The Turf Hub Podcast

AGS’ Turf Hub Podcast takes a deeper look into the key people within this wonderful industry.

Tapping into their knowledge, the latest technologies, progression within the industry, stresses that are faced as turf managers while adding a human element and insight into the people behind what everyone sees on TV.

Season One

Twickenham Head Groundsman Jim Buttar talks with Matt Le Brun, AGS’ Business Development Manager

Jim talks about his work ethic, knowledge, the time and dedication he and his Team display day in day out and what he has achieved across his career, looking forward to what he has planned for the future.

Twickenham Head Groundsman Jim Buttar talks with Matt Le Brun, AGS’ Business Development Manager

Jim talks about his work ethic, knowledge, the time and dedication he and his Team display day in day out and what he has achieved across his career, looking forward to what he has planned for the future.

Gloucestershire CCC Head Groundsman Sean Williams, talks with Joe Hendy, AGS’ Regional Technical & Seed Product Manager

Sean talks all things cricket. Renovations, match preparation & working within the pandemic. Coping with stress, the groundsman’s network, checking the weather and what makes him tick.

Dean and Scott Tingley talk with Matt Le Brun, AGS’ Business Development Manager

Scott and Dean discuss their pathways into the industry from a young age. How they have progressed in the industry and the influences that they have had along the way. Sharing their stories from childhood competiveness and the path ways they have taken in their career progression.

Clevedon G.C Course Manager Richard Ponsford speaks with Joe Hendy , AGS Regional Technical & Seed Product Manager

Richard talks all things golf. Working a members course, the open, euro pro preparation, vital statistics, his favourite hole, what make him tick and cups of tea.

Hillside Golf Club’s Head Greenkeeper Chris Ball talks with Matt Le Brun, AGS’ Business Development Manager

Chris opens up about the technical aspects behind hosting the masters and what the golf industry can take from the event to their own courses. The changes and experience he continues to lead at the Stunning Hillside GC and the future beneficial changes of technology.

Knowle Golf Club Course Manager Mike Sage talks with Joe Hendy, AGS’ Regional Technical & Seed Product Manager

Mike talks all things golf. Vital statistics, favourite hole, adapting to the pandemic, machinery,words of wisdom, what makes him tick and Kev.

Minchinhampton Golf Club Courses Manager Adam Matthews talks with Joe Hendy, AGS’ Regional Technical & Seed Product Manager

Adam talks courses old and new. Vital statistics, favourite holes, course practices, machinery, staff, adapting to the pandemic and all things golf.

Volunteer Grassroots legend Groundsman Wes talks with Matt Le Brun, AGS’ Business Development Manager

Matt and Wes discuss where Wes’ innovative nature comes from, what he enjoys about the industry and the messages he aims to convey across the lower league sector of the Grounds industry.

Jim Mckenzie MBE, Director of Golf Courses & Estates Management speaks with Peter Holmstrom, AGS’ Sales Manager

A great discussion with Jim Mckenzie from a working Class Clydebank up bringing to becoming the Director of Golf Courses for the 2010 Ryder cup Matches

Ben Corby – Sports Turf maintainance division for Desert Group Dubai speaks with Matt Le Brun, AGS’ Business Development Manager

In this podcast Mattt Le Brun speaks with Ben Corby – Sports Turf maintainance division for Desert Group Dubai.

They talk through what steps Ben made through his career to achieve leading roles in various international venues.

The benefits of the Ohio state programme, the opportunities available and the benefits/challenges of working with warm season grasses.

Chris Sealey, Chippenham Golf Club Course Manager talks with Joe Hendy AGS’ Regional Technical & Seed Product Manager

Former BIGGA Chairman Chris Sealey, talks Opens, Ryder cups and Chippenham course practices. Vitals statistics, favourite hole, machinery, words of wisdom and the love of his life – Bristol Rovers (sorry Pat!)

Rob Cook, Perranporth Golf Club course manager talks to Joe Hendy & Neil Rogers AGS’ regional managers.

Rob talks links golf, fescue domination, vital statistics, favourite hole, machinery and more as we take the turf hub on tour in the West Country.

Geoff Webb, CEO at the Grounds Management Association talks to Matt Le Brun, AGS’ Business Development Manager

In this podcast, Matt le Brun speaks with Geoff Webb, CEO at the GMA.

Geoff is responsible for all aspects of GMA business and has been engaged in a modernisation programme since he started with the GMA in 2005.

Geoff was previously employed by the Football Foundation as head of grassroots in January 2001, he was then promoted to director of facilities and stadia development in January 2003, a role that saw him develop the grassroots facilities and football stadia grant aid programme.

Laurence Gale, Turf Pro – A walk down memory lane

Turf Pro Editor and top industry Journalist Laurence Gale speaks to Joe Hendy about the state of the industry, what’s great, what’s not so great. Places he’s been, changes he’s seen, in a career spanning some 40 years.

Dan Kendle Head Greenkeeper at Newquay Golf Club talks to Joe Hendy and Neil Rogers, AGS’ Regional Managers

Dans talks Newquay course practices, leatherjackets, ecology, the resurgence of the Cornish Chuff, vital statistics, what’s in the shed, favourite hole and more. As Joe and Neil take the turf hub on tour of the West Country.