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  1. Brian Nettz, CGCS

    Assistant Superintendent

    The Assistant Superintendent is an important and valued part of a tight knit and long tenured team at Presidio. This is a one of a kind opportunity for the successful candidate to learn, observe and take part in every facet of golf course maintenance, construction and lawn, sports field and grounds maintenance. Originally designed as a 9 hole golf course by Robert Wood Johnstone in 1895, the Presidio Golf Course was expanded to 18 holes by Fowler and Simpson in the 20’s and various parts have been touched and or designed by designers such as Tillinghast, Palmer Design and Suny/Zokol Golf. The current layout and features are the culmination of over ten years of painstaking rehabilitation effort by the maintenance staff and includes drainage, bunkering, several greens renovations, tees and more. The Presidio of San Francisco is a storied location with a rich history dating back to the era of Spanish conquistadores. The Presidio of San Francisco and The Presidio Golf Course are industry leaders in original problem solving and non-traditional methodologies for accomplishing goals. This is a prime growth position for a person seeking to leave the box of conventional turf management and enter a world where boundaries are pushed and new paradigms are created. The Assistant Superintendent: Supervises the daily operations of the golf course and grounds staffs to provide optimal conditions. Schedules and assists employees to perform basic and complex maintenance tasks. Assists mechanics to ensure maintenance equipment is properly maintained. Purchases supplies and materials within budgetary limitations. Keeps record of annual maintenance activities and costs. Ensures all company policies and procedures are followed including compliance with government regulations. Assists in the proper training of the agronomic team to perform job tasks safely and within city, state, and federal regulations. Ensures proper mixing, calibration, and application of all pesticides/fertilizers used on the course. Manages department members that may include, but is not limited to: Equipment Operators, Equipment technicians and Foremen. Assures that effective orientation and training are given to each new employee and helps to develop ongoing training programs. Incorporates safe work practices in job performance.

    San Francisco, California. Date Job is Available: . Salary: $80,000

  2. Brian Nettz, CGCS

    The Evolution... Follow Up

    That was a great blog. The original Evolution post has had me thinking about the industry, myself and the future a lot lately. Would make for a great forum post probably.
  3. Brian Nettz, CGCS

    Clippings Volume: Legit or Lame?

    I reckon y'awl don't have the CBD oil down yonder yet for that gray mold. Sposin' purple reefer squeezins would work too.
  4. Brian Nettz, CGCS

    Is Evolution a Thing in Turfgrass?

    I think its a larger societal problem that I could really hijack Dave's post on. I caddied a bit as a 12 year old. I got a job at 15 or 16 washing dishes in a bakery. Then my brother got me entangled in this superintendent life madness at 16. I made money after high school, bought a car and learned the value of work and the pain of paying taxes ( I still remember that first income tax and the madness of writing Uncle Sam a check at 16). Those were formative years. And I spent the majority of them on a golf course. I doubt if anyone under 18 can even get a job anymore? I'm sure they're out there, but not like they were back then. Lawyers, lawsuits, finger pointing, blah blah...yeechh.
  5. Brian Nettz, CGCS

    Is Evolution a Thing in Turfgrass?

    I felt the same way until I got robotic mowers and saw the power they leverage to increase efficiency and get a more limited crew size to details that were once always pushed aside to maintain bunkers. Now bunkers get raked while robot mows. Everyone keeps their job and things get done that there was never ample labor to do before. These robots are powerful tools at mid level and public courses where the labor crunch is at its worst.
  6. Brian Nettz, CGCS

    Is Evolution a Thing in Turfgrass?

    Dave, The USGA recently put out a video examining the increasing size of urban areas and how people have to travel farther to golf. It explores how this is impacting golf on a more global scale. You might find it interesting and slightly pertinent to you talk. https://www.facebook.com/USGA/videos/607379729736829/?__tn__=kC-R&eid=ARDiH6AXrVo-dtkN83RlzdBQq8rBpijdW7qoCWlZ6kJ5l28pEs0C1AiazJwcuesqLaQOWyema1TZDGUn&hc_ref=ARQA0BFJDP_xepeyCScGMMo37DjsTtAp5RGBcuhrYvCZzUMIJZwFG5MgRDEJ5VObXAM&fref=nf&__xts__[0]=68.ARCKGgLdfyKf1x3iREPit6Wo0wpWfDG2azDaCB7hNKkhcsg2vDohGpfLwb-tbnL2JCfxMpM6tnVL8dwuhPv5nKLdiZ-iIBcJHWxl57iklAXYj9zArdpGMdY73V3qretQj8LREAMQaY-cl3zJLE7jI87BUT-bS_t7PDsLaGASlzQiNyClYRZv_v8rZQ4uYyd3VQsPkcl97HKf2JnZSda2K-NGymTPOBRMA_PLJaEg4YpSCrhU7DHZrLbzKW7-DvF_lEs2ydHeuhs1i6SfjHbchYi3KCcggEQnYLEwn8LeJ5sOjbvn9NKF-PFqba1g6uA3xnbPtUGWMIFaspKaou2v-KuD
  7. Brian Nettz, CGCS

    A Message For Golf From A Last Wave Millennial

    Nice job Dave. You made your points well without lecturing. Certainly gave food for the proverbial thoughts. You have a nice on camera presence and are obviously at ease on the front end of a camera. Similarly, I was going to work on a similar video piece, but I couldn't figure out where to put the car chase, the shootout and the gratuitous lovemaking scenes...
  8. Brian Nettz, CGCS

    Ydnar's Tales of Golf Course Vengeance

    I can think of at least two foursomes where I need to walk to through the pro shop, big ol' Stihl 36 incher in hand, and mutter "red rum, red rum". Thanks to Hector and Ydnar!
  9. Brian Nettz, CGCS

    Golf Courses are like . . . Guitars?

    Hey man, don't pretend like you didn't party just because you don't want momma to know! That was a wild gig. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/RG69PMDBfaE" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    Golf Courses are like . . . Guitars?

    Wow, that ol' blackunwhite 'lectric guitar of yurn brings back memories of guest singing in your band back in the 80's. You jammin' on that git-ar better than Eddie Van and buddy beatin' the skins, a bleach blonde Dave Wilber jammin on the bass git-ar. What a sight we were! Tragic loss of a platinum album band on their meteoric rise from a groupie and the LSD I got...sad.
  11. Brian Nettz, CGCS

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

    I'm sorry for your loss, Peter. Great article about a really amazing guy. Wish I could have met him.
  12. Brian Nettz, CGCS

    Highlands Falls Royal Yacht Club

    That is cool. A big turnout too!
  13. Brian Nettz, CGCS

    The Origins of "Momma" Rockbottum

    I didn't know Slim Pickens was in The Green Berets with John Wayne.
  14. Brian Nettz, CGCS

    I Was Almost Killed For Not... Listening

    This is an awesome story. Pure gold!
  15. Brian Nettz, CGCS

    Take "The Dark Side" and Shove It

    I've believed for years that we should be offering sales technique seminars at GIS and at a chapter level. I always get a puzzled look or an eyebrow raised in disbelief. Everything we do is a sale- an equipment replacement, a tree plan, a budget, etc. I was happy to see someone else felt the same. I always enjoy your writing, Dave. Thanks! BN
  16. Brian Nettz, CGCS

    Don't Say It

    Was that shirt and hat plugged in or was this shot in 3D? Cuz that shirt and hat seemed like they were a jumpin' out my screen.
  17. Brian Nettz, CGCS

    How To Avoid The Bad Foot

    I can hear you and Momma hiking in the woods now.. C130 headed down the strip Airborne Caddy on a one way trip Look up, Hook up Shuffle to the door etc., etc., etc
  18. Brian Nettz, CGCS

    Cat Calendar Conspiracy

    At your request, here is the January photo.
  19. Brian Nettz, CGCS

    I Have Acquiesced

    Eddie Shore was a hockey great...and a legendary bruiser. Start with Wikipedia and then watch Slap Shot. Most of the characters in the movie were based on real people in hockey, i.e. the Hanson brothers were based on the Carlson brothers, who were actual players. I believe one of them accrued more than 1,000 penalty minutes in 500 games!
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    I Have Acquiesced

    Old time hockey...like Eddie Shore!
  21. Brian Nettz, CGCS

    BrokeBack CC And The 80 Year Old Cart Boy From Hell

    The Toro 970...lucky I lived to tell the tales of maintaining the 970. They were a glorious sight to behold running down the center of the fairways on sunny Minneapolis morns...
  22. Brian Nettz, CGCS

    Sometimes, you just gotta believe...

    Reminds me of my college professor who stated, " The turf lives in spite of all we do to it."
  23. Brian Nettz, CGCS

    The Turfgrass Futurist, February 2014

    You forgot goats.
  24. Brian Nettz, CGCS

    The Dark Side of GIS

    coffin dodgers... Fantastic!
  25. Brian Nettz, CGCS

    My Best Career Advice Came From A Rock Star

    Buddy of mine tried that...he didn't fare as well as you...
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