A small turf world

By |  September 18, 2013

Another memo in the “it’s a small turf world” journal…


Photo: Golfdom Staff

A friend called up with an extra Royals ticket last night. A big game, too, as the Royals needed to sweep the Indians to stay in the hunt (they lost, boo.)

Upon entering the stadium I immediately saw one of my old co-workers from my GCSAA days. About 30 minutes later I was steadying a tray of beers when GCSAA’s Immediate Past President Sandy Queen tapped me on the shoulder to say hi (no beer was lost in that exchange.)

And the most unusual coincidence… the fourth guy in our group, who we had never met previously, is a former assistant superintendent currently working in the Kansas City area for a lawn care company. How did I find this out? When we pulled into the parking lot and popped the trunk for our tailgate, what did I see? A competitor’s magazine! (Another boo!)

That magazine has since been recycled, and subscriptions to both Golfdom and our sister publication, Landscape Management, have been started for our new friend…

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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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