Golfdom Gallery: May 2019, Masters Edition

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The Masters Edition

Whartons (Photo: Seth Jones)

Photo: Seth Jones

Mr. and Mrs. Greenkeeper Matthew Wharton, CGCS, MG, Carolina GC, Charlotte, N.C., and his wife, Darless, aka Mrs. Greenkeeper, near the big leaderboard at Augusta National Golf Club.

Supers with RTJ II (Photo: Seth Jones)

Photo: Seth Jones

Amen Corner with RTJII (Left to right) Rich Sweeney, Plant Food Co.; Ricky Reeves, superintendent, Miami Beach GC; Robert Trent Jones II, ASGCA; and Nate Watkin, superintendent, Seagate CC, Delray Beach, Fla., on Amen Corner. RTJII was dropping stories —  check them out here.

(Photo: Seth Jones)

(Photo: Seth Jones)

Breakfast of champions Egg salad sandwich … it’s what’s for breakfast! Golfdom Managing Editor Clara Richter enjoys the aftermath of her first trip through the concessions stand at the Masters.

Friends of Golfdom at Augusta National (Photo: Seth Jones)

Photo: Seth Jones

Beware of the FOG The second annual Friends of Golfdom (FOG) meetup at Augusta National was a hit! From left to right are 2015 GCSAA President John J. O’Keefe, CGCS, Preakness Hills CC, Wayne, N.J.; 2014 Herb Graffis Businessperson of the Year Jim Rattigan, Plant Food Co., Jupiter, Fla.; 2014 GCSAA President Keith Ihms, CGCS, Bella Vista (Ark.) Property Owners Association; Ryan Swilley, Gulf Stream (Fla.) GC; Ryan Franklin, St. Petersburg (Fla.) CC; Nate Watkin, The Seagate CC, Lake Worth, Fla.; Andrew Fike, Wycliffe G&CC, Wellington, Fla.; Steve Merkel, CGCS, Landscapes Golf Management, Lincoln, Neb.; Mark Semm, BASF; Rich Sweeney, CGCS, Plant Food Co., Swedesboro, N.J.; Greg Wyatt, retired, Eagle Bend GC, Lawrence, Kan.; and Casey Old, Kansas Golf Association, Lawrence, Kan.

Chicago North siders as Masters (Photo: Seth Jones)

Photo: Seth Jones

Let’s play two! (Left to right) It was fun relaxing off the course with the Chicago North Siders, including Greg Rounds, Sunset Ridge CC, Northfield, Ill; Jeff Frentz, CGCS, Lake Shore CC, Glencoe, Ill.; Connor Healy, Conway Farms GC, Lake Forest, Ill.; and Donald Cross, CGCS, Skokie CC, Glencoe, Ill.

Superintendents at the 2019 Masters (Photo: Seth Jones)

Photo: Seth Jones

Friends of the Chesapeake It’s never a surprise to run into a group of superintendents at Augusta National’s No. 12 concessions area! This year, we saw a group from the eastern shore of Maryland. From left to right: Eric Hindes, Bayside Resort GC, Selbyville, Del.; Joel McTavish, Rum Point Seaside Golf Links, Berlin, Md.; Chris Fronzeack, SiteOne; Tom Tipton, Prospect Bay CC, Queen Anne, Md.; Eric Snelsire, Bayer Environmental Science; Tom Akers, Links at LightHouse Sound, Bishopville, Md.; Joe Perry, CGCS, Eagle’s Landing GC, Ocean City, Md.; and Derek Haley, Talbot CC,
Easton, Md.

Superintendents at Augusta National (Photo: Seth Jones)

Photo: Seth Jones

Man of many impressions Hey, it’s the Tiger/Dustin Johnson/Sergio/Ian Poulter impersonator! Casey Old, executive director, Kansas Golf Association (left) spotted Golf Channel/NBC Golf comedian Conor Moore (center) on No. 13 at Augusta National. Old, Moore and Wyatt seized the moment for a memorable photo. “Heeheeheeheeheehee!!!”

Superintendents at Augusta National (Photo: Seth Jones)

Photo: Seth Jones

Their cups runneth over Garrett Luck, CGCS, Hidden Glen at Bentdale Farms, Cedarburg, Wis.; Michael Crowley, head pro, Morningstar Golfers Club, Waukesha, Wis.; and Steve Fischer, Club Car, show off their Masters cup collection. Looks like a good day! Well done, fellas.

Andrew Sandner, Seth Jones, Andy Staples (Photo: Ryan Franklin)

Photo: Ryan Franklin

Olympia Fields forever Andrew Sandner, design associate, Staples Golf (left), Golfdom EIC Seth Jones and Andy Staples, president, Staples Golf, take a break from walking the back nine at Augusta National for a quick photo. Staples Golf recently was named the architecture firm of Chicago’s Olympia Fields CC — something worth celebrating for the old friends.

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