Superintendent Radio Network

A spring Poa-cast

A spring Poa-cast

March 20, 2017

Poa annua and other weedy matters are the subject of this early spring conversation with the University of Tennessee’s Dr. Jim Brosnan. The podcast also reveals details surrounding #PoaDay, an event that could foreshadow the future of university turfgrass field days. Read More

Tartan Talks No. 9

Tartan Talks No. 9

March 16, 2017

We welcomed our first guest to the GCI studio. Between work stops in Northeast Ohio, Richard Mandell visited us to record a Tartan Talks episode. Tee shot distance equity, bentgrass to Bermudagrass conversions and Mandell’s expanding business are among the topics in this fast-paced episode. Read More

Moving and shaking

Moving and shaking

March 10, 2017

Superintendent shifting at high-profile clubs, association statements, rule changes and trees in Mexico. GCI publisher Pat Jones and associate editor Guy Cipriano banter about a busy stretch in the industry. Read More

What’s it worth?

What’s it worth?

March 8, 2017

Golf Property Analysts President Larry Hirsh join us to provide insight on the relationship between a superintendent’s work and golf course property values. Hirsh also discusses his book “Golf Property Analysis and Valuation – A Modern Approach.” Read More

Tartan Talks No. 8

Tartan Talks No. 8

February 27, 2017

Bill Bergin of Bergin Golf Designs joins us for the eighth edition of our Tartan Talks series to discuss the Longleaf Tee Initiative involving the American Society of Golf Course Architects Foundation and U.S. Kids Golf. Bergin also describes how architects place tees and the link between proper tee selection and golfer enjoyment. Read More

Tweets with great views

Tweets with great views

February 2, 2017

Gull Lake (Mich.) Country Club superintendent Jesse Shaver joins us to discuss the scenic Michigan property he maintains and how quality images can create a dynamic social media presence. Shaver is being honored in the “Best Twitter Feed” category at #GCITweetUp17 in Orlando. Read More

Tartan Talks No. 7

Tartan Talks No. 7

January 27, 2017

Ian Andrew of Ian Andrew Golf Design joins us for the seventh edition of our Tartan Talk series to discuss one of the most debated topics in golf course design and maintenance – bunkers. Read More

"It's about the socks"

"It's about the socks"

January 27, 2017

In anticipation of the 2017 Golf Industry Show in Orlando, GCI publisher Pat Jones offers guidance and suggestions – and a bit of fashion advice – from his three decades of attending trade shows. Read More

Tartan Talks No. 6

Tartan Talks No. 6

January 9, 2017

Forrest Richardson of Forrest Richardson & Associates joins us for the sixth edition of our Tartan Talks series to discuss Mountain Shadows, a par-3 course consisting of only 13 ½ maintained acres of turf opening later this winter in Arizona. Richardson also describes philosophical changes in golf course maintenance and architecture in the arid West. Read More

What went down in ‘16

What went down in ‘16

December 21, 2016

The golf market didn’t expand in 2016, but plenty of encouraging things happened for people and facilities making smart decisions. GCI publisher Pat Jones and associate editor Guy Cipriano discuss industry trends and newsmakers as 2017 approaches. Read More

Building Bluejack

Building Bluejack

December 20, 2016

Bluejack National director of agronomy Eric Bauer might be the only person to grow-in four golf courses and have a Twitter handle on his golf bag. Bauer joined us to discuss his successful career, opening the first Tiger Woods-designed golf course in the United States, maintaining zoysiagrass and the power of social media. Read More

Tartan Talks No. 5

Tartan Talks No. 5

December 5, 2016

Nathan Crace of Watermark Golf joins us for the fifth edition of our Tartan Talks series to discuss the short course he built as a 10-year-old, his first encounter with Bob Cupp, practice facility design and even fiction writing. Read More

Update on ultradwarf

Update on ultradwarf

November 10, 2016

Old Chatham Golf Club director of golf course management and past Carolinas GCSA President Brian Powell discusses one of the popular topics in the region this year – managing ultradwarf Bermudagrass greens. Read More

Carolinas Show 2016

Carolinas Show 2016

November 10, 2016

Hope Valley Country Club superintendent and Carolinas GCSA President David Lee discusses 2016 around the region and what to expect from the 2016 Carolinas GCSA Conference and Show in Myrtle Beach. Read More

Wolfpack mentality

Wolfpack mentality

November 8, 2016

The National Golf Club of Canada associate superintendent Grant Murphy joins us at Green Start Academy to describe how his team gets individuals working together as one to accomplish lofty agronomic goals. Murphy also provides guidance on establishing a successful long-term relationship with a boss. Read More