Mario C., Bayer on Twitter and Lolla on my mind

By |  July 31, 2013

A little bit of this and that… mostly unrelated to golf…


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It was very cool meeting fellow Kansas Jayhawk (and maker of “the shot”) and two-time NBA champ Mario Chalmers over the weekend. Mario had a golf event he hosted at Alvamar GC in Lawrence, and they were kind enough to invite me out to the VIP mixer.

Around here in Jayhawk land, Mario is a pretty big deal, since he hit the shot that put the 2008 national championship game into overtime, which we went on to win over Memphis.

I asked Mario about his golf game, he said he’s been hitting his driver well lately, and taking lots of lessons…


We want to welcome Bayer Golf to the world of Twitter. This is taken directly from an email that hit my inbox this morning:

Bayer’s T&O business has launched a new Twitter account focused on the golf market, which you can find at The account will share Bayer news as well as answer golf course maintenance questions and provide advice to superintendents. We invite you to follow the Green Solutions Team @BayerGolf!

Great to see you guys on Twitter, Bayer! And don’t forget to follow us, too — we’re @Golfdom (and you do the same!)


This is my last day in the home office until Monday. Heading out to Chicago tomorrow morning. I’ve got three meetings scheduled for tomorrow, then it’s a guy’s weekend.

The schedule goes like this: Thursday, Cubs. Friday, Lollapalooza. Saturday, more Cubs. Sunday,  more Lollapalooza.

I can’t wait! Bands I’m most excited for at this year’s Lolla include Queens of the Stone Age, Nine Inch Nails, Vampire Weekend  and the Cure.

If you’re at Lolla or Wrigley this weekend, shoot me a message so we can meet up and say hello!

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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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