Well, I’ve been hinting at it for a while, but yesterday it was official: I handed my resignation to the National Post, the Canadian national newspaper where I have been on staff since 2000. It was a tough decision, but one I made for a variety of reasons, some personal, some professional.
The result is this — though I’m no longer on staff at the paper, I will remain as golf columnist. For those who don’t read the Post, for most of the last six years I’ve written full-time as a business reporter, and I’ve interviewed the likes of Bill Gates, Carly Fiorina and others, and played golf with many of the country’s top executives and politicians. Oh, and I also covered golf as a part-time arrangement, freeing up time to work on columns around my regular duties.
My new arrangement means I have a signed contract to write a weekly golf column for the paper starting in late March and running through to October.
The hope is this new relationship with the Post will allow me to pursue more golf writing, do some communications and business consulting, and work on another book (in the Fall). The reality is I have a lot of golf writing this year that is already assigned and will take up plenty of my time. There are also some golf book projects in the works.
This blog is also part of the overall plan. Expect to see some bold changes in the next while, a situation I’m currently working on. The aim is to bring this blog to a wider readership (from hundreds daily to thousands), allowing me to explore new areas with it. I’ll let you know how it progresses.
Anyway, thanks for reading, now on with the golf….

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Robert Thompson

A bestselling author and award-winning columnist, Robert Thompson has been writing about business and sports, and particularly golf, for almost two decades. His reporting and commentary on golf has appeared in Golf Magazine, the Globe and Mail, T&L Golf and many other media outlets. Currently Robert is a columnist with Global Golf Post, golf analyst for Global News and Shaw Communications, and Senior Writer to ScoreGolf. The Going for the Green blog was launched in 2004.

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