Golfdom Gallery: 2016 U.S. Open edition

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1. Golfdom Ninja Warriors With all that walking on the course, Golfdom’s Seth Jones and Karl Danneberger, Ph.D., the Ohio State University, look like they just ran an obstacle course together.


2. The future looks bright The host superintendents for the 2018 and 2019 U.S. Opens were at Oakmont: Jonathan Jennings, CGCS, Shinnecock Hills GC, Southampton, N.Y., and Chris Dalhamer, CGCS, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Monterey, Calif.


3. JZ and TMIM Oakmont superintendent John Zimmers Jr., with Pinehurst (N.C.) director of grounds (and Turf’s Most Interesting Man) Bob Farren, CGCS.


4. BASF buds The BASF guys (L to R) Brian Thompson, Jeff Vannoy and Scott Waltz, were all smiles with their inside-the-ropes access at the 2016 U.S. Open.


5. “Two Canadian geese walk into a bar…” Bill Cygan, West Course superintendent at Winged Foot GC, Mamaroneck, N.Y., gives architect Gil Hanse a few one-liners he can use, free of charge, on the Fox broadcast.



6. Early risers Jim Skorulski, USGA Agronomist, and Darin Bevard, USGA Director of Championship Agronomy, were nice enough to look into the sunrise for this photo.


7. See you next year Erin Hills GC, Erin, Wis., hosts the 2017 U.S. Open, where we’ll be seeing a lot more of these two: assistant superintendents Alex Benson-Crone and Adam Ayers.


8. How about those greens? Jacobsen’s Regional Sales Manager Mike Pena, President David Withers and Krigger and Co.’s Andy Billing admire those Oakmont greens, which are maintained with Jacobsen PGMs.


9. Two loyal readers Matt Shaffer, Merion GC, Ardmore, Pa., with semi-retired superintendent Richard Bator.


10. Just divot The divots at Oakmont didn’t stand a chance with the divot team’s “just do it” attitude.

Photos: Golfdom

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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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