Rank #1: 13. MVT winner Greg Neill and Bayer's Paul Giordano, Ph.D., and Mike Hirvela
This episode of the GCSAA Podcast features an interview with the winner of this year's Most Valuable Technician Award — Greg Neill from Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Dallas at Las Colinas. It also features a Partner Profile conversation with Bayer's Paul Giordano, Ph.D., and Mike Hirvela about the company's Signature XTRA Stressgard line of fungicide products and a quick look into the crystal ball to see what superintendents might be facing for the rest of 2019.
Sep 26 2019
Rank #2: 14. Curtis Tyrrell, CGCS, MG, and Bayer's Mark Clodfelter and Sean McNerney
Curtis Tyrrell, CGCS, MG, the longtime head of golf course maintenance at Medinah Country Club, leads off this episode of the GCSAA Podcast. Tyrrell discusses his career, his time at Medinah — which included hosting the 2012 Ryder Cup — and his newest foray into online video and podcasting. Also in this episode is a Partner Profile conversation with Bayer's Mark Clodfelter and Sean McNerney about the company's new FlexSolutions program.
Oct 21 2019
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Rank #3: 16. Thom Nikolai, Ph.D., the "Doctor of Green Speed"
Thom Nikolai, Ph.D. — the "Doctor of Green Speed" — is our guest on this episode of the GCSAA Podcast. The senior turfgrass academic specialist at Michigan State talks about his career path into golf course management, how he became interested in and established himself as an industry leader in putting green maintenance, green speeds and the benefits of lightweight rolling and his role in the annual Turfgrass Talk Show at the Golf Industry Show.
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Jan 05 2020
Rank #4: Ep. 11: A Conversation with Matt Shaffer
In this episode of the GCSAA Podcast, we revisit a conversation with Matt Shaffer, the longtime superintendent at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa., that was originally recorded last fall. We talk about his storied career in golf course management, how the business has changed over the years and the things that are holding his attention after retirement (hint: it involves fishing).
Aug 12 2019
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Rank #5: Ep. 9: Assistant Superintendents Carol Turner and Phillip Fischer, and a conversation with Bayer's Patrick Burgess, Ph.D.
In this episode of the GCSAA Podcast, we dive into the world of assistant superintendents and talk with Carol Turner and Phillip Fisher, two members of GCSAA's Assistant Superintendent Task Group. Carol is the second assistant superintendent at Ladies Golf Club of Toronto, while Phillip is the assistant superintendent at Brickyard Crossing Golf Course in Indianapolis, Ind. We also feature another of our Partner Profile conversations and talk to Bayer's Patrick Burgess, Ph.D., field development scientist.
May 31 2019
Rank #6: Ep. 10: Equipment Managers Patrick Drinkard and Kayla Kipp
In this episode of the GCSAA Podcast, we go into the shop and talk with two of the industry's leading equipment managers — Patrick Drinkard from the Clubs of Cordillera Ranch in Boerne, Texas, and Kayla Kipp from Wisp Resort in McHenry, Md. We discuss the journey they took to their current positions, the challenges and opportunities facing golf course equipment managers and their roles on GCSAA's Equipment Managers Task Group.
Jul 03 2019
Rank #7: 18. Live from GIS 2020: Gil Hanse
This episode of the GCSAA Podcast — recorded live at the 2020 Golf Industry Show in Orlando — features golf course architect Gil Hanse. The lead designer on the Olympic Golf Course in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, who also oversaw the renovation of the West Course at Winged Foot Golf Club, site of this June's U.S. Open, Hanse talks about how he got into a career as a golf course architect, some of his most notable projects and his working relationship with golf course superintendents.
Jan 29 2020
Rank #8: 22. Golf writer Gary D'Amato on working with (and for) superintendents
In this episode of the GCSAA Podcast, we talk with award-winning golf writer Gary D'Amato, senior writer with Killarney Golf Media and the website Wisconsin.golf. A longtime golf journalist who has covered more than 75 majors — including every Masters since 1993 — D'Amato talks about his recent story that chronicled his day volunteering on the maintenance team at The Oaks Golf Course in Cottage Grove, Wisc. ("Feeling super"), golf in the state of Wisconsin and how the coronavirus has impacted the industry there.
Apr 28 2020
Rank #9: Ep. 5: The 2019 Golf Industry Show with GCSAA's Jana Brown and Matt Brown
In this episode of the GCSAA Podcast, we talk all things Golf Industry Show, which is set for Feb. 2-7 in San Diego, with Jana Brown, CMP, GCSAA's director, conference events and meeting planning, and Matt Brown, GCSAA's director, corporate sales. For more information on the Golf Industry Show, go to www.golfindustryshow.com.
Jan 26 2019
Rank #10: Ep. 7: We Are Golf's Steve Mona and a Conversation with Bayer's Chenxi Zhang, Ph.D., and Paul Giordano, Ph.D.
On this episode of the GCSAA Podcast, we talk with Steve Mona, the executive director of We Are Golf and the recently retired CEO of the World Golf Foundation who spent 14 years as the CEO of GCSAA (1993-2008). We cover the state of the golf industry, Mona's recent job change and the upcoming National Golf Day activities. We also have a Partner Profile conversation with Bayer's Chenxi Zhang, Ph.D., product development manager, and Paul Giordano, Ph.D., Green Solutions Team specialist.
Apr 05 2019