OntGolf.ca managed to scoop up two prizes at the inaugural Golf Journalists of Canada awards luncheon today at the fantastic St. George’s G&CC. I took home two awards — one for an obituary of Brampton caddie Steve Duplantis that appeared in the Globe and Mail last spring in the newspaper feature category, and another for my Golf Architecture in Canada series, which won in the online feature category. You can read the golf design series, where I reviewed the work of all of Canada’s established golf architects, here. I’ll see if I can find the Duplantis obit — or I’ll post my unedited version.
The other story to win from OntGolf.ca was a guest blog from Grant Fraser. Grant wrote about his difficulties watching last year’s British Open.
The winners were selected by an anonymous judging panel under the direction of Dan Pino, Communications Director with the RCGA. First-place winners were awarded a cash prize from Pengrowth, and passes to the Club at Bond Head courtesy of ClubLink, while second-place winners received a prize from Titleist. Sponsors of the GJAC luncheon included RBC, Pengrowth, Nike, Callaway, TaylorMade, Hollas and ClubLink, as well as St. George’s.
More than 30 golf writers and editors attended the luncheon. At the lunch historian Jim Barclay was made a lifetime member of the GJAC.