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New Golf Blog: Earth Golf

There’s a new and intriguing golf blog that I stumbled across today called Earth Golf. Written by a planning engineer named Taylor Anderson, the site pointed to G4G in regards to my T&L Golf story on erosion.

Taylor has pumped out a lot of information in the site’s nascent days, and it will surely be a great blog if he keeps it up.

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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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  • Robert – thanks for the mention. I’ve been reading your blog for years and I look forward to the challenge of keeping up with the great golf bloggers who inspired my desire to throw my hat in the ring.

  • I just read Fairways magazine and was very, very impressed….well written, beautifully presented…….

    …….FINALLY, a no holds barred look at the Canadian golf scene……

    Unlike other magazines where it is obvious that there is a bias as the articles are written or ‘ghost-written’ to promote products/services/travel/courses, this magazine has an opinion……..Compare it to a magazine writing a restaurant review with the owner of the restaurant assisting the writer—–You never get the real feel for the restaurant—that’s what the other golf magazines are like——

    Fairways is a winner, in my mind…..Their site will be up on May 2nd…..Hopefully they have a blog, also….

    I predict this magazine will be a big ‘score’ among real golfers!!!

  • Slammer……No….

    But Fairways is not a biased magazine like SCORE……Score’s articles just promote products/services/travel/courses—-They can’t say anything that remotely offers any constructive comments because they get money/contra from everyone….

    Sooo, you never get a “REAL’ analysis……It’s time for real golfers to move on from SCORE!!!

  • KH: So you think you’re getting that in Fairways? Seems to me the front cover and the back cover ad are often linked pretty closely. I’ve even had pros at clubs tell me how they veted the copy about their course before it went into the magazine.

    I’d like to see examples of these so-called “biased” articles that you are putting forth. “Money and contra from anyone?” Did you perhaps get fired by Score?

  • KH – Based on your post here, and your comments – assumming they are yours – on Bob Weeks’ blog, it’s obvious you have some sort of axe to grind with Score. This is not a shot at Fairways because it’s a good product, but the reason why it’s a good product is for the exact OPPOSITE reasons you say here. It’s bought and approved by the advertisers.

  • When one reads SCORE (which I don’t any more), you get the feeling that every article is an infomercial, disguised as an unbiased article…….

    When I read the latest Fairways issue (which I did on a warm, sunny afternoon last Sunday, on the deck at Greystone, after a lovely game of golf), there appeared to be some meat in the articles…..At least I was interested in reading them……

    Do I have an issue with SCORE???……It’s nothing personal BUT their magazine/web-site, etc is toooo plastic for me…….

    and

    Weeeeeeeksy still hasn’t responded to my questions with a specific answer as it relates to HIS claim that SCORE contributes $100K to Junior golf….

    His $100K isn’t real money, it’s just the face value of a full-page ad for some articles they write on junior golf….He calculates that at the ‘suggested’ page rate (probably 4-colour) and claims that is what they contribute……..

    Obviously that is really not fair value…..They mislead readers by saying they contribute actual money….

    My guess is their actual dollar contribution is ZERO!!!!!!!

  • I find it hard to imagine how you “read” the latest issue of Fairways and concluded it was better than the latest issue of Score. Fairways was just one big ad, with three advertorials at the back and simply a bunch of golf course listings otherwise.

    Score on the other hand had a couple of meaty articles of the type Fairways never bothers with. I’m not saying Fairways is a bad magazine — it has a purpose in the market. But I don’t think its goal is the challenge in any way.

  • find it hard to imagine how you “read” the latest issue of Fairways and concluded it was better than the latest issue of Score. Fairways was just one big ad, with three advertorials at the back and simply a bunch of golf course listings otherwise

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