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About Seth Jones


Seth Jones, a 19-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

Posts by Seth Jones

2018 State of the Industry: Focused on the future while learning from the past Posted on 17 Dec 2018 in the Current Issue & Maintenance categories.

Suddenly, 2018 is in the rearview mirror. Where did the time go? For our 2018 State of the Industry report, sponsored by Nufarm, we embarked on a journey to learn Read more»

A final phone call Posted on 17 Dec 2018 in the Columns & Current Issue categories.

My last phone call to Steve Wright, CGCS — never meant to be a monumental call — goes down as the last time I ever talked with my friend Steve. Read more»

The 19th Hole: Jim VanHerwynen Posted on 17 Dec 2018 in the 19th Hole & Current Issue categories.

Jim VanHerwynen CGCS // South Hills G&CC, Fond du Lac, Wis. Jim, what can I get you? Budweiser. I call it “The Diesel.” No unleaded for me. Tell me about Read more»

The industry loses 2 celebrity superintendents Posted on 17 Dec 2018 in the Current Issue & People categories.

It was a sad time for two families and the golf maintenance industry recently as news spread of the passing of two celebrity superintendents. Both men were based in Florida Read more»

The 19th Hole: Rick Hathaway Posted on 06 Dec 2018 in the 19th Hole & Featured categories.

Rick Hathaway Superintendent // Rock Creek Cattle Co., Deer Lodge, Mont. Rick, what can I get you? I’ll have a light pilsner to start, but I like craft beers… I’ll Read more»

Distance Education Posted on 29 Nov 2018 in the Featured & Maintenance categories.

I have been lucky to have some great mentors in my life… my father, the late Boyd Jones; a college professor who believed in me, Sharon Bass; our editor-at-large, Ed Read more»