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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

19th Hole: Matt Cavanaugh Posted on 13 Feb 2020 in the 19th Hole & Current Issue & Featured & People categories.

Golfdom Editor-in-Chief Seth Jones chats with Matt Cavanaugh, assistant superintendent at Rush Creek GC, Maple Grove, Minn., to find out what makes him tick. Read more»

Saying goodbye to Clark Throssell Posted on 07 Feb 2020 in the Columns & Current Issue categories.

With the February 2020 issue being Clark Throssell's last one as a contributor, Seth Jones reflects on the nearly 20 years he's worked with him. Read more»

2020 Vision: State of the Industry recap Posted on 27 Jan 2020 in the Featured & Maintenance categories.

The beginning of a new decade sparks nostalgia for some, while at Golfdom, we’re eager to look to the future. In December 2019, we surveyed our readers on various topics, Read more»

The best sights of 2019 Posted on 09 Jan 2020 in the Columns categories.

It only took one month into 2020, and I went ahead and used the “2020 vision” pun on the cover. If I’m not going to be original, at least I’ll Read more»

19th Hole: Garrett Luck Posted on 09 Jan 2020 in the 19th Hole & People categories.

Garrett Luck CGCS // Hidden Glen at Bentdale Farms, Cedarburg, Wis. Garrett, what can I get you? My go-to, a Tanqueray and tonic. Tell me about your family. My wife, Read more»

19th Hole: John Gurke Posted on 03 Jan 2020 in the 19th Hole & Featured categories.

John Gurke CGCS, Aurora (Ill.) CC John, what are you having? I’m a bourbon guy … Knob Creek. How big is your family? We’re the definition of the nuclear family. Read more»