Editor's note: Dick is an avid fisherman, and the background noise that sounds like line stripping off a fishing reel is the alert system on his cell phone.
Dick Gray, superintendent at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida, talks about career longevity, managing three golf courses, career successes and mistakes and why he went back to college to earn a master’s degree in the hospitality field.
The 2016 TurfNet Superintendent of the Year, Gray also discusses coaching and training his staff and why a superintendent is only as good as his team. He also relates how people like Pete Dye have influenced his career and how at age 75 he still has a lot left in the tank.
Finally, Gray also talks about the role of activities like snook fishing and “wrasslin” in high school and college in his native Indiana on his career as a greenkeeper.