Green Room Podcast Live hosted by Curtis Tyrrell MG CGCS

Green Room Podcast Live hosted by Curtis Tyrrell MG CGCS

The Green Room Golf Course Podcast is BIGGA’s popular new audio offering, with host Karl Hansell bringing regular stories from around the industry. At BTME, former Ryder Cup superintendent and director of agronomy at Desert Highlands in Arizona, Curtis Tyrrell MG CGCS - himself host of The Course Reports podcast - will be hosting a series of discussions in BTME’s Blue Zone.

Topics for discussion on Tuesday are The Solheim Cup and the importance of volunteer support teams, The Open at Royal Portrush and advice on working overseas.

Then on Wednesday, Curtis and his expert guests will discuss water and its effects on golf operations, what it’s like working with the European Tour, meet BIGGA’s new president Colin Webber and the future role of automated machinery in the greenkeeping industry.


Tuesday 21 January


11am: The Solheim Cup - the importance of volunteer support teams

Craig Haldane, golf courses manager, Gleneagles, and Amanda Dorans, greenkeeper and sustainability coordinator, Dundonald Links


1pm: The Open at Royal Portrush

Graeme Beatt, course manager, Royal Portrush, and Alistair Beggs, head of agronomy, The R&A


2pm: Mental health issues in the golf industry

Mick Davie, head greenkeeper, Hazel Grove, Heather Mulley, manager, Neville and Simon Smith, PGA professional and general manager, Aston Wood


3.15pm: Working overseas

Steve Chappell, superintendent, Royal Bled, Slovenia and Wendy O'Brien, superintendent, Jurmala, Latvia


Wednesday 22 January


10am: Water and its effects on golf operations

Tony Hanson, Environmental Solutions International Ltd, and Addison Barden, agronomist, United States Golf Association


11am: Meet the presidents

Colin Webber, BIGGA president 2020, Portmore Golf Park, and Gordon Moir, BIGGA Vice President 2020, St Andrews Links Trust (retired)


12pm: Working with the European Tour

Eddie Adams, director of agronomy, European Tour, Dan Clarke, golf courses manager, The Wentworth Club and Robert Patterson, course manager, Royal Aberdeen


2pm: Supporting greenkeepers

Tracey Maddison, head of membership services and trustee of the BIGGA Greenkeepers Benevolent Fund, BIGGA, and Helen Waddington, head of casework, Perennial


3pm: Automated machinery and its future in the greenkeeping industry

John Coleman, MTD Specialty Turf Products and Craig Cameron, 'The Drone Guy', Trevisto Plant Solutions