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Peter McCormick

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About Peter McCormick

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  • Birthday 07/04/1954

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  • Club/Course/Company
    TurfNet
  • Location
    Cornwall, VT and Campobello, NB, Canada
  • Interests
    Learning to play the guitar, cooking, reading, Boston Bruins hockey, dogfather (3), my wife of 40 years (Patty) and daughters Colleen (36) and Erin (32), our summer home in the Maritimes.

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  1. In this episode of On Course, Kevin shows us five cool ideas that he has stumbled across on his visits to golf courses around the country. Starting with stump grooving to hasten rotting to uses for dry erase tape, from water bottle fillers to rustic signposts and cart control "traffic lines". They're all good, so check 'em out!
  2. In this episode of Frankly Speaking, Frank visits with Dr. Paul Koch of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Listen in as Frank and Paul review the challenges and pitfalls of the 2018 season, including fungicide efficacy, predictive modeling and interval adjustment.
  3. Check out the 75th episode of Hector's Shop as Hector guides us through a 4-stroke fuel system, complete with black-light footage of fuel flow and operation. Learn about fuel system components fuel selection, testing, handling and management internal cleanliness mechanical soundness of a fuel system.
  4. In this episode of Living Legends, presented by the Nufarm Insider, host John Reitman chats with Steve Ehrbar, superintendent at Jupiter Hills Club in Tequesta, FL, about his career path from deep Ohio roots to several locations around southern Florida, and working for Jim Loke and Jack Nicklaus.
  5. In this episode of The Ladder, host John Reitman chats with Jesus Romero, assistant superintendent at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, FL, about how to best manage an Hispanic workforce. Gain their trust Let them know you are not going to take advantage of them Make them all feel important Let them know there are opportunities to succeed Listen to them; ask for their opinions and ideas Earn their heads and their hearts Presented by STEC Equipment.
  6. Peter McCormick

    2018 FIELD DAY: University of Tennessee

    TurfNet's John Reitman attended the 2018 University of Tennessee Turfgrass Field Day and caught on video the "take-home" messages from the event.
  7. Kevin meets up with John Feeney, superintendent at Estes Park (CO) Golf Course on the doorstep of Rocky Mountain National Park, to check out the trouncer... a device to repair elk hoof damage on green surfaces. Feeney explains how they choose to live cooperatively with the elk rather than shun or shoo them away, to the benefit of both the elk and golfers.
  8. Joining Frank for this episode of Frankly Speaking is Chris Zugel, CGCS, golf course superintendent of the Straits course at Whistling Straits in Kohler, WI. Chris relates his experience working both for the Kohler Company and at a famous resort course that has hosted many championship events, including the 2004, 2010 and 2015 PGA Championships and the 2007 U.S. Senior Open. It is also the future site of the 2020 Ryder Cup. The Pete Dye-designed Straits course is stretched along two miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, shares 500 acres of rough with the Irish Course at Whistling Straits, and has over 1000 bunkers on the Straits course alone. Spend some time with Frank and Chris to get a glimpse of managing a high end golf course facility in a challenging location.
  9. In this first episode of Hector's Shop Talk Radio, join Hector and a special guest -- his wife Reese -- as they look back on the beginnings of Hector's Shop and their travels and experiences since. Get to know Hector (and Reese, who is usually behind the scenes) a little better!
  10. The student volunteers from Horry-Georgetown Technical College near Myrtle Beach were planning to arrive in Atlanta this week for the PGA Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club. Hurricane Florence had other ideas. With Florence descending quickly on the Carolina coast, the HGTC students made a mad dash for East Lake... who gladly accommodated them a week earlier than expected. Videography by Jon Kiger.
  11. Peter McCormick

    Business Opportunity

    Small golf course maintenance company for sale, Hudson Valley, NY Established 2005, specializes in serving 9-hole courses; providing daily on site course maintenance management to complete maintenance including supplying a fleet of equipment. Equipment assets total over $150K including truck, trailers, tractors, excavators, aeration equipment , sprayers, trucksters and mowers. Have serviced ten accounts over the years; currently serving three. Owner retiring.

    Woodstock, New York. Date Job is Available: . Salary: Be your own boss!

  12. Kevin suggests giving back to your community, through donations of used, obsolete, or excess products to your local community garden. Products and materials typically welcomed include wood chips, compost, hoses, fencing, wire, etc. Presented by Tanto Irrigation.
  13. Drs. Bryan Unruh, Billy Crow, Adam Dale and Jason Ferrell give a behind-the-scenes glimpse and explanation of what the UF Evidence-Based Turf Management workshops are all about. Videography by John Reitman.
  14. In this episode of Rockbottum Radio, live from Rockbottum Country Club, an emergency occurs when Sheriff Sanders is spotted playing the back nine, naked. Wait, everyone on the back nine is throwing their clothes off and rolling on the ground or jumping in the pool! Must be those mushroom cheeseburgers at the turn. But Momma has gone to the store to get more. Willy talks with Brutus, Ludell’s dog who specializes in goose control, about maybe taking care of the chickens too. Augusta TV conditions at Rockbottum? Not on a "dirt greens and crabgrass fairways" budget, Momma advises. And in Storytime, "A Dark Family Secret Revealed". Randy revisits Mystery Valley Golf Course in Redan, GA, where Dad worked as superintendent but the golf pro thought he was in charge... Presented by VinylGuard Golf.
  15. Hector mods his G.Gun foot-operated grease gun from Lock N Lube with a dolly, magnetic parts tray and a bicycle seat. Presented by Foley United.
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