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Golfdom Gallery: March 2020

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FOG Party (Photo: Golfdom Staff)

Photo: Golfdom Staff

Ain’t no party like a Golfdom party We’re biased, but we think the Friends of Golfdom (FOG) party was the best party at GIS. Were you there? Agree or disagree?

Bryce Swanson, Rees Jones Inc.; Golfdom Editor-in-Chief Seth Jones; Alan FitzGerald; Rees Jones; and Golfdom Publisher Craig MacGregor. (Photo: Golfdom Staff)

Photo: Golfdom Staff

And the winner is … At the Golfdom booth, Alan FitzGerald (center), superintendent, LedgeRock GC, Mohnton, Pa., was presented with the 2019 Herb Graffis Businessperson of the Year award. On hand to present the award (from left to right) Bryce Swanson, Rees Jones Inc.; Golfdom Editor-in-Chief Seth Jones; Rees Jones; and Golfdom Publisher Craig MacGregor.

Bob Eichenberg (Photo: Golfdom Staff)

Photo: Golfdom Staff

What about Bob? Bob Eichenberg is retiring after 30 years with The Andersons. To thank him for his years of service, Golfdom made him a special cover.

Golfdom Managing Editor Clara McHugh (center) caught up with her pals Charlie Aubry (left), superintendent at Atlanta’s East Lake GC, and Ralph Kepple (right), agronomist at East Lake. (Photo: Golfdom Staff)

Photo: Golfdom Staff

An East Lake reunion Golfdom Managing Editor Clara McHugh (center) caught up with her pals Charlie Aubry (left), superintendent at Atlanta’s East Lake GC, and Ralph Kepple (right), agronomist at East Lake, at the FOG party at GIS. McHugh and Aubry, both native Michiganders, don’t hold it against
Kepple that he’s an Ohioan.

Golfdom Group Publisher Bill Roddy (left) and George Furrer, CEO of United Turf Alliance. (Photo: Golfdom Staff)

Photo: Golfdom Staff

See you in Florida Though Golfdom Group Publisher Bill Roddy (left) and George Furrer, CEO of United Turf Alliance, both live in Ohio, they’re most likely to meet up at the various turf shows.

dam Manwarren, FMC; Roddy; McHugh; Golfdom Editor Christina Herrick; and @groundsmaiden Ellie Parry. (Photo: Golfdom Staff)

Photo: Golfdom Staff

Will run for breakfast Adam Manwarren, FMC; Roddy; McHugh; Golfdom Editor Christina Herrick; and @groundsmaiden Ellie Parry were up bright and early to run the Health in Action 5K. It’s not easy to get out of bed before dawn, but the promise of bacon, eggs and pancakes proved to be the motivation they needed.

David Stone (center) was honored by fellow Legends (left to right) Ted Horton, Matt Shaffer and Jones. (Photo: Golfdom Staff)

Photo: Golfdom Staff

Among legends At the Anuvia Legends Initiative induction ceremony, David Stone (center) was honored by fellow Legends (left to right) Ted Horton, Matt Shaffer and Jones (who is a legend in his own mind), as well as Anuvia’s Hugh MacGillivray, CCO.

Mike Gracie, superintendent, Redlands (Calif.) CC, and Herrick. (Photo: Golfdom Staff)

Photo: Golfdom Staff

Getting crazy with Gracie Mike Gracie, superintendent, Redlands (Calif.) CC, and Herrick share a laugh at the FOG party.

Bill Larson, CGCS, Town & Country Club, St. Paul, Minn., (left), and Chris Dalhamer, Pebble Beach (center), with Jones. (Photo: Golfdom Staff)

Photo: Golfdom Staff

Model men Both have been on the cover of Golfdom, and both are among our favorite superintendents. Bill Larson, CGCS, Town & Country Club, St. Paul, Minn., (left), and Chris Dalhamer, Pebble Beach (center), with Jones.

Curtis Clark, executive vice president of Control Solutions (parent company of Quali-Pro), with North Coast Media President and CEO Kevin Stoltman. (Photo: Golfdom Staff)

Photo: Golfdom Staff

Quality convo with Quali-Pro Curtis Clark, executive vice president of Control Solutions (parent company of Quali-Pro), with North Coast Media President and CEO Kevin Stoltman.

From left are Golfdom’s Jake Goodman, PBI-Gordon’s Abbey Barry and Sipcam Agro’s Sam Wineinger. (Photo: Golfdom Staff)

Photo: Golfdom Staff

Setting the bar high Why are these three smiling? Because they had the best seats in the joint, right by the TV and the bar! From left are Golfdom’s Jake Goodman, PBI-Gordon’s Abbey Barry and Sipcam Agro’s Sam Wineinger.

Seth rad Poole, CGCS, Rolling Hills CC, Newburgh, Ind., and his wife of 43 years, Gayle. (Photo: Golfdom Staff)

Photo: Golfdom Staff

Trade show floor talk Jones picked the brain of Brad Poole, CGCS, Rolling Hills CC, Newburgh, Ind., and his wife of 43 years, Gayle, on what was the coolest thing at this year’s show.

ody Frederick, assistant superintendent, LedgeRock GC; FitzGerald; Tiffany Koss of Kafka Granite; and Glenn Kafka of Kafka Granite (Photo: Golfdom Staff)

Photo: Golfdom Staff

Best for last (From left) Cody Frederick, assistant superintendent, LedgeRock GC; FitzGerald; Tiffany Koss of Kafka Granite; and Glenn Kafka of Kafka Granite close out this year’s Golfdom Gallery from GIS. We couldn’t find anyone nicer to close it down for us!

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