Rank #1: The Turfgrass Zealot Project, Ep. #28 with Thomas Bastis, CGCS
As Winter heads out and the season is upon most superintendents, Dave and Thomas take a moment to get some perspective on why it rocks to share information.
A simple and yet not always used concept.
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Mar 23 2017
Rank #2: Frankly Speaking with Doug Soldat: Smart Fertilization for Smart Turf Managers
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Rank #3: TurfHead Jam Session with Kevin Ross and Dave Wilber, Session Number 1
Call it experimental or explorational or just plan fun. Kevin and Dave sit down for a session. And no topic is off limits. With more than 60 years of combined experience in direct hands on agronomy life, there is bound to be some wisdom. And good chops to hear.
This session includes riffs around Tiger Woods, Anxiety and Depression, Clipping Volume and more.
The mics and recorders are on you get to enjoy The Jam.
Sep 27 2018
Rank #4: The Turfgrass Zealot Project Episode #9 with Chris Tritabaugh and Scott Hess
Chris Tritabaugh is the superintendent at Hazeltine National Golf Club, host to the 2016 Ryder Cup. Chris shares his ideas about work and life and how he handles his staff and the hours required to do his job at a very high profile place.
Scott Hess is Executive Vice President/Human Intelligence at SPARK, one of the world's leading media agencies and part of the Publicis Groupe. Scott talks about Generational Science and the Millennial Generation. Scott's work in this area is influencing millions of dollars in advertising and helping companies and brands relate to those born between 1980 and 2000. Scott's outstanding TEDx talk can be seen here.
Dave Wilber talks about hanging onto youth, changing and relating. If our business is to grow and change in a growing and changing world, understanding the viewpoints of people like these two is key.
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Rank #5: Frankly Speaking: Chris Tritabaugh on the Ryder Cup
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Rank #6: Frankly Speaking with Brian Winka, CSFM: "Bluemuda" and Overseeding
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Rank #7: Frankly Speaking: Four Influencers and Mindfulness
Peter McCormick, founder of TurfNetDavid Kuypers, Syngenta CanadaPaul MacCormack, Fox Meadow Golf & Country ClubChris Tritabaugh, Hazeltine National Golf Club
Spend an hour and learn how to turn off the noise, focus and prioritize.
Presented by Civitas and DryJect.
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Rank #8: Frankly Speaking with Dr. Bruce Branham: Organic vs Synthetic Nitrogen in turf
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Rank #9: The Renovation Report with Guest Thomas Bastis, CGCS
Thomas shares his experience in looking back as his old/new golf course matures. It hasn't all been easy. But he's candid about what worked and what didn't work and what he might do again. He also gets firm and fast with some good stories and insights. And being the early adopting tech leader that he is, Thomas speaks about what he's working on. Always keeping it new.
It's an hour of deep conversation and insight with one of the industry greats.
The TurfNet Renovation Report is sponsored by Golf Preservations and by Jacobsen and is only on TurfNet Radio.
Dec 15 2016
Rank #10: Randy Wilson with Mark Hoban: Biochar to RiverJuice, beekeeping, and the Air2G2
Mark fills us in on his current delvings into biochar, compost extracts (as opposed to compost tea... which he explains the difference), new applications for the Air2G2 machine, an untraditional take on beekeeping, and growing mushrooms for the club restaurant.
Presented by VinylGuard Golf.
Nov 01 2017
Rank #11: The Ladder: A visit with Ryan Moy, asst supt at Hazeltine National Golf Club
Oct 06 2016
Rank #12: Frankly Speaking with Dr. Bill Kreuser: PGRs, growth potential and timing
Oct 19 2015
Rank #13: Frankly Speaking with John Sorochan: Factors affecting putting green performance
A native of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Dr. John Sorochan began working on the grounds crew at Earl Grey Golf and Country Club in 1988. This experience led him to Michigan State University where he earned his Ph.D. in Turfgrass Science in 2002. He is currently a Distinguished Professor of Turfgrass Science and Management in the Plant Sciences Department at the University of Tennessee (UT), where he also serves as the Co-Director for the UT Center for Athletic Field Safety.
Feb 14 2019
Rank #14: Living Legends: Dr. Al Turgeon, professor emeritus at Penn State
Turgeon learned a work ethic early on in his father's restaurant and then developed a love of the outdoors and turfgrass by working for his uncle, Bruno Vadala, at Metropolis Country Club in White Plains, NY.
A stint in VietNam as an Army helicopter pilot gave him a new perspective on life and he turned his attention to teaching.
One of his more recent accomplishments before his 2011 retirement was spearheading the development of Penn State's World Campus distance learning program.
Presented by the Nufarm Insider.
Jul 31 2018
Rank #15: Frankly Speaking: Dr. Ben McGraw on ABW research, management and control
Presented by Civitas Turf Defense and DryJect.
Apr 25 2019
Rank #16: All things ROOTZONES: Dr. Cale Bigelow with Frank Rossi on Frankly Speaking
maintaining optimal soil moisture on new greens, older greens, California greens
the value of vacuum extraction devices (likeon new versus older greens…
vacuum extraction vs oxygenating via reverse operation; regional differences
surface fans, and
Presented by DryJect and Civitas.
Sep 06 2018
Rank #17: Frankly Speaking (again) with Jim Wagner of Hanse Design, at Merion Golf Club
How critical is the golf course superintendent in a renovation project? Wagner says that the ultimate success of a project can be predicted by gauging the enthusiasm level of the superintendent, and that often depends on their inclusion in early conversations and later in the decision-making processes.
How can superintendents leverage the current and continuing influx of investment money into golf course renovation projects? Listen and find out.
The "Howard Stern of TurfNet?" Really?
Presented by Civitas/Intelligro and DryJect.
Jun 14 2018
Rank #18: Frankly Speaking with Dan Dinelli: What I Learned From New Bent-on-Sand Greens
A fresh look at behavior and management of organic matter and biomass in sand-based systems, down to the single-particle level. A fascinating discussion!
Frankly Speaking is presented by Civitas/Intelligro and DryJect.
Dec 13 2019
Rank #19: BASF Pin Sheet: "Championship Conditions" at GIS2017
The theme of the BASF booth (#3033) is "Championship Conditions". A panel discussion with John Zimmers of Oakmont Country Club and a presentation by Mark Kuhns of Baltusrol Golf Club highlight the schedule.
Feb 01 2017
Rank #20: Renovation Report: Anthony Pioppi with Scott Ramsay CGCS, Yale Golf Course
Ramsay has been at Yale since 2003 and was the TurfNet Superintendent of the Year in 2006. Working for an academic institution, he occasionally claims the tongue-in-cheek title of "Director of the Department of Applied Botany" at Yale.
The "renovation of the renovation" at Yale -- a complete renovation was finished up in 2003 -- focuses on reclaiming lost green area and tree removal. The Yale course in the middle of a 450 urban forest owned by the university.
Ramsay quips that "we don't measure greens here in square feet... we measure them in acres". He relies on a 1934 aerial map along with poking a lot of holes to find the gravel choker layer that Raynor liked to use. Once the original green outline is determined, he uses the "scalp and pray" method to bring the turf to green height.
He also discusses his new 15,000 sq ft plug nursery in which he has cultivated the mix of German bents, velvets, Penncross and Poa that match the original turf on the golf course.
Spend a half hour or so with Tony and Scott! Good conversation!
Presented by Golf Preservations, the greens drainage specialists and full service restoration/renovation contractors.
Jun 14 2018