Golfdom Gallery: October 2019

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Street sign in Atlanta (Photo: Seth Jones)

Photo: Seth Jones

The home of Coke In Atlanta, birthplace of Coca-Cola, even the street signs love the beverage.

Divot crew at East Lake GC (Photo: Seth Jones)

Photo: Seth Jones

Divot crew on patrol The divot crew was hard at work making sure East Lake’s Meyer Zoysia fairways were spotless. From left to right are Chris Sheffield, Auburn University, Connor Paul, Michigan State University, and Robert Mandrink, Michigan State University.

Megan Ashley and Corey Finn (Photo: Seth Jones)

Photo: Seth Jones

Going the distance Megan Ashley, an intern from Michigan State University, rides shotgun with Corey Finn, a native New Zealander who travels all the way from the United Arab Emirates — specifically Saadiyat Beach GC in Abu Dhabi — to volunteer at the Tour Championship.

Bill Brown and Craig MacGregor (Photo: Tyler Gunter)

Photo: Tyler Gunter

Looking like $15 million Out to get a sneak preview of the course, Bill Brown of Aqua-Aid Solutions (left) and Golfdom publisher Craig MacGregor looked like they were ready to join the field of 30 golfers and take a shot at that $15 million purse.

Karen Parker, Wally Gresham, Bland Cooper, Charles Aubry, Evan Miller (Photo: Seth Jones)

Photo: Seth Jones

The final countdown (Left to right) Karen Parker, Wally Gresham, Bulk Aggregate Golf, Bland Cooper, PGA Tour Agronomy, Charles Aubry, East Lake superintendent, and Evan Miller, Detroit CC superintendent, on a pleasant Atlanta morning the day before the Tour Championship teed off.

Charles Aubry, David Watts, Dustin Bucher (Photo: Seth Jones)

Photo: Seth Jones

A quick breather East Lake Superintendent Charles Aubry (left), Assistant Superintendent Davis Watts (center) and Assistant Superintendent Dustin Bucher (right) smile for a photo during one of the few quiet moments of tournament week.

Seth Jones and Tyler Gunter (Photo: Craig MacGregor)

Photo: Craig MacGregor

No excuse Golfdom Editor-in-Chief Seth Jones (left) and Digital Editor Tyler Gunter (right) had no excuse to use the wrong hashtag during the Tour Championship.

Clayton Craig, Chris Smith, Jay Denver (Photo: Seth Jones)

Photo: Seth Jones

“Chuckles” and crew The crew was all smiles as (left to right) Clayton Craig, Chris “Chuckles” Smith and Jay Dever took time to visit with us on Golfdom TV. We learned from the guys that the crew is like a family at East Lake, and that yes, his nickname is Chuckles because he likes to laugh.

Jennifer McLaurin and Connor Paul (Photo: Seth Jones)

Photo: Seth Jones

Branch removal 101 East Lake GC Lead Horticulturist Jennifer McLaurin (left) gives Michigan State University student Connor Paul (center) and Michigan State’s Trey Rogers, Ph.D., a quick course on tree branch removal at East Lake.

Seth Jones and Trey Rogers (Photo: Tyler Gunter)

Photo: Tyler Gunter

Thanks for the lift Jones was able to cover more ground on his first day at East Lake compared to his colleagues. The benefit a ride makes — given by the gracious Trey Rogers, Ph.D., of Michigan State — is hard to express, but can best be seen in the difference from one day’s Fitbit statistics to the next.

Tyler Gunter and Eamonn McCarthy (Photo: Seth Jones)

Photo: Seth Jones

Getting to know you Golfdom Digital Editor Tyler Gunter (left) took a timeout from snapping pics to get to know Eamonn McCarthy (right), superintendent at Country Club de Bogota in Bogotá, Colombia.

Bill Brown and Ralph Kepple (Photo: Seth Jones)

Photo: Seth Jones

First on the scene The first two people we ran into at the Tour Championship: Bill Brown of Aqua-Aid Solutions (left) and Ralph Kepple (right), CGCS, director of agronomy at East Lake Golf Club.

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