Golfdom Gallery: 2017 PGA Championship edition

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1. What’s for lunch? Four-time major championship winner Rory McIlroy spends some time signing autographs for fans after a practice round. In this moment McIlroy was probably wondering what they were serving for lunch in the clubhouse.

2. He has the meats Kyle Phillips, groundsman for the AAA baseball Charlotte Knights, said, “No, thanks,” to the fruit and eggs for breakfast in the hospitality tent, and went straight for the meat.

3. ZJ’s quick workout Zach Johnson bet a junior golfer during a practice round at Quail Hollow, Charlotte, N.C., that he couldn’t hit a 15-foot putt on the 9th hole. The kid sank the putt, and ZJ was happy to pay up with some push-ups.

4. Take your pick (L to R) Quail Hollow Assistant Superintendent Shane Omann tells brothers John Robinson, greenskeeper at The Cape Club, Falmouth, Mass., and Kevin Robinson, grounds crew at Quail Hollow, all the equipment the light touches… are the ones that they can use during the week.

5. Charlotte connection Ryan Stores, crew member at Quail Hollow, and Matt Claunch, Carolina Golf Club, Charlotte, N.C., assistant superintendent, were hover mower buddies during Monday afternoon maintenance.

6. Eyes on the line Quail Hollow Assistant Superintendent Basil Lowell keeps a close eye on a John Deere 180 SL PrecisionCut Walk Greens Mower’s performance.

7. Final stretch Raking bunkers at the PGA Championship is hard work. Nick Mazzella, Aspen Corp.’s business manager, takes one last reach to smooth out this bunker.

8. Front porch reading There’s nothing quite like sitting back and relaxing with your favorite magazine. Or at least that’s what (L to R) Josh Wilson, assistant superintendent at Sage Valley, Graniteville, S.C., and Nathan Stevely, assistant superintendent at Chechessee Creek Club, Oaktie, S.C., told us.

9. Pine straw power We later found Wilson laying down pine straw on wet areas outside of the ropes. Quail Hollow saw multiple inches of rain during the week.

10. The marvelous mowing moustache Native Australian Angus Vos, intern at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, Gainesville, Va., definitely won the award for best moustache of the week. Must be something in the water Down Under.

11. Pressed for tine Eric Dusa, CGCS, director of operations and agronomy at The Traces Golf Club, Florence, S.C., was directed to oversee Tim Kreger, executive director of the Carolina GCSA, as the duo hand-tined tee boxes. Got to give Kreger something easy to handle…

12. Can’t keep a good man down It was great to see Kreger, who recently suffered a heart attack, out on the course helping the maintenance team. Kreger helped Quail Hollow Superintendent Keith Wood during Sunday volunteer check-in by passing out goody bags.

13. Cup art Dylan Farber, Quail Hollow grounds crew member, sprays the finishing touches on his latest masterpiece.


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