After today I will be entering my third year as a golf writer. This blog has taken off beyond my expectations and I’m sincerely grateful for the support received by other bloggers, golf journalists, family and friends – both old and new. This blog has also allowed me a chance to connect with other golfers from across Canada, the USA and all around the world.
I’ve been fortunate to join the Golf Journalists Association of Canada and feature my course reviews on Canadian Golf Magazine, a national online golf publication. I’ve been able to travel and play great courses all across the country. I participate regularly on #GolfChat – a weekly Twitter Chat about golf. I was pleased, and a little surprised, to be awarded the 2015 Blog of the Year on GolfChat. I’ve also created new friendships with other golf enthusiasts and writers. I started a Facebook page this year as another means of engagement beyond Twitter and the blog. I’ve experienced my first viral post which – my review of the impressive Stanhope golf course – shared on over 50 different Facebook pages. Of course, the Stanhope review was part of an amazing bucket list golf experience in 2015. Playing 10 of the top courses in Prince Edward Island is something I’ll never forget and hope I can experience again.
2016 holds a lot of promise with planned trips to BC, AB and NB (all of which will have golf involved and allow me to cross more courses off my bucket list). I am excited about the prospects of teeing it up with Josh Strukoff, writer of the very informative golf blog, Golf Is Mental. I have plans to re-brand; creating a custom logo to help advance the blog and my golf writing efforts.
To all of you who read and support my writing, thank you. I’m going to celebrate this achievement with a cold pint of my favourite golf beer, TripleBogey. In the meantime, keep it in the short grass and here’s to a great 2016.
In friendship, Mike