2016 U.S. Open Day 2

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(L to R) Architect Gil Hanse, USGA CEO Mike Davis and Oakmont Superintendent John Zimmers during a press conference on Monday of the U.S. Open.

Oakmont Day 2-2

Zimmers with Bob Farren, CGCS, director of grounds and operations at Pinehurst (N.C.) Resort.

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Two guys who are excited to see how this U.S. Open operates: Alex Benson-Crone and Adam Ayers of Erin Hills Golf Club, Erin, Wis. The 2017 U.S. Open will be at Erin Hills.

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GCSAA Field Staff Chase Rogan in the front, putting in some work. Best joke I heard today, from Andy Billing of Krigger Co.: “We didn’t tell him that there was no blade in his mower.”

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(L to R) BASF’s Brian Thompson, Jeff Vannoy and Scott Waltz take time for a photo on the driving range after watching Rickie Fowler beat golf balls for about 20 minutes.

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Bert Brace (Aqua-Aid), Brent Palich (the Mayfield Sand Ridge Golf Club) and Brett Bentley (Pinewood National Golf club) pose for a photo in front of the clubhouse.

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Tom Hurst (Bernhard Grinders) and Andrew Sickenburger were in a good mood as all the equipment was rolling out on to the course.

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A Golfdom reunion at Oakmont — Seth Jones and Karl Danneberger, Ph.D., the Ohio State University.


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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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