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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

Jones’ 2019 GIS notebook Posted on 12 Feb 2019 in the Blog categories.

Strange, most of my 2019 GIS notebook is indecipherable scribbles on a cocktail napkin from The Hard Rock Hotel. So I guess I better spitball more from memory than my Read more»

The grass is still greener Posted on 11 Feb 2019 in the Current Issue & Featured & Maintenance categories.

There are reasons to be down on the game of golf. Labor challenges, unusually wet or dry weather patterns, aging golfers, rising expenses — they can all keep a superintendent Read more»

Welcome home, pigtailed toddler Posted on 24 Jan 2019 in the Columns & Current Issue categories.

This is a special month for my team here at North Coast Media (NCM). As you may have seen in our “Starter” section this month and a few months ago, Read more»

The 19th Hole: Mike McCormick Posted on 24 Jan 2019 in the 19th Hole & Current Issue categories.

Mike McCormick Superintendent // The Apawamis Club, Rye, N.Y. Mike, what can I get you? I’m a simple guy … I’ll have a Bud Light. Congratulations on getting married! How Read more»

The industry loses 2 celebrity superintendents Posted on 18 Jan 2019 in the 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: Jim VanHerwynen Posted on 04 Jan 2019 in the 19th Hole & Featured 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»