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About Thad Thompson

Thad Thompson is the superintendent at Terry Hills GC in Batavia, N.Y.

Posts by Thad Thompson

Ask Thad: How to accept being just an employee, not always right Posted on 09 Sep 2021 in the Current Issue & From the Magazine & People categories.

Our golf course advice columnist shares how to put your role in perspective and why open communication is critical for inclusion. Read more»

Ask Thad: Why it’s easy it is to mentor young crew members Posted on 25 Jun 2021 in the From the Magazine & People categories.

Thad Thompson sounds off on why it's not hard to mentor young crew members and how golf course management can be an inclusive career for everyone. Read more»

Ask Thad: Why self-promotion is a good thing Posted on 07 Jun 2021 in the From the Magazine & Maintenance categories.

  I understand New York doesn’t allow a fertilizer application before April 1; is there a reason for this other than an April Fools’ joke? — Kennedy Ellis, @KennedyAnneTurf, Michigan Read more»

Ask Thad: Off-the-wall golf course maintenance Posted on 01 Jun 2021 in the Columns & From the Magazine categories.

  What’s the most off-the-wall idea you have tried at maintaining your course or a specific area? Did it work? — Allen, Blythewood, S.C. When I got the superintendent job Read more»

Ask Thad: 2 p.m. Stimp check hot take Posted on 29 Apr 2021 in the Columns & From the Magazine categories.

What is your take on the 2 p.m. Stimp check? — Sam, Kansas City, Mo. Greens rolling at 11 feet at 2 p.m. every day, 1.9 percent organic matter, constant Read more»

Ask Thad: An introduction Posted on 08 Mar 2021 in the Columns & Featured & From the Magazine categories.

An introduction to Thad Thompson, superintendent at Terry Hills GC in Batavia, N.Y., who will be providing his insights on all things golf related. Read more»