Dr. Mike Goatley, Virginia Tech Turfgrass Specialist
November 15, 2021
Dr. Michael Goatley
Dr. Mike Goatley is a Virginia Tech professor who specializes in turfgrass science. He's an engaging guest and I promise you're going to learn something. We discuss:
- Mike's first impressions of golf
- How Mike ended up in the world of turfgrass
- Working with bermudagrass
- Warm vs. cool season grasses
- The "perfect" climate for turfgrass management
- Turfgrass research examples and funding
- How turfgrass developments end up in the real world
This episode also features our first installment of Caddie Corner, a new segment featuring Big G of the Real Life Caddie Podcast.
We ended with a lightning round of 10 questions.
Will Mike ever ride in a self-driving car? Listen in to find out.
This episode is presented by Par 3 Near Me.
Mike's First Impressions of Golf
Mike's Journey into the World of Turfgrass Management
Working with Bermudagrass
Warm vs. Cool Season Grasses
The Perfect Climate for Managing Turf
Mike's Role at Virginia Tech
Turfgrass Research Projects (and Funding) at Virginia Tech
How Research Developments End Up in the Real World
Caddie Corner with Big G!
Lightning Round with Dr. Goatley