Firm and Fast

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Unknown unknowns and the golfing road less travelled

Episode 50: Nathan Bennett – Superintendant @ Royal Adelaide Golf Club

Recorded 1/5/2024

Nathan Bennett comes from county Victorian forming stock, so he's not afraid of hard yakka ('hard work' for non Australians). His can do approach has seen him on a green keeping journey which started in Murray Downs and would go on to include Metropolitan, Moonah Legends, The Sands anf finally to Royal Adelaide.

We take a look at Nathan's journey while also lingering upon the Royal Adelaide story since the clubs foundation back in 1892. The clubs centenary book is a great read (if you can get your hands on it…. its out of print for many years btw but there are a limited number of copies available from Abe Books – see link below) and through its auspices we tease out some of the ongoing historical and modern challenges that maintaining a world class golf course in a dry and arid climate, such as Adelaide, represents.

Nathan is a great guest and I really enjoyed my time with him. We hope you enjoy the conversation!

The Royal Adelaide Golf Club – By Michael Cudmore – 1892 to 1992

Please feel free to check out an article on our Substack account that profiles Royal Adelaide Golf Club and the delights of Adelaide

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Music used under license from Epidemic Sound

Episode Imagery – credit Gary Lisbon (provided through RAGC)

Special Guest: Nathan Bennett.

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