Golfdom Gallery: 2016 Golfdom Summit edition

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1. Major players John Zimmers,Oakmont (Pa.) CC (left) and Richard Bator, international golf course agronomist, share a laugh on the last evening of the 2016 Golfdom Summit.


2. Barbecue buddies This group might include guys from five different states, but they can all agree that nothing beats good barbecue. (From left to right) Brent Bentley, Pikewood National GC, Morgantown, W.Va., Zimmers, Golfdom Publisher Pat Roberts, Paul B. Latshaw, CGCS, Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, Ohio, Dave Delsandro, Oakmont, Golfdom Editor-in-Chief Seth Jones, and Robert Guerra, Reunion Resort, Orlando.


3. Brother from another mother Chris Di Cicco, North Coast Media, and Thad Thomspon, Terry Hills GC, Batvia, N.Y., look like they could be long lost brothers… or maybe it was just their lack of a haircut.


4. Looking sharp at the Summit For fear of leaving anyone out of the magazine, here’s a group shot of everyone who attended the 2016 Golfdom Summit. Well, minus Associate Editor Grant “Buddy” Gannon, who was behind the camera.


5. Ted talks Ted Bishop (second from left), former president of the PGA of America and general manager/superintendent at the Legends Club in Franklin, Ind., gave a compelling and heartfelt keynote speech at the ’16 Summit. Pictured with Bishop are North Coast Media President and CEO Kevin Stoltman, Roberts and Jones.


6. Can I get your John Hancock? Following his speech, Bishop signed copies of his book, “Unfriended,” for Golfdom Summit attendees.


7. A lot of hot air Thanks to our friends at Turfco, Golfdom Summit attendees were welcomed to the practice range by the sweet sounds of bagpipes.


8. Storytellers Rick Mooney, Whitetail Club, McCall, Idaho, and R. Sean Reehoorn, Aldarra GC, Sammamish, Wash., have known each other a long time — which meant they had plenty of stories to entertain Jones with.


9. C-Mac and Tony G North Coast Media’s Craig MacGregor and Tony Gustaitis, CGCS, Whitemarsh Valley CC, Lafayette Hill, Pa., share a laugh after C-Mac tells his classic “Seth Jones is an elderly man” story.


10. Shattering course records Jon Canavan, Milwaukee County Parks, Don Ferreri, Seven Bridges GC, Woodridge, Ill., David Radaj, CGCS, Green Acres CC, Northbrook, Ill., Scottie Waltz, BASF and Bob Kane, CGCS, Rolling Hills GC, Godfrey, Ill., try to track how many course records they just broke — both good and bad.


11. Southern gentlemen The Carolinas were well represented at the Golfdom Summit thanks to Alan Owen, Pinehurst (N.C.) Resort, Chuck Connolly, The Club at Brookstone, Anderson, S.C. and Keith Wood, Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, N.C.


12. Mr. Zero Waste on Golfdom TV Josh Heptig, director of golf course operations at San Luis Obispo County Parks and the winner of the 2017 GCSAA President’s Award for Environmental Stewardship, takes time to be interviewed on Golfdom TV.


13.Superintendent’s revenge Everyone had a laugh about the difficult pin placements, including Ron Sharps, Reunion Resort, Gina Putnam, Jacobsen and Damon Di Giorgio, Fieldstone GC, Wilmington, Del.

Photos by: Seth Jones (1, 6, 10-13) and Grant B. Gannon (2-5, 7-9)

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