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Ready to learn the newest tips to keep your golf course running in top condition? GCI Magazine brings you news and exclusive interviews with the people who know how to build great turf. Subscribe for our regular podcast - and don't forget to visit us at http://www.golfcourseindustry.com for even more great info!

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Ready to learn the newest tips to keep your golf course running in top condition? GCI Magazine brings you news and exclusive interviews with the people who know how to build great turf. Subscribe for our regular podcast - and don't forget to visit us at http://www.golfcourseindustry.com for even more great info!

Rank #1: Striving for summer success

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Mike Dachowski discusses the agronomic philosophies at Rhode Island gem Shelter Harbor Golf Club.

May 30 2019

22hr 2mins

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Rank #2: Beyond the Page, Episode 5

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Game Plan columnist Henry DeLozier makes his Beyond the Page debut to talk about the goodness — the greatness — of golf.

Mar 31 2020

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Rank #3: Beyond the Page, Episode 3

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Dive deeper the January issue of Golf Course Industry with new columnist Bradley S. Klein, Jared Kalina of Ballyneal Golf and Hunt Club and Kyle Hegland of Sand Hills Golf Club, and GCI editor Guy Cipriano.

Jan 14 2020

59hr

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Rank #4: Disease discussion: Figuring out fairy ring

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Fairy ring can emerge anywhere in the country, anywhere on the course and in any kind of weather. Jen Browning helps you ID and treat the ugly disease.

Apr 13 2020

22mins

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Rank #5: Off the Course, Episode 1

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Alex Stuedemann of TPC Deere Run sits down to talk about his commitment to keeping his skin as healthy as his mind and body.

Sep 11 2019

28hr 1min

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Rank #6: Humid, hilly and healthy

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Eric Materkowski describes his career journey and how his team consistently provides terrific playing surfaces at an elite Pittsburgh club.

Jul 23 2019

22hr 2mins

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Rank #7: Tartan Talks No. 46: Part 1

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A two-part look at how golf course architects are handling COVID-19 begins with ASGCA President Jan Bel Jan offering perspective from a lifetime in golf. Plus, tips for handling course landscapes and trees during periods of maintenance reductions.

Apr 15 2020

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Rank #8: Beyond the Page, Episode 6

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Perry Park Country Club superintendent Justin Daigle joins us to talk tech (he is a big believer in the power of autonomous mowers) — and to help out Colorado first responders.

Apr 07 2020

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Rank #9: Greens with Envy, Episode 8

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Guy and Matt recap an incredibly fun visit to Palm Beach Par 3 Golf Course, name drop Richard Petty(!) and Vanilla Ice(?), and preview the Golf Industry Show.

Jan 21 2020

39hr

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Rank #10: Tartan Talks No. 44

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A conversation with Bobby Weed continues our look at Pete Dye’s impact on golf course architecture, construction and maintenance.

Feb 25 2020

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Rank #11: Studying six-legged perplexion

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Turfgrass pests are always on the mind of Penn State’s Dr. Ben McGraw (@TurfEnto). The witty turfgrass entomologist describes the current state of ABW and white grubs control, including his work with Bayer’s new active ingredient Tetraniliprole.

Feb 26 2020

31mins

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Rank #12: Disease discussion: Get the first one right

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How important is the first dollar spot application for season-long control? Dr. Richard Latin and Kyle Miller explain why falling behind puts superintendents in a tough spot.

Mar 11 2020

22mins

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Rank #13: No problems in Nebraska

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An abundance of public play brings heavy turf traffic. A significant tournament brings attention. Jim Nedrow explains how The Club at Indian Creek handles numerous stresses.

Feb 05 2020

34mins

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Rank #14: Off the Course, Episode 5

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Nine years ago, Brian Boyer weighed 205 pounds and smoked two packs a day. Now he runs ultramarathons. How did he trade one addiction for another? And how does he balance running with fatherhood and work at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club?

Jan 07 2020

38hr 1min

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Rank #15: Greens with Envy, Episode 9

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Guy and Matt dive into Cub Cadet's departure from the autonomous mower market for golf, their thoughts from the Golf Industry Show, and more Florida course visits.

Feb 18 2020

44mins

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Rank #16: Tartan Talks No. 45

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From the comfort of what has long been the front room of their Toledo office, Steve Forrest and Shawn Smith reflect on their decades working together and the transition to working from home.

Mar 17 2020

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Rank #17: Off the Course, Episode 7

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Donovan Maguigan is in his second year as the superintendent at Springdale Golf Club in Princeton, New Jersey. He is also a mega bibliophile — so much so that he’s on pace to finish more than 100 books this year. Where does he find the time?

Mar 24 2020

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Rank #18: Off the Course, Episode 6

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Where in the world is Matthew Gourlay? The Colbert Hills veteran joins us (from Kansas) to talk about growing up in the industry, his family's long history in the game and ... Eugene Levy?

Feb 11 2020

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Rank #19: Beyond the Page, Episode 4

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Dive deeper the February issue of Golf Course Industry (finally!) with Ashley Wilkinson of Horry Georgetown Technical College about turf student education and back-page columnist Matthew Wharton about playing off mats in the winter.

Mar 04 2020

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Rank #20: Tartan Talks No. 43

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Brian Curley of Schmidt-Curley Golf Design looks back on the late Pete Dye and describes what the legendary architect meant to the people who worked with him.

Jan 28 2020

32hr

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Greens with Envy 24: Local links

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Nearly three-quarters of all U.S. golf course facilities are open to the public. Matt and Guy discuss two picturesque public courses filled with great characters and small-business savvy.

Mar 02 2021

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Tartan Talks No. 56: Robert McNeil

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Robert McNeil designs, renovates, restores and manages golf courses. He also owns one. Listen to why he’s heavily invested into promoting and creating fast, friendly and inclusive golf experiences.

Feb 23 2021

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Off the Course 17: Thad Thompson

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A metal fan for years, Terry Hills Golf Course superintendent Thad Thompson is now a proud Metal Dad — his younger son, Dylan, is the drummer for the up-and-coming metal band Invictra.

Feb 16 2021

50mins

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Beyond the Page 16: Labor talk

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Veteran superintendents Ron Furlong and Matthew Wharton talk about labor challenges, lessons learned in 2020 and more.

Feb 10 2021

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Wonderful Women of Golf No. 1: Sue Spahr

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Why does Sue Spahr often refer to Swanhills Golf Course as her “first born?” The veteran superintendent joins Rick Woelfel to describe her unique connection with the northwest Illinois land she has spent a quarter-century managing.

Feb 04 2021

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Greens with Envy 23: Golfing celebs

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What celebrities have most affected the game over the decades? Matt and Guy share their top five, plus thoughts about winter golf television, recent reads and more.

Feb 02 2021

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Tartan Talks No. 55: Bruce Charlton

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From running around his neighborhood golf course to traveling the world with one of the industry’s most recognizable design firms, Robert Trent Jones II chief design offer Bruce Charlton has spent much of the past 40 years on the move. We got him to stop for a few minutes to reflect on his career journey.

Jan 27 2021

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Off the Course 16: Raul Iurk

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Raul Iurk is a talented young turf pro with some impressive stops on his resume. He is also a native Brazilian now tangled in a complicated visa situation.

Jan 19 2021

41mins

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Beyond the Page 15: State of the Industry

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Golf Course Industry editors Guy Cipriano and Matt LaWell dive into the incredible facts and figures in the 10th annual State of the Industry report, and Dr. Kelly Price discusses how the game might be able to market and grow after a booming 2020.

Jan 12 2021

56mins

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Greens with Envy 22: Hurricane Hatfield

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Golf Course Industry sales wizard and novice golfer Andrew "Hurricane" Hatfield returns to recap his first full year on the course. (The kid is turning into a heck of a golfer!)

Jan 05 2021

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Tartan Talks No. 54: Jeff Brauer and Nathan Crace

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Jeff and Nathan helped create a great book from the ASGCA Foundation to help your bosses make thoughtful course improvement decisions. They explain the methodology behind the book — and some of its witty lines — on the final Tartan Talks of 2020.

Dec 28 2020

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Beyond the Page, Episode 14: Tim Moraghan

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What did we learn about the industry in 2020? Will bunkers without rakes and putting with the flagstick in become long-term practices? What must be promoted to keep tee times filled in 2021? The industry’s most candid columnist provides answers in the audio version of the annual Grainy Awards.

Dec 21 2020

39mins

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Off the Course, Episode 15

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Eric Bauer is best known as the director of agronomy at Bluejack National, but on Friday nights and Saturday afternoons, he is a football parent — the father of a Magnolia Bulldog and an Arkansas Razorback.

Dec 15 2020

1hr 9mins

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Beyond the Page, Episode 13

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Thirteen industry professionals contributed stories to our fifth annual Turfheads Take Over issue, including Charlie Fultz, who returned to golf after 13 years away, and Jason Hollen, who wrapped up his November Rain trilogy. These are their stories.

Dec 08 2020

54mins

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Labor, labor, labor

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Tyler Bloom (@tbloom_golf) chats about a subject confounding superintendents and operators – and reveals why he’s dedicating himself to offering solutions for colleagues and clubs.

Dec 07 2020

42mins

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Tartan Talks No. 53

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Fry Straka Global Golf Course Design’s Jason Straka and Kenwood Country Club’s Kent Turner return for an encore to discuss how they reached the big-project finish line in a year filled with volatility.

Nov 30 2020

37mins

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100 MPH Toward a Major Event

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They’re playing a huge tournament in Texas. In December. On two courses instead of one. Go inside U.S. Women’s Open preparations and learn about handling in-season adjustments with Champions Golf Club director of agronomy Chris Ortmeier.

Nov 23 2020

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Off the Course, Episode 14

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A podcast about podcasting? Sure, why not? Assistant superintendents Will Dennis and James Cornell dive into the origins of their Not So Superintendent comedy podcast, industry reaction, the show’s future — and what you need to know to start your own podcast.

Nov 17 2020

46mins

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Greens with Envy, Episode 21

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Matt pops a top while Guy recaps visits to Stonewall Resort, Pete Dye Golf Club and Bridgeport Country Club in West Virginia, and Chartiers Country Club and Fox Chapel Golf Club around Pittsburgh.

Nov 10 2020

51mins

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Off the Course, Episode 13

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The podcast heads back *on* the course, at least for this episode, to find out how Dub’s Dread Golf Club superintendent Bryan Nierman popped the question and got his girlfriend to say “Yes.”

Nov 05 2020

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By BerkleighSuper - May 10 2020
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Great podcast. Would like to hear more from supers and assistants in regards to on course topics.

Assistant Superintendent

By @Ski_KC - Jan 11 2015
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Fantastic job with the podcasts. Very informative and educational.