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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

2019 Herb Graffis Businessperson of the Year: Alan FitzGerald buys into bunker solution Posted on 17 Sep 2019 in the Current Issue & People categories.

The Herb Graffis Businessperson of the Year Award is named in honor of Golfdom’s founder, World Golf Hall of Fame member Herb Graffis. Graffis was one of the first people Read more»

19th Hole: Kyle Johnson Posted on 17 Sep 2019 in the 19th Hole & Current Issue & People categories.

Kyle Johnson Superintendent // Carolina Country Club, Raleigh, N.C. What can I get you? You know me, Miller Lite. I’m classy that way. I’ve got good news for you, Kyle Read more»

Overanalyzing slow play Posted on 17 Sep 2019 in the Columns & Current Issue & 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»

19th Hole: Jason Tharp Posted on 22 Aug 2019 in the 19th Hole & Featured & People categories.

Jason Tharp Superintendent // Glen Arven CC, Thomasville, Ga. Jason, what can I get you? First, a soda water with a lime. After that? Any lager sounds good. So, tell Read more»

A look at John Deere’s 7500A autonomous fairway mower Posted on 08 Aug 2019 in the Featured categories.

The 2019 John Deere Classic may have been life-changing for South Africa’s Dylan Frittelli, who notched his first career PGA Tour victory. Frittelli banked a cool $1 million with the Read more»

Editor’s note: 5 workdays Seth Jones would relive Posted on 06 Aug 2019 in the Columns categories.

Forget Christmas in July — today I’m celebrating Groundhog Day in July. I’ll explain. In this month’s 19th Hole interview, I asked Jason Tharp, superintendent at Glen Arven CC, if Read more»