Tag: Oakmont Country Club

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Jonesy’s Top 5 photos of 2016 

December 29, 2016 By
I see a lot of golf courses in a given year. Sometimes I have the camera out, sometimes I’m focused on the experience and leave it in the rental car. Looking through my photos for our December 2016 year-in-review cover ...

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Shearer Equipment enjoying U.S. Open exposure

June 17, 2016 By
The U.S. Open is an opportunity for golfers professional and amateur to make a name for themselves. At the 2016 U.S. Open the Ohio-based company Shearer Equipment is trying to do the same thing. Shearer Equipment is the distributor providing ...

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One bolt of lightning won’t stop this U.S. Open

June 17, 2016 By
It’s hard to believe but three suspensions in play wasn’t the craziest thing that happened at the U.S. Open on Thursday. A bolt of lightning struck a tree by the driving range just behind Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club Superintendent’s John Zimmers’ office, ...

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Oakmont’s greens are ready to roll

June 15, 2016 By
In the weeks leading up to this week’s U.S. Open, Jacobsen, a Textron Inc. company, visited with David Delsandro, director of U.S. Open operations & projects, and John Zimmers, superintendent of Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club. Much has been said about ...

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Snedeker: “(the bunkers) are probably the hardest thing on this golf course”

June 15, 2016 By
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are practice for the U.S. Open maintenance crew to perfect their jobs for the 3 a.m. wake-up calls during the actual championship. What spectators are actually coming to the Pittsburgh suburb for is to watch the ...

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My Second Office: John Zimmers Jr.

April 15, 2016 By
It’s a big year for Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club, but when we visited Superintendent John Zimmers Jr. last month for our U.S. Open preview story, the easy-going superintendent didn’t make much of a fuss. “It’s not that hosting these championships ...

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