Mr. October 2021: Bruno

Bruno is a 3-month-old German shorthaired pointer who left his 10 littermates at just 8 weeks old to join the team at Dauphin Highlands Golf Course, located just outside Harrisburg, Pa. Bruno wakes up eager to get to the golf course before dawn, and he takes his morning tour of the course very seriously, running squirrels into trees, keeping geese on the move, watching deer and looking out for the elusive trophy buck that roams the course, and he does it all while carefully avoiding the spray of the sprinklers. All of Bruno’s golf course friends get an enthusiastic greeting plus their pockets checked for possible treats. After work, Bruno heads home for some playful roughhousing with his best friend, Nittany, a black Lab.

Jon Szekeres, a 1990 graduate of Penn State University’s turfgrass management program, is the superintendent at Dauphin Highlands Golf Course, where he has worked since 1994. A 25-year GCSAA member, Jon has attended the Masters for over 30 years to help with the tournament. He enjoys cooking, archery, hunting, photography, playing golf and watching sports, especially Steelers football.

Photo by Jon Szekeres