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Bob Porter

Bob Porter

Bob Porter

My career started very early on the golf course when I was 15 and worked as a grounds crew member at the Detroit Lakes Country Club in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.  As my passion for golf management grew, I decided to pursue a degree in Turf and Golf Course Management from Anoka Technical College in 1992. Since graduating, I have had the pleasure of working on a spectrum of golf courses, from the high end private to the mom and pop public facilities.  Throughout my 20+ year career, I have continuously sought out unique ways of recording, planning, and tracking golf course data and information.

With technology advances in the last five years, I have been able to integrate technology in the areas of pesticide management, spray application tracking, supply inventory tracking, golf course mapping, irrigation inspection and repairs, and equipment inventory/usage.

I am a recognized leader in the use of technology for the golf industry.  I have given technology driven presentations at the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America’s (GCSAA) Annual Golf Industry Show. I have also provided technology assistance to the Test Drive Technology Center as well as the development and implementation of the Minnesota Golf Course Superintendents Association (MGCSA) new website. Several of my ideas regarding technology has been covered by several industry related media outlets.

My extensive knowledge of Apple applications has been utilized by the medical device industry in several ways; i.e. converting Windows based media files to iPad friendly files, providing guidance and troubleshooting during the development/implementation of an iPad based training program, and mobile app selection/training for executive staff.

As a husband and father of two teenage boys, I have integrated technology into several aspects of our family life and given us a whole new way to interact.  We employ multiple integrated calendars to organize school, work and extracurricular activities.  Text, email, and FaceTime keep us all “in the loop” and “on the same page” while technology also assists us with creating A+ school projects and instant photos keep us in touch with family both near and far.

I very much look forward to being a contributor to iTurfApps.  I am excited to share some of my knowledge with the turf industry.  I also look forward to learning from the turf industry as we all move forward thru the ever changing face of technology.

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