Golf Course Management

JUN 2018

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38 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 06.18 T he father's daughter routinely awakened before dawn. A faint, rustling noise in the family kitchen on Aberdeen Lane meant one thing — it was time for Samantha Jennings to beat the sunrise and navigate the staircase with a purpose. "I would hear that cabinet open and close at the exact same time. en I would hurry downstairs and give him a hug before he went to work," she says. e target of her affection, her father, Jon Jennings, CGCS, may have already gone on a run, shrouded in darkness, in his Southampton, N.Y., neighborhood on Long Island. You have to wonder, though, if running after work might better suit this former Boston Marathon contestant. "I'm wound tight. Like a snow globe you just shook," Jennings says. After his run, the daily bowl of oatmeal (usually covered with crushed pineapple), and a scan of e Wall Street Journal, Jennings is off and running to his place of employment. is month, the world will see what serves as his office. e 118th U.S. Open that is scheduled June 14-17 at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club will be overseen by a superintendent whose pedigree aligns with his journey. Jennings' middle initial is S. at stands for Standish — as in Myles Standish, an English - man who escorted the Pilgrims to America on the Mayflower in 1620 to establish a colony on the New England coast. Jennings' father's mother was a Standish. Jennings, who is 54 and a 34-year member of GCSAA, has lived up to the Standish name by embracing challenges and guiding a team. Jennings was hired first at Chicago Golf Club Shinnecock Hills has played host to four previous U.S. Opens (1896, 1986, 1995 and 2004). Shown here is Shinnecock's 14th hole. Photo © USGA/John Mummert

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