Publisher of New England dot Golf, who brings to the table over 28 years in the golf writing industry. He’s pretty much covered and written about every aspect of all-things-golf and enjoys the golf media business and perks that go with it.
A natural-born contrarian who’s not afraid to mix it up with the mainstream golf establishment and media, he is rarely at a loss of well thought-out opinions!
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.
Rob Duca brings more than 40 years of professional journalism experience to New England dot Golf. His background includes 25 years as the lead sports columnist at the Cape Cod Times, where he covered professional and amateur golf, and Major League Baseball, the NBA and the NHL. For the past nine years, he has been editor of New England Golf & Leisure magazine, profiling the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Rory McIlroy, Brad Faxon, Pat Bradley and Gil Hanse.
He has won more than 35 national and regional writing awards, and his work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, the Boston Globe, Yankee magazine, Cape Cod Life and many other print and online publications.
Duca is a member at Olde Barnstable Golf Course and Hyannis Golf Course, and is a long-time member of the Golf Writers Association of America. He can be reached via email.
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 here.
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.
Len has been covering golf for over 50 years. He was the golf columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times for 41 years and has been in the same role for the Daily Herald and several regional newspapers since 2009.
Len is also a regular contributor to the Chicago District Golfer magazine and the Illinois PGA website and his travel pieces are regularly published in Illinois Golfer and the Ohio Golf Journal. His works for all publications are available at lenziehmongolf.com. It is in its 10th year of operation and has been enhanced by the photography provided by his partner Joy Sarver in the last four years.
Since moving to PGA Village in Port St. Lucie, FL, in 2016, Len has added the Morning Read and its partner wheretogolfnext.com website to his regular writing duties. An inductee into the Illinois Soccer Hall of Fame in 2004 (for his reporting and youth coaching, not as a player), Len will also be inducted into the Illinois Golf Hall of Fame on Oct. 18.
He is also on the Advisory Board of the International Network of Golf, is a lifetime member of the Golf Writers Association of America and a member of the Golf Travel Writers of America.
Dave is a longtime golf writer, who was the managing editor at a regional monthly golf magazine for 11 years before becoming editor and feature writer at eSouthernGOLF in 2013.
He also contributes stories to Golf Coast Magazine, GolfTrips, GoGolfandTravel, Traveling Golfer Canada, Ohio Golf Journal and the IAGTO. Additionally, he’s a staff writer for Georgia Golf Trail.
Dave’s insight and unique perspective allows him to create interesting articles. He can be reached via email
David a/k/a “The Golfin’ Guy” grew up in Southwestern Ontario, Canada, where it was assumed he would play hockey. Beginning at the age of 3 and continuing into his late 30’s, he did just that. However, after one too many pucks to the head, he realized that golf was a lot easier on the body and took the game up.
Since that time, golf has become his passion. From 2003 until 2009, David ran the sales and marketing department of TravelGolf Media and took his team to over $1M in annual advertising revenue. While at TravelGolf, an editor told him he had a flair for writing and the lightbulb went on. He started writing articles about anything golf related: courses, resorts, shoes, apparel, equipment and training aids and sending them to websites and magazines. At first, his articles were picked up by a few golf websites and magazines, but the number steadily grew – enough that he could call it a career.
Most days he’s on a course somewhere, either working or playing. Occasionally you’ll find him on the practice range reinforcing bad habits. David plays to a 10 handicap – unless there is money involved in which case it goes considerably higher. Home is Crossville, Tennessee and his email is here.
Bill Doyle brings 45 years of professional sports writing experience to New England dot Golf. His resume includes 40 years as a sports writer for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette where he wrote a Sunday golf column and covered professional and amateur golf. He also wrote about all four of the major professional sports teams in the Boston area, mostly about the Boston Celtics, as well as college and local sports.
Working for the newspaper in the city where Worcester Country Club hosted the inaugural Ryder Cup in 1927, Doyle covered the improbable comeback of the U.S. team at the 1999 Ryder Cup at The Country Club in Brookline. He also covered the 1988 U.S. Open at TCC, the 2001 and 2017 U.S. Senior Open championships at Salem Country Club, the U.S. Women’s Open championships at The Orchards in South Hadley in 2004 and at Newport Country Club in 2006, the PGA Tour stops at Pleasant Valley Country Club in Sutton for nearly 20 years and at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut, for several years; and every PGA Tour event at TPC Boston in Norton from the inaugural event in 2003.
He will provide regular contributions ranging from interviews, travel, lifestyle, real estate, commentary and special assignments. Bill can be reached via email.
Lynn Cotter is a freelance writer, member of the Golf Writers Association of America, and an avid golfer. She is the owner of Lynn on the Links, a golf website to help inspire and grow the game of golf. When she is not writing or running her website, you can find her spending time with her family as well as traveling and golfing – doing what she loves. She is based on the South Shore of Boston, Massachusetts.
Jim got his start in golf writing with a gig at 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 can be reached via email.
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.
For close to 50 years Dave Irons has been writing for newspapers, magazines and various publications mostly about skiing. His work has appeared in some of the East’s largest newspapers, the Boston Globe, the New York Daily News, and papers in his home state of Maine along with magazines including SKI, Skiing and Snow Country. In the nineties he added golf to his writing with a column in the Lewiston, Maine Sun Journal where his ski columns have been running since 1983. In the eighties and nineties Irons produced radio and television ski reports covering all three northern New England Ski States, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Dave plays to an 18 handicap when playing regularly.
Tom has written for scores of golf publications including a column focusing on luxury golf travel for American Airlines’ Celebrated Living. He’s played everywhere from Iceland to Dubai and points between. His byline can be found regularly these days in Morning Read, The A Position, ClubLife, and Golf Oklahoma among others. He is the only member of both the Golf Writers Association of America and the North American Guild of Beer Writers, claiming regular research is required, yet seems to have no plans to stop, traveling the world to ferret out the best in golf and brews.
Tom lives in southern Vermont and plays regularly, if not well, out of the Brattleboro Country Club. He still considers his greatest golf thrill playing 18 with Arnold Palmer, and having beers with him afterwards in the Bay Hill clubhouse, which Arnie bought. Tom can be contacted via email.
For close to 50 years Dave Irons has been writing for newspapers, magazines and various publications mostly about skiing. His work has appeared in some of the East’s largest newspapers, the Boston Globe, the New York Daily News, and papers in his home state of Maine along with magazines including SKI, Skiing and Snow Country.
In the nineties he added golf to his writing with a column in the Lewiston, Maine Sun Journal where his ski columns have been running since 1983. In the eighties and nineties Irons produced radio and television ski reports covering all three northern New England Ski States, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Dave plays to an 18 handicap when playing regularly.
In 1999, Jay launched Western Mass Golf, a website and print newspaper, becoming a staple on the the New England golf scene.
Jay expanded his coverage with a golf show on WEEI with stations in Springfield, Worcester and Providence. The show later became the first podcast and ran for several years.
In 2019, Jay purchased CTGolfer and now covers golf in MA, CT and RI. His company has built one of the largest database of golfers and golf tournaments in New England.
Jay can be reached at 413-535-6058 or via email.
Longtime golf writer based in Greenville, S.C. In addition to running his content marketing business, Southbound 4, Shane is a regular contributor to GOLF Magazine, Golf Inc., Club Management and other golf magazines and websites.
Shane can be reached via email.
A regular contributor to NewEngland.Golf, eSouthernGolf, Bill is a member of Golf Travel Writers of America. He is a life-long golf aficionado and former sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. He moved to Cape Cod in 1974, where he raised a family and worked for 23 years as a teacher/administrator with the Sandwich Public Schools, enjoying golf at Paul Harney’s Golf Course, White Cliffs Country Club and Sandwich Hollows Country Club. In 2019, Bill moved to The Villages community in Florida where his addiction and love of of the game continues.
Bill can be reached via email.
Alan is the founder & publisher of eSoutherGolf (established in 2001). Alan is a proud, lifelong resident of Florida and is a member of International Network of Golf (ING), The Golf Travel Writers of American and The Global Golf Tourism Organization.
Alan can be reached via email.
Dan has been working in the golf industry for more than 20 years. A former editor at Golf Inc. Magazine, he specializes in writing about some of the most compelling courses, resorts and destinations in the game.