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Going for the Green: The Book

I’ve been sitting on this news for a while, but I want to announce I’ve signed a deal with Key Porter Books for my third book project, this one based on the Going for the Green golf and business series that I developed while at the National Post.

The book will see me tee it up for some golf and frank conversation at several of the best courses in the world with numerous key business leaders and politicians from across the country including Jim Balsillie of Research in Motion; Frank McKenna; Eugene Melnyk, owner of the Senators and chair of Biovail; Norm Keevil, chair at Teck Cominco; Raymond Royer, CEO of Domtar; Jim Kinnear at Pengrowth, and others. It is tentatively called “Going for the Green: Canada’s Leaders on the Links.”

The popular series of columns that the book will take its concept from initially appeared in the Financial Post for three years starting in 2002. But the book version will have all new material, and will be greatly expanded from the newspaper columns. It will appear in Spring 2008.

I’ll keep you posted as this one develops — but it’ll be interesting to see the country through its great golf courses once again. You can be assured I’ll give my G4G readers some glimpses along the way.

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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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  • That’s good to hear. I always read that column and wished I was some corporate big shot with a low handicap (I wish more for the latter than the former to tell the truth).

  • Robert, sounds great. When you’re ready to plug the book, give me a call and we’ll get you on as a guest of the show.
    Cheers!
    Mark Hebscher

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