Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Zone or Area Management Video....

My latest "ON COURSE" video is available for viewing. In this video I discuss "zone or area management". My philosophy is that turf managers should take a closer look at an area within an area, instead of thinking as an entire area. For example, should a singular fairway be treated as a whole? Maybe. Maybe not? Many time the same fairway could have 3-4 different zones that need to be managed differently. I will be posting more in the future about this "zone or area management", so stay tuned! Apologies for some audio issues! Thanks for watching.

Click this link to view:  https://turfnet.wistia.com/medias/mj05rtudd9

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Great Podcast by Dr. Frank Rossi and Dan Dinelli...

Calling all agronomists, if you haven't listen to the following podcast, YOU MUST! This is some great stuff! You may need to listen to it multiply times, because it is that good. Had a chance to talk with Dan at the recent GIS. May have to go visit him this summer when the renovation action takes place! Happy listening, click the link below:


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Ryder Cup - Turfgrass Team Video

A wonderful video has been produced about the 2016 Ryder Cup. This video features the preparations of the golf course by the Hazeltine National Golf Club - Turfgrass Team and its volunteers. It's a fantastic behind the scenes look of what it takes to prepare for the biggest event in golf. Enjoy the video.   

To view, click this linkhttps://vimeo.com/205063389 

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Golf Industry Show

The blog has been a little slow this past week because I've been attending the Golf Industry Show in Orlando, Florida. GIS, as its known, is the premier annual show for golf course turfgrass professionals from around the globe. It's a week long event that focuses primarily on education and a trade show, which showcases all the latest and greatest. Take a look...
It takes a good effort to cover the entire floor in two days.

Education is a very important part of GIS.

Technology continues to advance golf course equipment.

Bunker construction techniques is always a hot topic on the trade show floor.

HDPE fittings and couplings continue to evolve.

Always nice to see something new to fit your needs.

Seeing old friends is always the highlight of the week for me.

Enhancing new friendships is a highlight as well.

There are many great offerings on the floor to take advantage of.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Big Sports Night...

Most of you know, although I live in Colorado, my roots are in New England. So when it comes to sports, I'm all New England! It was a crazy night. Greatest comeback ever. Family and friends back in New England were celebrating late into the night. It was a great night for my two kids as well, they have grown up to be big Patriot fans. They now have witnessed two crazy Super Bowl wins in the last three years. For all my Denver Bronco friends, looks like I'll be able to talk a little smack again this year! What a game....
Even the Denver "Bronco" Post giving the Patriots some love!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Changing of the Blog....

My duties as golf course superintendent of the Country Club of the Rockies officially came to a close on January 2, 2017. Presently, I'm still working as a consultant for CCRockies to Carey Hofner, my former assistant who has taken my position. I will occasionally post about work at CCRockies, but the focus of this blog will be more personal and about my new Agronomic Services company ONCOURSETurf, LLC.  I will be blogging about the world of golf and golf course management, I'm sure you will find it of interest. I will be traveling extensively in 2017, visiting many golf courses throughout the US. This blog will highlight my many travels, including the US Open in June and the Solheim Cup in August. For the members of CCRockies, please continue to follow this blog. Thank you for following my old blog and moving to this one. It has been a pleasure to have you along for the ride, but the ride continues...so follow along!

Always one of my favorite spots at CCR, #10 green, dew covered with the sun rising. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

One More THANK YOU.....

You can say....... I have saved the best for last. There is one more big thank you to give out and this goes to Tom Apple, or better known as TA! I can't say enough about the relationship I have had with Tom. In all my years in the golf industry, he is the best Golf Professional I have ever work along side! My success at CCRockies was due in part to Tom Apple. He took me under his wing the first few years to guide me on what the expectations were for the club. Those first few years were invaluable and ultimately made my career at CCRockies a success. Tom's office door was always open for me and I will never forget that! He always treated me with tremendous respect. We learned from each other and I feel that made us the "Ultimate Team". Tom Apple.........thank you for being my friend and co-worker for the last 22 years!