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Matt Crowther, CGCS

Golf Course Superintendent
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About Matt Crowther, CGCS

  • Birthday 12/09/1967

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  • Club/Course/Company
    Cape Cod Country Club
  • Location
    Falmouth, Massachusetts
  • Interests
    Golf, Hockey. Helped build new varsity baseball field at high school. Have worked on every baseball field on the island at one time or another. Enjoy reading books of all types.
    Listening to my son Josh play music
    Walking the beach searching for sea glass with my wife Cheryl

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    http://capecodcc.blogspot.com

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  1. Well that’s a couple of hours of my life I will never get back. I just came off some binge watching of Broadchurch so the Proper English was not a problem. All the stats got to be a bit dodgy but really enjoyed the episode hitting shots from one leg. I also think I know why you like it so much: cartoons!!
  2. Paul everyone who reads your work, experiences your talks, or simply gets to chat with you in person is better for it. I know I have.
  3. This is just the best. Lots of professors will toss a humorous slide into a presentation but no one has Buddy. Everything with Buddy is just better. Mark is truly an inspiration. Thank-you for continuing to show us how the job Should be done. His paradigm shift seems so simple but we all know it is not as easy as saying I want to work towards plant health and beneficials as opposed to simply controlling the bad guys. Bravo to you both
  4. Boy do I miss Buddy. He just makes every film better. No offense to the cast of imaginary friends in Willy's head or the other stalwart not ready for prime time players. "I don't know them words" ..... tell Esmerelda we need more Buddy in 2020. Heck that might work as one of those twittery hash brown things #morebuddy2020
  5. Peter great post. Happy Thanksgiving. Change is hard but you will enjoy the day regardless. As you know this has been a big change year for me. New job, not living on property, living in my own house (a first) etc. It has been interesting. I used it as a way to change some habits that I thought were taking away MY time. Less work, less social media, less blogging. I thoroughly enjoyed my first Fall in a long time. No burnout, no wishing away the season to get to the point I had more time. The bride kept her job on MV and has a long day. Dealing with the Steamship Authority is stressful but riding a ferry to work sure beats being stuck in traffic. Anyway, point is we are dealing with her frustration of coming home and seeing me in my PJ's. I can come home do all my chores and still have time for a shower. Why put street clothes back on? I then can read, listen to music, watch TV whatever and be comfy. I have embraced PJs. Jealousy can be such an ugly thing. 😉
  6. Love it Dave. Reminds me of my wife's Uncle. He was a butcher by trade. He drove his wife and her sister (my mother-in-law) crazy because he questioned all their cooking and recipes etc. He told the parable of the the woman who came into the butcher shop to order a large roast and have the ends cut off. He asked her why and she said that is how my mother always did it. The mother comes in with her the next time and the same story. Finally the grandmother comes in so he asks her what the deal is with lopping the ends off? She says "Oh I didn't have a pan big enough for the entire piece."
  7. Love this Dave. I know I wrote this before but it bears (beers?) repeating: It is clear by your writing that you are in a good place. This has been an odd year for me. Moved off an Island and into a house I have had for 10 yrs trying to make it a “home”. New job with a new perspective. Private ownership, daily fee. I like trying to dumb down the internal “expectations”. There is such a thing as good enough. We push ourselves and the levels. Sure there are a handful of clubs that demand it but the vast majority just want “good enough”. I have willed too many summers away. Trying to enjoy this one. After a bit of over regulation the Poa was pretty yellow. I told the 42yr assistant “I am not trying to kill it, just let it know who’s boss”. It has been a wet year but only one real heat stretch and we survived. It has been nice trying to relearn how to do the job while having a life. They go by so fast now. September is around the corner. Keep up the good work.
  8. Sign me up!!! how am I just seeing this? Must be the job change/house remodeling.... no excuse but all I have. Love the Irish crack. Perfect
  9. I think the lower amount of exposure the young people have to the game now has had a profound impact on the game. No more caddies, no more summer workers etc. I am always amazed at how many people over 55-75 say they either caddied or worked on a course. Every year that decline has an effect on the game and not a positive one.
  10. Best Ever. Haven't the words to express the depth and and precision this has. Truly a work of satirical art. Bravo.
  11. Great post Dave. You seem to be in a really good place. Wonderful to see.
  12. Dave, sponsors come and go. The best stuff any of us ever communicates is from the heart and the Wilbur on Wilbur stuff is genuine. Maybe a bit odd to some but pure gold every time. Thanks for being you.
  13. How far is Rockbottum from Bluffton SC? I will happily let you pay the greens fee but will need to rent clubs. Yeah I am not sure there is a variety of Bentgrass that would have done well in Hotlanta. Lord knows they tried and thanks to you we have the stories to tell us what a mistake that was. My guess is at the time the picture was taken penncross was still the gold standard and Providence was an up and comer. Ole Doc Skogley came out of the dust bowl era and became a turf breeder as a way to conserve soil. He had many grasses under his career all named after areas in Rhode Island. Providence I believe was his last. I received a post card from Seed Research advertising their booth at the show in Vegas 1997. It had the pic of Doc so I laminated it and stuck it to my wall. On the back they are hawking their new SR 1119 CB. From the web: SR 1119 was developed from the original Providence (SR 1019) germplasm collection that was started at URI in the 1960's.
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