Global Golf Post: Spittle's success

I’m not the first to say it: Rod Spittle is the nicest man in Canadian golf. Sure he’s lived in Ohio for most of his adult live, but there’s something quintessentially Canadian about a man who constantly thanks interviewers for wanting to speak to him and who talks about “being blessed” for having a shot at playing professional golf.

The neat thing is that Spittle is coming home — quite literally — to play the PGA of Canada Seniors’ Championship at Lookout Point, and was at the club last week to discuss his involvement. He patiently did a clinic for those in attendance (and has a nice, smooth swing for a very tall man) and then talked to a handful of reporters.

I wrote my Global Golf Post column on his rare career in golf — one that started at the age of 50.


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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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