Founding Writers

Jeff Wallach

Jeff is the author of five books, including Beyond The Fairway and Driven to Extremes, and hundreds of articles in a variety of national golf, travel, and outdoor publications. Wallach is a managing partner and executive editor of Golf Media Network, the parent company of The A Position. Read More

Chris Santella

Chris Santella

Chris is the author of eight books, including the popular "Fifty Places To ___ Before You Die" series from Stewart, Tabori & Chang, and a regular contributor to the New York Times, Forbes.com and many fly fishing publications. Read More

John Strawn

John Strawn

John is the President of Hills and Forrest, International Golf Course Architects, and the former CEO of Robert Trent Jones II. He is a regular monthly columnist for Golf Magazine China, and the author of Driving the Green. Strawn's contributions to The A Position will include in-depth interviews with the world's leading golf course designers, as well as commentary on how golf is spreading into new regions, how the economy effects golf, and how he sees the culture of golf evolving. He also writes book reviews which appear in The Oregonian and other publications. Read More

Larry Olmsted

Larry is a weekly columnist for USA Today and author of the book Getting Into Guinness and more than 3000 articles on golf, travel and lifestyle for major newspapers and national magazines. Read More

David Gould

David Gould

David is the former Executive Editor of Travel + Leisure Golf, former Editor-in-Chief of LINKS Magazine, and author of four books, including The Golfer's Code and Q School Confidential: Inside Golf's Cruelest Tournament. Read More

Brian McCallen

Brian McCallen

Brian was Senior Editor at GOLF Magazine for 16 years and is the author of three golf/travel books for Harry N. Abrams: Golf's Best New Destinations (2006), Top 100 Courses You Can Play (1999), and Golf Resorts of the World (1993). Read More

Scott Kauffman

Scott is a former Staff Writer for the Honolulu Advertiser/Star-Bulletin newspapers, USA Today, Orlando Sentinel, and Golfweek Group. He is the leading authority on golf course development and resort-style real estate worldwide with 30 years of full-time print, broadcast, and public relations experience. The University of Hawaii graduate also has a Florida Real Estate Broker's license and features $80 million-plus in residential and commercial real estate sales in the last 10 years. Read More

Tom Harack

Tom Harack

Tom is one of the most widely traveled golf writers in the world, with innumerable published articles and photographs to his credit, as well as experience in promoting various golf-industry products and personnel, including a stint as Saigon bureau chief for Mandarin Media, a media relations firm in Southeast Asia and the United States. Read More

Bob Senoff

Bob Senoff is an avid golfer and professional Internet Venture Capitalist. Aside from being a Founding Partner and CEO of TheAPosition.com, Bob is a Managing Director of New Millennium Partners. Bob believes the TheAPosition.com offers top professional golf writers the ability to put their talents to work for themselves and as a community. Read More

Contributing Editors

James A. Frank

James A. Frank

Jim stumbled into golf more than 30 years ago, first picking up a club while attending a week-long golf school at Pinehurst. That experience turned into his first writing assignment on golf, and in less than four years he was Executive Editor of Golf Magazine. He worked there for more than 18 years, serving as Editor from 1990 until leaving in 2003. Read More

Tim O'Connor

Tim O'Connor

Based in Rockwood, Ontario, Tim O'Connor offers a Canadian perspective, but that doesn't mean he's always going to be nice and try to get along with everyone. Of course, he loves hockey too, so he does have a fiesty side. Read More

Chris Duthie

Chris Duthie

Taking a cue from his Scottish ancestral roots, Colorado native Chris Duthie has been an avid golfer since the wee age of six when he discovered that a cut-down, hickory-shafted five-iron could do a serious number on apples, mushrooms and his mother's prized tulips. Read More

Tom Bedell

Tom Bedell

Tom has written about golf and golf travel for American Airlines’ luxury magazine Celebrated Living since 1999, and for Travel & Leisure Golf, Golf Connoisseur, Virtuoso Life, Lexus Magazine, Acura Style, Tee It Up, American Way, The Met Golfer and many others. Before his first golf article, Tom had established his chops as a beer expert; as far as he knows he remains the only member of both the Golf Writers Association of America and the North American Guild of Beer Writers. Read More

Jason Kerkmans

Jason Kerkmans

Jason Kerkmans has worked as both an editor and freelance writer for a number of outdoor, golf, travel, and lifestyle publications, and has written more than 200 articles on topics ranging from fly-fishing in New Zealand and golfing in Scotland to interviews with notable personalities. Read More

David Barrett

David Barrett

David Barrett was an editor at Golf Magazine for 18 years and has written two books on golf–Golf Courses of the U.S. Open and Golf's Dream 18s. A long time ago, back when Seve Ballesteros and Tom Watson were the perennial favorites, he covered the Masters (as well as SEC football, ACC basketball, etc.) for The Augusta Chronicle. Read More

Timothy Nolan

Timothy Nolan

Timothy Nolan writes about golf and travel. He has published a fair number of articles and essays in print publications, and looks forward to the flexibility and give-and take with readers that come with working on the Web. Earlier in his career, he worked as an executive speechwriter, and as an editor in the New York Times Custom Publishing unit. Read More

Brad King

Brad King

Writer, editor and media relations specialist Brad King is a former Atlanta sports writer and editor of LINKS Magazine — The Best of Golf. After founding Brad King Communications in 2002, Brad penned the golf column for Hilton Head’s Island Packet newspaper and his writing continues to be published regularly. Brad has edited and contributed to numerous book projects, He has teamed with the Southern Pines Pilot to produce award-winning coverage of the 2005 U.S. Open, 2007 U.S. Women’s Open and the 2014 U.S. Open and Women's U.S. Open. Read More

Janina Jacobs

Janina Jacobs

Janina Parrott Jacobs is a multi-media consultant specializing in golf, business, music, nutrition, fitness and women’s issues. As a freelance writer, television host and producer, her writing appears in national international, regional, and local publications and her shows have aired regionally and locally. Read More

Jeff Ritter

Jeff Ritter is one of the world's most prominent golf instructors with a presence that reaches all corners of the globe. Hailed for his unique approach to coaching, Jeff's method of communication utilizes creative concepts from all walks of life in a manner that inspires his students and makes this difficult game seem effortless. Read More

Derek Duncan

Derek Duncan

In an era when golf writers were accustomed to being ushered from place to exotic place via air, Derek Duncan broke into the profession the old fashioned way: by car. Upon moving to Florida in 2000 and finding himself amid the greatest population of courses in the country, he began embarking on weekly golf expeditions throughout the state in an old Honda Civic. Read More

Peter Andraes

Peter Andraes

Peter Andraes has fused golf with yogic, meditative, healing and martial arts – Golf Qi-Gong -- since age 9. This author of Ye Ming Zhu: Past, Present, and Future, and The Secret of the Inner-Swing, was honored in 2008 as World Qi-Gong Sports Master of the Year. Read More

Anita Draycott

Anita Draycott

Anita Draycott has been a Toronto-based journalist, editor and photographer for more than 25 years. She writes for several golf and consumer publications including Doctor's Review, Fairways, Golf Canada, Air Canada Vacations, Dreamscapes, Zoomer and TravelingGolfer.net. Her column, Fairways to Heaven, appears bi-monthly in www.travelindustrytoday.com. A self-confessed golf addict, she has chased dimpled white balls over six continents. Read More

Christopher Smith

Christopher Smith

Christopher Smith is the PGA Lead Instructor at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains, OR, and at the KOR Physical Therapy and Athletic Wellness Clinic in Beaverton, OR. His unique coaching and instruction concepts - blending cutting edge technology with experience, knowledge, and insight - have been featured in GolfWeek, Golf Digest, and The Wall Street Journal. Read More

Hal Phillips

Hal Phillips

Hal Phillips reckons his barn — from whence he writes on sporting, travel and lifestyle subjects (when he’s not overseeing his media company, which serves clients in North America and Southeast Asia ) — is the most cosmopolitan out-building in the Great State of Maine. He's the former editor-in-chief of Golf Course News and his freelance work has appeared in GOLF Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Links, Golfweek and dozens of other titles, some of which still exist. He Tweets from @MandarinHal. Read More

Bob Cullen

Bob Cullen

Bob Cullen is the co-author, with Dr. Bob Rotella, of Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect and other best-selling works on the mental game. A former contributing editor at Travel & Leisure Golf, he has reported on courses from datelines as diverse as Slovenia, Kazakhstan, Russia and Iran. Read More

John Torsiello

John Torsiello

John Torsiello is a writer/editor living in Connecticut. He has written extensively about all aspects of the golf industry for a number of national and regional publications. He is Associate Editor for Golfing Magazine, Editor for Golfing Magazine New Jersey-Eastern Pa., Senior Editor for Fairway Living Magazine, and a regular contributor to Golf Course Industry, and Cybergolf.com. Read More

Bob Fagan

Bob Fagan

Bob Fagan features one of the most interesting backgrounds in travel and golf. Not only it is likely that Bob has played more American golf courses than any living person, he has been an accomplished player and instructor, holds a Ph.D. in Counseling, has been an innovative golf and life coach, PGA Section Executive Director, golf company executive, "Expert Golf Witness," and, of course, a highly acclaimed travel and golf writer. Read More

Michael Patrick Shiels

Michael Patrick Shiels

Travel Writer Michael Patrick Shiels has journeyed to more than 35 countries and countless tourist destinations studying travel industry methods and trends. At TravelTattler.com, he reveals tourism's successes...and failures. Shiels, a widely published author, has collaborated on titles with Larry King, Donald Trump, Emmy Award-winning golf commentator Ben Wright, golf architect Arthur Hills, and wrote a "For Dummies" book. Read More

Stephen Goodwin

Stephen Goodwin

Stephen Goodwin, the author of "Dream Golf: The Making of Bandon Dunes," was a contributing editor at Golf Magazine. He has written extensively about golf course design and golf history, and his articles and essays on golf have appeared in Golf, Links, The Met Golfer, Golf Connoisseur, The Washington Post, The United States Open Open Program, and The Masters Annual. Read More

Terry Moore

Terry Moore

A member of the Golf Writers Association of America, Terry Moore was editor of Michigan Golfer for 18 years and is now a regular columnist and travel writer for it and several other golf websites. Next April, he'll cover his 34th Masters Tournament. A member of the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame, Moore serves as a Governor for the Golf Association of Michigan. Read More

Jay Stuller

Jay Stuller

Jay has successfully straddled the worlds of mainstream journalism and corporate communication for three decades. The author of ten books and more than a thousand magazine and newspaper features in more than 150 publications - - including articles in Audubon, Smithsonian, Playboy, Outside, Travel & Leisure, Oceans, Senior Golfer and Reader’s Digest - - he simultaneously managed a career in corporate public affairs, primarily with Chevron. Read More

Ken Van Vechten

Ken Van Vechten

A former newspaper reporter, columnist, political hack and corporate flack, golf, travel and lifestyle writer Ken Van Vechten thought the life of a freelancer would free him of the horrid memories of time-clock employment and doing the bidding of others. He hadn’t contemplated editors. A Jell-O-solid 13+ on the course, he plays to a +6 at the table, in the kitchen and on the massage table. Read More

David J Whyte

David J Whyte

Based in the Home of Golf, David J Whyte is a video producer, writer & photographer specializing in golf travel. His golf destination videos appear on airlines around the world in 'Golf Passport', a 30-minute programme exploring the best places to stay and play. Read More

Herb Gould

Herb Gould

Herb Gould is a Chicago-based sportswriter. He has covered a variety of sports—including golf, college football and basketball, and the city’s pro teams--for the Chicago Sun-Times for nearly four decades. He is the author of Victory March, a book about Notre Dame’s 1988 national championship, and has contributed to many sports outlets, including ESPN.com, Lindy’s football and basketball annuals, Chicagoland Golf and many other golf publications. Read More

Peter Kessler

Peter Kessler

Known as the “Voice of Golf,” Peter Kessler was also the voice of HBO Sports and has narrated Emmy award-winning documentaries. As the primary talent at The Golf Channel for eight years, he wrote, hosted and produced over 1,300 hours of live television, interviewing every great player and teacher of the 20th century. Peter also wrote highly acclaimed long-form interviews for GOLF Magazine and founded the first company to market hybrid golf clubs. For the past five years, Kessler has hosted and produced two golf talk shows on Sirius XM Satellite Radio’s PGA Tour Network. Peter is also the host of Golf Stories on The 101 Network which debuted on DIRECTV in September 2010. Read More

Jeff Neuman

Jeff Neuman

Jeff Neuman is co-author of A Disorderly Compendium of Golf (with Lorne Rubenstein) and Just Hit It (with Frank Thomas). He has written for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Links, and Private Clubs, and his sports columns appear at RealClearSports.com on Mondays and Thursdays. Read More

James McAfee

James McAfee

James McAfee is a freelance golf and travel writer based in Garland, TX, who has extensive experience both as a writer and editor plus as a golf administrator. He worked for various newspapers in Texas and Oklahoma early in his career before becoming an editor with Golf Shop Operations and Golf Digest in the 1970s. Read More

John and Jeannine Henebry

John and Jeannine Henebry

Premier golf photographers, John and Jeannine Henebry have been specializing in golf course photography for over 25 years. A brother-sister team, they have traveled the world photographing some of the world’s best and most beautiful golf courses designed by many of golf’s most notable course architects and designers. John and Jeannine’s work frequently appears in major golf magazines along with many other consumer and trade publications. Read More

Ed Sherman

Ed Sherman

Ed Sherman was the long-time golf writer for the Chicago Tribune. Recognized with several national golf writing awards, he now writes about golf and sports business for Crain's Chicago Business. He also is the co-host of "The Scorecard," a Saturday morning golf talk show on WSCR-AM 670. His latest book, "Golf Lists Mania," co-written with Leonard Shapiro, will be out this spring. Read More

Edwin Roald

Edwin Roald

Edwin is a golf course designer and writer whose independent design work now spans a decade and half-a-dozen countries. An avid golf historian, Edwin has devoted his entire education and career to golf, and has recently campaigned a departure from the eighteen-hole tradition, hoping to help revitalize participation in golf. Read More

Jamie McWilliams

Jamie McWilliams

Jamie comes with a rich background in television production: on-air talent, award winning producer-director-writer for NFL Films, network broadcasting and Fortune 500 corporations, Jamie now puts much of his creative efforts in golf programming. Jamie provides provocative, witty commentary and features on all things golf, including equipment, events and travel. Read More

Roberto Borgatti

Roberto Borgatti

World-renowned Golf Instructor Roberto Borgatti returns for his fifth season at the Longboat Key Club & Resort. Roberto conducts golf clinics for all levels of players, and seminars for teaching professionals around the world. Roberto’s comprehensive approach combines a clear methodology, golf fitness & performance training and state-of-the-art V1 Professional video swing-analysis. Read More

David DeSmith

David DeSmith

David DeSmith is a New England-based writer and marketing professional who did bloody battle in the advertising industry for several decades before escaping to focus on golf and launching two regional golf magazines, Golf of Maine in 1998 and the New England Journal of Golf in 2001. David served as publisher and editor of both publications, while also writing feature articles on topics ranging from golf travel and course design to the people who play the game and the equipment they use. He also occasionally writes about music, if the spirit moves him. Read More

Evelyn Gruber

Evelyn Gruber

Evelyn Gruber, an Austrian native, has 20+ years of experience in the golf travel field both as a golf travel writer and a golf tour operator. As part of her duties as the owner of Austria’s largest Golf Travel Agency, she traveled the globe experiencing and rating golf destinations for her upscale golfing clientele. Gruber is most likely one of the best traveled living golfers in Europe, having played more than 2000 courses in 50+ countries in Europe, Australia, North America, Africa and Asia, including most of Golf Digest´s Top 100 Ballot Courses outside the US and Rolex 1000 Ballot Courses worldwide. Read More

James Mason

James Mason

James Mason is a contributing writer for Golf Monthly magazine, producing destination reviews, technical and equipment reviews and blogs. He was also part of the judging panel for the 2010 Top 100 courses in Great Britain and Ireland. James has written equipment reviews and technical features for Greenside magazine, destination features for Golf World and Going for Golf magazines and interviews for Middle East Golfer. Read More

Anthony Pioppi

Anthony Pioppi

Anthony Pioppi is the author of “To the Nines,” and “The History of The Minikahda Club Golf Course,” and coauthor of “Haunted Golf.” Pioppi is a Senior Writer for Superintendent magazine and has written for publications including the USGA website, Golf Course Architecture, Links, GolfPunk, the Chicago Tribune and Golfweek. The Executive Director of the Seth Raynor Society, Pioppi is an overseas member of the St. Andrews Golf Club, Scotland. Read More

Dennis Silvers

Dennis Silvers

Dennis Silvers is an award-winning nationally syndicated radio/television talk show host. One of his radio programs, "The 19th Hole," is America's longest running golf talk radio program in America. His shows can be heard on Fox Sports Radio 920, ESPN Radio 1100 and CBS Sports Radio 100.5 fm/840 am in Las Vegas. His short feature, "The Golf Minute" is syndicated throughout the country and is also aired over American Forces Network throughout the world. Read More

Susan Bairley

Susan Bairley

Susan Bairley has been writing about golf – especially women’s golf – since 1989, mostly as contributing editor to Michigan Golfer magazine, where she also was editor of two Michigan Woman Golfer editions and started an early website for women golfers. She chaired the first statewide women’s golf summit in the U.S., ran her own golf and real estate PR firm and still works as an executive PR consultant to business, industry and organizations. Read More

Emily Kay

Emily Kay

Emily is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America and golf writer at SBNation. You may follow Emily on Twitter @golfexaminer Read More

Gabe Garcia

Gabe Garcia

Gabe is a golf writer and attorney living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2011, he began the Golf Law Journal, an online chronicle of legal issues affecting the game of golf. He writes frequent golf course reviews and produces a series of videos entitled, Top 3 Things. Gabe is also an active member of the San Francisco Public Golf Alliance. Read More

Dodie Mazzuca

Dodie Mazzuca

Dodie Mazzuca is a former LPGA Tour Player and the founder of Golf PROformance. She is currently the Director of Instruction at Troon Country Club (Scottsdale, AZ) and she also teaches golf in Santa Cruz, CA (May-Oct.). She was an NCAA Academic and Athletic All-American at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Her background in competitive golf, yoga, golf fitness, and technical training, assists her students in accelerating their learning process and playing better golf. www.DodieMazzuca.com Read More

Ed Travis

Ed Travis

Ed Travis is a national award winning golf journalist and has had a life long love affair with the game. He has competed in tournament golf both as an amateur and as a senior professional and though his competitive days are behind him he still plays regularly and carries a handicap of 2. He and his wife live in suburban Orlando. Read More

Andy Waple

Andy Waple

With 35 years’ experience working in the UK media arena Andy has written golf travel features for British newspapers and magazines including a number of top golf publications. An avid golfer himself he knows all about the inner turmoils faced by players of all abilities and yet can relate to the happiness created by a good shot well struck on some of the most beautiful courses on the planet. Read More

Aubrey McCormick

Aubrey McCormick

Aubrey McCormick is a professional golfer, Ambassador of the Salute Military Golf Association, Environmental Advocate and TV personality. Unlike most professional golfers, she was a late comer to the sport, beginning to play golf at the age of 17. After less than a year, she earned a full golf scholarship to Daytona State College, where she was named second team All-American and voted Most Improved Player in 2003. Read More

Steve Pike

Steve Pike

Steve Pike has been covering the golf equipment industry for more than 25 years. “Spike” is a 12-handicap who as played golf around the world, from Scotland to China. Read More

Robert Kaufman

Robert Kaufman

Robert Kaufman is an award-winning, internationally published photographer and travel writer whose work fulfilled his childhood dream of a place in the Baseball Hall of Fame. His founding of Golf Today Magazine (1987) and subsequent six-year reign as Publisher & Editor, was the beginning of his 25 years as a multi-faceted media entrepreneur in the world of golf. Read More

Bill Hobson

Bill Hobson

Bill is Executive Producer and Host of Michigan Golf Live TV & Radio, seen in 3.6 million homes on Fox Sports Detroit and heard on 9 stations across the state. Each week, MGL showcases top places to stay and play as part of an overall celebration of the game. MGL has gained in audience size and influence over the past 15 years through an entertaining combination of exclusive interviews, humor, live call-in contests, product reviews, observations, commentary, and a tour of the state's top destinations each and every week. Read More

Dr. Tom Ferraro

Dr. Tom Ferraro

Dr. Tom Ferraro is an internationally known sport psychologist designated as one of the nation’s top mental game gurus by Golf Digest. He is a psychoanalyst with a full time sport psychology practice in Nassau County, New York working with elite and professional golfers. Read More

Matthew Van Fossen

Matthew Van Fossen

Born in Oakland. Instant street cred. Moved to Concord, CA when I was 1. Working class cred. Moved to Walnut Creek, CA when I was 8. Suburban outdoor mall cred. And muni golf cred! Eventually got into finance and (several life events skipped over here) started writing a golf blog. https://norcalgolfcoursereviews.wordpress.com Read More