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By |  June 8, 2014

I’m pleased to introduce you to my four roommates for the week, here at The Pit…

(L to R) Matthew Jones is the senior assistant superintendent at The Landings Club in Savannah, Ga. He interned here back in 2010 and then again in 2011. He says his favorite Seinfeld character is Kramer, but I’m guessing he loves Puddy, too…

Next is Desmond Decker, Double D, a junior from Iowa State. He says the Cyclones will make it to the elite eight next year. I only assume he didn’t mean of the NIT.

Next is Carlos Sanes, a Penn Stater from Stroudsburg, Pa. He says the best thing about Stroudsburg is the snowboarding. My first impression is that he might be the boss here at The Pit. Note to self: stay on Carlos’ good side.

Lastly we have Ryan May. I like Ryan because he helped me with my bag when I got here. Another Iowa Stater, he says that Tom Cruise would play him if his life were an action movie.

And since we are on the Edge of Tomorrow, I’ll sign off. We get to the maintenance shop tomorrow at 4:30 a.m., and it’s my fault these guys were up past their bedtime…

Click here for the backstory on The Pit, AKA my hotel for the week.


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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 sjones@northcoastmedia.net.

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