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Friends in High Places: Dylan Dreyer

By |  March 21, 2024 0 Comments

While most superintendents are already in their second or third hour of work, more than 2.7 million Americans are tuning into Today, or The Today Show, as it’s commonly known. The show offers a mix of the day’s headlines as well as the weather across the nation. Fans of the show are familiar with the friendly faces of hosts Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker.

Another one of the hosts has a passion for golf — Dylan Dreyer, who serves as co-host of the show and regularly reports on the weather. She has also reported on the Kentucky Derby, the Olympics and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Dreyer, a Rutgers University graduate, has been playing golf regularly for 10 years.

Photo: Golfdom staff

Seth Jones (left), editor-in-chief of Golfdom, with Dreyer. (Photo: Golfdom staff)

“I just love being outside for hours,” Dreyer says. “I’m not a hiker, so I feel like this is my version of hiking, and I’ve made so many friends. It’s given me the chance to come to events like (the American Century Championship, Edgewood Tahoe South, Stateline, Nev.) and meet new people. The girls I’m playing with are really good and we’re competitive, and I love everything about it.

(Conditions) make a difference. I don’t know if it’s just my luck, but whenever I book a tee time it’s always after they punch the greens. But, as a meteorologist, I know that it’s necessary to make the courses beautiful and it makes a difference.

The courses you talk about the most are the ones that are the most beautiful. There’s a course down in Turks and Caicos, so it’s in the Caribbean, yet you can’t see the water — you feel like you’re landlocked. You talk about the courses that are beautiful and those are the ones that you want to play.

Tell Golfdom’s readers that I appreciate them all. One thing I’d ask them all to consider is the number of women’s restrooms on the course because that is one thing we could use their help with.”

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About the Author: 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 sjones@northcoastmedia.net.


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