As a result of my writing, photography, and social media on Sand Hollow I met golf course architect Andy Staples. Since 2010 Andy and I have been talking about doing an interview, and I finally set it up! I used the new (to me at least) Google Plus “Hangouts On Air” feature. This is a cool live online video chat which then immediately produces a YouTube video of the event. This is exactly what I was looking for to pursue one of my goals for this golf blog in 2014, more interviews of interesting people in the golf industry.
Check out the interview with Andy Staples below and pay close attention to the comments regarding conservation and energy management, and how they greatly improve a golf course’s bottom line.
There are a couple of small issues with this video. First, my audio echoes. Not sure why. Fortunately Andy’s is great. Second, I mention a flyover video which I was trying to overlay while we were talking. Unfortunately it seems that google “intelligently” switches the video source to wherever the audio is coming from and it switched away from the flyover. So I posted the flyover below the interview here. Enjoy.