2015 PGA Championship volunteers…mount up!

By |  August 9, 2015 0 Comments

I flew out to Milwaukee on Sunday

so I could be here in time for the all-important introductory meetings… I already attended the “Pro Greens” meeting this afternoon, now let’s see if I can get my rapidly aging body out of bed in time for the full-team introductory meeting! (Meeting is at 4:30 a.m. — I’m staying in downtown Milwaukee, an hour away. Alarm currently set for 3 a.m. Odds I make it? 5:1)

I invite you all to follow our 2015 PGA Championship coverage at Golfdom.com this week, as well as on Twitter (@Golfdom) and Facebook.

It’ll be even more fun than usual because I’m bringing young blood with me — Grant B. Gannon will be making his first appearance at a Major, and I fully expect him to 1) get some amazing scoop, or, 2) get stabbed by Phil Mickelson or 3) accomplish both at the same time. Whichever way, it’s a win-win for me.

So I’ll shut it down for now, but a few quick things I learned today:

  1. A day-long soaker put about 3/4″ of rain on the course on Friday, so they’re adjusting maintenance for that…
  2. A Tuesday in November, or the Sunday before the 2015 PGA Championship, Michael Lee and Chris Zugel are the exact same people regardless of major championship timing.
  3. Senior assistant superintendent Joe Sell will be living on-site in a RV this week. Nice, Joe!
  4. Both Tiger and Rory played the course today. I even caught a glimpse of El Tigre!

More soon. I might be tweeting from that meeting. I might not. I might be tweeting from the Wisconsin State Fair.

I really don’t know what this week will entail, but one thing I know for sure: I’m excited for it.

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About the Author: Seth Jones

Seth Jones, a 25-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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