Back from the road

By |  October 17, 2013
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Presentation time at the PBGCSA chapter meeting. A good group — about 50 guys — were in attendance. Photo: Golfdom Staff

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Following golf, I still had friends. After the monster number I put up, I don’t know how…! Photo: Golfdom Staff

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Biff is on the tee! Quiet please! Photo: Golfdom Staff

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Tony Leonard, head groundskeeper for the Philadelphia Eagles. Photo: Golfdom Staff

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Chad painting some lines for this Saturday’s Temple game. Photo: Golfdom Staff

It’s been quiet around the blog these last few days. Apologies. With the new system, I’m not as savvy as blogging from my iPhone as I used to be. I’ll get better, though.

Looking at the wall calendar, I’ve been in the office only four of the last 13 business days. Rough! I’m ready to be in the home office for a while, but that’s not in the cards — next week I’m out the door again for GIE+Expo in Louisville, Ky. But only Thursday and Friday, thankfully.

So far October has taken me to Pinehurst Resort, then Boca Raton and this week, Philadelphia.

All the trips have been good, but the trek to Boca Raton was GREAT. The Palm Beach GCSA knows how to have a chapter meeting, that’s for sure! I hope to return to one of their meetings again sooner rather than later, and I’m even saying that after having been stuck in an airport for a couple hours last night. The PBGCSA calls me up again, I’m probably going…

Philly was great too. A big shout out to Tony Leonard, head groundskeeper for the Philadelphia Eagles. He gave me the full tour of Lincoln Financial Field as well as the team’s practice facilities. Generous with his time, answered all my questions and even offered to help me in the future, if I had sports turf questions down the road. What a nice guy!

Of course, the visit to “The Linc” was for our sister pub, Athletic Turf News. I’ll have a big feature on him and his facility out tomorrow, when we send out the ATN e-newsletter. If you’d like to sign up for ATN, here’s the link.

For now, back to catching up on email, writing a few stories, going through some videos and photos… the beat goes on!


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About the Author: Seth Jones

Seth Jones, a 25-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

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