The publisher and owner of New England dot Golf, Tom brings to the table over 24 years in the golf writing industry. He’s pretty much covered and written about every aspect of all-things-golf and seems to enjoy the golf media business now more than ever.
A natural-born contrarian who’s not afraid to mix it up with the mainstream golf establishment and media. Never at a loss of well thought-out opinions!
Founder and editor of NHgolfer.com, which covers all things golf in the beautiful state of New Hampshire, Greg is your No. 1 source for public course information, to where to buy your equipment, local spots to grab a bite to eat after your round, special deals and discounts or helpful tips for a great day on the course.
Greg aims to provide every golfer, of all skill levels, content that can be both entertaining and informative.
President and founder of IIR Sports, Inc., John has covered golf for decades, including The Masters, U.S. Open, PGA Championship, Ryder Cup, Dell Technologies Championship, Travelers Championship, Franklin Templeton Shootout, Children’s Miracle Network Golf Classic, U.S. Senior Open, Constellation Senior Players Championship, U.S. Amateur, and U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur.
He is a member of the Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA) and International Network of Golf (ING). For the past six years, he has hosted “All Around Sports” on the Voice America Talk Radio Network. John’s show is broadcast each Monday at 1 pm ET, where he features golf on a regular basis.
Bruce worked as sports writer for The Hartford Courant for 38 years before retiring in 2008. His major beats at the paper were golf, the Hartford Whalers, University of Connecticut men’s and women’s basketball, Yale football, United States and World Figure Skating Championships and ski columnist.
Bruce has covered every PGA Tour stop in Connecticut since 1971, along with 30 Masters, 25 U.S. Opens, four PGA Championships, 12 Deutsche Bank Championships, 15 Westchester (N.Y.) Classics and four Ryder Cups. He’s won several Golf Writers Association of America writing awards, including a first place for a feature on John Daly, and was elected to the Connecticut Golf Hall of Fame in 2009.
He also worked for the Connecticut Whale hockey team for two years when they were renamed by former Hartford Whalers managing general partner Howard Baldwin, who had become the marketing director of the Hartford Wolf Pack, the top affiliate of the New York Rangers.
In 1965, the PGA made its first visit to Pleasant Valley Country Club in Sutton, Mass., and Jim got the golf bug while watching legends like Ben Hogan, Gary Player, and Tony Lema compete for a fraction of today’s prize money. Jim went on to become a caddy at Pleasant Valley, and in the midst of a successful career in sales, he tried his hand at golf writing.
His first gig was with a Connecticut-based golf magazine, where he interviewed Ernie Els, among others. Since then, he’s covered tournaments for the LPGA, PGA Tour, Champions Tour and many amateur events. His work has been published in a number of magazines including GolfBoston Travel & Leisure, Southern New England Golf, New England Golf Monthly and Rhode Island Monthly.
Jim ‘s favorite golf courses are Kebo Valley in Bar Harbor, Maine, Pebble Beach and Furry Creek in Vancouver B.C. and almost any Donald Ross course. Jim’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leigh B. MacKay
As a caddy, greenskeeper, and Ouimet Scholar from Marshfield Country Club on Boston’s South Shore, Leigh developed his love for the game at an early age. The BA from Amherst College and MA from Dartmouth prepared him for his 36-year career in education, most of it teaching Advanced Placement English and coaching varsity golf.
In 1986, a sabbatical from teaching students to writing stories for “Golf World” magazine prepared him for his second career in golf journalism, which began upon his retirement in 2007. Leigh is a low-handicap golfer who has won the Golf Writers Association of America’s championship seven times.
He is currently a member of Southers Marsh Golf Club in Plymouth, MA, and PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, FL.
Steve “Spike” Pike is a lifelong journalist whose career includes covering Major League Baseball, the NFL and college basketball. For the past 26 years, Spike has been one of the more respected voices in the golf and travel industries, working for such publications as Golfweek, Golf World and Golf Digest for The New York Times Magazine Group. In 1998, Spike helped launch the PGA.com web site for the PGA of America.
As a freelance travel and golf writer, Spike’s travels have taken him around the world. He has played golf from Pebble Beach to St. Andrews, walked the Great Wall of China, climbed an active volcano in the Canary Islands, been on safari in South Africa and dived with sharks off Guadalupe, Baja California.
Ed is a national award-winning golf journalist and has carried on a lifelong love affair with the game. His work covering the business of golf, equipment, golf personalities and travel is prominently featured in numerous print and electronic publications. He has competed in tournament golf both as an amateur and senior professional and though his competitive days are behind him, Ed still plays regularly and carries a handicap of 4. He lives on a water hazard in suburban Orlando.
Ed’s email address is GolfScribe@outlook.com.
Pam is a Rhode Island-based freelance golf writer for over 20 years for many regional and national publications such as New England Golf Monthly, Sports & Leisure Monthly, Bay State Golf and Ocean State Golf.
She is a long-time member of the Golf Writers Association of America and International Network of Golf.