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Episode 6: Greenkeeping 101 with Richard Pennell

Richard Pennell is a man of many talents – some of you may know him by his twitter alter ego @pitchmarks which has taken the golf world by storm recently. If you haven’t read any of his masterful pieces please follow the link in the show notes to take a peek, I am pretty certain that it will lead to clicking the subscribe button.

Richard is originally a qualified greenkeeper who turned to the dark side in becoming an Assistant Managing Secretary, then progressing to Managing Secretary at his most recent club, Richard has held these positions with distinction at a number of high profile clubs in the greater London area.

I can think of no one better to assist me today in shining a light on the dark arts of grass growing, agronomic planning, divot and pitchmark repair, the management of member expectations, environment, sustainability and biodiversity and that age old question of whether you need to be certifiable to become a turf professional.

The show notes links from this pod are as follows (muchos apologies that there are no Father Ted referencs this time) :

Richard Pennell Substack Blog :

Royal Adelaide Storm Water Program :

Golf Club Atlas Custodians of the Game Feature :

Cheesbrough Pins & Golf Furniture :

Whisk-like Bunker Rake –

We hope you enjoy. Please subscribe, like and comment as appropriate…. it is very much appreciated!

Special Guest: Richard Pennell.

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