Luke Yoder interview

By |  July 3, 2013
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Photo: Athletic Turf

I’m not sure how many Golfdom readers saw this, so I wanted to point it out over here…

Our sister publication, Athletic Turf News, did a profile on Luke Yoder, director of grounds for the San Diego Padres. Attendees of the 2013 GIS might recognize Yoder, as he was the one giving the tour of Petco Park during John Deere’s VIP event.

I caught up with Yoder over the phone recently and he gave me a great interview. We talked about the challenges at his ball field, his roots in golf, and advice to young turf pros.

For the complete story, click here.

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About the Author: Seth Jones

Seth Jones, a 25-year veteran of the golf industry media, is Editor-in-Chief of Golfdom magazine and Athletic Turf. A graduate of the University of Kansas School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Jones began working for Golf Course Management in 1999 as an intern. In his professional career he has won numerous awards, including a Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) first place general feature writing award for his profile of World Golf Hall of Famer Greg Norman and a TOCA first place photography award for his work covering the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In his career, Jones has accumulated an impressive list of interviews, including such names as George H.W. Bush, Samuel L. Jackson, Lance Armstrong and Charles Barkley. Jones has also done in-depth interviews with such golfing luminaries as Norman, Gary Player, Nick Price and Lorena Ochoa, to name only a few. Jones is a member of both the Golf Writers Association of America and the Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association. Jones can be reached at

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