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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

Pebble Beach personalities Posted on 23 May 2019 in the Current Issue & Featured & Maintenance categories.

Steven Spatafore Assistant-in-Training It’s fair to say the 2008 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am changed the life of then-12-year-old Steven Spatafore. Not because he had a chance encounter with Kevin Costner, Read more»

100 never looked so good at Pebble Beach Golf Links Posted on 21 May 2019 in the Current Issue & Featured & Maintenance categories.

It’s been nine years since Pebble Beach Golf Links hosted the U.S. Open, but somehow it doesn’t seem so long ago. Time flies in Pebble Beach, Calif., something to which Read more»

19th Hole: John Thompson Posted on 16 May 2019 in the 19th Hole & Current Issue & Featured categories.

John Thompson Superintendent // Sycamore Hills GC, Fort Wayne, Ind. John, what can I get you? A cold beer, an IPA … do they have Lagunitas? Tell me about your Read more»

Keeping up with the Jones: Mac the Knife strikes again Posted on 07 May 2019 in the Columns & Current Issue categories.

The saying goes, “A fool and his money are soon parted.” And man, did Tiger Woods fool me! For the past couple years, Golfdom Publisher Craig MacGregor and I have Read more»

The 19th Hole: Alan Brown Posted on 25 Apr 2019 in the 19th Hole & Featured categories.

Alan Brown Superintendent // Timuquana CC, Jacksonville, Fla. Alan, what are you having? Crown and Coke. Tell me about your family. I’ve been married 11 years to my beautiful wife, Read more»

2019 Masters recap Posted on 16 Apr 2019 in the Golfdom TV categories.

Reporting from Golfdom‘s Eudora, Kan., offices, Seth Jones reflects on some of the highlights of the 2019 Masters, as well as announces the winners of our swag giveaways.   Read more»