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The Renovation Report: Dave Wilber chats with Tommy Naccarato

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TurfNet's Renovation Report is brought to you by Jacobsen and Golf Preservations. This episode's guest is golf architecture expert, golf historian and digital artist/Photoshop wunderkind, Tommy Naccarato.

Tommy's life changed forever after a visit to St. Andrews in the early 1990s.  Since that time, he has been an outspoken critic of the deficiencies in the design of many golf courses in the United States, in particular the works of noted architects such as the late Ted Robinson, Jr. and Tom Fazio while providing passionate support of the classic designs of Alister MacKenzie and George Thomas.

Tommy's passion for the game is unending. One of the leading voices on Internet golf discussion forums for years talks about how he turned his passion for art, architecture, golf and the digital world into his dream job. You'll hear Tommy's story as it led up to his work wth Gil Hanse on the Rio 2016 Golf Project. 

Tommy also has a passion for golf course superintendents. Which comes out in every part of this interview.

One tidbit: "Superintendents are our stars, the real heroes of the business…  they lay themselves out on the line every day."

And another: "I truly believe in 'death to clueless green committee members'..."

Learn more about Tommy by visiting his website, www.tommynacc.com