Flexing our muscles for the last time in ’14

By |  December 23, 2014 0 Comments

I just got back from my last trip to Cleveland — home base of North Coast Media — for the year.

Another great, crazy trip. Random moments of cool/crazy include meeting the dude with the biggest arms in the world (who was my Uber driver); meeting Ryan’s giant dog; hanging with our new associate editor, Buddy; and finally finding a hot sauce that Pat Roberts says is too hot to handle (photos all below.)

I must say that no one does a company holiday party like NCM! I’m grateful to work for such a great company, and look forward to another great year steering the ship for Golfdom editorially. I’m really excited to unleash both Buddy and Ed on our readers this year… their additions are going to make this magazine even stronger, I’m sure!

We’ll be working sporadic hours through the holidays… but at the same time, we’re gearing up to a fast start in 2015. Trust me, we’re going to hit 2015 running!

All the best to you and your families and crews in 2015!


With Moustafa Ismail, owner of the largest guns on the planet (@BigMoIsmail). You might note that I’m also flexing my arm in this pic, but you can’t even see my arm because Mo’s arm totally blocks it out!

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With Ryan Bockmuller’s (North Coast Media’s events director) massive dog, Rambo.

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L to R, me, Kevin Stoltman (NCM prez & CEO), Grant “Buddy” Gannon (Golfdom associate editor) and Pat Roberts (Golfdom publisher.)

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Pat’s Christmas gift this year. Made locally here in Kansas City, Pat is always looking for the spiciest of the spicy… turns out this one almost made him pass out, and wins!


Me and PR, celebrating another great year working together on the best golf turf pub in the industry!


Photos: Goldfom Staff

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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 sjones@northcoastmedia.net.

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