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19th Hole: Jared Brewster

By |  January 26, 2024 0 Comments
Jared Brewster (Photo: Chris Dixon)

Jared Brewster (Photo: Chris Dixon)

Jared Brewster

Superintendent // Rolling Hills CC, Newburgh, Ind.

Jared, drinks are on me … what are you having? Whatever the group is having — a pitcher of beer or a bourbon. Whatever keeps the conversation going.

Congrats on baby No. 2! Tell me about your family. Thanks! My wife is Jessica, we’ve been married since 2014. We had our first daughter, Avery, in 2018. We recently had our second, Olivia. Let’s see, we’re on day 14? Somewhere around there. Sorry, it’s the lack of sleep, but she’s doing well. We also have two full-size dogs, about 50 pounds each, Max and Ruby.

What does Avery think of Olivia? She was nervous to hold her at first. But now, she’s a big sister —feeding, holding, cuddling, all of the above.

What should I know about Rolling Hills CC? It was built by William H. Diddel back in 1965. It’s a very active, very busy club. It’s family-oriented, with down-to-earth members. It’s a blessing to be at a club where they think of me as almost a member rather than a person who’s in a leadership position.

What teams do you root for? Illinois basketball. The Kansas City Chiefs. And anything St. Louis — Blues hockey, the Cardinals and I’m excited for their new MLS team, St. Louis City SC. But I enjoy watching good sports all around. I was a huge Peyton Manning fan, so I followed the Colts and the Broncos. When I moved to St. Louis, I picked up the Chiefs because they were so good. It was a no-brainer.

What’s your favorite tool in the shop? I love the cup cutter. The cup cutter in the game of golf plays a huge role in the member experience and what goes on as far as playability on the golf course. I enjoy presenting the course with a new hole, whether it’s every day or every other day. I take some gratitude in knowing that I gave them the best I could each day.

What is your favorite golf memory? I had the opportunity back in 2012 to work at Augusta National, so I got to play with my dad as part of the employee golf. That was a really memorable experience. I shot 79 and almost aced the 16th. But that was the highlight for my dad, he talks about it to this day. I have one more … they say the superintendent isn’t supposed to win the member/guest. Well, I decided to win the member/guest this year. We had a member drop out the Wednesday before, so I called up a good friend and it was just the time of our lives. We not only won the championship flight, but we won the shootout as well. If you’ve been in one of those, it’s nerve-wracking. The first obviously blows everything away, but that was a close second.

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About the Author: Seth Jones

Seth Jones, a 18-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 sjones@northcoastmedia.net.


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