Golfdom Gallery: 2017 U.S. Open preview, 2016 PGA Championship & more

By |  August 16, 2016 0 Comments


1. Hungry for pretzel buns This chipmunk is living the high life next to the halfway house at Erin Hills GC, Erin, Wis., where his diet consists of pretzel buns and more pretzel buns.


2. Tee it up with El Presidente (L to R) Erin Hills PGA Professional Rich Tock; Golfdom EIC Seth Jones; Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design’s Jason Straka; and Martin Design’s Greg Martin. Martin is the current president of the ASGCA.


3. Assistants get attention Adam Ayers and Alex Benson-Crone, the two assistant superintendents at Erin Hills, discuss the afternoon’s plans with the crew.


4. Official drink of the 2017 U.S. Open Dan the bartender poured us the official drink of Erin Hills, host of the 2017 U.S. Open: the Fescue Rescue. We had to order a couple.


5. Wee bit of celebration Golfdom’s Craig MacGregor (left) and Jake Goodman (right) celebrate with the 2015 TOCA columnist of the year, Matt Neff, assistant superintendent at Wedgewood G&CC in Powell, Ohio, during a Wee One Foundation tournament his course hosted.


6. Take me out to the ball game Before teeing it up at Erin Hills, Straka and Martin found time to take Jones to a Milwaukee Brewers game, where they saw Martin’s Chicago Cubs nab a late comeback W.


7. Selfie game strong Leave it to Golfdom’s Grant B. Gannon to perfectly nail this selfie with Baltusrol’s Mark Kuhns, CGCS, on the first day of the 2016 PGA Championship.


8. Hosts with the most Ken Kubik, CEO Grass Roots Turf Co., Dave Schell, BASF senior sales specialist, and Stephen Kuhns man the PGA Championship hospitality tent and make sure everyone has enough food, water and beer.

Photos: Seth Jones (1,3,4); Bill Roddy (5); Grant B. Gannon (7, 8)

This is posted in Golfdom Gallery, People

Post a Comment