Tuesday, August 29, 2017

2017 Solheim Cup - That's a Wrap

In this video foTurfNet.com I talk with Rick Tegtmeier about the finish of the Solheim Cup and how everything went for him and his staff. As usual Rick never takes any of the credit and gives it all to his staff. Come on Rick, puff out your chest for at least for an hour or two, you deserve it. Check it out HERE

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Solheim Cup 2017 - Rick T's Special Forces Elite Bunker Team

In this video for TurfNet.com I talk with Rick Tegtmeier about his special Elite Forces Bunker Team. Rick tells us about his thought process for the bunker team and selection. It is a very neat gesture on his part. Well done Rick! I also talk with two members of the team Stephanie Schwenke of Syngenta, and Tracey Maddison from the British International Golf Greenskeepers Association (BIGGA). This video was a lot of fun to produce and these ladies were a blast to work with. Take a look, CLICK HERE 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Solheim Cup 2017 - It's an Iowa Thing

In this TurfNet on Tour video for TurfNet.com I have a chat with Rick Tegtmeier about a couple unique things I noticed out on the golf course. It's an Iowa Thing. Click HERE to view.

Solheim Cup 2017 - A Chat with Rick Tegtmeier

In this TurfNet on Tour video for TurfNet.com I have a chat with my good friend Rick Tegtmeier who is the Director of Grounds at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club. Rick has done an amazing job at DMGCC and had things perfect for the tournament. Click HERE to view. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Solheim Cup 2017 - Volunteers in a Fairway Symphony

Most of my volunteer time at the Solheim Cup was spent mowing fairways morning and evenings with a tremendous group of individuals. Click HERE to view this video about Volunteers in a Fairway Symphony. This was truly a treat!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Solheim Cup 2017 - Come Along for the Ride....

This week I'm located in the great state of Iowa at Des Monies Golf and Country Club. I'm here helping my good friend, Rick Tegtmeier who is the Director of Grounds for DMGCC prepare the golf course for the championship. I'm also producing a v-blog for TurfNet.com it's called TurfNet on Tour. Take a look HERE 

It's great to be involved at Solheim Cup 2017. Stay tuned here and come along for the ride!

Friday, August 11, 2017

So you think its been Raining??

This is some of the most interesting data I have seen recently concerning rainfall in Colorado this summer. Everyone seems to think its been raining everyday, when in fact that's not the case throughout the entire state. Take a look at those red numbers, pretty amazing! Eagle to Steamboat is just slightly over 1/3 of the summer average, where the southeastern portion of the state is well above average. This just goes to show how localized the weather patterns can be in Colorado. Hopefully, some of those red and yellow areas can catch up over the next couple months.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Trading Sunrises for Sunsets.........

When I finished my career as a golf course superintendent, I thought one thing I would really miss was the sunrises. Well, Michael Stachowicz sent me a message and told me when he finished his GCS career it was a matter of just trading sunrise for sunsets. He was dead on! As a GCS most of the year you were sleeping as sunsets occurred so you didn't catch many of those. Not any more. I rarely miss a sunset and its one of the highlights of my day! Take a look of some of my July sunset weather photos, enjoy!

This one from the Drone!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

TurfNet 'Tips and Tricks' Video....

My latest video for TurfNet.com is live. In this Tips and Tricks video, I highlight an idea from a former intern of mine, Brian Boll. Brian is now the golf course superintendent at North Oaks Golf Club in Minnesota. Brian makes a calendar each season, which everyone on his staff receives on their first day of work. Where this idea really shines is that everyone gets one to take home to reference if needed. Many superintendents have a calendar posted at their facility, but giving each staff member their own copy is not something normally done. This helps keep everyone on the same page. Thanks Brian.....great tip!

To view the video, click HERE