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  • 00:23

    Renovation Report: Master Plan Renovation at Copperleaf Golf Club

    in Science

    In this episode of the TurfNet Renovation Report -- presented by Golf Preservations and Jacobsen -- host Jon Kiger talks with David Dore-Smith about the ongoing renovation started in April of this year at Copperleaf Golf Club, Bonita Springs, FL.


    Copperleaf was scheduled to be renovated in 2020, but due to an overwhelming response to a membership vote in 2014 regarding the Master Plan, the renovation was accelerated to 2015.  Agronomic issues being addressed include drainage, the overall elevation of the greens, inconsistencies within the bunkers, and degrading cart path surfaces. Fairways are being regrassed to Celebration Bermudagrass.


    Architect: Kip Shulties


    Contractor: Landirr, Inc.


    For further information on David's project, visit his blog at http://www.copperleafgcm.com/.

  • 01:16

    The Turfgrass Zealot Project: with special guest Mike Kosak

    in Golf

    Join Dave Wilber for the very first episode of the Turfgrass Zealot Project with his guest Mike Kosak.


    THE FIRST EPISODE IS HERE.


    Get to know Dave Wilber as he tells a bit of his story and is joined by superintendent legend Mike Kosak.


    Going Deep!!

  • 01:00

    The Renovation Report: Dave Wilber Talks to Golf Architect Jeff Mingay

    in Golf

    Join Dave Wilber and Golf Course Architect Jeff Mingay for a discussion centered around distance.


    Canada's Jeff Mingay has studied golf course architecture from every angle. This time we look at the concept of distance and the effect it has on renovations and restorations. Jeff isn't short of opinions and this will be a lively discussion.


    Brought to you by Jacobsen and Golf Preservations.

  • 00:59

    Renovation Report: Armen Suny of Suny Zokol Design

    in Golf

    This episode of The Renovation Report features Armen Suny of SunyZokol Golf Design. 


    If you don't know Armen Suny, you are in for a real treat. His candid, real-world and experienced opinion is one of the most unique and sought-after opinions in the iindustry. His blog, The Anarchist's Guide to Golf Design is a place for true unfettered ideas.


    Suny Zokol Golf Design, LTD. is the partnership of 25 year PGA Tour veteran Richard Zokol and Armen Suny, a former Superintendent and General Manager at Top 100 golf courses including Shadow Creek, Castle Pines GC, Cherry Hills CC. SZGD believe in nature -ased minimalist design focusing on the ground game and cost effective superior golf that is aesthetically engaging. They hand craft bunkers and design/build great golf courses on-site with a talented group of operator/shapers.


    Dave Wilber will be interviewing Armen. The combination of the two will prove to be memorable!


     

  • 00:33

    Renovation Report: Milton-Hoosic Club, with Jeff Urquhart and Robert McNeil

    in Science

    Jon Kiger talks with Jeff Urquhart, golf course superintendent, and Robert McNeil, architect with The Northeast Golf Company (Saunderstown, Rhode Island), about the ongoing Master Plan restoration project at the 1891 Willie Park-designed Milton-Hoosic Club in Canton, Massachusetts.  Two fairway bunkers on hole #9 were renovated this year. Milton-Hoosic is a 9-hole private club located south of Boston.


    The TurfNet Renovation Report is presented by Golf Preservations and Jacobsen.

  • 00:45

    Frankly Speaking with Paul MacCormack, The Mindful Superintendent

    in Golf

    Frankly Speaking with Paul MacCormack, Golf Course Supt. and General Manager of Fox Meadow Golf Club on Prince Edward Island about being intentional about pacing yourself during the season. The aggressive pace of the growing seasons can be stressful, especially in the North at this time and the South during the January to March period when your course is most actively used and judged. Tips on how to find a peaceful spot, even if it is at 5am before anyone arrives will be offered!
     

  • 00:45

    Frankly Speaking: Environmental Stewardship with Anthony Williams, CGCS

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    In this episode Frank speaks with Anthony L. Williams, CGCS, CGM, Director of Grounds for Stone Mountain Golf Club and the Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Anthony is also the author of The Environmental Stewardship Toolkit, an excellent handbook for golf course superintendents interested in a practical approach to environmental stewardship. Anthony was also the 2009 TurfNet Superintendent of the Year! Buckle up for a full throttle discussion about walking the walk of environmental stewardship on the golf course. Presented by DryJect, Maximus by DryJect, and True-Surface by Turfline.

  • 00:45

    Renovation Report: Spring Lake (NJ) Golf Club

    in Golf

    In this episode of the Renovation Report, host Dave Wilber talks with Josh Reiger, gc superintendent at Spring Lake Golf Club and Tripp Davis of Tripp Davis & Associates (golf course architect) about the recently completed second phase of the renovation at SLGC, located one mile from the Atlantic Ocean in Spring Lake Heights, NJ.


    Spring Lake is a 1911 George Thomas design that was updated by A. W. Tillinghast in 1917. Spring Lake was the last course that George Thomas designed on the East Coast and his only course in New Jersey. 


    For a complete history of the club, visit here.


    Watch a month of construction of the 14th green complex at Spring Lake in this time-lapse video.

  • 00:46

    Part Two with Dr. Micah Woods: Precision turf mgt, value of light to turf

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    In this episode, we are Speaking Frankly again with Dr. Micah Woods, Chief Scientist at the Asian Turfgrass Center in Bangkok, Thailand, on increasing the precision of nutrient management programs and understanding the value of light for high performance golf turf management.
     

  • 00:45

    Frankly Speaking with Paul MacCormack, The Mindful Superintendent

    in Science

    In this episode we are Speaking Frankly with TurfNet Blogger "The Mindful Superintendent" Paul MacCormack. Frank and Paul chat about facing grief and loss with kindness, taking time to recharge during the off-season, and wellness tips that take care of your best asset during the heat of the season-YOU! Join us this week for lively discussion and Frankly Speaking you just mght be surprised how much you can learn about yourself in 40 minutes!

  • 00:46

    Frankly Speaking with Steve McDonald, Turfgrass Disease Solutions

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    In this episode, I speak frankly with Steve McDonald, owner/operator of Turfgrass Disease Solutions, Spring City, PA. Listen to lively bante about turf conditions this spring in the Mid-Atlantic, annual bluegrass weevil on bentgrass, disease management keys looking to the summer, and also some native fescue area research and observations.