Jonathan Cummings spent thirty-seven years as a research test & measurements mechanical engineer and currently is an anti-submarine warfare consultant for DARPA. Cummings has long been active in golf as a travel consultant, journalist, editor, and speaker. For over thirty years he served as volunteer and/or committee chairman for the Kemper, Booz Allen, Quicken Loans, Constellation Energy, and Tiger Woods Foundation PGA tournaments. He has also served as executive board member for JPC International Golf Academy. Cummings spent nineteen years as a Mid-Atlantic course/slope rater and is a USGA rules and rater graduate. He is an original Golfweek panelist (1996) and past panelist for LINKS and GolfStyles. He has played golf in all fifty states and in thirty-five countries logging rounds at more than 1600 courses. A member of the USGA, Golf Writers Assn of Am, Donald Ross Society, Seth Raynor Society (board member), TPC Potomac and Belleair CC, Cummings lives in Belleair, FL and can be reached at email@example.com.