Golfdom wins industry-leading 16 awards from Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association

CLEVELAND, Ohio — May 22, 2015 — North Coast Media is pleased to announce Golfdom continues to be recognized for its outstanding editorial and design leadership by the Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA), which this year held its annual awards ceremony in Milwaukee. Golfdom earned an industry-leading 16 awards including one “best in show” Gardner Award for new media, seven first place awards and eight merit awards. Sister publication Landscape Management (LM) nabbed 15 awards. North Coast Media once again led all publishing companies that competed for TOCA awards in the golf and landscape markets with 31 total awards.

Golfdom won TOCA awards for:

First Place

  • Photography, Video, Multimedia, Best single photo – Use of stock art, “The Golfdom Report,” Pete Seltzer
  • Photography, Video, Multimedia, Best print magazine cover, “The Golfdom Report,” Pete Seltzer
  • New Media, Blogs, “The Golfdom Daily,” Seth Jones
  • Writing, Editorial/Opinion Piece – commercial publications, “The dangerous art of speaking your mind,” Seth Jones
  • Writing, Column – commercial publications, “A post-Open reminder that freedom isn’t free,” Seth Jones
  • Writing, Series of columns by regular department columnist – commercial publications, “Keeping up with the Jones,” Seth Jones
  • Writing, General feature article – commercial publications, “Jimmy the Kid,” Seth Jones


  • Photography, Video, Multimedia, Portrait/Personality (photo of individual or group of individuals), “Driven to distraction,” Leah Nash
  • Photography, Video, Multimedia, Best single photo – created by a TOCA member or freelancer commissioned by a TOCA member, “Golf’s got 99 problems, but is the big cup one?,” Sarah Nader
  • Design, Single page design, editorial – printed magazines, “The 19th Hole,” Pete Seltzer
  • Writing, Column – commercial publications, “Those guys,” Matt Neff
  • Writing, Column – commercial publications, “Are you ready for some Fantasy Greenkeeping?,” Matt Neff
  • Writing, Product information article – commercial publications, “What’s the next big idea at GIE+Expo?,” Seth Jones
  • Writing, General feature article – commercial publications, “True romance,” Seth Jones
  • Writing, Series – two or more articles defined as series – commercial publications, “Winterkill in the crosshairs; Working undercover,” Sam Bauer, Brian Horgan, Ph.D., Lindsay Hoffman, Ph.D.

The Gardner Award was awarded in the new media category to Golfdom’s blog, “The Golfdom Daily.” This is the fourth year in a row Golfdom‘s blog has won the first place TOCA award in the New Media, Publishing category.

Golfdom also demonstrated that it has the best columnists in the industry, winning three of the four individual column-writing TOCAs awarded, and a first place series award for “Keeping up with the Jones,” the monthly column written by Golfdom’s editor-in-chief, Seth Jones.

“The results of the 2015 TOCA awards reaffirmed that our publications, Golfdom and Landscape Management, are at the top of their respective markets,” said Kevin Stoltman, president and CEO of North Coast Media. “I’m confident Golfdom and Landscape Management will continue to impress TOCA judges — and most important, our readers and marketing partners — for decades to come.”