Greenside explores a wealth of topics surrounding the world of golf in Iowa and beyond. From Rules of Golf education to recaps with IGA Champions to anything golf related, we'll look to keep you entertained.
27:28Dr. Adam Thoms, Assistant Professor in the Department of Horticulture at Iowa State University, joins the podcast to talk and educate about the ups and downs of the turf industry - specifically being a golf course superintendent. Dr. Thoms provides valuable feedback that you can take back to your club or facility and help other understand why things happen when and how they do on the course.
Giving it a shot
23:51Trevor Ullestad, 2017 Iowa Amateur champion, joins the podcast to catch us up on what he has been up to since graduating from the University of Missouri and his life chasing professional golf as a career. Ullestad, who grew up in Jewell, played with some of the best in college and feels like he has what it takes to make it.
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Rick from Rockford
58:10Rick Tegtmeier joins Clint and Chad on the podcast to chat about his life in the turf industry. Tegtmeier has been in the golf course maintenance business for 40+ years and is currently the Director of Grounds for Des Moines Golf and Country Club, a 36 hole, Pete Dye designed, private club in West Des Moines. Tegtmeier became a Certified Golf Course Superintendent in 1985 and earned the Master Greenkeeper Certificate in 2015 - learn about both distinctions on this episode. You might even hear a story about the police showing up one time during his career....helicopter and all!
Go get it 'Pro'
38:04Iowa Golf Hall of Fame member Ken Schall joins the podcast to talk about his days growing up and playing a lot of golf in Waterloo. Schall shares tales of his trip to New Mexico State to play college golf (and his first night in town), life on the PGA Tour, teaming up with a young phenom in Michigan and playing with Lee Trevino with a few 'great' players in the group behind him at the U.S. Open.
Teaching the game
31:42Sarah Bidney, PGA, Director of Instruction – Wakonda Club, joins the podcast to talk about getting her start in the game of golf, how she found herself on the Johnston High School team (with a new jacket no less!), following her passion with a legendary coach at Simpson College and on to the world of the golf professional. Bidney has won numerous Iowa Section PGA and national awards for her development of players and for her teaching methods and is always willing to help a golfer succeed no matter what they shoot.
47:37Mark Gambaiana stops by the podcast to share stories from his summer inside the ropes caddying for Roger Rowland on the PGA Champions Tour in 2022. Gambaiana, who you might know from this Up & Down the Iowa Golf Scene columns, got his start in the game of golf at on of many 9-hole courses in Iowa and shares his memories from those days as well.
30:25Jake Miller, Regional Affairs Director in the Midwest Region for the USGA, stops by the podcast. The USGA’s Regional Affairs Team is comprised of a nationwide network of professionals who serve as key liaisons between the Association and State and Regional Golf Associations. Miller, a life-long Green Bay Packers fan, recalls how he got his start into the golf administration world and takes listeners through his stops in Florida (briefly!), Utah and now with the USGA. He also shares some highlights from the past year of the USGA and what's on the horizon!
Surrounded by good people
47:51Iowa Golf Hall of Fame member Doug Snook and current Iowa Section PGA Executive Director Greg Mason join the podcast to share their memories of working together in Waverly and remember how things used to get done versus how things happen today on and off the golf course at a facility. Sit back and enjoy these two (still young at heart) buddies share some laughs.
Walking the course
55:35Fort Dodge's Dave Sergeant joins the podcast to talk about his days as a junior golfer playing from dawn to dusk many times with fellow Iowa Golf Hall of Fame member Tom Chapman, Jr. Sergeant's career covers several decades and he recalls playing with and against many of the great competitors the state has had to offer. Learn about who shares a similar interest with Sergeant of Lionel Trains as well!
On the range with Mark Egly
35:47Mark Egly, Class of 2022 Iowa Golf Hall of Fame member, joins the podcast to share memories of how his passion for the game began years ago when playing golf with family. One of the best teachers of the game around, Egly talks about how it's up to each player on how good they want to be and he's always willing to help. It's said no one has given away more free range balls than Mark Egly – it's things like that that sets him apart from many.