Richard Pennell is a man of many talents – some of you might know him by his twitter alter ego @pitchmarks which has taken the golf world by storm recently. If you haven’t read any of his masterful pieces please follow the link in the show notes to take a peek, I am pretty certain that it will lead to clicking the subscribe button,
Richard is a qualified greenkeeper who turned to the dark side in becoming an Assistant Managing Secretary and progressing to Managing Secretary at his most recent club, Richard has held these positions with distinction at a number of high profile clubs in the greater London area.
I can think of no one better to assist me today in shining a light on the dark arts of grass growing, agronomic planning, Divot and pitchmark repair, the management of member expectations, environment, sustainability and biodiversity and that age old question of whether you need to be certifiable to become a turf professional.
He's great value and a kindred spirit for sure (bar the shed tidying....top be clear I don't have a shed :)).
We are always keen to welcome professionals with a back catalogue similar to Richard's, I've not managed to put him off yet, so there's hope yet that he may return :).
June 29th, 2023 | 1 hr 58 mins
firm & fast, grass routes, richard pennell, stymied blog
Friend of the pod Richard Pennell is also known by the @pitchmarks moniker on the socials. A life long procrastinator, Richard finally grasped the writing nettle during lockdown to assist members of Woking GC to deal with covid induced isolation, he would go on to write an as yet unpublished book (it's a masterpiece) and subsequently launch his stymied substack bog in November 2021. 90 plus missives have been published so far - he has some news, which he wants to share with us... it's great to have him back!
March 18th, 2022 | 2 hrs 9 mins
educatipn, golf expert, golf irrigation, great golf, pitchmark repair
Better known for his recent alter ego @pitchmarks on twitter, Mr. Richard Pennell has many strings to his bow. A writer, golfer, green keeper, managing secretary and golf weirdo (my words to be clear)..... Richard is a font of knowledge on all things golfing.... tune in if you are a golfer that wantsto learn some more about green keeping, agronomy and more