Speaking & Writing

Whether speaking to a group of superintendents, a group of investors, tourism delegates, environmental groups or on a panel of industry professionals, I have always valued the opportunity to promote the growth of the game that we all love and to help others find ways to make golf a successful and responsible business.  Occasionally, I have also contributed articles to magazines and other publications, and even a few insightful books.  Spreading helpful information and providing useful expertise to others is very much part of my professional cause.

JDR at EIGCA

2003 Golfweek Magazine, Restoration Conference - Williamsburg, Virginia - speaker

2004 Urban Land Institute Golf Conference - Las Vegas, Nevada - panelist/speaker

2004 Greens & Grounds Magazine - writer

2005 Golf Inc. Magazine, Crittendon Conference - San Diego, California - panelist/speaker

2005 ASGCA Remodeling University - Pinehurst, North Carolina - speaker

2006 ASGCA Annual Meeting - Pinehurst, North Carolina - speaker

2006 Turkish Golf Federation, Golf and the Environment Conference - Istanbul, Turkey, speaker

2008 ASGCA Remodeling University - Orlando, Florida - speaker

2008 Eastern Shore GCSAA, Golf & Turf Conference - Ocean City, MD - speaker

2008 Tourismo de Portugal International Golf Conference - Obidos, Portugal - speaker

2008 University of Georgia, Department of Environmental Design - guest lecturer

2009 Fifty More Places to Play Golf Before You Die, book by Chris Santella - contributor

2009 Portuguese Golf Federation, Golf & Environment Seminar - Cascais, Portugal - speaker

2010 Calusa/Suncoast Florida GCSA - Ft. Myers, FL - speaker

2010 Italian Golf Tourism and Development Symposium - Rome, Italy - speaker

2011 Central Illinois Golf Course Superintendents Association - Peoria, IL - speaker

2011 Affordable Golf Symposium - Pinehurst, NC - speaker/panelist

2011 Royal Poinciana Speaker Series - Naples, FL - speaker

2011 Missouri Valley GCSAA Shop Tour - St. Louis, MO - speaker

2012 Southern Illinois Golf Course Superintenents Association - Carterville, IL - speaker

2012 "Buried in Bunkers" Workshop - The Club at Olde Stone, KY - host speaker, moderator

2012 University of Kentucky - Landscape Architecture Program - Guest Lecture Series

2014 European Institute of Golf Course Architects  - Estoril, Portugal - speaker

2016 Ohio Turfgrass Foundation, Spring Tee Off Meeting - Columbus, OH - speaker

2017 Royal Poinciana Speaker Series - Naples, FL - speaker

2017 Fairmount/Best Sand Bunker Construction Seminar - speaker