Introducing Fairway Stevie!

Steve Waxman has hob nobbed with some of the music world’s biggest stars for the past 20 years. He’s that single player that has joined your group on Saturday or Sunday mornings and has found a way to drop the names of Madonna, Phil Collins or Kiss sometime during the round.

Enough talk in the third person – I was first published in Golf Digest. My letter to the editor described the first time I broke 90 in a blizzard at National Pines. My best round was a 75 in a friendly tournament at Scarboro and my first birdie in Scotland was on The Redan at West Berwick (more on that in another posting). Although I claim to be a nine handicap, I haven’t shot better than 86 this year and can’t put the two sides of my game together on one day.
What the blog is about:
I used to bang it around once a year to make my dad happy but about seven years ago, in the middle of a scramble tournament, I was humiliated by a golf pro who didn’t want to use any of my shots. I vowed to never repeat that experiance so I took up the game in earnest and now I’m a nine handicap who has played most of the finest public golf courses in Ontario and some of the world’s best in Scotland and Ireland. This blog is the golf world from a public player’s perspective.

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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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