Thursday, June 29, 2017

Solheim Cup 2017

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit with my good friend, Rick Tegtmeier from Des Moines Golf and Country Club, host of the 2017 Solheim Cup. I had a chance to see some of Rick's renovation work and observe the turf conditions at DGCC. Hats off to this great superintendent and his staff, this facility looks amazing. The Solheim competitors will love this golf course. I was especially impressed with the Penn A-4 green surfaces. I have observed many Penn A-4 greens throughout the country and these may be the finest I have ever seen. They have the look of my old A-4 greens at CCRockies. Turf that is extremely dense with very diminutive plants of extremely fine texture. Absolutely fantastic.

I will be headed back to Des Moines for the Solheim Cup in mid-August to do video work and to volunteer preparing the golf course for the championship. I must say, I'm really looking forward to this opportunity. I will be posting regularly during the tournament, so stay tuned!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

WinField "Lunch and Learn" Dalton Ranch Golf Club, Durango, Colorado

I'm very pleased to be part of the educational team for the Winfield "Lunch and Learn" event at Dalton Ranch Golf Club in Durango, Colorado on July 12, 2017. Its been while since I've been to that part of Colorado and I'm really looking forward to visiting and presenting to many old friends. I'm also looking forward to meeting some of the new superintendents in that area. Can't wait, mark your calendar! Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

TurfNetTV - Latest Video is Live

My latest video for TurfNetTV is live on In this latest video, I chat with Joel Kachmarek, superintendent at Tacoma Country and Golf Club. Joel and I talk shade, trees, and a unique mowing pattern he has developed. Enjoy!

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Great Podcast with Dr. Frank Rossi...

This podcast from with Dr. Frank Rossi is a must listen. Frank chats with my good friend Dan Dinelli, Superintendent at North Shore Country Club and Dr. Roch Gaussoin, University of Nebraska. Dan has been performing his own research for greens construction and performance for almost 20 years at North Shore. His findings and opinions are truly fascinating. If you haven't listened  to this podcast and you are in the golf industry, an agronomist, or a golfer, what are you waiting for? Click HERE