Monday, April 04, 2011

Masters week... new Golfdom staffer... excitement all around!

There's so much going on here at Golfdom HQ, I barely know where to start!

How about with this exciting news... we have added to our staff! Golfdom has added the amazing Beth Geraci, a veteran journalist who combines excellent experience with superb enthusiasm, to our team. Beth is located at the Cleveland offices of Golfdom, and can be reached via email at Welcome Beth! (Look for more about Beth at the end of this post.)

Also, welcome to Jacobsen as the official sponsor of the Golfdom blog! We're honored to have a sponsor like Jacobsen supporting the blog. We want to keep posting regularly, and with a company like Jacobsen taking notice and lending their support, well, that makes us want to do even better work here.

Speaking of 'work here': Keep an eye on the blog as we'll be posting from Augusta National and the Masters this week. We've got meetings set up all over the place... including GCSAA's new CEO; the host superintendent of the PGA Championship; E-Z-Go; the Golf Writers meeting; and our own Anthony Williams, CGCS, MG. If you're going to be at Augusta this week and would like to meet up, drop me an email at

The Golfdom NCAAA Bracket Challenge -- sponsored by our friends at SubAir and Rain Bird -- is about to come to a close! I know Hendren will have some things to say about it tomorrow, but yeah -- the winner of tonight's game determines the winner of the first ever Golfdom NCAA bracket challenge! And I'm pretty sure Hendren will be pulling for the Butler Bulldogs! I'll let him explain why tomorrow...

Speaking of random sports betting (but no money is changing hands here, no-sir-ee...), do you want to do a little Masters pool? I'll talk to Hendren about it tonight. We might slap something together last minute. If we only get three people involved, well, at least my odds of winning increase.

FINALLY... let me better introduce you to Beth. (I need a nickname for Beth. I've been calling her "B.G." thus far, but I need something better. Her last name is pronounced jer-AYE-cee so maybe that's where I need to focus. ...or maybe she hates nicknames all together, and if that's the case, I'll find out very soon!)


Beth Geraci has been named senior editor of Golfdom and Landscape Management magazines, officially joining the Questex team on Monday, March 29.

Geraci has worked as a professional journalist for more than 15 years, including six years as a writer for the Chicago Tribune. A graduate of Allegheny College and Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Geraci began her career as an editor at a newswire service in Washington, D.C. ,where she edited and distributed press releases from the White House and congressional leaders.

She went on to become the community news reporter at the Jackson Hole Guide newspaper, winning two national feature writing awards. Her other experience includes working as a book editor in Chicago and as a professor of business communications at Cleveland State University.

“I’m excited about joining the Questex team as senior editor of Golfdom and Landscape Management,” Geraci says. “I’m really looking forward to working with everybody and making my own contributions to the company.”

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