Tim Brink, GenNext
Tim Brink | Director of Sales, GenNext | Hometown: Minnetonka, Minnesota
What should Superintendents know about your company that they don’t already know?:
GenNext products are breakthrough natural products that produce results.
What do you do all day in your job?
Every day is so different in this business, but it’s usually a cup of coffee at 6 a.m. while reviewing sales figures and research results, and then addressing distributors orders and questions until 8 a.m. Then it’s on to sales calls or ride alongs. I like a single malt scotch at the end the day.
When you’re gone from the golf industry, how do you want to be remembered?
That GenNext product lines proved that working with nature and natural methods provide solid results.
Best thing about the golf industry?
The camaraderie among superintendents from course to course. The information flows freely, good or bad, among superintendents. I find that refreshing.
Worst thing about the golf industry?
The influence of some institutions and firms to stifle innovation.
What golf course can’t you wait to get on and why?
I would like to play Augusta National. Doesn’t everyone have this course on their bucket lists?
If you were born 100 years ago, what would you do for a living?
Who is your hero?
Describe golf course superintendents in one word? Exceptional.
Who would you rather play golf with — Arnie or Jack? Why?
Arnie, he seems like such a great guy, and the thought of playing with Jack scares me.
Beef, chicken or fish?
Beef! Who doesn’t like a great steak?
What do you like to do away from your job?
I enjoy great books and traveling with my wife Pam.
What’s your favorite movie and why?
“Wall Street,” because it has so many memorable lines, such as “What’s worth doing is worth doing for money,” and “This is the kid, calls me 59 days in a row, wants to be a player. There ought to be a picture of you in the dictionary under persistence kid.”
Speaking of movies, who’s your favorite character from “Caddyshack” and why?
Spaulding Smails. Because “I want a hamburger. No, a cheeseburger. I want a hot dog. I want a milkshake. I want potato chips.”
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