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"spring golf" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Democrats, a few of them at least come to Milwaukee for the convention. That happens every four years job buying the presumptive nominee. He has yet to pick his running mate, and that process is still playing out 13 days away from the first gavel dropping at the Wisconsin center. Joining us live on the first Midwest Bank hotline is ABC News political analyst Alex Castellanos said. W T M J. So you're saying that this is a move that Biden should be making sooner rather than later decided? Who is running mate should be Yes, he's done a pretty good campaign. So far. He's targeted the working class voter those rush belt voters who swung for Donald Trump last time and he's been very decisive and clear in his messaging except for picking a VP. Hey, said he was going to have it announced by early August. Now he's pushed it back to August. Tempt what's going on? It turns out that He's put himself in a box here to pick a female BP, preferably black. But all of his contenders have some flaws. Karen Bass congresswoman from California G. Wait a minute She's a little too close to Fidel Castro. It might cost in Florida, the mayor of Atlanta, she's untested. She's a mayor. She's never been vetted nationally. His best choice maybe Susan Rice. Former Obama national security official and U N Ambassador Buddy She has been Gazi. I think I'd still go with the nationally vetted candidate Susan Rice have supposed to anyone else Are you completely Xing out? Alex? You know Kamala Harris or Tammy Baldwin. I'm I am. Of course I'm not making the pic. But I'm a scratching Ah, Kamala Harris off the list because her attack on by during the prime marriage where she basically said he was racist. Ah, gee, that's a tough one to live with. Especially when you're trying to pick a black nominee for VP to helpyou Intensifying Get out the black vote. Commie duck work is a possibility. But what he'd really rather have is someone to Jin Ah, Black turnout. Remember when. When Barack Obama ran black turnout was about 12%. When Hillary Clinton ran brought black turnout was only 10% that 2% that could have made the difference. Remember, Donald Trump only won this election by 77,000 votes in Michigan, Wisconsin and in Pennsylvania. ABC political analyst Alex Castellanos. Joining us live on the first Midwest Bank hotline on W. TMG. Okay, So Alex put all your money in the middle of the table. Who's it going to be on the Democratic side? His VP As VP, I think, But Biden said he's so close to making a choice that he can sniff her. Just kidding. I think it's going to be Susan Rice. Okay, Thank you very much. Alex. Take their 7 56 W. T. M J time now for business headlines. Here's the Milwaukee business journals Nick Williams Museum in Milwaukee plants along virtual events and workshops in early fall due to it being closed because of the pandemic museums operators have laid off 2/3 of its staff. The Green Bay Packers, the 27th most Valuable sports team on the planet. According to Forbes. The team is currently valued at $2.5 billion to plans for single family housing could deliver more than 600 new homes to the village of the nominee Falls in Waukesha County, Dawn of the Silver Spring Golf clubs submitted a plan to turn the course into 4400.
"spring golf" Discussed on Newsradio 830 WCCO
"Americans are digesting details of Republicans new stimulus package to deal with economic fallout from the Corona virus pandemic correspondent Paula Read from the White House. The plan protects employers from being sued over coded transmission. And extends some jobless benefits like this $600 weekly benefit that is set to expire. But Republicans Rodriguez As you just heard. Minnesota reported another 650 confirmed cases yesterday, continuing a upward swing in the rolling average, even its hospitalizations and deaths have remained. Lower than prior levels. All of those numbers playing into state officials upcoming decision on what to do with the upcoming school year. An announcement on that is expected on Thursday. Today, the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference will announce plans for the upcoming fall sports season. Sources telling us that football and volleyball along with men's and women's soccer going to be moved to the spring golf and tennis proceeding as scheduled Football has moved. Of course, that would mean the much anticipated final football game between ST John's in ST Thomas at U. S. Bank Stadium will not be played. On November 7th, Minnesota is seeing a 23% jump in drug overdoses. Experts blame that, in part on the pandemic. There was just nothingness. And then I experienced this sensation of the windpipe Expanding. Ryan is grateful to be alive today after overdosing on heroin 90 days ago. He remembers the paramedics administering NAR. Can I remember the sensation of my windpipe Expanding, which.
"spring golf" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk
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"spring golf" Discussed on Pod Casts ï¿½ Stephen Tucker ï¿½ Equipment Management
"That Any of this was coming and it it. It's a it's a great honor honestly in I've never met Brian. Brian in writing. One of those Greg Greg Greg. Sorry I've never met Greg but I know eventually I will and And I'm sure he feels feels the same way. It's just an honor to be nominated for me and knows. Congratulations to end for women. I have no no no doubt. He is Definitely he will. He learned from the best he learned from you so hard on him. So all right so last question right mm-hmm after twenty years now. Yep what keeps you motivated evaded to go in and do it every day. Oh Man I didn't win the MVP. I got to win it now. No no no you know what for me. It's it's seen the golf course seeing the results of what we do I mean I. I guess I'd love to golf. If I love to be out there and just go I get out on the course and I see Al Good. It looks and that really keeps me coming back. And then and then the people to the people that you meet Golf is Gulf is massive in this country. But it's still a community of people you can Cash I played golf with a superintendent in Palm Springs and one of their chapter events in California and then ends. Gosh it was ten years later. He was my boss in South Carolina. So you just you never know who you're going to run into. You meet some of the best people. The Manila obviously all have the same passion. You do if you're if you're in this for the right reason and It's just to me. It's just a lot of fun while well you're right earlier I mean mine is the just the play the golf at different golf courses right and yet consulting I do. I can go play golf. That's that's pretty much it you know. I think for me and it gets harder now right. I mean for me and I've discussed this with my boss discuss discuss this with our GM at the hotel. I have discussed this with a bunch of support friends of mine from Charles Bell read the John D Cunningham the GM and Iran you know is figuring out. What is the next step? I think when you get to a certain point you realize okay now. What and this is where I've been starting in this business at twenty one years old and being an equipment manager at that age? Yep You after twenty years you you start to think okay you know. What's the next step? See for me early on. I was thinking this already. And you know that's where you know when we started talking talking about building a and all those things okay. These are the things that need to happen in order to build this position up to be what it really should be and I think now it's you know it's merged with gce essay and we're like okay. Great now this has got wheels in it can keep turning forever with with or without toutes And so now what right. I mean I've I've had opportunities to get out of this business and go do juicy stuff at the hotel. Do you know I've gotten. I've been talked to numerous times about doing you know going going. Maybe the the GM route and you know. Do you go assistant. Gm Do you do gm yet to wear a suit and tie for that or well. uh-huh and you know I think from my aspect of always wanted to keep pushing the equipment management field. I mean you know I I did I worked for with Marriott at Ritz for seven years. And and you know I had the dreams of being an equipment manager over all of those facilities all these which you know obviously hit a bad time because the downturn in the economy was during that time and you know it was actually out consulting when I got the job at four seasons And so now with four seasons you think okay well maybe that can work for four seasons. Well it doesn't really because there's not enough golf you know we've got some golf courses but there's not enough and we're really a hotel business type of thing and great you know one of the greatest companies I've ever worked for for But Golf Secondary and will be The hotel is I. I think you know. Being in this side of the industry there is some comfort in that as as well knowing that the hotel is there to support the off course. And you're not a golf course trying to make it on your own. So there's there's a little bit of that comfort that you'll you'll have some job security for awhile now have had the opportunity to travel to some of the other facility of our other facilities and help them out More is it like a task force type thing where you go. You're just going there and helping But who knows you know you know. I could see a lot of different opportunities in in the future Bigger facilities bigger operations. But you know then what you know. I'm going to be always be the guy that at sixty years old says all right done this now. What's the next thing what's next? What's the next thing we're going to do yeah and that's the you know the good bads of my personality or that? It's yeah yeah you know I want to continue to grow and get better and and the only way I can do that as learn more and you know I think when you when you feel like doc you've you know you're continuing to learn but on a much smaller scale is when you start looking the other way at the people right is okay. Well I've learned this stuff tough and I'm going to pick up things along the way but I need to help these guys learn and now that becomes a lot more rewarding but at the same time that secondary thought dot is. Okay you know at some point these guys are going to want to move up. What Am I? What's my next step going to be? I think that's the challenge real challenge for me as you know in the next ten years. What are my goals moving forward? That's that's a difficult one to to to say the consultant is good. But it's not you know it's not a consistent thing I go every now and again and sometimes I can be months where I don't do anything and sometimes it could be. You know my bosses light will man. How how many days are you going to be here this month but at the same time I've got a great company that allows me to continue to do that? So they're they're they're certainly no all effort on my end to try to figure out some some change but I think at some point you have to start thinking about what the next steps going to be. And that's kind of that whole that that that I'm N. right now but again. It's still you know again. One of the best places I've worked AD and and full support from everybody and and I guess at some point I'll workout. What what my next? What my next up Tends to look like well. I've already got it for you. I do yeah that would be perfect. You would love that It's GONNA be Shade Tree Gulf Technical School. Oh you're gonNA. Are you GONNA go back to Lake City hoping that Opened that school backup that unfortunately closed down and It's going to be named after are you. And you'll be the main instructor and that is to clarify for everybody from the beginning of this. Stevens nickname is Shade Tree Mine Kinda and we kind of go back and forth with it. It just depends on what's going on. What kind of questions the other one's asking? I think I was certain that is That Stevens consulting business with shade tree enterprises when I heard about it but maybe it'll be shade tree golf technical school. It could be. That's the next step in and in the latter I do think that that would be unfortunately I don't think educators make real great money now L. and they should but they don't and and I think from my perspective. I always thought that when I got ready to retire that I would go back and teach For a few years to you know to help continue educating But there's now not a program so what what do you do now. In and I've I've met with them a little bit and we've talked about opportunities. I think they opened up a automotive school there now. And that's what's taken over our facility. I don't know what their future plans are if they're going to get back into the Gulf side of technicians or not But but you know I've always thought you don't necessarily need to have a school going year round to teach people You know it. Is it worth putting together schools that you know you go to a different state every few months and you train thirty or forty people at a time at at dealers or whatever. The case may be right that you you just keep going around and training people you could do that. For years. yet went around to different different areas and and And make it affordable. You know if you've got that many people that that show up then it makes it unaffordable thing to do and and a business that you could do but the challenge to it is is you know you've got to create all those places to go and you've got to get people to go to those seats. It's and it's The makes that a little bit more of a challenge but You know for I think for the long term I enjoy a golf just like you do Enjoy playing when I get to play and and I I think I enjoy most white waking up in the morning and going looking at the golf course First thing and and seeing how great it looks and knowing you know not so much that I had so much to do with it now but that my guys are learning and what they are seeing what they are producing now and being able to address them in the right way when they make mistakes. You know since it's not my boss that goes to them and says hey. Why is this not the way it's supposed to be? It's now me I can now use that as a learning owning tool because I know what's wrong and why it happened and what that why that looks the way it does and and I can address that with them the right way instead of it being you. Yeah well. Here's another issue yet. So yeah learning to do that. The right way is Is definitely a It's a process. I I've gone through that as well. Yeah it definitely it took some time but Like you said you just got to know how you would want to be talked to right if there was an issue so we concern that I have is you know. Oh they're they're growing in a place. That isn't necessarily realistic so to speak right. I mean there are places that are like this but but not many and and so am I giving them kind of a false sense of what the industry is by by going in this route And that's only concern. Is You know if if they go to the wrong place you know. Are they going to be able to handle that. Someone on on I am all the time or or or that type of thing and so that's really the only thing that concerns me and I try to educate them on how real life is But at the same time you don't know it until you get into it you know how that's how that's GonNa work out so you when they when they talk to you about wanting to levy cinema here for a week and and I'll I'll find a place forums of a few that we could. We could send him to having worked for a couple of days if they make it and if they do then then they're they're definitely ready. Okay okay all right man. Well I have kept you here for an hour and you know I certainly appreciate it of certain related related being able to to be friends and talk to you for the last twenty years. Hopefully we can retire at the same beach and get on an old sled and and hitting you down the beat. We're going to. We're going to break next time we do that. We get a little for that but can we make foam around ended or we can. Maybe we can do something. Could we could do so. We figured something out getting re. We got a little better Ingenuity now than we had twenty years ago so yeah and just thinking a little little more twenty more years where we'll be. Oh Yeah we'll have grandkids out there pulling each other around. That's true ordinary. Hey I just wanna I just WanNa say thank thank you Stephen Everything you've done for our industry and I appreciate you having me on and and Hopefully we can continue to to grow this industry along with all the other guys that you have on as well so for US appreciate it and you know I'm Just enjoyed doing it and and I enjoy talking.
"spring golf" Discussed on Pod Casts ï¿½ Stephen Tucker ï¿½ Equipment Management
"You just have your your management just doesn't give you the opportunity to succeed? You don't have the right sit. They they don't understand what it takes to run a maintenance facility and equipment and things like that to get the job done the right way like you were saying saying how you bring in somebody and you pay a little more expecting to get better. That's net. That's not the right way to do it. The right way to do it would be to put the money towards the the facility and the equipment and keep the right people in their spending the their labor on the right things. Have you run across that in Anura travels. Yeah I mean I would say I would say a lot of it is a misunderstanding Okay it's the technician and the superintendent. Don't talk very much and when they do talk. It's just I need this and I need that or I can't do this. Listen I can't do that. There's normally not those one on one conversations of. Hey how's it going. What can I do to help you know? It's never approached in that manner. You're and again I kind of go back to the whole leadership aspect of that. And maybe that superintendent not understanding how to lead properly Because one thing that I tend to do when I go in is not have any judge preconceived judgment on what's going on in any given situation. I mean yeah I I Lotta Times. No from the superintendents perspective. What he sees But until I get there and see and understand and what they're working with what the expectations are. You know I try. I reserve my judgment until I. I can kind of see what's happening. Yeah you gotta see it from both sides I I it for me. It's not like you know. Some of the other consultants that come in. And they haven't agenda of saving money and they go find ways to save money that that isn't me and I won't that that's not what I'm there to do. I'm there to give you the truth. That's what I'm there to do and if it's something you want to hear that's great if something you don't want to hear you're still going to hear Because I think that's what you've hired a consultant to come in and tell you I don't want you to don't don't feed me story of how great everything is. It's not so you know that's how I tend to do Things then when I go in and I talked to the technician I ask them. What are your challenges? What what things are you challenge doing? And and that you feel like you can't accomplish ashore and you know when I figure out what those things are. I may have some some some Little things that I can help them with to give them more opportunities -tunities and more time and then I'll go. I'll ask you know. Ask them how often do you in the superintendent. Meet and talk about the next week. Oh well we don't I just just hear what he needs he needs. That's pretty much it and it's a dry by shot. He doesn't need it tomorrow. Needs it in an hour and I. I wouldn't say that every operation is like that and quite frankly probably say seventy five eighty percent of the places I go to are not that way. The Superintendent just just sometimes doesn't get it doesn't understand and feels like someone that can talk their lingo so to speak is better to figure out what the needs are versus. Is them asking them and trying to understand why they need it. Yeah so that that's helpful but there are the superintendents out there that don't understand. Why do we need to meet? Why do I need to talk? I told him what I needed. You know it's because this is not jail you know this is. This is a working relationship. We both have to work together. We spend more time together than we spend with our families and so it needs to be where I WANNA be here and and if it's not yeah I can promise you. You're not going to get anything out of the GUY Oh I know if you if you put yourself in. I've always found this to be the easiest if I take myself and put it in that person's shoes I feel like I get. I can sit there and get an understanding of how that person feels and then figure out ways to better better Get the meaning. Meaning I can. I can come up with some scenarios in areas on how to improve it and and I think so I see it both ways. Jody I think there are places to work where it's just miserable Israel and the guys are having a hard time and But I have not met a superintendent yet that I've explained this to that hasn't said yet you're right I haven't made sense. Yes superintendents need the ones that you haven't talked. They just need to understand that to help us do our job the way they want on it done. We need to know from them in advance. A what. What are we going? Let let me plan my day. L. Plan my week out right. It's I related. Ah when I'm talking to a superintendent I relate like this you know if a member drives up to you while you're on the golf course complaining about a bunker complaining about this and complained about that and that happened six or seven times when you drive around the golf course when you get back. You're overwhelmed you're like man. Are they really complaining about this. And these little things and you know and then Dan think about the equipment manager right that is sitting in the shop. That gets exactly the same thing happening to them. So the same thing you feel like when you're members are complaining complain about all those little things that that you didn't do and don't don't see the things you did do and what about that new T.. We just built. Well listen. That was yesterday today. All the tee markers are not lined up properly so it's the same thing happening to the equipment manager as well that they're just getting Matt. Well why didn't we have this done. And I thought you sharpen those reels. And why didn't you do this. You know if that's what we get all the time. Well you know what it feels like as superintendent right right so you sit back in those shoes. Maybe you will address that a little bit differently. Yeah absolutely all right so moving on here these equipment manager of the year first off. Congratulations on thank you being nominated for it as you know. I had three people of the three refiners that so I ended up going to different computers and voting. So that way I could I could be fair about it but I thought you were only supposed to vote for the guy. You knew the longest I was waiting on all of the All of the bribes to come in and nothing showed up so oh I just didn't I didn't know and I didn't want it to come back in the end it will. You didn't vote for me so I'll vegas everybody. Most of the people I know live in Vegas. They lose their money. They don't have any send you so okay. Well we get once in a while we if we'd win a bet once in a while we could do that but right so tell me How how do you know? How do you go through a career right and then you get nominated for that type of an award and then make into the final three? I mean what what in your career kind of got you to that point. I wish I knew who took the right road somewhere somewhere. I yes it. It really helped me when I moved to Vegas though I worked for the distributor in Right out of school. I moved to Vegas and very quickly I found a superintendent that also went to Lake City that he was there. Oh my goodness I think ninety five or six. He graduated from the superintendent side of the Lake City so basically working with him. He knew he knew what we did. He went through as you know and all superintendents that went to Lake City at that time superintendents had to go through the technicians. Part of the program so he he can once I contacted him and and he had a position open and he's he we are interview. Process was basically. Hey when can you start. He knew he knew that I went through the school. He knew he had gone through the school either. He didn't WanNa do that jobs as he. He knew it and it involved in. That's not what he wanted so it was a good set and I I worked with him. Goodness gracious I worked with him at four different properties in Vegas Over a host ten years and I almost I went to work for him in Florida while we both happened to be in Florida at the same time from three to five he was on the East Coast at In Vero beach and I was on the on the west coast of Naples and I almost went to work for him there Before he came back out to the Vegas and then I actually came back out. They're too but Working for the red superintendents it gives you. It gives you confidence in what you're doing. They they know you that you know what you're we're doing. It gives you the confidence to just make sure that you just keep pressing on getting things done right that you need to do. It's a lot of the little things helping out on the golf course when they need it. stay in a little while afterwards when you got a tournament. I was nominated when I worked at Anthem Country Club. James Simon's thank you James if you're listening to this Nominated me James's fantastic superintendent and I think I was nominated -tated because I would go above and beyond what my duties were we. We had a great package of equipment. Everything it's running pretty darn good all the time. Our quality of cuts were really do it all the time unless he just didn't tell me about that but I would spend the time on the golf course I would. When we have member guests tournaments or any any kind of member tournaments I was we needed to double cut? I was there an hour and a half early. Jump on the TRIPLEX. Go out and mow ahead of the rest of the guys out there and come back in and let somebody take over when they get there so just the little things really all add up to to get in. Yes I guess recognized as what it what it comes down to one I think I I would. I won the budding award a few years ago. Or whatever it. It's never been about the award. I don't do a good job because you're trying to win something No you know. I think that's one of the things that that is important is. Listen just do a good job at some point. Someone's going to recognize that you. Oh and it feels. If you go in with the expectation well not trying. I'm going to try and get nominated for this award. I'M GONNA make sure I win it. I'm going to do all the right things. You're not doing the right things. Excuse it's when it's when you're going to work doing your job and nobody's really telling you they'll tell you once in a while. Hey everything looked good today turn. It went great. Appreciate your health. That's all you need and you don't need somebody telling you. Hey I'm gonNA nominate you for this. I had no.
"spring golf" Discussed on Pod Casts ï¿½ Stephen Tucker ï¿½ Equipment Management
"Everybody everybody would talk to each other. It was very family oriented. And maybe that's because a lot of those people had been in that same area. They grew up there. They knew the people for years years and years. Las Vegas quite like that Las Vegas is a small community It is it is small even though it's a big city it's a small all community. I think I know probably know every superintendent I might there might be one or two out there that I don't know so in this in this area I I hid all tried to hit all the association meetings We don't have a technicians association here. I've I talked to him several times to get a local a meeting or two a year to start out with and I. I can't get anybody to do anything. I can't get the superstar the super sound excited and then It all just kind of falls apart In South Carolina we had a local chapter of the technicians association. We had a meeting every month except for in the in the busy seasons of course dislike everybody. Does you gotta take a few months off when you're when you're really busy Everybody would call everybody. Hey what are you going on here. Have Initiatives this issue with this Have you ever seen it Just like you were talking about you and I have done over over the years and that was a it was a different areas. Can they just produced different people and and it shows it shows up in the in the pay it shows up in the the people that you get you get Out here it's the little more. Hey have you ever done leszno. Well do you think he can. Well I'll give you a shot and It has really lessened our Our position a little bit South Carolina I think the the Carolinas Association in general is I mean for superintendents. It's one one of the biggest in the country that the Carolinas north and south altogether and they they put a very high value on the equipment manager position so the get a little. Excuse me a little more. Understanding of the value qualified died equipment manager so different areas are definitely. It's hard to find people. I've I've searched and searched rich for an assistant technician here for a while and It took a long time. I I found a guy that had been ahead technician ed another lower end golf course but knew what he was doing So I grabbed him up when I could and Little little bit older gentleman. It's not going to be the the kind that wants to be on the upper echelon of equipment managers. He wants to go in and get it done and make sure it make sure it's done old school guy that will we'll get it done however it needs to be but Definitely a different mindset in different areas. Well and I think you see that a lot I mean I. It's kind of hit or miss depending on where you go and like you said locations. I mean I've been everywhere and and you know some things are very similar You know I could probably talk to someone for a few minutes and kind of understand how the operation in is and goes workday today But you definitely have those that you know that are are on top of their game amen and want to learn and you've got those that are like Oh that's something else I gotta do. You know they'll have time as it is and you know I it. Just that fire is is not there and and some of that is you know just how summer some of us are built and other parts of it is worn out. I mean if you look at some of the operations that I've seen that you know and the expectation level based on what we're providing isn't equal sometimes sometimes you don't have enough technicians to get what you're requesting to get done be done. There's just not enough time today and especially to the level. Let which you're wanting to do it. You know if you yeah simple math like let's add up how many machines we have. Okay and then how many available hours. We have as a technician to work in one year. Divide that up by the number of machines you have and that's how many hours you could spend on each piece of equipment which generally equates to very little and and then by the way you know you gotta put all your grinding time in there. You're going out in the field your projects. You're welding all the different things that get brought into the shop. You you know. Take all the things. You can't plan exactly so now. What time do you have left? And generally you get that Aha moment of. Oh well you know. I never really thought of it like that. Yeah you know. And that's what I talk about in terms of health right is sometimes you know a guy is really good when I get there. It's just that he just don't have enough time in the day to do some of these things that that are wanting you know people wanna get done and our industry I mean. I'm sure you know you said it's just from a how hard is defined technicians. That isn't going to get an easier. No no it is. It's definitely not I. I have found it is it is really getting harder and harder had been in South Carolina. It took me a while to find an assistant tech that was qualified side and was looking for a job It took me a while. I did find one I actually. I took one out of Las Vegas in in brought him brought him to South Carolina and he turned out fantastic and his Hit now ahead Dick at another golf course so it's And it's hard to it's hard to for certain facilities to and you've been to them. I know you have managed. You've been to to to check out when you're trying to hire a guy and they walk in and they see a facility that's run down and they see equipment that's not that doesn't look real good. I mean it looks like nobody's cared for it. What's the motivation for them right? What's what's GonNa WanNa make them? Come in if you'RE NOT GONNA you're not willing to take civilities in equipment and up. Keep keep it updated. What's going to motivate them to make it better for you? How do you get that right? Well you know and I think a lot of that comes back to personality right. I think in my earlier career I would have looked at that as a challenge to go in and flip right You know in I think in in my early start start. There were a couple of things that I kind of. I kind of spent my internship looking and trying to understand how do you get noticed. I noticed doing what you do. And cutting units was number one and facility and organization. We're number two. Yeah and and knowing that I spent all of my time on those things trying to figure those things out and the the crazy thing about it is what we learned in college. If you you do the preventative maintenance. You don't really have to do the repairs right and it's amazing. How well that works when you actually can apply it and And how much less money it actually cost you to run You know just from a repair maintenance side now from a Labor standpoint right. My Labor budget is expensive sensitive because we have quite a few technicians for an eighteen hole facility gay but our repair and maintenance budget. I would put up against anyone that it's relatively relatively low because we are able to spend the amount of time necessary to make sure that all of our equipment is operating the right condition and yeah now I can spend more time on the details like grinding leveling and all the things that that we need and then in fact when I got a guy decides to move on I also have a guy that can step into into his place and I can spend the time searching for another one right so yeah it when well thinking it out. Yeah when you lose a guy you're not You're not immediately hurting to to try to replace him. 'cause you're you're typically your machines are already running as good as they can well in their cutting outing so sometimes get it backwards right. I mean we think okay a good guy and I'll pay him more and then he'll be able to turn this place around. Well he's got the same amount of hours available as the last guy that was here. You know in you run that guy down. And then he moves on it just becomes a chain chain-reaction of things that happened. You have nobody to replace them with. which is what gets you further and further behind absolutely so that having a guy that you're training being for the position when this guy ends up leaving is is the right call to make even if it reduces our grounds team by one you know just simply because it doesn't put you in that situation question but again you know it's easier said than done in some clubs? It's impossible to do it because you're already don't have enough people and you can barely get your equipment fixed and I understand in that but at the same time if you want an operation that doesn't have those peaks and valleys like that. That's kind of how it has to happen. You gotTa have someone there air that you're training to take that position when that person moves on. If that person isn't going to be the right person then you know. Is he the right person anyway. Should we be looking for someone. That's going to fit that that role because then it's easier for me to to encourage that assistant. Because he knows that when I move on on he's going to have an opportunity to step up and being that role he's got something he's working towards Rox. I go to work every day and I have nothing to work towards. Then what's my. What is my reason for coming in and doing the job everyday? Yes exactly. I've had I've had a few assistance and I remember one guy ahead years ago here in Vegas guests and he was he was ahead tech at another smaller course as overseas somewhere and he was working for me he was there before I got there and saw his abilities and I asked him on. What what are you doing here? Why why are you here as I wanted to know? What was his motivation? In for being he was he was in my eyes he was very qualified to be running his own shop running his own facility and he said he's like I just WanNa us want to keep working and and do the best. Can I well. I said I said if you're if you're here for more than a year working for me I've I've failed as you're already. You're already where you need to be in the shop. I said do you. Do you know how to do budgeting the paperwork. The and that that was what he was not He wasn't up on the paperwork. He wasn't up on budgets and he didn't want to run he. He was okay with just he was in the shop and he was good and he he could. If you had a tractor needed to be split he would home with without the proper equipment. Even that's how he was taught and you'd get him get him some four by fours and awesome cinderblocks. He'll break that trekker part and change the clutch not recommended by the way but Yeah I mean it's hard to find guys that a willing to do both. They WANNA THEY WANNA do the work in the shop. They know how to do that and they can do the other things things that need to be done. The little things that people don't think about in the office the office work is the nets the fun stuff have have you ever had. We're talking about technicians. Have you ever run into a facility..
"spring golf" Discussed on Pod Casts ï¿½ Stephen Tucker ï¿½ Equipment Management
"Just doing new equipment setup and I figured what the heck that can't hurt to see how the stuff is supposed host to be brand new before I go out and try to fix it when it's old so So I got to play with a little bit of some demo equipment. got to see some of the stuff that would come in for repairs from other golf courses and so that Kinda ties in their my. The my favorite part of what I'm doing is is having my own equipment that I know what's going on with it. you know where it's done you know once you're there for a while you know what's what's happened with that stuff. How much maintenance has been done on? How much needs to be done? What you gotTa do to it Probably one of the things I I would not WanNa do is an is deal with And I've had a couple of offers to go work for distributors to be be like service tech or field tack or something and I just. I have never had a desire to do that to say you know what here's somebody else's issue issue that they they've been messing with and they've been playing with it and I don't know what's going on with it and they don't want to deal with it. Why would I want to deal with that? So I I really never been interested in a distributors field service or anything like that I just don't I'm just doesn't sound fun to me. I I love being on the the golf course Like having my own equipment I have in my own stuff to take care of and on I think on that side you're doing warranty repair or you're fixing what everybody else doesn't WanNa fix right. Yup those are typically big jobs right. The splitting a you know taking a clutch flush out and redoing that or or signing the electrical problem that already tried to find missed a plug somewhere and or a broken can wire in the wiring somewhere that you can. Yep Yep get old feasible link black with those. Yep Yeah I just I loved being on on the golf course also. I'm I'm an Avid Golfer. As much as I can still haven't beat you yet but I'm working on it. They played several times. And not quite there yet but Well the older I get the the easier it's going to get it seems I don't play way definitely. Don't play as much as I used to Now now you do too many other things you get well you do too much podcasting and you get the consulting going on which it is more of a scam to get you out there to play other golf courses then. Guess what you've got going but Well I you know. I think the the great thing about doing that. Is You know number one. It's and I've said this before it's helping in other guys right. I mean I. I've always enjoyed being able to even if I couldn't help. Try to give someone some advice on something they could do to kind of give them a shortcut or the right person to call or or whatever the case may be I mean. I know we've talked over the years many times on different subjects that you know some things I know and and some things things I hate them. Let's see if Jodi knows anything or seen this or or whatever the case may be and I know we've all got those couple of people that we call generally to to bounce ideas and things off of love but that's you know I think from from my aspects and the problem. I guess that I have sometimes as in I've had to learn is that The expectations that I have are most of the time much higher than what I may see at other golf courses and I wouldn't say all the time but I you know I want everything the best that they can be every day. I just think it'd be a waste of time to go to work everyday and not try to do the best I can do because absolutely absolutely we only have a short amount of time on earth right. So why would I do that kind of him. And on through the day Why would I waste that time and and so I just try to go every day and do the best that I can do and learn as much as I can learn and it doesn't matter to me whether it's whether it's related to what I'm doing as far as equipment management or it's doing something totally different just the agronomy aspect of? It's it's intriguing as well that I've picked up over the years. Just you know because I wanNA know And Yeah you need to know why they're putting what they're putting down and what what what is it GonNa do to affect your machine setting up for them and I think being a player to you start to you know you see things a little differently than everybody else. Does you know if I if I walk out there. The cause and effect for me as a player is totally different than it would be from a technicians aspect looking at it and saying what looks fine right but it doesn't doesn't roll fine and and so you know what can we do to to make that better And I think for for my aspects. That's what I enjoy doing. You know Y- you that in problem solving if I if I go to another golf course and that that's what my issue was I think earlier in the crew and I don't know that it was an issue because I think it helped me learn is is is going from one P- one golf course to another after three or four years or five years or whatever. I moved to another golf course one. That was worse than the one that I was at or that I could see the ability to change And then take that job and get it transferred around and turned around and then okay. I've got this done. Where's that next challenge at and I think as you get older you start to realize I don't know if I wanNA start over again. Yeah Yeah the challenges get I mean not that they don't will get harder and harder but the it gets it gets more and more difficult to want to take it on that I I'm with you there I've I've it's moved around myself in in Vegas Back to Florida back to Vegas to South Carolina and now back to Vegas again and it's it's It definitely does get harder to keep wanting to Goto a facility just to turn it around to find a new challenge. There's there's plenty many of them out there. Oh yeah no doubt about. There's not going to be a source of that I think more so now for me. It's it's definitely been more about my guys you know and and maybe it's just a as you get older you start to realize that you know you know you did all this stuff to learn and to grow and who are you sharing it with and right are you sharing enough of it and are you getting them damn where they need to be in order to do the same things and you know. I think that seems to me to matter more than it ever has In in the past and quite frankly I could say I'm ashamed of my earlier self for not doing more right. Yes sir. You're early days as our worrying about You getting the job done right making sure everything is perfect and you do it right and and you're right as you as you the progress and as you get older you you really you still want the same result but it gives you joy almost to see the guys underneath you doing it as good as you do or sometimes better hopefully moving on moving moving your assistance since on another one of the better better rewards of this job no I I agree you know I think you know again. The difficult thing is is you know when I I'm probably decently hard on them To try to make sure that they understand the importance of every decision that gets made and how it affects the other person and you know I've got ahead tech in my in my facility that I'm training now how to. He's used to doing the work right. He's used to being the guy that's doing the work and we're trying to get him to learn more about teaching his his assistant how to do what he's doing so he you know a Lotta Times. Managers get thrown into being managers. That are used to doing the work that never get trained about being a manager. They don't how do I manage people. How do I lead people? Well you have to figure you end up having to figure that out on your our own. The unfortunate part is if you've never told or explained how to lead then it can take years and sometimes some still don't get it after for years of leading you know don't understand why they keep losing people or you know why do people not want to give a hundred percent when they come to work. Well I'm not going to give one hundred percent to someone that doesn't appreciate what I'm doing everyday right. I'm going to be ready to hit that time clock as soon as it's time to go home but if I've got someone that cares about me as an individual and wants me to grow I find myself wanting to do more for that person so absolutely absolutely I think when you look at it from crew aspect all the way down to just you know. Assistant technicians and equipment managers themselves. That you know sometimes as we don't seem to get it that when we care about other people as much or more than ourselves. We seem to get a lot more out of them because they want to do it. Not Not because they have to do it right. I think once you start realizing that year mindset changes on what you think's important. Yeah at least for me and it may not be safe for everyone but for me. It's slowly changed. How I think about things and you know I actually? It's Funny Greg. The guy that actually won the equipment manager of the year this year old assistant and you know he called me and said he did this podcast podcast would ucsf and Kinda give you a hard time. Because you put me on reels every single day and I just got tired of doing it and you know now. I'm doing the same into my guys because it was important right. That's what needs to be done and knows now that that's what helped him get to where he's at well and and I don't. Let's see it. I I agree and none of us do right. I don't see the big picture but what I did wrong with him. His I never explained why. Why and that's the problem right? I I said okay. This is what I want you to do but I want you to do this every day because this is the most important important thing you'll ever do. This is what's GonNa keep you your job when you move on the cutting in. Its people. Don't care if you don't know how to rebuild an engine or or rebuild rebuilt Khodro Alex System or a and he does. But the if you can't do reels. s quickest way out of the door and and so I think from from my aspects. That's that's what I see. Yeah Yep I think that's spot on there and I've noticed a difference on that same subject I I have noticed a difference between the the amount of care I don't WanNa say oh I guess it's not the amount of care but at the amount of passion in Las Vegas versus South Carolina and in South Carolina..
"spring golf" Discussed on Pod Casts ï¿½ Stephen Tucker ï¿½ Equipment Management
"All right everybody Welcome I'm to this week's podcast Turf addict my name is Steven Talker. here this week with a very good friend of mine. College is Buddy shade tree mechanic by trade And I've called him that I believe since college Jody Farber Auber. Who is the equipment manager? Coyote Springs and was recently nominated for equipment manager the year so so Jody glad to have you Good to hear from you and how is Vegas. Are you guys cold yet No I'm doing well and no so it. is not cold I believe yesterday we were at seventy eight degrees beautiful Gulf weather nice. We're we're right around. I think we were eighties today. We're supposed to get pretty cold This week or not on Wednesday I believe Wednesday or Thursday is supposed to get pretty cold here. Sixties fit sixties. It was that the sixties. That's cold here. It is all have a couple of jets on for sure. Yep so our man For those that don't know Both we both went to college at Lake City What it's been twenty years ago right running years he aetna right so We're one of the few. I think that are left. I believe we had the largest class at lake city in terms of technicians And probably have the worst turnout ratio of any class because of that Yes I in that I know of. I had of our class. I only know of probably three or four of us four for sure that are still in the industry and three. They're still equipment. Clip the managers. And what do you remember what our class number was win. The toys are thirty. Something like that was pretty weird. We were twenty twenty eight total. I believe right because we had one dropout might've been thirty and then we went to twenty nine it's you know it was astounding at the number of people that we had. I don't think we knew that at the time that that was a large number. I think we just thought. Wow you know this is great and now we find Out that hey you guys have the largest class. It went from like twenty eight to like ten the next year. Yeah so anyway. What made you enroll at lake? City city You know obviously you didn't grow up thinking I wanna be a turf equipment manager right out of high school. What what got you there? Well in high school. I didn't play on the golf team. I played golf here and there with friends I was more baseball. Well in in school and I I like the game of golf and after high school. I didn't really know what I wanted to do. I was like a lot of people and I did not want to just go to college and spend money that I didn't have anyway just to go to school and see what I wanted to do so i. I took a few years off and did a few different things here and there Worked in retail at The All sports authority which which is probably barely around if it is anymore And then I did some landscaping with a with a guy that I went to church with and he actually worked on a golf course years ago and had enjoyed it but he ran his own landscape company and love that so when a friend of minded graduated high school the year after me told me about Lake City he he had gone there the year before we did and graduated and he was working in Naples. Bulls that Benita Bay He told me about the program. I just thought it sounded extremely interesting I like doing the landscaping thing like being outside side. Never thought I'd get into turning wrenches or anything like that growing up but It seemed like a pretty good set in it. DOC turned out pretty well. Great I mean it's I think you know we kind of very similar in pass You know I had the same same thing where I played on. The golf team wasn't didn't actually didn't have good enough grades in high school to play Anywhere probably I was right on the borderline of being being good enough to do so And then I just kind of had a buddy of mine. That was going to school to be a superintendent at Lake City and I knew I loved Goffin and so I just kind of went down that path and like well. I'll try the first year I pick up things pretty quickly and And and and so I did and ultimately you know looking back it was you know it. Just kind of those things that lines up and just kind of meant to be You kind now listen to you. Listen to your even like with jobs and things like that you kind of follow the signs on. What's the right direction ago? And and being that young I think God worked pretty much every job. You could work in town the big city of Laval but And so what else could you do. I mean I love Golf. I WANNA WANNA do work on a golf course and hopefully you know the way. I ended up going so yeah. They're similar in my hometown. I'm from Ho Gosh Live. Live oak is probably a little smaller. I think in my hometown Chidi Florida which not many people have heard of but yeah it was either. It was either work in the prison. The in the prison which I had no plans on or be a teacher and I didn't really want to do that so I mean I was kind of a funny thing me getting into that because I actually was removed from and banned from our public. Golf course For temporary period when I was in Early again high school for running over what I didn't realize was a gopher trap and I broke it and and Yeah so my mom didn't think that was is going to be a good fit me being on a golf course full time so she sent you in college and he just wanted me out of the house and then there was as the field sledding. So you gotTa tell the story of the field up. Listen Man. I grew up in field live oak. It's cow fields and and and this would be the first time I would get introduced into this. Okay so so. We both grew up in Florida. And there is no real sledding. Like snow sledding. Well when I was probably Middle School Ish Had some buddies that owned His grandparents owned pastures astor's and on cattle farm. So we would go camping out there. We'd spend all weekend not see anybody. We take a little bit of food out and one time I'm they pulled. The John Bowed out there. Behind the four wheeler to take all our supplies tents and stuff. We just figured why why carry at all all or do several trips put it all in John Vote will next day we Were bored wandering around and said you know what to people getting the John in Boca One person. Pull it behind the four wheeler around in pasture and see how that works out which didn't work out well for John Boat but probably safer than and what we ended up doing it was. I'm sure it was so yeah so Typical for lack of a better term typical college idiots. Coming up with something fun to do. I kind of took that and while we were at the was Steven Rogers at. Here's a the the pasture where he stayed Little trailer we found a started off with just a board but then that that translated into a truck hood that we got at a junkyard turned upside down and we pulled it behind the truck in the pasture and rode on on it. Not The probably not the smartest thing to do. But I don't think anybody get hurt. Nobody surely could have ended that way. Oh absolutely yeah it did I know it flipped one time actually superintendent last I knew he was in Vero Beach Christian milliken I know he was on when it flipped once and hopefully he hears this all. I'm sure and dust and Hubin Superintendent up in Chicago. He He I don't think he flipped off of it but he Should've the one time came. I know that yeah. That was a that was definitely one of the more interesting things we did. Yeah and we'll stick with just that one too. Yes yes all right. So you know Gr- graduate. We graduated in ninety nine It's been a while what we've been twenty years now our so Is being an equipment manager. What you thought it would be when you start out? Has It evolved into something thing that you didn't think it would be you know. What are your thoughts on the position now? Well it's I I really did not have any expectations. I thought it was absolutely amazing when we got out of when we were graduating the amount of jobs that were available at the time for for us kids come in straight out of school so I didn't really know what to expect. There were some jobs that were that. Were paying really really good money that I'm sure a lot of us weren't qualified to even apply for Orange and I I really didn't know what to expect. it's definitely changed a little bit as far as the technologies that have been out there since we were school. I mean we learned on some of the most simple machines Back in the late nineties. And now everything is electrically controlled old lot of computers involved instead of just levers and valves and and cylinder heads and things like that So there's definitely been some some changing changing that's had to happen on our end and luckily our industry is pretty darn good at giving us the education we need. Try to keep up well and I think one of the things that you know as I think back in to what this business was. I remember looking at the pamphlet and and it's saying something like the average pay was twenty five thousand dollars or somewhere around there for equipment or for a head technician or or mechanic or whatever at that point and I was like man. That's that's what I need to be able to go to school for a year and make twenty five thousand dollars and I remember you know just like you said with internships Making I think I made ten dollars an hour and had housing in Colorado and a little a kid kid from live oak that all of a sudden gets me. I got married. The same time we graduated college did and And then took off to Colorado. I'd never even been outside of Florida or Georgia. And I'm you know on a road trip to Colorado taking a mine in you know new wife and we're getting out of town and it was probably one of the best experiences I ever had and I remember. BJ One of our instructors Saying you know if you want to do anything and you WanNa get you know if you want to be good at what you do and you want to grow and you WanNa make good money. You're going to have to get out of this town to to do it. And he kept stressing that because so many kids WanNa stay closed Mama and you know so I was like listen. If he's telling me this he's a lot older than and I am and I haven't made the best choices thus far so maybe I'll listen to somebody and and so I did and and you know it. It was definitely the right the the right step for that time. Yeah absolutely and you still married to the same lovely lady. So that's a good thing that she's put up so don't either. Why thank you guys may have said that to begin? What in the world really this guy? But you know there's something to be said you know she. The good thing about her was if you remember. She was pretty much. BJ Secretary at school she would go to college and then she would hang out with us. on the next class answer the phones and so she kind of had an understanding when we were in college of what we were getting into Most wives don't get that the opportunity you know they can find out on the fly of how much time it takes and how much you're you don't know really what your schedule you know what time you're going to end and you start early Ryan and sometimes dark dark and sometimes that can be hard to understand but the good thing for her is she got to experience some of that so yeah Yep all right so We've both been in the industry for a while. Now what in I guess for from Your your side you've worked in a couple of different types of things you've been what in sales you've worked for the dealer. I think out of college yet and he worked in a few different places is most of your time. I think in Vegas and some time in the Carolinas What's your favorite part of all that having experienced the industry and a couple of different ways days? What what's your favorite part? And what's what's that part where. I don't know if I'd do that again. Yes Oh yeah. You're right at right out of school I did. I went to work can for a Toro dealership Down in Sarasota in Florida Lesko Turf Deka and the reason I did that I had coming out of school zero real experience with any equipment other than what we learned at school so I figured you know what why not go see brand new so I took my internship and and stayed for a little while afterwards With detoro dealer.
"spring golf" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN
"Interesting little story that's been floating around in the news that I haven't given I'll a lot of attention to it even though I've been lobbied to weigh in on it. not a matter of bias is just. I find some stories interesting and other stories at least initially. it may be interesting to the people involved in the local area but I don't know what there would be that we have that much interest to with the whole southeastern Wisconsin audience the universe of the show. whenever I talk about something that happens for instance we talked earlier in the week about the ridiculous situation the coaches school this the credentialing they were gonna let the cheerleaders to attribute to their murdered debate. even if you don't live in can I wish I just think you find that to be an interesting story but not all do but if somebody's in whatever their community as they got this local thing going on boy they're passionate about it did even though that might be interesting I just don't know that I can get somebody in Sheboygan or Milwaukee or wherever to care. so that was my initial reaction to this story bot. I learned a little bit more about it. suddenly the story that I didn't think was all that interesting is very interesting to me. this golf course in Waukesha county called and I think I'm pronouncing this correctly I've actually heard both ways and including on local TV. one Iraqi is do you think that's how it's pronounced. I know that if we ask the audience to get half the people say I write the other half will say I'm right. what you have when a key to whatever it is I wish I actually knew because I was what I've been watching TV cover this story and I've. I've heard both it's probably like some people had to Berlin to say that they live in new Berlin another people live in the city call it new Berlin Hey they live in the city I know it's supposed to be to Berlin but there are people who live in new Berlin who say it's no better let. anyway if. it's a golf course at Waukesha county wants to close. at the end of the current goal season which of course would be sued. the course is located in Menomonee falls that it's been losing money forever. and ever sense county executive Paul feral announced this the people who use the course of the supporters of the cars have been up in arms in the air tried to get the County Board to reject pharaoh's proposal. they said the course is character they love the course that I want to live that loses course that they love to play out. now let's just starred in and of itself with the original premise. the goal of course is losing body. the county executive would like to get rid of it and is having a hard time doing so even if there was no more to the story. it proves again how hard it is once government establishes something to get rid of it in this case it's a golf course but it could be anything. a social welfare programs some program to provide some subsidy for the schools whatever it is once government create something given the F. and I'm not saying this course he is but even if it is an utter total failure. it's hard to get rid of it. you still can't get Chris ably in Milwaukee county to pull the plug on the super proposal to build the code tour. they can't acknowledge that they were fleeced by Rick Barrett who can't get the deal done and as I say if you wait long enough maybe he will get a deal done. unfortunately ably maybe. and some child it's gonna that's not bored yet all be dead by the time that ever happens but it's hard to even if the project hasn't gotten started it's difficult for government to kill something that hasn't even started yet once they were pro. this course however is a major money loser it's also not a core states it's not a high handicapper a course or anything like that it's just the golf course it is operated by the county of the people who live in that area apparently like to use that golf course. Wenatchee Paul's claiming is the consensus is getting what you want now that I say when I do you watch of some people call up and they're great but as they were pronouncing it right. they're all they're out of it until the next bunch comes in and they're going to be out of it the other way I could never do your job if I had somebody that called in to try to put out today I would just want to hang up on everybody and tell them all to just go blow who cares how you say it. as it turns out. there's a little bit more to the story. and in fact the case is rather compelling that not only should this course because it should have been closed fifteen years ago. as it turns out almost right next door there's another golf course. both of them are way under capacity. the following letter was sent yesterday or this week. two members of the Waukesha county border collie executive Paul Farrell from the company that operates Silver Spring golf course. Silver Spring golf course is very close to Wenatchee golf course Silver Spring is a private sector company. it's sector golf course let me read and these are the a search is being made by the company that owns. silver spray. after the closure of when I can golf course was announced much media attention has been generated well this is a common occurrence in our industry it is important to separate the fact of the hype that accompanies golf course the golf course industry issues we already industry that provides consumers a product that fact is often lost in sentimental trips down memory lane let me interject I think there's something correct about that. I will say the same thing is often say true of parks the fact of the public wants to still waste money on libraries which serve I think no purpose anymore at all better write a hold of a relevance you could perhaps the domes as well where the domes you could at least say don't have a competitor really I mean the domes of adults often times you'll have something that's just the flap that only a niche number of people why to use yet those people will insist that they keep their thing that hardly anybody else uses golf courses is just one example of this and one of the reasons government is bloated is because we keep providing a lot of services that are not a human necessity that are utilized by only a small number of people rather than looking out for the greater good rather than what a handful of people may want again that point could be made about when Iraqi or just about anything else. the Milwaukee street car would be a perfect example of that now back to the letter. he writes the fact is Silver Spring golf club is a tax pay a thirty six hole golf course but six exactly one thousand three hundred thirty two yards north of one Iraqi golf course from door to door. one thousand three hundred and thirty two yards of the about three quarters of a mile that's me better they put that side of the sentence that is three quarters of a mile away I didn't have to do that math calculations is that set. Silver Spring golf club operates at twenty one percent of its annual capacity of Gulf crowds..
"spring golf" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"Keynote springs golf course in Nogales this week discovered ancient human remains a sent to the university of Arizona for research and they believe that these date back twelve thousand years which is about the time as far back in history as we can put our human occupation of the Santa Cruz river valley. that there is so loaded with history search crews rivers just. I mean it was the highway the interstate from Mexico to terrorism it's what everyone travel I wonder if they got their teatime and the same yeah. right now if you don't you still there waiting for. the seven o'clock hour Rosie on the house we're always looking for interesting Arizona stories you should consider this our your broadcast if you're an Arizona resident you wanna know something or you have something to share about Arizona or an interesting story we want to hear him and we want to hear on sooner rather than later because another article on the green valley news was unfortunately about the passing of a man William Henry and I would love to get this guy on air he was a secret service agent he was on the running board of the vehicle behind J. F. K. when he was shot he was the first one that got to Jacqueline after the shot started firing anyone under Sir for Lyndon Johnson Richard Nixon Gerald Ford Jimmy Carter and as for Reagan when he was governor of Arizona and he lived in so read until we pass this week how fun would that have been well to have him on it what what secrecy. Hey look at your last week. spill the beans. our guest this hour of is an interesting crew to follow up from last week we talked about dogs on insurance and what dogs aren't aren't covered so you know what I know a guy who raises dogs for. one companionship but also for protection dogs and we've caught was were able to get him in studio just this week down from Prescott valley we've got the devil bits from canine from armor canine in this morning welcome where to turn on your microphone real quick there we go. go ahead you. there you go good morning thank you and you've brought in argue Miller this and you want to and you are the. branch manager for the Phoenix area Phoenix area and then you've got who who's your other friend you got in we brought chi chi's my service dog she also who is our demo dog or one of our down with dogs and so she she she came to today can she said hi she can't cry speak up speak our grass good morning hi. now you guys have four different services for for dogs we do we do we we offer obedience for private people who have pets just personal pets private pets we also do personal protection dogs that's what we're known for and we also do narcotics searches for for private residential businesses churches things like that and then last but not least we do somewhere between five and ten service dogs namely for veterans each year. and we'll talk about all those different services throughout the hour but we're gonna talk this segment about the obedience training what. it. what's your ultimate goal obviously you want a nice dog do you do you. have to like as a say I've got a rotten dog can I just bring him to you sure sure we have we have a couple options we we have packages where we come out and we do the training on site with you essentially we're teaching the dog and then instructing you on how to duplicate our efforts and accomplishments and we give you a little homework assignment where you spend about fifteen to twenty minutes each day working on that lesson with the dog and then and usually after three four sessions you're gonna have a really really nice dog that you're proud of we have additional sessions that go with that that we work on improving the dog and get out and do socialization and environmental and in then we also offer boarded trains were you can come drop the dog off with us the dogs stay with us for two three weeks in our home and we'll actually train the dog can bring it back to you and then again spend some time with you and teaching you how to how to duplicate what we have accomplished. what are some of the things you can teach a dog to do well. well that's a loaded question just about anything I I tell people a timeline dogs had thumbs like a teacher to do dishes as long as they're physically capable of doing something we can usually get a dog to do it. well I've got an idea I mean he he he we need your invent some robotic comes here and. the be happy new dishes trust me. the only complaint. right. yeah Ortiz right if the dog is physically capable and has the desire that what we often call at times referred to as drive you can pretty much teach a dog anything there's been some amazing things down with dogs over the years that the with stuff that I'm not gonna do for pets but they've done for the military and and whatnot so. it's amazing how quick a pup can pick up just the simplest commands. do you specialize in a particular breed depending on what you're trying to do or do you work with all breeds for the for obedience will work with any any breed we what we like to tell people is any age any size any breeding problem then so that basically is what covers it all for the protection side we'll talk about that a little later we we just we do specialize in Belgium allies and Dutch shepherds that's our preference will work with other dogs as well but that's our that's our personal preference you so go ahead are you need the right dog you know the right tool for the job yeah so you're not gonna go get yourself a little Wiener dog to be a personal protection dog right. now I will say it we've lost our Wiener dog this year she was old you know just. long hot summer but I your with that dog did we never let the kids go outside in the sun without that doc every snake on our property she found first awhile and it would just stand there and bark to somebody came in and handle the snake and and. nobody had taught her how to do that she just had that gene something inner cities not bad it would just stand there and Barker head off until somebody came in and took care of the snake that's great let's talk there are levels of protection from we had a baby from the bad guy that's coming to your door to keep down the front but if for snake protection there's an argument there I've seen it first Constance are generally pretty protective too I mean they they don't care about size of the dog will sit there and bark bark bark bark bark bark and and and protect it it just seems like a natural instinct know what what chip could you give our listeners that are have a puppy or try to what's the quickest way to house train a puppy. let's fix what's it all go to the tree all things dog training is consistency so clear communication and consistent with that communication the dog would gently pick up fairly quickly and if the if they becomes a routine or have it for them. so if they make a mistake in the house do grabbed by the neck and rubbed their nose in it now no no I do too you know people have done that and yeah I had success with it but it's generally not recommended you know the the punishment should fit the crime is so to speak if it as far as I'm concerned I'll reprimanded dog and then guide them you know to the outside to the root you know the behavior that I'm looking for and but now I'm not generally gonna rub the nose and out city rough chi and pepper all over the furniture say don't chewing. that's that's an option. you know the thing with puppies is is what I like to tell people is don't get a puppy on Monday or Sunday take a week off if you can spend some time with the bonding with this puppy and start teaching that put the dog the rules of your house and they be consistent doing that and.
"spring golf" Discussed on Fore Play
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"spring golf" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Apparently not that many Senate Menomonee falls because they have been going to the golf closing you know I've been going to the course since I was in probably fifth grade and we live closer to it now than I did when we grew up in Brookfield and I think I will miss it put yeah I think it kind of goes along with what the textures saying I'm I'm part of the reason why it's probably not doing right there and I actually I actually wrote that little piece in the news because they figure well if I was also there was a golfer I would assume might be a little sad about that but it is sad because they did put a lot of money into the coarsening raising the tee boxes and making it you know Silver Spring golf course right there and that's the real competition but I don't know if they do the league of play that iron wood or Silver Spring do and those are big time money makers for courses and Hilton shouting things like that and and you know those three courses that are you know vying for the dollar just in that little area alone and it's it's it's a shame because it always looks nice and looks like there's always people one of the league's in the tournaments I mean that kind of stuff really helps drive of course it'll be interesting to see what happens to that land that is now a big plot of land that's owned by the county and will they develop its will they still continue to own it will they sell it I mean what's going to happen that beautiful piece of land some people paid for golf course living in that subdivision yes well whose homes maybe back up to seven fairway or something like that and will do anything pretty value I bet it does and I wonder how protected they are by what the zoning is for that area me what can I put in there does have to say natural does it have to stay or could they eventually put condos in there Robert I kia call now done so the next time I write that that lead there all this point you know people are happy that it's leaving it really is about it really is an enjoyable course the point yeah maybe I could get out there more often adds itself for fourteen it W. T. M. J. sports with Greg up next snoring and sleep apnea sufferers usually fall into one of two groups you've either been treated and dissatisfied with the solution you've been given for your reluctant to seek treatment because you've.
"spring golf" Discussed on Fore Play
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"spring golf" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"Y PGA dot com. Don Schneider here from Tara, Don again your information, if they want to contact you. Yeah. Best to emails, always always probably easy. It's it's d Schneider at ten Tara GMC dot com or our website. And there's an inquiry there, you can just shoot me an Email and I'll get back to read away. Thanks. Thanks for having us here. Thanks again. For the the the morning treats this morning, and yeah, that's good. That's absolutely get set up for some golfers who got a few diehards that it's not too bad out there. I don't see raindrops. So I think I got an egg hunt going on. Economy. We do a new color golf balls in there from Callaway. Good idea wants those today. So that's right. Good colors. Okay. Happy Easter Easter. All right Daschner with us here from Tara before we go to break here. A thought on what you should be doing down gave you about how to play spring golf what you'd be doing with your Queant here in the spring to get you ready, Kevin Hostetter from woods wedges, one of our Tiete green partners. Here's that conversation to get you ready here for the spring when it comes to your equipment here with Kevin Hostetter from woods to wedges, of course, one of our T degreen partners and Kevin it's a busy time of year. I know we're in here in the dome right now in your store, and you've got people lined up. I'm sure that masters win by Tiger Woods got people excited to get their golf game going. Yes, really doesn't hurt our business. Right. Gets people fired up for golf and once the weather breaks. That's when people start to get really excited, but we've been busy for a couple of months down plenty of fittings track man, doing Lhasa lessons getting people into new quipped that fits them. And it's just been it's been tremendous. And we've talked a few times on the show over the last few weeks. Just. About some of the new offerings that you guys have here woods to wedges. But for maybe somebody here in it for the first time it's been in the store this year. I mean, it's it's it's a whole new look in here. Yeah. Last season. We totally remodeled. The store we put in new track man fitting and lessen base to private studios. That's where we do all our fittings all our lessons. And it's just a great facility. You can come in. You can try all the new equipment from Callaway Cobra tailor-made titles etcetera and we've got over five hundred shafts, and we've got over thirty.
"spring golf" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"To forgo potentially two hundred million dollars by joining mlb this year angel second baseman ian kinzler asks back what is he twenty three what's he making the minimum most everyone in here made the minimum at that age kinzler shrugs incense his lower lip forward with a that settles that finality otani's new teammates keep their observations light their words like stone skipping across a flat lake the team has erected a fortress of positivity around tony when he warms up in oakland before his first start the metaphor becomes literal total of eighteen mates in coaches stand behind the bullpen mound general manager billy eople recites a list of outings otani embarked upon with his teammates this spring golf with mike trout horse with andrew haney a hockey game with garrett richards tyler skaggs as evidence that he is fitting in with his new teammates he is very simple episode says very focused very meticulous in everything he does rangers reliever chris martin otani teammate for two years in japan doesn't remember the to having a meaningful conversation after otani celebrated high school career and five years as a star in n p b even the aggressive japanese media failed to turn up anything worthy of headlines you darvish and otani are different personalities one tells me darvish always had groupies after him otani is boring otani made several million dollars in japan and he lived in the team dormitory for all five years which means this year is the first time he has ever lived outside of his family home or a team facility he never bought a car or bother to get a driver's license his mother handled his money doling out a meager monthly stipend that her son rarely spent there were times when i would ask him don't you want to go out and have a few drinks and loosen up says hit decky karima manager of the fighters his voice rises any waves his arms in front of him.
"spring golf" Discussed on USA Today
"So it's three one rockies was span a chance to really make it her here's the pitch disband its ban lines of down the rightfield line followed by defeat tell the break you're looking for the had been hard to get and that everything and then he just couldn't keep it fair there's a real chance that heathen that more could have scored on that what back in the box to see if you can straighten that out just a little bit it's noballs at two strikes nunez we'd like to hit often about rated to throw kitchen over forty four here it is why drive taalab score a die the that that save two runs stories down no he has been hitting home runs it the same radi did last year it has based in everything is down but what a great grabbed thereby trevor story saving at least one probably two runs in colorado has at three one lead as a great play right there thereby story ned going to his right laying out completely in the shallow outfield grass and making the grab my goodness yup game changing plan perhaps there the that would have at least tied it you don't know what they're not annette grass in it out for that they may have gone all over a wall believe it or not so in may have turned out to be a four three san francisco liz so certainly saved two runs maybe three in all russell said poff than some additional pitches in that inning i let's go out to philadelphia now the phillies struck in the bottom of the eight for runoff of chris sale it's one nothing philadelphia over boston in the top of the ninth sale was terrific i gave a one run in eight innings with ten ks nick pavetti i said at seven shutout innings and now things is trying to get shut down here you're with mitch moreland in at the plate in andrew benintendi coming up will pick it up on w e e i in the red sox radio network was it gulf file it did that which is out freon assisted iraq struck out swinging twice the starter such fats with blooming with tonight ron's five it's only four hits a single by not but at double of the leftfield qatar i can't shooter tied kelly iraq the satellite harris and his catch take away almost at the back of pasta this spring golf.
"spring golf" Discussed on WBSM 1420
"Lives very very on top a jeremy grandma buried her dead friend in a tomato patch a grandmother has gone on trial in germany for burying her dead friend in her garden a patch in clean nearly a hundred and twenty thousand dollars of her benefits marie louise schneider seventy five killed her eighty one year old are apparently killer she married there i'm quickly escalating this story but her friend at least wagner who lived with her in the garden of her home over a decade ago and they found her fan found her recently scenario training nasty what happened rock from buffalo this woman died thirty years ago in her rig daughter has been collecting her her pension checks from this buffalo transit authority for thirty years three hundred thousand dollars you know which is going to get for first six months five years probation oh god that not a day at she steals three hundred thousand bucks well how aimed there's no justice nearly naked california woman claims she's a mermaid a woman darrell him we now know names mentioned here a woman was down nearly naked wandering down the street in fresno california cheese sandwiches way how could you wonder down the street if she's a mermaid well okay so let me break down the woman who stand around three am near the eagles spring golf and country club with wet hair she identified herself as joanna until officers that she was the mermaid the woman who has just women to see if shivers don't look to be fair how he the woman has to wedge toes on both feet and she told officers she had been in the water but couldn't answer many more questions an i i guess there is no picture of her but i can describe she's five foot four hundred and fifty pounds in has brown hair and eyes so you can make your verdict on at least off to discuss how we so mean fifty.