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Brian Nettz, CGCS

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  1. Hey what was that guy doing in the beginning rolling a ball off a stick?
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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>
  10. 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. I'm sorry for your loss, Peter. Great article about a really amazing guy. Wish I could have met him.
  12. I didn't know Slim Pickens was in The Green Berets with John Wayne.
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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!
  17. 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...
  18. Reminds me of my college professor who stated, " The turf lives in spite of all we do to it."
  19. Buddy of mine tried that...he didn't fare as well as you...
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