Pat Jones

Together

Together

February 8, 2017

The first day of GIS 2017 provides GCI's Pat Jones with some clarity on some greater issues and themes influencing and driving the golf industry. The days of the solo super are over. Welcome to the world of teamwork. Read More

In a perfect world...

In a perfect world...

November 14, 2016

Pat Jones loves the Carolinas Conference and Show but that doesn't mean he doesn't see ways to make it even better. Read More

Golfer-in-Chief

Golfer-in-Chief

November 10, 2016

GCI publisher Pat Jones tries to explain what a Donald Trump presidency means to the golf industry. Read More

Mr. Palmer

Mr. Palmer

September 26, 2016

Arnold Palmer’s enduring traits are numerous. But Pat Jones says none are more powerful than how he treated people. Read More

The Road Less Traveled

The Road Less Traveled

February 25, 2016

One thing that jumps out at me from our new State of the Industry research, it’s that many of you are finding ways to beat the odds. Read More

#GCITweetup16

#GCITweetup16

December 15, 2015

It’s hard to believe we’re about to hold our fifth annual TweetUp soon in San Diego. Read More

Gratitude

Gratitude

November 17, 2015

Pat Jones describes the annual fellowship found in Myrtle Beach and why attending the Carolinas GCSA Conference and Show is an incredible privilege. Read More

Millennial Me

Millennial Me

November 12, 2015

When I saw the early version of this month’s “Millennials” cover, I thought it was pretty cool. We went back and forth a little about what picture to use and what the blurb would say, but I didn’t see the final version with the “word cloud” that describes perceptions about millennials until the last minute. As I scanned it and read words like tech obsessed, cynical, immature, lazy and, of course, selfies, I came to a stunning realization: I’m a 53-year-old millennial. Read More

Travels with Jonesy

Travels with Jonesy

October 19, 2015

It’s been a crazy few weeks. To paraphrase Dr. Seuss, “Oh, the places I have gone…” Read More

Rising tide

Rising tide

October 19, 2015

In the alphabet soup of golf associations that includes the USGA, PGA of America, CMAA and GCSAA, there are two more that sometimes get left off: GCBAA and ASGCA. Though smaller, these two groups should stand out for some interesting reasons. Read More

High Times

High Times

September 21, 2015

If you’re a normal front-to-back reader of GCI, you probably already saw the farewell editor’s note from the fabulous Kyle Brown. Kyle, who’s been a key part of our editorial team for five years and the driving force behind the brilliant Superintendent Radio Network podcasts, has been promoted to become managing editor of a new magazine we’re launching here at GIE Media. Which new magazine, you ask? It’s called Cannabis Business Times. Read More