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Kelly Okun

Kelly Okun

Kelly Okun

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Colin McDonald

Colin McDonald

McDonald joined Buffalo Groupe in January 2019. He began his career in golf with the American Junior Golf Association in 2015 and managed communications for the PGA Tour’s Safeway Open and American Express as well as the Korn Ferry Tour’s regular-season finale, the WinCo Foods Portland Open.

Alex Miceli

Alex Miceli

Alex Miceli, a journalist and radio/TV personality who has been involved in golf for 26 years, was the founder of Morning Read and eventually sold it to Buffalo Groupe. He continues to contribute writing, podcasts and videos to the new Morning Read on SI.com.

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Gary Van Sickle

Van Sickle has covered golf since 1980, following the tours to 125 men’s major championships, 14 Ryder Cups and one sweet roundtrip flight on the late Concorde. He is likely the only active golf writer who covered Tiger Woods during his first pro victory, in Las Vegas in 1997, and his 81st, in Augusta.

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Cathy Kim

Kim was named one of Golf Digest's Best Young Teachers for 2021-2022. She is a PGA and LPGA professional who helps golfers of all skill levels to achieve their personal and professional goals. 

Ally Lutter

Ally Lutter

Ally Lutter, the Communications Coordinator for the Epson Tour, went to Penn State University and graduated in May 2020 with a Broadcast Journalism degree and a certificate from the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism. She enjoys traveling with the Epson Tour and telling the stories of the many amazing women competing each week.

Ben Harping

Ben Harpring

Ben Harpring has worked in professional women's golf since 2017 as a photographer, writer and general content producer. He has covered more than 60 events, including two Solheim Cups, one International Crown in South Korea and 6 Major Championships.

Abigail Chai-Onn

Abigail Chai-Onn

Abigail Chai-Onn is the videographer and content producer on the Epson Tour. She played D1 golf at Siena College while studying English and Writing/Communications. While on the road, she documents the stories within the swings and trophy ceremonies. Her goal is to expand the narration of women's golf and create a more illustrative world that goes beyond tee to green.

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Marisa Messana

Marisa is a professional golfer from South Florida with status on the Epson Tour. She loves the challenge of competing, contributing, and connecting others along the way.

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Philo Uwamaria

Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Philo Uwamaria is a journalist, SEO content creator, and an avid golf fan. As a longtime fan who has followed golf keenly especially on the African scene, and now a writer, she can produce content about every aspect of the sport.

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Ann Liguori

Renowned radio and TV sports talk show host, golf correspondent and author Ann Liguori will contribute her insightful golf conversations with top personalities in sports and entertainment.

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Daniel Wooters

Wooters has been with Buffalo Groupe since May 2018. He began his career with the Metropolitan Golf Association in Elmsford, N.Y., and has remained mainly in the golf industry ever since. 

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Michael Williams

Michael Williams has had a successful career working in industries ranging from high tech companies to foreign exchange banking. But his life has been defined by media and communications, for his experience in world affairs and his passion for the game of golf, He has established himself as a leading voice for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the business world and golf industry. He hosts the 19th Hole Podcast, which appears on Morning Read/SI.com and other outlets. 

Chris-Almeida

Chris Almeida

Chris Almeida edits features at Sports Illustrated. His writing has appeared in SI, The Ringer, and Racquet. He is based in Chicago.

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Ross Dellenger

Ross Dellenger is a native of Morgan City, La., currently residing in Washington D.C. He serves as a Senior Writer covering national college football for Sports Illustrated.

Tony Dear

Tony Dear

Tony Dear is a regular contributor to golf publications / websites around the world and is the editor of Cascade Golfer in Seattle. A former golf correspondent of the New York Sun, Dear has written five books, the latest of which is The Story of Golf in 50 Holes. He was a British PGA apprentice professional before coming to America and has worked as a First Tee coach and high school golf coach.

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Claude Brousseau

Claude Brousseau is a PGA Master Professional and the Director of Instruction at the Maui School of Golf. He’s also Golf Channel’s lead instructor for the state of Hawaii and a certified AimPoint Instructor and VISION54 coach. 

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Matt Newman

Matt Newman is a senior editor at Morning Read. He is a digital editor and SEO innovator. He was most recently managing editor for content at Turner Sports where he had the pleasure of working on NCAA.com, PGA.com, RyderCup.com and March Madness Live.

David Wood

David Wood

David Wood is an author, world traveler and former stand-up comedian with several David Letterman Show appearances under his belt. His new golf video travel blog Have Clubs Will Travel is featured on The Morning Read. He resides in New York City.

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Dottie Pepper

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Farrell Evans

Evans has been a golf writer at Sports Illustrated and ESPN.com. He is the co-founder of two organizations in New York City that use the game of golf to serve underserved youth. 

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Nick Menta

Nick Menta contributes video game content to the Morning Read. He has previously worked for Golf Channel, covering the PGA Tour, and NBC Sports Philadelphia, covering the Eagles, Flyers, Phillies, Sixers, Big 5 basketball and Temple University football. He has contributed to TheOpen.com, Golf Advisor, the Associated Press, Yahoo! Rivals, and The700Level. He won a Sports Emmy as part of the NBC Olympics team for coverage of the 2016 Games in Rio.

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Karl Morris

Karl Morris has been involved in performance coaching for 30 years. He has worked with a number of major champions, including Darren Clarke and Graeme McDowell, along with standout cricket and Premier League players.

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Tom Mackin

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Amy Rogers

Rogers has traveled the world covering the LPGA since joining the tour as a content producer in 2015. Prior to joining the tour, she covered sports in the Orlando and New York City television markets as a sports anchor and reporter. In 2020, she was a regular contributor to the BBC’s golf coverage.

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Andy Wittry

Andy Wittry is the author of the Out of Bounds newsletter. He has written for Stadium, NCAA.com, Sporting News, the Indianapolis Star, Louisville Courier-Journal and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. You can follow him on Twitter @AndyWittry.

Rohan Nadkarni

Rohan Nadkarni

Rohan Nadkarni covers the NBA for SI.com. The Mumbai native and resident fashion critic has written for GQ, Miami Herald and Deadspin.

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Stephanie Apstein

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Charlie Rymer

Charlie Rymer, a media star and former PGA Tour player, returned home to South Carolina to become an ambassador for the Myrtle Beach golf community.The affable Rymer has quickly become the voice of Myrtle Beach golf, appearing on television, in online videos and podcasts to shine a spotlight on the game’s most popular destination.

John Hawkins

John Hawkins

A worldview optimist trapped inside a curmudgeon’s cocoon, John Hawkins began his journalism career with the Baltimore News American in 1983. In 2007, the Hawk began a seven-year relationship with Golf Channel, where he co-starred on the “Grey Goose 19th Hole” and became a regular contributor to the network's website. Hawkins also has worked for ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Golf Digest and Golf.com at various stages of his career.

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John X. Watson

Watson is the Executive Chairman of Buffalo Groupe and committed to the founding mission of leaving golf in better shape than we found it.

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Gary D’Amato

Gary D’Amato is the Senior Writer at Killarney Golf Media, contributing primarily to the website Wisconsin.Golf. He covered golf for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from 1992-2018. D’Amato is a member of the Wisconsin Golf Hall of Fame and is vice president of the Golf Writers Association of America.

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Dan O'Neill

An award-winning feature writer and columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch from 1985 to 2017, O’Neill has had his work appear in numerous national publications. He also has written several short stories and books.

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Max Marcovitch

Rich Beem

Rich Beem

Rich Beem is currently a golf analyst for Sky Sports, The Golf Channel, and CBS Sports. He won the 2002 PGA Championship at Hazeltine National, where he finished 1 shot better than Tiger Woods. He is the author of Bud, Sweat and Tees: A Walk on the Wild Side of the PGA Tour by Alan Shipnuck, which profiled his rookie year on the PGA Tour and the often wild lifestyle of him and his caddie, Steve Duplantis.

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Mike Purkey

Purkey has been writing about all things golf for more than 30 years, working at the highest level at publications such as Golf Magazine and Global Golf Post. He is an avid golfer, with a handicap too low for his ability. Purkey lives in Charlotte, N.C.

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T.J. Auclair

T.J. Auclair is the director of content for The Caddie Network and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to more than 70 major championships and 10 Ryder Cups. Before joining The Caddie Network, Auclair spent 13 years at Turner Sports as lead writer and a producer on PGA.com and RyderCup.com.

Charlie Boots

Charlie Boots

Charlie Boots is the Director of Branding for the NFL Alumni, and the host of the Golf Hall of Fame Podcast and the NFL Alumni Lounge Podcast.

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Jim Ducibella

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Martin Hall

Martin Hall

Martin Hall has been a golf professional since 1975. He held a tour card on the European Tour for two years and began his teaching career at Trentham Golf Club in England in 1978 before moving to the U.S. in 1985 and basing himself at St. Andrews Country Club in Boca Raton, Fla. He was a lead instructor at the Nicklaus/Flick Golf Schools in 1991-98 and has been the director of instruction at The Club at Ibis in West Palm Beach since 1997. He is the host of "School of Golf," a weekly golf instruction show on Golf Channel that has aired since 2011.

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Bo Wood

Bo Wood, media specialist at C&R Public Relations, worked as Gary Player's director of communications and personal assistant, traveling with the Black Knight around the world for five years. Today he resides in Greenville, SC and is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America. 

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Len Ziehm

After 41 years at the Chicago Sun-Times covering a variety of sports (but always golf), Ziehm works as a golf columnist for the Daily Herald chain of Chicago-area newspapers. Ziehm has covered 28 U.S. Opens, 11 Masters, 19 PGA Championships, five U.S. Women’s Opens and the last 34 stagings of the late, great Western Open. 

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Ward Clayton

Ward Clayton is an author and editor with 20-plus years’ experience. This includes Communications Director for Signature Group, owner of Clayton Communications and Editorial Director of Masters Digital. Clayton is a Producer for the 2019 documentary, Loopers: The Caddie’s Long Walk, the author of Men on the Bag: The Caddies of Augusta National and formerly a sports writer with the Durham Morning Herald, the sports editor of The Augusta Chronicle and Director of Editorial Services for the PGA Tour. 

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Colin Weston

Golf Innovator, entrepreneurship community builder and innovation junkie: Colin's passion is to re-imagine sport to make the experience more diverse, engaging, relevant and shareable for fans, athletes and brand sponsors. He's the host of the Modgolf Podcast.

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Jordan Jeske

Jordan Jeske is a TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Golf Fitness Professional. He owns a private personal training and group class studio called The PROJCT in Edmonton, AB. He brings some of the best in golf health and fitness to Edmonton and around the world.

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Joe Passov

Joe Passov, a.k.a. “Travelin’ Joe,” has been writing about golf since 1991, with a specialty in travel, history and golf course architecture. In 2019, the American Society of Golf Course Architects honored Passov with the Donald Ross Award, for contributions to golf and to golf course design. 

Pete McDaniel

Pete McDaniel

McDaniel is a freelance writer and best-selling author. The North Carolinian, who began his career in journalism in 1974, co-authored the late Earl Woods’ best-selling book Training a Tiger and Tiger Woods’ best-seller How I Play Golf. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed Uneven Lies: The Heroic Story of African-Americans in Golf.

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Dr. Shannon Reece

As a sports psychologist and founder of Training for Optimal Performance, Dr. Shannon Reece teaches golfers of all levels how to improve their consistency from tee to green using her proven mental-game formula.

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Michael Rosenberg

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David Droschak

During a 20-year career with The Associated Press – the largest news-gathering organization in the world – Droschak wrote more than 15,000 stories on people, places and events. The former AP sports editor was honored with the Sports Writer of the Year award in North Carolina in 2003, and is the longtime editor of Triangle Golf Today and Triad Golf Today.

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Bob Bubka and Jay Randolph Jr. co-host the In Grill Room Podcast

Brian Dierks

Brian Dierks

Brian Dierks is the podcast producer (aka “Show Caddie”) for the Golf Trip Authority, a passionate golfer and an all-around sportsman living his passion for golf, hunting and fishing. 

Jon Morse

Jon Morse

Jon Morse is a podcast host, golf-trip junkie, technology specialist and the president and founder of TripCaddie.com. Morse has spent a career in technology consulting, building hundreds of digital products for startups to Fortune 100 companies. 

Brendan Sweeney

Brendan Sweeney

Sweeney is a guest host on “Golf Talk America.” He has been around golf since age 11, when he caddied at Medinah (Ill.) Country Club. He looped through high school and college. The pinnacle of that experience was caddying in the 1983 Western Open. 

Timm Matthews

Timm Matthews

Matthews co-hosts the national golf talk show “Golf Talk America” on PGA Tour Radio, which is also heard on iTunes, Stitcher, Tune In and iHeart Radio. He has been a sports anchor-reporter in Dallas/Fort Worth for 35 years. 

Frank Bassett

Frank Bassett

Bassett is co-host of the PGA Tour's broadcast of Golf Talk America. A graduate of The University of Mississippi, Bassett has been instrumental in developing innovative products with many companies. 

Jeff Erickson

Jeff Erickson

Jeff Erickson is a co-founder of RotoWire and co-hosts the daily RotoWire Fantasy Sports Today show on SiriusXM radio, in addition to the Gaming Golf Podcast with Morning Read.

Scott Jenstad

Scott Jenstad

Scott Jenstad is a veteran fantasy player, both season-long and DFS, across all sports, including baseball, football, basketball and golf. He is a podcast host for the Rotowire Fantasy Baseball and Football Podcasts, focusing on season-long in baseball and DFS in football. 

Cody Hale

Cody Hale

Cody joined the SeeMore Team in 2013 and currently serves as the Director of SeeMore Tour/Player Development and SeeMore Putter Institute (SPi) at SeeMore World Headquarters Studio. He the co-host of the Putting Couch Podcast.

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Jim Grundberg

Jim Grundberg is CEO and owner of SeeMore Putters, along with partner Jason Pouliot, who purchased and re-launched the SeeMore Putter brand in late 2006. He co-hosts The Putting Couch podcast on Morning Read.

Andy Brumer

Andy Brumer

Andy Brumer has written for virtually all of golf’s major magazines, including: Golf Digest, Golf Magazine, Sports Illustrated Golf Plus, Travel and Leisure Golf Links Magazine and Golfweek. He is also an authorized instructor of The Golfing Machine.

Jeff Pelizzaro

Jeff Pelizzaro

Jeff Pelizzaro is the co-founder of 18STRONG, an online golf fitness brand that provides golfers with the resources, exercises and guidance to train properly, live a healthier lifestyle and achieve maximal results on and off the links.

Ted Gallina

Ted Gallina

Ted has been with the SeeMore Putter Company since 2007. Presently he is the Director of Social Media and Global SeeMore Ambassador, and from 2008 - 2017 he was the company's Director of the SeeMore Putter Institute (SPi) and Tour/Player Development programs. 

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Peter Kaufman

Kaufman is a recovering lawyer turned full-time investment banker, advising boards of directors facing capital-structure challenges. A former college sports journalist, he has morphed from a broken-down Yale lacrosse player to a broken-down golfer. He is a member of the Met Golf Writers Association.

John Fischer

John Fischer

Fischer is a retired lawyer in Cincinnati and an avid golf historian who writes on some of golf’s greats from the past, including those remembered and those forgotten. 

Alex Lauzon

Alex Lauzon

Lauzon is a podcast host, live broadcaster, analyst and golf-betting extraordinaire for the Course of Life brand.

Michael Russell

Michael Russell

Russell is a podcast host, content creator and casual golfer. A graduate of Quinnipiac University, he has been telling stories for national brands for more than 10 years with videos, photos and podcasts.

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Jay Delsing

In 1984, Delsing earned his PGA Tour Card and played in nearly 700 PGA Tour events, earning more than 4 million in prize money. He has 7 professional wins to his credit, and his radio show "Golf with Jay Delsing" airs on 101 ESPN, on Sundays from 9-10 a.m. He is the proud father of four daughters.

George Willis

George Willis

George Willis is a longtime New York sports columnist whose career highlights include covering 23 Masters Tournaments, 22 U.S. Opens, 18 PGAs, several Ryder Cups and a few Presidents Cups. He also has covered more than 250 world-championship boxing events. He has one career hole-in-one.

Jeff Babineau

Jeff Babineau

Babineau is an experienced and authoritative competition writer who has watched and interviewed the great players, been to the world’s breathtaking golf courses, and waxed about all things golf for three decades. He has been on the ground at more than 90 majors, including 25 Masters and 11 Ryder Cups. 

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Ted Odorico

A golfer since age 7, Odorico brings a unique and progressive viewpoint to the game. Odorico is a Level II associate teaching professional with the U.S. Golf Teachers Foundation. He also is the founder and CEO of iGolf Sports Network. 

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Ken Klavon

Klavon served as the online editor and a senior writer for the U.S. Golf Association for 12 years. Over a 24-year career that also includes stops at The Detroit News and Sports Illustrated, he has covered countless PGA Tour and USGA events while crafting compelling features, engaging course analysis, informative equipment reviews and more.

Paul Liberatore

Paul Liberatore

Lawyer by day, publisher by night. In his quest to become a better golfer, Liberatore created the Golfers Authority to share his journey with his fellow players. On any given weekend you can find Liberatore at the golf course with his father, or teaching his two little boys the beautiful game of golf.

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Tom Bedell

Tom Bedell is, as best that he can discern, the sole member of both the Golf Writers Association of America and the North American Guild of Beer Writers. He writes, and drinks, in Williamsville, Vermont, unless he’s on the road somewhere else in the world doing the same things.

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Chris Ritter

Chris Ritter is the Library Director at the AACA Library – an automotive reference library containing more than 3 million pieces. 

Kyla Inaba

Kyla Inaba

Kyla is a PGA of Canada professional and the Academy Manager at Predator Ridge Resort in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada. She runs the "Swing Like a Girl" program which provides a platform for women to start the game, improve their current skillset, or get out on the course and network with other ladies.

Adam Stanley

Adam Stanley

Adam Stanley is an award-winning Canadian golf journalist who's covered the game for nearly a decade. He has been part of the coverage of the LPGA, PGA, Korn Ferry and Mackenzie tours and more for the extent of his journalism career.

Brittany Bomar

Brittany Bomar

Bomar spends her time running the day-to-day operations for Bomar Putting Co. and also does part-time instruction as one of the teaching professionals at Prairie Falls Golf Club, which is owned by her father Billy Bomar.

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Garrett Johnston

Garrett Johnston has covered 30 major championships and 125 other Tour events as a reporter. Check out his Beyond the Clubhouse podcast to get more in-depth insights from some of the game's biggest stars, caddies, and golf broadcasters. Recent guest's include new world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler and Will Zalatoris.

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Shaun Tolson

Shaun Tolson is a New England-based writer and journalist. He first took up the game of golf as a kid in the late 1980s, and after graduating from Boston College in 2005, he’s written about the sport for a number of lifestyle publications, including Robb Report, Luxury, Elite Traveler and Private Clubs.

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Janice Ferguson

Ferguson has been involved in the golf industry for more than a decade. She helped start and shape the weekly Apparel Wire e-publication originally created by the Golf Press Association that ran for eight years, and wrote the weekly editorial section devoted to golf fashion. 

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Bo Van Pelt

PGA Tour pro Bo Van Pelt was born in Richmond, Indiana and now resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has six professional wins worldwide and has been a PGA Tour Member since 2004.

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Brian Hurlburt

Brian Hurlburt, a Las Vegas resident, is an author and publisher who has chronicled golf in the city that glitters for three decades.

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Jeff Rude

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Bradley S. Klein

Bradley S. Klein is a veteran golf journalist specializing in architecture and maintenance. A former PGA Tour caddie, Klein was architecture editor of Golfweek magazine for 28 years and the founding editor of Superintendent News before moving on to Golf Channel’s GolfAdvisor.com. 

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Dave Seanor

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Craig Kessler

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Mike Dudurich

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Shannon Reece

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Andrew Crockett

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Barry Cronin

Marty Hackel

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Julie Williams

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Barry Salberg

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Shawn Allen

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Jay Karen

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Alistair Tait

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Ethan Zimman

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Michael Arkush

Shannon Reichley

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Rick Cleveland

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Judd Spicer

Bill Fields

Bill Fields

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Marty Parkes

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Martin Dempster

Barney Adams

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Bill Fabrocini

Jeff Shain

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Herb Gould

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Tom Coyne

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Steve Trivett

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Cindy Miller

Cindy Miller is a graduate of the University of Miami, where, as Cindy Kessler, she walked on to the NCAA Division I women's golf team and became an All-American as a senior. As team captain, she helped the Hurricanes win national championships in 1977 and 1978. A veteran of five U.S. Women’s Opens, she is a former LPGA Tour player and presently a Class A LPGA teaching professional.

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Bo Van Pelt

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Laura Bryna

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Andrew Blair

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Vic Williams

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Mark Herrmann

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Adam Schupak

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Roger Clark

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Matt Ellis

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Gary Nicol

Gary Nicol turned professional in 1988. Nicol, a certified TrackMan Master and Mind Factor coach, has worked with weekend players to tour pros, including Ryder Cup players, Olympians and major champions.

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Mike Nixon

Michael Ruuska

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Ron Kroichick

David R. Holland

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Vartan Kupelian

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Annika Sorenstam

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Scott Kauffman

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Bill Pelham

John Gaughan

Jim Moriarty