Golfdom Gallery: July 2014

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1 Kaymer signing sighting
Eventual 2014 U.S. Open champion (wire to wire, nice!) Martin Kaymer autographs souvenirs for fans at Pinehurst Resort. All that game and fan-friendly too? We dig it.

2 Seeing red again
The Toro Co.’s Jeff Clarke, Boyd Montgomery II and Grant Young liked what they saw at Pinehurst No. 2 — lots of red equipment keeping the course looking its best for back-to-back weeks.

3 New York state of mind
Empire State superintendents Steve Rabideau, CGCS, Winged Foot GC, Mamaroneck, N.Y.; Craig Currier, Glen Oaks Club, Westbury, N.Y.; and Jason Smith, also of Glen Oaks, were on their way to the maintenance facility at the U.S. Open when we ran into them. Currier himself is a host superintendent to multiple U.S. Opens, after spending 12 years as the head grass man at Bethpage (N.Y.) State Park.

4 Now on deck
Get ready, guys! Josh Lewis, superintendent, and Eric Johnson, director of agronomy at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash., were in attendance at the 2014 U.S. Open to get an idea of what to expect when the tournament (the men’s, at least) comes to their course in 2015. Only 340 more days to get ready!

5 Field trip time
Brunswick Community College, located in Supply, N.C., was represented at the 2014 U.S. Open by Dean Bennett, director, horticulture technology and turfgrass management, and Jace Myers, turfgrass instructor. Students enrolled in BCC’s Advanced Turf Management and Turf Equipment Management classes have enjoyed utilizing Pinehurst Resort’s maintenance facility and greenhouse on a regular basis as a place to get some real world knowledge.


Photos: Seth Jones

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