent will be required to obtain a PA Pesticide Applicators License (paid by club) following hire date if not already obtained.
  26. Peter McCormick

    It takes a village... (or a small town, anyway)

    Scott - I had not heard that. I can imagine that playing golf with other supts on 9/11 would have been comforting to a degree on a most uncomfortable day. Funny, but it occurred to me while writing this column that I had never heard Tommy mention playing golf. I thought perhaps that he was “golf free”, as I am. Thanks for the further insight.
  27. Jason Mullins

    Progressive proflex 120

    Decks have been reinforced in the front
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