Photo Parade: faces of the 2018 U.S. Open

By |  June 14, 2018 0 Comments

Jon Jennings and his wife

Jon Jennings, CGCS, takes in the course with his wife, Susan, during evening maintenance.

volunteer together

Shinnecock Hills General Chairman Jack Curtin addresses the volunteer crew, which consists of 200 volunteers out of 600 applicants, with 20 states and 6 countries represented.

Mike Dachowski and Ronald "Snoop" Eleaze pose for a photo

Mike Dachowski (left), superintendent, Shelter Harbor Golf Club (Charlestown, R.I.) meets up with his old grounds crew pal from his Shinnecock Hills days, Ronald “Snoop” Eleazer. Snoop is a Shinnecock Native American, started out caddying at the club at 12 years old, and has worked at Shinnecock through four superintendents and four U.S. Opens.

volunteers during a break

From left to right: Jessica Lenihan, assistant superintendent, Hayden Lake (Idaho) CC, Sarah Jackson, assistant superintendent, Trinity Forest GC (Dallas), and Anna Maconochie, Connemara GC (Nicholasville, Ky.) relax before dinner.

PGA Tour's senior director of Championship Agronomy talking to crew members

Jessica Lenihan and Robert Basirico, East Hampton (N.Y.) Golf Club share some laughs with Paul Vermuelen, the PGA Tour’s senior director of championship agronomy, before heading out to mow greens.

crew members getting a bite to eat

Hey, the grounds crew’s gotta eat too. The team checks out the food trucks before heading out onto the course for the first time.

Ford and Jennings together

Two of the busiest guys in the Hamptons this week: Senior Assistant Superintendent Mike Ford, and Jon Jennings, CGCS.

U.S. Open trophy

We did a double take at this big shiny thing in the corner of the golf maintenance hospitality tent. The U.S. Open Championship Trophy made a surprise appearance.

Photos: Abby Hart, Seth Jones

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