Stephen Tucker began his career in the golf industry at 15 years old playing competitive golf at Suwannee High School and in numerous U.S. Open and Nike tour qualifiers. Following graduation, he worked on golf course grounds crews in the local area before enrolling in Lake City Community College (now Florida Gateway College) in 1998, where he graduated with two scholarships in turf equipment management. Tucker started in his first equipment manager’s position at age 21, and over the years, he has continued to advance before reaching his current position managing the equipment operations at the Four Seasons Resort in Orlando, Fla. During Tucker’s career, he has written and been featured in articles for Golf Course Management magazine, Golf Course Industry magazine and the USGA’s Green Section. In 2006, he and a few of his colleagues around the world started the International Golf Course Equipment Manager’s Association (IGCEMA), where he served as president and chief executive officer. He has put on seminars at the Golf Industry Show and also in South Africa, Costa Rica, Canada and Europe over the last eight years and serves on the Florida Gateway College advisory committee. Beginning in 2010, Stephen started consulting at golf courses around the U.S and Canada. He as been married for 16 years and has two daughters, ages 10 and 7. In his spare time, he likes to work on website development projects, build computers, and play golf. He also owns an industry e-commerce website Turf Addict.

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Recent episodes featuring Stephen Tucker
Stephen Tucker - State of the Industry from a Techs View
In this episode I go solo for the first time talking about the shortage of technicians, some challenges that exist and as always cutting units.
Interview with Greg Neill 2019 Equipment Manger of the Year
Listen in to this episode as I talk to my former assistant Greg Neill who is the Equipment Manger at the Four Seasons in Dallas about his time working for me, his journey through equipment management and my golf game.
Manny Gan from John Deere and I Discuss Automation and the Industry!
Take a listen this week as I talk with the Director of Global golf for John Deere, Manny Gan. In this episode we will be discussing the LSU Tigers, autonomous mowers, GPS Sprayers and the golf industry!
Interview with PGA Tour Professional Zach Johnson
This is an exciting week for the Turf Addict podcast as we welcome Zach Johnson. This is a must listen for anyone in the golf buisness and easily one of
Interview with Jody Farber from Coyote Springs Golf Club
This weeks episode I talk with long time college friend Jody Farber the Equipment Manager at Coyote Springs in Las Vegas. Listen as we discuss college, equipment management, leadership and
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Birthdate
May 9th, 1978
Location
Orlando, Florida, United States of America
Episode Count
11
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
10 hours, 40 minutes