Tag: Matt Neff

The day we let the Mexicans rip

February 26, 2019 By
During my assistant years, the course management I worked for decided to do a bunker renovation. A project of this magnitude is usually contracted to an outside construction company, but our superintendent decided this Herculean task would be accomplished in-house. ...

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It’s academic

February 26, 2019 By
I’ve often said that getting a turfgrass science degree is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The science is fascinating, the job is awesome (usually) and our “offices” are pretty hard to beat. I’m grateful for the solid ...

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Spread the love

December 17, 2018 By
I recently had a conversation with one of my neighbors and he asked me about my job. You’ve all had the same conversation, and my neighbor and I hit all the major talking points. Yes, I work all winter. Yes, ...

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This too shall pass

August 15, 2018 By
Ah, the dog days of summer. The weather is miserable, you and the crew are exhausted and the turf wants nothing more than to shut it down until next spring. And the good news is that you still have to ...

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Matt Neff: Anti-social media

June 6, 2018 By
I am not a huge fan of social media. I have a Twitter account, but aside from a few friends and some miscellaneous sports accounts, my feed is almost entirely turf related. At the risk of sounding like the guy ...

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Lasting impressions

January 25, 2017 By
Let me set the scene for you. It was late fall of 2005. I was nearing completion of my turf degree and was feverishly looking for a job. Keep in mind that this was the mid-2000s, when there weren’t even ...

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