Golfdom Gallery: July 2019, US Open edition

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Seth Jones and Josh Lewis (Photo: Seth Jones)

Photo: Seth Jones

1. Beware of the fog As the fog rolled in at Pebble Beach, so did Josh Lewis (right), superintendent at Sharon Heights G&CC, Menlo Park, Calif., with Golfdom Editor-in-Chief Seth Jones.

Colby Major, Seth Smith and Colton Janicek (Photo: Seth Jones)

Photo: Seth Jones

2. Volunteers with a view (Left to right) Colby Major, Wade Hampton GC, Cashiers, N.C.; Seth Smith, Royal Oaks CC, Dallas; and Colton Janicek, Trinity Forest GC, Dallas, were on the volunteer crew for the 2019 U.S. Open. Last year, Janicek also volunteered to be Golfdom’s cameraman for the Underdogs of Turf video shot at Trinity Forest.

Jeff Steen and Chris Dalhamer (Photo: Seth Jones)

Photo: Seth Jones

3. Homecoming at Pebble Jeff Steen, Loch Lloyd CC, Belton, Mo. (left), and Pebble Beach Golf Links Director of Agronomy Chris Dalhamer, CGCS, take time for a photo during course set-up. Prior to Loch Lloyd, Steen was superintendent within the Pebble Beach family, at the Links at Spanish Bay.

Joen Anders Petersen and Luis Pinto (Photo: Seth Jones)

Photo: Seth Jones

4. Euro steppers Joen Anders Petersen, Hjortespring Golf Club, Denmark (left), and Luis Pinto, Ombria Resort, Portugal, were two of the international volunteers helping out at Pebble Beach.

 Sal Guerra, Joe Jovan, Valentin Valazquez, Hector Meijia and Juan Ruiz (Photo: Seth Jones)

Photo: Seth Jones

5. Men in black (Left to right) Sal Guerra, Joe Jovan, Valentin Valazquez, Hector Meijia and Juan Ruiz smile during a break from work. All the guys are on the crew at Pebble Beach except for Jovan, who works at Del Monte CC. Meijia, a former cook, cuts cups at Pebble.

Brian Koffler and Rick Pieper (Photo: Seth Jones)

Photo: Seth Jones

6. Trip down memory lane Brian Koffler, superintendent at Waverley CC in Portland, Ore. (and former Pebble Beach staffer) reminisces with longtime Pebble Beach greenkeeper Rick Pieper (right) about how harrowing it was mowing No. 8 fairway as a rookie.

Dan Heckman, Troy Flanagan, Thom Irvin, Andrew Crawford and Jared Kief (Photo: Seth Jones)

Photo: Seth Jones

7. 2012 U.S. Open hosts Olympic Club, host of the 2012 U.S. Open, was there to support Pebble Beach as volunteers and as fans. From left to right: Dan Heckman, Troy Flanagan, Thom Irvin, Andrew Crawford and Jared Kief.

Chris Dalhamer and Eric Johnson (Photo: Seth Jones)

Photo: Seth Jones

8. 2015 U.S. Open host Dalhamer with 2015 U.S. Open host superintendent Eric Johnson, Chambers Bay GC, University Place, Wash.

Kimberly Erusha and Darin Bevard (Photo: Seth Jones)

Photo: Seth Jones

9. Dialed in with the USGA Kimberly Erusha, Ph.D., managing director of the USGA Green Section, and Darin Bevard, USGA director of championship agronomy.

Marshall Dick and Michael Knoll (Photo: Seth Jones)

Photo: Seth Jones

10. California kids Marshall Dick, Bel Air CC, Los Angeles (left), and Michael Knoll, assistant-in-training at Pebble Beach.

Seth Jones and Brian Whitlark (Photo: Kelly Limpert)

Photo: Seth Jones

11. Whit’s world Last year, Jones interviewed USGA Green Section Agronomist Brian Whitlark (right) about the updated Recommendations for Putting Green Construction. At the U.S. Open, they got to catch up on one of the most famous greens in all of golf, No. 7 at Pebble.

Austin Daniels, Vince Ferrante, Ross Johnson, Steven Spatafore, Michael Mignacca and Steve Hoying (Photo: Seth Jones)

Photo: Seth Jones

12. The Beatles of turf? Looking like they’re remaking the cover of the Beatles album “Please Please Me” are Austin Daniels, Monterey (Calif.) Pines GC; Vince Ferrante, Pebble Beach; Ross Johnson, The Preserve GC, Monterey; Steven Spatafore, Pebble Beach; Michael Mignacca, Riviera CC, Los Angeles; and Steve Hoying, Baylands Golf Links, Palo Alto, Calif.

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