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Katrek and Maginnes on Tap  - Sirius/XM Radio

The "Dr. of Green Speed", Thom Nikolai on the "Katrek and Maginnes On Tap" program on Sirius/XM. Listen to hear Dr. Nikolai talk with John Maginnes and Brian Katrek and discuss his research on increasing green speed while improving turfgrass health.

Topics of Conversation
How Dr. Nikolai got the nickname "Dr. of Green Speed"
Working as a superintendent before going into higher education.
How his research has led to the use of lightweight rolling of greens, which was not commonly performed before 2002
His research work with the PGA Tour from 2002 to 2006 on soft spikes vs 8mm metal
"Taking Control of Green Speed" a the Golf Industry Show and how that class led him to writing the book "The Superintendent's Guide to Putting Green Speed"
In His Own Words
"When I retire, I want to go back to mowing fairways. I miss mornings on the golf course."



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