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About 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

Posts by Seth Jones

The story behind Brough Creek National GC Posted on 14 Nov 2019 in the Featured & Maintenance categories.

MacKenzie. Ross. Tillinghast. Twitter? A modest piece of property near the Missouri River in Kansas City, Kan., has transformed from unused family land to a seven-hole short course birthed by Read more»

19th Hole: E.J. Chea Posted on 07 Nov 2019 in the 19th Hole & Current Issue & People categories.

E.J. Chea Superintendent // Pease Golf Course, Portsmouth, N.H. E.J., what can I get you? Maker’s Mark and Diet Coke, with a lime. Tell me about your family. My wife Read more»

Keeping up with the Jones: Talking mental health at home plate Posted on 07 Nov 2019 in the Columns & Current Issue categories.

I was on my way to New Hampshire to play in the NHGCSA Gold Ball Tournament. I was happy to be paying off a contest won almost a year ago Read more»

19th Hole: Scott Schurman Posted on 28 Oct 2019 in the 19th Hole & Featured & People categories.

Scott Schurman Superintendent // LaFortune Park GC, Tulsa, Okla. Scott, what can I get you? Water would be great, but I also like a good lager. Tell me about LaFortune Read more»

What movie quotes characterize the October 2019 issue of Golfdom Posted on 04 Oct 2019 in the Columns categories.

I will admit I love dropping a good movie quote into a conversation, even if it’s just for my own amusement. Sometimes the movies I quote are obvious (Caddyshack, Happy Read more»

Overanalyzing slow play Posted on 03 Oct 2019 in the Columns & Featured categories.

I am writing today from Atlanta, here to take in the Tour Championship. East Lake was closed to the public Tuesday, but my media credentials allowed me on the course. I Read more»