I was saddened today to hear of the passing of Waterloo-area golf writer and editor Norm Woods, who died after a battle with cancer. Only recently Norm had sent out a note to his peers that his son Steve would run the family’s magazine, Golfscene, while he fought back against the disease. He was looking forward till the end:
On a more positive note, we have some interesting editorial / marketing ideas in the works for 2012. Our objective remains constant: to get ‘more golfers to play more golf.’ We will continue to focus on delivering quality content that is informative, entertaining and helpful to golfers.
Although it’s not possible right now for me to visit golf courses and or attend events, I would be pleased to chat with you at any time if you wish to say hello. My passion for the industry and the great people involved will never waiver!
I never wrote for Norm, but he did write a nice review of my last book. I always enjoyed chatting with him when I’d run into him at events. He was a hard working golf writer and covered his regional beat well.
I was pleased to have him as a peer — and hope the magazine continues on.
Here is Norm’s thoughts on running the magazine for the past decade. He’ll be missed.