Wins Twice at Inaugural Golf Journalism Awards 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 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.

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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, congrads …. keep up the good work. The Cdn golf architects series was great. Missed your Duplantis obit and would like to have a chance to read it.

  • @wow: good to see you as an active reader and participant… there must be something that keeps you coming back

    Congrats Robert!


  • Forgive me for being proud about my writing being awarded alongside the likes of Lorne Rubenstein and Bob Weeks, or that I was very pleased to see Canadian golf writers gain some degree of recognition in a contracting media market. I won’t be keeping this sort of thing to myself — feel free not to read those posts if they bother you so.

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