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About Seth Jones


Seth Jones, a 15-year veteran of the golf industry media, is Editor-in-Chief of Golfdom magazine and Athletic Turf. A graduate of the University of Kansas School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Jones began working for Golf Course Management in 1999 as an intern. In his professional career he has won numerous awards, including a Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) first place general feature writing award for his profile of World Golf Hall of Famer Greg Norman and a TOCA first place photography award for his work covering the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In his career, Jones has accumulated an impressive list of interviews, including such names as George H.W. Bush, Samuel L. Jackson, Lance Armstrong and Charles Barkley. Jones has also done in-depth interviews with such golfing luminaries as Norman, Gary Player, Nick Price and Lorena Ochoa, to name only a few. Jones is a member of both the Golf Writers Association of America and the Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association. Jones can be reached at

Posts by Seth Jones

Man vs. elk Posted on 12 Apr 2018 in the Current Issue & Maintenance categories.

A mature elk weighs more than 700 pounds. Imagine that stomping around in your bunkers every day. Drew Annan, CGCS at Forest Highlands Golf Club, Flagstaff, Ariz., doesn’t have to Read more»

The 19th Hole: Brian Birney Posted on 12 Apr 2018 in the 19th Hole & Current Issue categories.

Brian Birney Superintendent // The Club at Admirals Cove (East Course), Jupiter, Fla. You want to stick with beer? Let’s stick with Chancellor (Ale, Tequesta Brewing Co., Tequesta, Fla.), it’s Read more»

Message in the ceiling Posted on 12 Apr 2018 in the Columns & Current Issue categories.

Recently a new Guinness world record was set when a 132-year-old message in a bottle was discovered on a beach in Australia. The bottle was thrown from a German ship Read more»

Travelogue: 2018 Masters Posted on 06 Apr 2018 in the Blog & Columns categories.

I missed the Masters last year, electing to take in the first Major of the year, the LPGA’s ANA Inspiration in 2017. So this was my first time getting to Read more»

The Masters: A first-timer’s perspective Posted on 06 Apr 2018 in the Blog & People categories.

There was an empty space at a table near Amen Corner, room for two more Masters patrons. So Golfdom publisher Craig MacGregor politely asked the two men having lunch if Read more»

The 19th Hole: Justin VanLanduit Posted on 02 Apr 2018 in the 19th Hole & Featured categories.

Justin VanLanduit Superintendent // Briarwood CC, Deerfield, Ill. After 18 holes, what’s your drink of choice? If I’m in Wisconsin, a Spotted Cow, because that’s the only place you can Read more»