You may have heard of the new Monday night show "Smash!" on NBC? Well, it's got nothin' on GCSAA's "Turfgrass Talk Show," which debuted this morning at the GCSAA Education Conference to rave reviews.
The "Turfgrass Talk Show" featured pre-show entertainment as well as "Tonight Show"-style musical lead-ins and fade-outs from The Bronk Bros. Band, featuring GCSAA members John Fulling, CGCS, and Heath Bronkema. They rocked the house.
Host for the show, which ran for 90 minutes but seemed fast-paced nevertheless, was Michigan State's Thom Nikolai, Ph.D. Nikolai led four guests -- Michael Morris, CGCS at Crystal Downs CC in Michigan; Matthew Taylor, CGCS and director of golf at Royal Poinciana GC in Florida; Doug Karcher, Ph.D., from the University of Arkansas; and Rodney Tocco Jr., a doctoral student at Michigan State -- in a discussion of a topic picked by GCSAA members well in advance of the conference. Wetting agents got the good news/bad news treatment from the guests, with the superintendents offering moderate skepticism and the researchers providing data to support their use.