Media Awards

Media Awards

Created in 1994, the ING Media Awards program annually recognizes the best work from writers, broadcasters, publishers, producers and photographers in a variety of categories.

Winners and Outstanding Achievers are determined by three independent judges in each category. Judges are selected by Category Chairs, who are assigned by the Media Committee, chaired by Cody Law of Golf Mesquite Nevada.

Only ING members are eligible to enter this contest.

Schedule:

Entries Due To ING: By Oct. 11 of the awards year

Presentation Press Conference: Wednesday, 4:45PM at the PGA Merchandise Show
ING Hospitality Room (309A)

Committee Meets at the ING Spring Conference

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ING Media Awards-Previous Results

 

2018 ING Media Awards

(Sponsored by Nexbelt, PGA Golf Exhibitions, Volvik, Zero Friction)

 

BOOK AUTHOR 

1st Place: Jeff Benedict, Armen Keteyian (“Tiger Woods”)

Outstanding Achievers: Tom Coyne (“A Course Called Scotland”); Chris Rodell (“Arnold Palmer-Homespun Stories of The King”).

 

BUSINESS WRITING

1st Place: Alexander Alavoie, Chronogolf Blog (“How to Reach Millennial Golfers”).

Outstanding Achievers: John Paul Newport, The Met Golfer (“Sticker Shock”); Gary Van Sickle, The Morning Read (“For Bridgestone, Tiger Matters”).

 

COMPETITION WRITING

1st Place: Gary Van Sickle, Morning Read (“Tiger Lives!”)

Outstanding Achievers: Tony Dear, Golf World UK (“What And Where Is Bellerive CC”); Len Ziehm, The Daily Herald (“Park Wins KPMG In Playoff”).

 

EQUIPMENT & APPAREL WRITING 

1st Place: Vic Williams, Golf Tips Magazine (“The Complete Power Package”)

Outstanding Achievers: Tony Dear, Colorado Avid Golfer (”The Clubfitter Turned Clubmaker”); Ed Travis, The A Position (“Dangerously Wrong”); Ken Van Vechten, The Met Golfer (“The Sweetest Sound”).

 

FEATURE WRITING

1st Place: John Steinbreder, Global Golf Post (“Tales From The Design Trail”).

Outstanding Achievers: David Barrett, The Met Golfer (“The Superintendent’s Revenge”); Hank Gola, The Met Golfer (“Mission Accomplished”); Gary Van Sickle, The Morning Read (“PGA Misses Lyle”); Len Ziehm, Chicagoland Golf (“The Healing Game”).

 

INTERNET VIDEO

1st Place: Randy Dodson, Fairways Media (“Utah Golf Reround Show-August 2018)”).

               Outstanding Achievers: Dan Higgins, Golf Channel (“Legacy Links”); George McNeily, Orlando Business TV (“Amazing Golf Products”).

 

OPINION/EDITORIAL 

1st Place: Tom Doak, The Met Golfer (“Consulting Report: Mission Impossible”).

               Outstanding Achievers: Bill Fields, Met Golfer (“Doglegs By The Dozen”); Alexander Lavoie, Chronogolf Blog (“No, Millennials Don’t Want To Play A 5-Hour Round Of Golf”); Ann Liguori, WFAN.Com (“Tradition Rich Shinnecock Should Provide Tough Test”); Len Ziehm, Chicagoland Golf (“The Big Conflict”).

 

PROFILE WRITING 

               1st Place: Gary Van Sickle, Morning Read (“The Man Who Beat Parkinson’s-With Golf”).

Outstanding Achievers: Bill Fields, The Met Golfer (“Novel Approach“); Jon Rizzi, Colorado Avid Golfer (“Apres-Golf In Aspen”); John Steinbreder, Global Golf Post (“Retiring Uihlein Burned A Splendid Torch”).

 

PUBLICATIONS

1st Place: The Met Golfer, April/May 2018 Issue (Jeff Neuman, Editor).

Outstanding Achievers: Colorado Avid Golfer, June Issue (Jon Rizzi, Editor); Golf Oklahoma, College Championship Preview Edition (Ken MacLeod, Publisher); Golf Tips Magazine, July/August Issue (Vic Williams, Editor); NCGA News (Adam Schupak, Editor).

 

RADIO SHOW/PODCAST 

1st Place: The Golf Industry Podcast, Matt Welliver, Host (“The Ryder Cup With Paul Armitage”).

Outstanding Achievers: Talking Golf Getaways, With Mitch Laurance & Darin Bunch, GolfNewsNet.com; Talking Golf, With Ann Liguori, WFAN –NY; The ModGolf Podcast, With Colin Weston.

 

RADIO SEGMENT 

1st Place: Rich Styles, Back 9 Boys, ESPN Radio (“Dr. Bob Jones 1V Interview”).

Outstanding Achiever: Fred Altvater, Back 9 Report (“Ryder Cup Preview”); Chuck Garbedian, Garbedian On Golf (“Armen Keteylan Interview”); Ann Liguori. Talking Golf With Ann Liguori (“Nancy Lopez Interview).

 

TELEVISION SHOW 

1st Place: Dave Lockhart, Golf360 (“September 2018”).

Outstanding Achiever: Fred Altvater, Back9 Report (“USAGA”); Tony Leodora, The Traveling Golfer (“The Abaco Club”); George McNeilly, Orlando Business TV (“PGA Merchandise Show”).

 

TRAVEL WRITING

1st Place: John Steinbreder, Global Golf Post (“Continental Charm”).

Outstanding Achievers: Jeff Neuman, The Met Golfer (“Myrtle Beach. Seriously.”); Gary Van Sickle, Morning Read (“The Joy Of Playing Unimpeded”); Vic Williams, Golf Tips Magazine (“An Outback Original”).

 

2017 ING Media Awards

(Sponsored by Chase54, Nexbelt, PGA Golf Exhibitions, Wilson Golf)

 

BOOK AUTHOR 

1st Place: James Dodson (“The Range Bucket List”)

Outstanding Achiever: Tripp Bowden (“All The Memorable Rounds”); Tom Callahan (“Arnie”).

 

BUSINESS WRITING

1st Place: Tom Mackin, The Met Golfer (“Thrown For A Loop”).

Outstanding Achievers: David Barrett, The Met Golfer (“Game Changer”); Jeff Gilder, TGD Magazine (“Reinvesting In Myrtle Beach”); Ed Travis, Golf Oklahoma (“Mixed Signals: Good And Bad News For Retailers”).

 

COMPETITION WRITING

1st Place: Len Ziehm, The Daily Herald (“Koepka Wins First Major”)

Outstanding Achievers: Kevin Kane, Virginia Golf Report (“Longest Day in Golf Has Become Most Exciting Day in Golf”); Gary Van Sickle, MorningRead.com (”U.S. Open Trophy Shines for Qualifiers”); Len Ziehm, Chicago District Golfer (“Make It A Double”).

 

EQUIPMENT & APPAREL WRITING 

1st Place: Ken Van Vechten, The Met Golfer (“Forging Ahead”).

Outstanding Achievers: Mike Kern, Golf Pennsylvania/Golf Northeast (”Fitting”); Ed Travis, Golf Oklahoma (“Driving Miss Daisy”).

 

FEATURE WRITING

1st Place: Ed Travis, The A Position (“PGA TOUR Superstore Bucking The Trend”).

Outstanding Achievers: Bill Fields, The Met Golfer (“Future Stock”); John Paul Newport, The Met Golfer (“Best Practices”); Sally J. Sportsman, SeniorGolfInsider.com (“Arnold Palmer Cup: A Lasting Legacy From the King”).

 

OPINION/EDITORIAL 

1st Place: Bob Oliver, Golf Insiders Radio Blog (“Rules Call Ins: Stop The Insanity”).

               Outstanding Achievers: Kevin Kane, Virginia Golf Report (“Joggers and Leggings and Plunging Necklines, Oh My”); Ken MacLeod, Golf Oklahoma (“City of Tulsa Golf Courses in Need of Champion“); Ed Travis, The A Position (“Fuzzy Thinking”); Gary Van Sickle, The Morning Read (“Reality Check on Distance Gains: Don’t Worry, Be Happy”).

 

PROFILE WRITING 

1st Place: Gary Van Sickle, Memorial Tournament Magazine (“William McGirt, The Nice Guy Who Finished First”).

Outstanding Achievers: Adam Schupak, The Met Golfer (“Jake (Heart) NY “); Sally J. Sportsman, SeniorGolfInsider.com (“Giving Back: Dr. Edwin B. Cottrell”); John Steinbredder, Global Golf Post (“Sughrue Surges on The Right Path”).

 

PUBLICATIONS

1st Place: Colorado Avid Golfer, 15th Anniversary Issue (Jon Rizzi, Editor).

Outstanding Achievers: Golf Minnesota (Greg Wires, Publisher); Golf Oklahoma, April/May 2017 Issue (Ken MacLeod, Publisher); The Met Golfer, August/September 2017 Issue (Jeff Neuman, Editor).

 

RADIO SHOW 

1st Place: Sports Innerview, With Ann Liguori on NPR’s WPPB Public Radio.

Outstanding Achievers: Back9Boys Golf Show, ESPN Coastal, Rich Styles Host; Golf Talk Live, ESPN Lehigh Valley, Tony Leodora Host.

 

RADIO SEGMENT 

1st Place: Chuck Garbedian, Garbedian On Golf (“David McLay Kidd Interview”)

Outstanding Achiever: Holly Geoghegan, The Golf Insiders, iHeart Radio, Orlando. (“Arnie’s Legacy Lives On”); Rich Styles, Back 9 Boys, ESPN Radio (“Davis Love III Interview”).

 

TELEVISION SHOW 

1st Place: Tony Leodora, The Traveling Golfer (“St. Augustine”).

Outstanding Achiever: Jeff Gilder/Brian Stefan (“Amateur Long Drive World Championship”).

 

TRAVEL WRITING

1st Place: Craig Brass, The Met Golfer (“Come In, We’re Open”).

Outstanding Achievers: Ray Tennenbaum, Ray, The Met Golfer (“Vive Le Golf”); Len Ziehm, Daily Herald (“Simply Grand”).

 

2016 ING Media Awards

(Sponsored by Chase54, Nexbelt, PGA Golf Exhibitions, Zero Friction Golf)

 

BOOK AUTHOR 

1st Place: Joann Dost (“The Ultimate Round: Pebble Beach Golf Links”)

Outstanding Achiever: Taba Dale (“A Stroll On The Old Lady”).

 

BUSINESS WRITING

1st Place: Kevin Kane, Virginia Golf Report (“All Dried Up”).

Outstanding Achievers: Tony Dear, TheGolfNewsNet.com (“As Golf Envisions Recovery”); Elisa Gaudet, New England Golf Monthly (“Combining Modern Celebrity with Classic Concepts”); Sally J. Sportsman, Golf Range Magazine (“A Practice Made for Olympians”); John Steinbreder, Global Golf Post (“Herb Kohler – At Home in the Home of Golf”).

 

COMPETITION WRITING

1st Place: Jeff Ritter, Golf.com (“Beef Johnston: A Star is Born at British Open”)

Outstanding Achievers: Tony Dear, TheGolfNewsNet.com (”The Bullets the USGA Dodged at Oakmont”); Mike Kern, Philadelphia Daily News (“Amateur Golfer with Major Drive”).

 

EQUIPMENT & APPAREL WRITING 

1st Place: Ken Van Vechten, The Met Golfer (“Go Ahead, Have A Fit”).

Outstanding Achievers: Jeff Ritter, Golf.com (“So long, Sasquatch: An Ode to Nike’s Greatest Driver”); John Steinbreder, Global Golf Post (“PING Anser Anniversary”); Ed Travis, Golf Oklahoma (“Fiddling With Lofts”).

 

OPINION/EDITORIAL 

1st Place: Jeff Neuman, The Met Golfer (“In The Loop”).

Outstanding Achievers: Tony Dear, GolfChat.com (“For the Love of God, Hurry Up Will You!“); Kevin Kane, Virginia Golf Report (“Bulldog or Quiet Assassin”); Mike Kern, Philadelphia Daily News (“USGA Shows Poor Timing”); Les Schupak, Met Golfer (“Book Reviews”); John Steinbreder, Global Golf Post (“Slamming Trunk Lids with Anchored Putters”); Gary Van Sickle, Golf.Com (“Golf’s Real Problem: We Stink At It”).

 

PROFILE WRITING 

1st Place: Ray Tennenbaum, The Met Golfer (“Lost in the Sands of Time”).

Outstanding Achievers: Tony Dear,  Pacific NW Golfer (“Kidd Living La Dolce Vita”); Hank Gola, The Met Golfer (“Our Man in Rio “); Ken MacLeod, Golf Oklahoma (“Nancy Lopez Feature”); Jeff Ritter, Sports Illustrated (“The Bookie, the Barber and David Duval: A Scottish Love Story”); Jon Rizzi, Colorado Avid Golfer (“Living Large to Evergreen”).

 

PUBLICATIONS

1st Place: The Met Golfer-Feb/March 2016 Issue (Jeff Neuman, Editor).

Outstanding Achievers: Colorado Avid Golfer, June 2016 Issue; Golf Oklahoma, Oct/Nov 2015 Issue (Ken MacLeod, Publisher).

 

RADIO SHOW 

1st Place: Sports Innerview, With Ann Liguori on NPR’s WPPB Public Radio.

Outstanding Achievers: Back9Boys Golf Show, ESPN Coastal, Rich Styles Host; Golf.Com Radio, Jeff Ritter and Sean Zak, Hosts.

 

RADIO SEGMENT 

1st Place: Rich Styles, Back 9 Boys, ESPN Radio, (“Ted Bishop Interview”).

Outstanding Achiever: Eddie Caiazzo, Golf Talk Live (“Producer’s Revenge”); Holly Geoghegan, The Golf Insiders, iHeart Radio, Orlando. (“Sean Foley Interview”).

 

TELEVISION SHOW 

1st Place: Tony Leodora, The Traveling Golfer (“Quivira Los Cabos”).

Outstanding Achiever: Fred Greene, Golf Smarter TV (“Your Divot Doesn’t Lie”).

 

TRAVEL WRITING

1st Place: John Steinbreder, Global Golf Post (“Exotic and Intriguing Morocco”).

Outstanding Achievers: Elisa Gaudet, New England Golf Monthly (“Par Presidents, Keswick Hall’s Full Cry and the Allure of Virginia”); Jon Rizzi, Colorado Avid Golfers (“A Flood of Opportunity); Gary Van Sickle, Golf.Com (“Sand Valley: Lost In Wisconsin”); Len Ziehm, Daily Herald (“Maybe it’s time to think ‘golf’ at Mackinac Island”).

 

2015 ING Media Awards

(Sponsored by Bridgestone Golf, Chase54, Nexbelt, PGA Golf Exhibitions, Zero Friction Golf)

 

BOOK AUTHOR 

1st Place: David B. Irwin (“The Last Caddy”)

Outstanding Achievers: Tony Dear (“The Story Of Fifty Holes”); Rolando Merulo (“The Italian Summer”); Joel Zuckerman (“Golfers Giving Back”).

 

BUSINESS WRITING

1st Place: Tony Leodora, Golfstyles Magazine (“Your New Club in the 21st Century”).

Outstanding Achievers: Elisa Gaudet, Huffington Post (“5 Golf Business Success Stories”); Sally J. Sportsman, Golf Range Magazine (“Design Your Range As If Money Were No Object”); Ed Travis, The A Position (“Competition For Tee Times”).

 

COMPETITION WRITING

1st Place: Mike Kern, Philadelphia Daily News (“History Major”)

Outstanding Achievers: Ann Liguori, CBSNY.com (“Dramatic Finish Will Dominate Memories of 2015 US Open”); Jeff Ritter, Golf.Com (“Tiger Woods Misses The Cut At British Open – Now What?”); Gary Van Sickle, Golf.Com (“Stricker Plays His Last Major…Maybe”).

 

EQUIPMENT & APPAREL WRITING 

1st Place: Gary Van Sickle, Sports Illustrated (“Saddle Up – The Future of Putting”).

Outstanding Achievers: Tony Dear, Today’s Golfer (UK) (“A Smarter Future”); Ed Travis, Golf Oklahoma (“Pro V1 or Pro V1X)

 

OPINION/EDITORIAL 

1st Place: Gary Van Sickle, Golf.Com (“What’s Wrong With Tiger?”).

Outstanding Achievers: Tony Dear, Cybergolf.com (“Did The Chambers Bay Experiment Work?”); Ann Liguori, CBSNY.com (“Jason Day’s US Open Performance One For The Ages”); Jeff Neuman, The Met Golfer (“Hear The Words, Not The Buzz”); Jeff Ritter, Sports Illustrated (“The Best Deal In Golf”).

 

PHOTOGRAPHY 

1st Place: Elisa Gaudet, New England Golf Monthly (“Abaco Golf Club”).

Outstanding Achiever: Jim Krajicek, The Met Golfer (“A Star Is Born”).

 

PROFILE WRITING 

1st Place: Mike Kern, Philadelphia Daily News (“Sand, Ifs and Putts”).

Outstanding Achievers: Tony Dear,  Golf Today NW (“A Real Seattle Gem Worth Searching For”); Ken MacLeod, Golf Oklahoma (“Nice Guys Finish First”); Jeff Neuman, The Met Golfer (“Lights, Camera, Action”); Jeff Ritter, Sports Illustrated (Holy Rollers: A Round With Three Catholic Priests); Gary Van Sickle, Golf.Com (“Forrest Fezler: The Man Behind The Shorts”).

 

PUBLICATIONS

1st Place: Sports Illustrated Golf, Masters Preview Issue (Jeff Ritter, Sr. Editor).

Outstanding Achievers: Golf Oklahoma, June/July 2015 (Ken MacLeod, Publisher); Met Golfer, April/May issue (Jeff Neuman, Editor); NCGA Golf, Winter 2015 (Scott Seward, Editor).

 

RADIO SHOW 

1st Place: The Augusta Golf Show, With John Patrick, in 11 markets across the Southeast.

Outstanding Achievers: Back9Boys Golf Show, Rich Styles Host, Coastal ESPN; Garbedian On Golf, Chuck Garbedian Host, ESPN Wisconsin; Golf Talk Live in Philadelphia, Tony Leodora Host, Eddie Caiazzo Producer; The Golf Insiders, Holly Geoghegan Host, iHeart Radio, Orlando.

 

RADIO SEGMENT 

1st Place: Rich Styles, Back 9 Boys, ESPN Radio, (“Dottie Pepper Interview”).

Outstanding Achiever: Holly Geoghegan, The Golf Insiders, iHeart Radio, Orlando. (“Mike Bender Interview).

 

TELEVISION SHOW 

1st Place: Tony Leodora, The Traveling Golfer (“Stockton Seaview Resort”).

 

TRAVEL WRITING

1st Place: Kevin  Kane, Virginia Golf Report (“A View From The Top”).

Outstanding Achievers: Tony Dear, TheGolfNewsnet.com (Manele Bay: A Special Parcel Of Paradise”); Jeff Neuman, The Met Golfer (”Tahoe Dreaming”); Dan Vukelich, The Met Golfer (“Breaking Par”).

 

2014 ING Media Awards

(Sponsored by Free Golf Forum Magazine, Bridgestone Golf, PGA Golf Exhibitions, Zero Friction Golf)

 

BOOK AUTHOR 

1st Place: Scott Macpherson (“The Royal And Ancient Golf Clubs Of St. Andrews”)

Outstanding Achievers: Brian Crowell (“Idiot’s Guide To Golf”); EWGA (“Teeing Up For Success”); Blaine Newnham, Tom Cade (“America’s St. Andrews”).

 

BUSINESS WRITING

1st Place: John Steinbreder, Global Golf Post (“The Saga Of Ferry Point”).

Outstanding Achievers: Tony Dear, Cybergolf.com (“A PGA Show Of Consequence”); Tony Leodora, Golf Styles Magazine (“Surviving And Thriving – How 3 Courses Stayed Ahead Of The Economy”).

 

COMPETITION WRITING

1st Place: Gary Van Sickle, Golf.com (“How To Lose A PGA Championship”)

Outstanding Achievers: Tony Dear, Cybergolf.com (“One For The Show, Two For The Money”); Mike Kern, Philadelphia Daily News (“Break Out Bubbaly”).

 

EQUIPMENT & APPAREL WRITING 

1st Place: Ed Travis, Golf Oklahoma (“Putters Through History”).

Outstanding Achiever: Bob Oliver, GolfBucksCounty.com (“Golf’s Future Might Be Non-Conforming”).

 

OPINION/EDITORIAL 

1st Place: Kevin Kane, Virginia Golf Report (“Formula For Success”).

Outstanding Achievers: Eric N. Hart, GolfGetaways Magazine (“Golfers And Sons”); Jay Mottola, The Met Golfer (“Looking To Golf’s Future”); Jeff Neuman, The Met Golfer (“Protecting Par? Not From Me”); Jon Rizzi, Colorado Avid Golfer (“Is This How We Roll?”).

 

PHOTOGRAPHY 

1st Place: Joann Dost, The Pilot’s Open Daily (“Yes Wie Can!”).

Outstanding Achiever: Brian Oar, GolfGetaways Magazine (“Water Everywhere”).

 

PROFILE WRITING 

1st Place: Gary Van Sickle, Memorial Tournament Magazine (“Matt Kuchar’s Golfing Journey”).

Outstanding Achievers: Kevin Kane, Virginia Golf Report (“Bring It On”); Ken MacLeod, Golf Oklahoma (“Friends”); Jeff Neuman, The Met Golfer (“Home Stretch”); Gary Van Sickle, Golf.Com (“Family Comes First For Steve Stricker”).

 

PUBLICATIONS

1st Place: The Pilot Open Daily: Wunderbar, June, 2014 (David Woronoff, Publisher)

Outstanding Achievers: Colorado Avid Golfer, Fall, 2014 (Jon Rizzi, Editor); Golf Getaways, September, 2014 (Darin Bunch, Editor); Golf Oklahoma, April/May 2014 (Ken MacLeod, Publisher); The Met Golfer, August/September 2014 (Jeff Neuman, Editor).

 

RADIO SHOW 

1st Place: The Augusta Golf Show, With John Patrick, in 11 markets across the Southeast.

Outstanding Achievers: Back9Boys Golf Show, Rich Styles Host, Coastal ESPN; Golf Connections, with Mitch Laurance, TheGolfDirector.com.

 

RADIO SEGMENT 

1st Place: Chuck Garbedian, ESPN Milwaukee (“Jamie Diaz Interview”).

Outstanding Achiever: Holly Geoghegan, The Golf Insiders, Clear Channel Orlando (“Damon Hack Interview”); Tony Leodora & Eddie Ciazzo, Golf Talk Live, Philadelphia (“Tom Fazio Interview”).

 

TRAVEL WRITING

1st Place: Jeff Neuman, The Met Golfer (“Nebraska”).

Outstanding Achievers: Darin Bunch, GolfGetaways (“The Spirit Of The Game”); Eric N. Hart, GolfGetaways (“Branson’s Show And Tell”); Jeff Ritter, Golf Magazine (“The Mexican Golf Course That Survived The Drug War”); John Steinbreder, Global Golf Post (“Emerald Pilgrimage”).

 

TELEVISION SHOW 

1st Place: Dave Lockhart, Chicago District Golfer TV (“September Show”).

 

TELEVISION SEGMENT 

1st Place: Tony Leodora, Traveling Golfer Show (“Annie’s Revenge”).

 

 

2013 ING Media Awards

(Sponsored by iD Grips, Bridgestone Golf)

 

BOOK AUTHOR

1st Place: Joel Zuckerman (“Pro’s Pros: Extraordinary Club Professionals Making Golf Great”)

Outstanding Achievers: John O’Hearn (“SweetSpot: Confessions of a Golfaholic”); Martin Rather (“Taking The Course”)

 

BUSINESS WRITING

1st Place: Jim Dunlap, Pellucid Perspective (“Water whoas”)

Outstanding Achievers: Tony Dear, Cybergolf.com (“A ray of sunshine for the golf industry”); Sally J. Sportsman, PGA Magazine Industry Insider (“Working hard to keep legacy members in the fold”).

 

COMPETITION WRITING

1st Place: Gary Van Sickle, Golf.com (“Tiger still owns Firestone and golf”)

Outstanding Achievers: Tony Dear, Cybergolf.com (“Mickelson cements place among all-time greats”); Mike Kern, Philadelphia Daily News (“Aus-Some feat”); John Steinbreder, Global Golf Post (“Walker Cup returns to its roots”).

 

EQUIPMENT WRITING

1st Place: Tony Dear, Golf World UK (“Just ban it already”).

Outstanding Achiever: Ed Travis, New England Golf Magazine (“Ball Battles”).

 

OPINION/EDITORIAL

1st Place: Mike Kern, Philadelphia Daily News (“Long and short of it? Merion Tough Enough”

Outstanding Achievers: Tony Dear, Cybergolf.com (“Are golf’s governing bodies working in best interest of game?”); Jim Dunlap, The Pellucid Perspective (“Anchors (rule) away!”); Ed Gowan, AZ Golf Insider (“Speed up! While you’re young”); Kevin Kane, Virginia Golf Report (“Dial back the ball”).

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

1st Place: Brian Orr, GolfGetaways Magazine (“Hardy challenge”)

Outstanding Achievers: Grant Fraser, Ontario Golf News (“Quebec – LaBelle Province”).

 

PROFILE WRITING

1st Place: Jack O’Leary, Tempus Magazine (“John Bentley Wright”);

Outstanding Achievers: Tony Dear, Cybergolf.com (“The man who lets his clubs do the talking”); John Steinbreder, Global Golf Post (“Ted Kiegel faces his own challenges”); Gary Van Sickle, Golf.Com (“Courage after fire: Jason’s story”); Joel Zuckerman, Cybergolf.com (“Head pro spotlight: Laurie Hammer”).

 

PUBLICATIONS

1st Place: The Met Golfer, April/May, 2013 (Greg Midland, Editor).

Outstanding Achievers: Golf Getaways, February 2013 (Vic Williams, Editor); NCGA Golf, Summer 2013 (Scott Seward, Editor); Pellucid Perspective, September 2013 (Jim Dunlap, Editor).

 

RADIO SHOW

1st Place: Ann Liguori, Sports Innerview with Ann Liguori, WPB, 88.3FM (“Featuring Sebonack Golf Club”)

Outstanding Achievers: Holly Geoghegan, The Golf Insiders, Orlando (“Masters Wrapup”); Mitch Laurance, Hooked On Hickories (“September Show”); Tony Leodora, GolfTalk Live in Philadelphia (“Atlantic City CC”).

 

RADIO SEGMENT

1st Place: Chuck Garbedian, ESPN Milwaukee Dottie Pepper interview”).

Outstanding Achiever: Holly Geoghegan, The Golf Insiders, Clear Channel Orlando (“Nancy Lopez interview”).

 

TRAVEL WRITING

1st Place: Jeff Neuman, The Met Golfer (“Scotland’s East Lothian Region”).

Outstanding Achievers: Ken MacLeod, Golf Oklahoma (“A little left of heaven”); Jeff Ritter, Golf.Com (“A golf adventure in Whistler”); John Steinbreder, Global Golf Post (“Over the moon Down Under”); Joel Zuckerman, Cybergolf.com (“Golf in a delightful part of the world”).

 

TELEVISION SHOW

1st Place: Dave Lockhart, Chicago District Golfer TV (“April show”).

Outstanding Achievers: Mike Billingsley, Fox Sports Net (“Golf Life”); Tony Leodora, Traveling Golfer Show (“September show”).

 

TELEVISION SEGMENT

1st Place: Mike Billingsley, Fox Sports Net (“Golf Life”)

 

 

2012 Media Awards

(Sponsored by Tritan Tumblers, Volvik Golf)

 

BOOK AUTHOR

1st Place: Jim Ducibella (“King Of Clubs”)

Outstanding Achievers: David Barrett (“Making the Masters”); Elisa Gaudet (“Two Good Rounds”); Steve McMillen (“Murder On The Front Nine”); Joel Zuckerman (“Kiawah Island”).

 

BUSINESS WRITING

1st Place: Sally J. Sportsman, Golf Range Magazine (“Florida’s All-Around Great Golf Range”)

Outstanding Achievers: Katharine Dyson, TravelGolf.com (“Golf Industry seeks ways to increase number of golfers”); Ken MacLeod, Golf Oklahoma (“We’re back”); Ed Travis, EdTravisGolf.com (“Acushnet and Callaway bury the hatchet”).

 

COMPETITION WRITING

1st Place: David Barrett, A Position (“Which club to hit? Have a long talk with your caddy”)

Outstanding Achievers: Kevin Kane, Virginia Golfer (“History Maker”); David McPherson, PGATour.com (“McGirt set with happy company for Sunday duel”); Gary Van Sickle, Sports Illustrated (“Tiger swaggers to Memorial win”).

 

EQUIPMENT WRITING

1st Place: Gary Van Sickle, Sports Illustrated (“The truth about belly putters”).

Outstanding Achiever: Tony Leodora, Golfstyles magazine (“Mellow yellow-quite right”); Ed Travis, Golf Minnesota (“TaylorMade rules metal woods”).

 

OPINION/EDITORIAL

1st Place: John Fischer, Golf Collectors Society Bulletin (“The day Harry Vardon came to town”).

Outstanding Achievers: David Barrett, A Position.com (“To fight slow play a new system is needed”); Elisa Gaudet, Cybergolf.com (“I want to fall in love with Tiger-again”); Kevin Kane, Virginia Golfer (“Hot Topic: Brown vs. Green”); John Steinbreder, Global Golf Post (“Another Paradigm Shift in Private Golf”).

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

1st Place: Warren Grant, Golf Digest (Dorado Beach East Course, Hole #4)

 

PROFILE WRITING

1st Place: David McPherson, GreenMaster (“Fostering Love Away From The Links”)

Outstanding Achievers: David McPherson, GreenMaster (“Veteran Greenkeeper moves to different beat”); John Steinbreder, Global Golf Post (“For Ford, mentoring Is job No. 1”); Gary Van Sickle, Sports Illustrated (“Stewart Cink and the quest for his swing”).

 

PUBLICATIONS

1st Place: The Met Golfer, June/July, 2012 (Greg Midland, Editor)

Outstanding Achievers: Golf Georgia, September/October 2012 (Stan Awtrey, Editor); Golf Oklahoma, August/September, 2012 (Ken MacLeod, Publisher); NCGA Golf, Summer 2012 (Scott Seward, Editor); Southern New England Golfer, Fall 2012 (Bruce Vittner, Editor).

 

RADIO SHOW

1st Place: John Patrick, Augusta Golf Show

Outstanding Achievers: Holly Geoghegan, The Golf Insiders, ESPN Orlando (“U.S. Open Week”); Tony Leodora, GolfTalk Live in Philadelphia (“Atlantic City CC”)

 

RADIO SEGMENT

1st Place: Tom Horan, Speaking Of Golf, Asheville, NC (Peter Kessler Interview)

Outstanding Achiever: Holly Geoghegan, The Golf Insiders, ESPN Orlando (“Bruce Berlet Interview”);

 

TRAVEL WRITING

1st Place: John Steinbreder, Global Golf Post (“Sandhills-worth the trip”).

Outstanding Achievers: Katharine Dyson, Fairways + Greens (“Casino resorts’ winning treatments”); David McPherson, Golf Canada (“Golf in Columbia: The only risk is wanting to stay”); Jeff Ritter, Golf.Com (“Lanai: Where Maui residents go to escape”).

 

TELEVISION SHOW

1st Place: Mike Billingsley, Fox Sports Net (“Golf Life”)

 

TELEVISION SEGMENT

1st Place: Dave Lockhart, Chicago District Golfer TV (“Ireland Golf”)

 

 

2011 Media Awards

(Sponsored by Assured Products, Gallus Golf, Golfpac Travel)

 

APPAREL WRITING

 

1st Place: Katharine Dyson, Southern New England Golfer (“Dreading The Team Uniform Selection”).

 

Outstanding Achiever: Elle Elbrecht, New England Golf Monthly (“Golf Fashion Forward”).

 

BOOK AUTHOR

 

1st Place: David Barrett (“Miracle At Merion”)

 

Outstanding Achievers: Tony Roberts (Golf’s Finest Par Threes); Adam Schupak (“Deane Beman: Golf’s Driving Force”).

 

BUSINESS WRITING

 

1st Place: Ed Travis, Golf Oklahoma (“Clubmakers Support Tee It Up Initiative”)

 

Outstanding Achiever: Tony Dear, Cybergolf.com (“One Of These Shows Is Not Like The Other”).

 

COMPETITION WRITING

 

1st Place: Gary Van Sickle, Sports Illustrated (“The Trials Of Jobe”)

 

Outstanding Achievers: Mike Kern, Philadelphia Daily News (“The Great Unknown”); Adam Schupak, Golfweek (“Homecoming In the Heartland”).

 

EQUIPMENT WRITING

 

1st Place: Ed Travis, New England Golf Monthly (“The Best Apps In Golf”)

 

Outstanding Achiever: Darin Bunch, Fairways + Greens Magazine (“Hickory Dickering”).

 

OPINION/EDITORIAL

 

1st Place: Gary Van Sickle, Sports Illustrated (“Get Real, USGA”)

 

Outstanding Achievers: Mike Kern, Philadelphia Daily News (“New Winners Galore”); Adam Schupak, Golfweek (“Politics Trump Merit With Presidential Picks”); Gary Van Sickle, JohnGarrityTop50.Com (“Remembering Pittsburgh’s Needle”).

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

 

1st Place: Bob Solorio, Fairways + Greens (“Bouncing Bill”).

 

PROFILE WRITING

 

1st Place: Adam Schupak, Golfweek (“Family First”)

 

Outstanding Achievers: Robert Dicesare, Brockton Enterprise (“One-Eyed Ace”); Katharine Dyson, Fairways + Greens magazine (“Cornish Game Plan”); Adam Schupak, Golfweek (“Golf’s Great Divide”).

 

RADIO

 

1st Place: Tony Leodora, GolfTalk Live in Philadelphia (“Golf.Com World Amateur”)

 

Outstanding Achievers: Holly Geoghegan, The Golf Insiders, ESPN Orlando (“British Open Preview”); Vince Mastracco, Golf Talk Sacramento (“LPGA Tour commissioner Michael Whan”).

 

TRAVEL WRITING

 

1st Place: Elisa Gaudet, Cybergolf.com (“Golf A Romantic Affair At Cabin Bluff”)

 

Outstanding Achievers: Darin Bunch, Fairways + Greens magazine (“Wild And Spooky Fun”); Tony Dear, Cybergolf.com; (“Red Rock Rom”); Vic Williams, Fairways + Greens magazine (“The Essential Bandon”).

 

TELEVISION

 

1st Place: Dave Lockhart, Chicago District Golfer TV (“Golf In Michigan”);

 

Outstanding Achiever: Tony Leodora, Inside Golf on Comcast Sports, Philadelphia (“Woodloch Resort in the Poconos”)

 

 

 

2010 Media Awards

(Sponsored by GolfOrlando, Gustbuster, PGA Golf Exhibitions, TaylorMade, Wilson

 

APPAREL WRITING

 

1st Place: Katharine Dyson, Ocean State Golf (“Summer Fashions For 2010”)

 

 

BOOK AUTHOR

 

1st Place: John Feinstein, (“Moment Of Glory – The Year The Underdogs Ruled Golf”)

 

Outstanding Achievers: John Derr, (“My Place At The Table”); J.J. Keegan (“The Business Of Golf-What Are You Thinking?”); Christina Kim & Alan Shipnuck (“Swinging From My Heels”).

 

 

BUSINESS WRITING

 

1st Place:  Tony Dear, Cybergolf.com (“Light At The End Of The Tunnel”)

 

Outstanding Achievers: Katharine Dyson, Worldgolf.com (“Golf Courses Making Effort To Be Women Friendly”)

 

 

COMPETITION WRITING

 

1st Place: Katharine Dyson, WorldGolf.com (“What Makes The Masters So Special”)

 

Outstanding Achievers: Tony Dear, Cybergolf.com (“FedEx Cup Needs A Confusion-Free Finale”); Alex Myers, The MET Golfer (“Catch The Rising Stars”); Adam Schupak, Golfweek (“The Dark Comedy That Is Q School”)

 

 

EQUIPMENT WRITING

 

1st Place: Scott Kramer, The MET Golfer (“The New Ball Game”)

 

Outstanding Achiever: Adam Schupak, Golfweek (“R.I.P.  MacGregor”)

 

 

OPINION/EDITORIAL

 

1st Place:  Jimmy Roberts, The MET Golfer (“Winter Of Discontent”)

 

Outstanding Achievers: Jimmy Roberts, The MET Golfer (“What Flavor?”); John Steinbreder, Global Golf Post (“In Memorium: Jeff Julian & Bruce Edwards”); Vic Williams, Fairways + Greens Magazine (“Trainwreck Of Timing”)

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

 

1st Place: Bob Solorio, Fairways + Greens (“Don Cheadle”)

 

 

PROFILE WRITING

 

1st Place: Adam Schupak, Golfweek (“I Took So Much For Granted”)

 

Outstanding Achievers: Billy Condon, The MET Golfer (“Off To School”); Howie Munck, The MET Golfer (“Sweet Sounds”); Bob Oliver, GolfBucksCounty.com (“Eskin Passionate About Golf”)

 

 

RADIO

 

1st Place: Tony Leodora, GolfTalk Live (“Golf.Com World Amateur”)

 

Outstanding Achievers: Tom Horan, Speaking Of Golf (“Tom Watson”); Vince Mastracco, Golf Talk-Sacramento, (“Celebrity Golf”)

 

 

TRAVEL WRITING

 

1st Place: John Steinbreder, Global Golf Post (“The World Of Golf In One Place”)

 

Outstanding Achievers: Darin Bunch, Fairways + Greens (“Howl For The Moon”); Ed Travis, Golf Minnesota (“Golf Alabama Style”); Vic Williams, Fairways + Greens (“Ryder Cup Rewards”)

 

 

TELEVISION

 

1st Place: Tony Leodora, Inside Golf on Comcast Sports, Philadelphia (“Woodloch Resort in the Poconos”)

 

 

 

2009 Media Awards

(Sponsored by Almost Golf, GolfOrlando, Gustbuster, PGA Golf Exhibitions and Sundog Eyewear

 

 

APPAREL WRITING

 

1st Place: Scott Kramer, The MET Golfer (“Happy Feet”)

 

Outstanding Achiever: Bob Seligman, Carolinas Golf (“Winter Warm-Ups”)

 

 

BOOK AUTHOR

 

1st Place: James Dodson, (“A Son Of The Game”)

 

Outstanding Achievers: John Feinstein, (“Are You Kidding Me?”); Jon Rizzi/S. Savlov (“The Club Menu”)

 

 

BUSINESS WRITING

 

1st Place:  Sally J. Sportsman, Golf Range (“Upholding History, Forging the Future”)

 

Outstanding Achievers: Jay Mottola, The MET Golfer (“What’s Next”); Adam Schupak, Golfweek (“The Asian Gold Mine)

 

 

COMPETITION WRITING

 

1st Place: Gary Van Sickle, Sports Illustrated (“Last Ditch”)

 

Outstanding Achievers: David Barrett, The MET Golfer (“In Good Measure”); Mike Kern, Philadelphia Daily News (“Yang Gives Tiger…”); Adam Schupak, Golfweek (“Liberating”)

 

 

EQUIPMENT WRITING

 

1st Place: Darin Bunch, Fairways + Greens (“Handmade Tradition”)

 

Outstanding Achievers: Tony Dear, Cybergolf (“Least Best In Show”); Bob Seligman, Golf Illustrated (New Adjustable Drivers)

 

 

OPINION/EDITORIAL

 

1st Place:  James Frank, Tee It Up (“From Where I’m Sitting”)

 

Outstanding Achievers: Tony Dear, Cybergolf (“Faldo Wants Another Go”); Michael Donovan, Golfnuts.Com (“Am I That Spoiled?”); Tony Leodora, Golfstyles (“Cheesesteak Open”); Gary Van Sickle, Sports Illustrated (“Bag Dad Diary”)

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

 

1st Place: Joann Dost, Fairways + Greens (“Bagpiper at Spanish Bay”)

 

Outstanding Achiever: Dan Vukelich, Sun Country Golf (“Missing Right”)

 

 

PROFILE WRITING

 

1st Place: James Frank, The MET Golfer (“Golfers In Chief”)

 

Outstanding Achievers: Billy Condon, The MET Golfer (“Top Dog”); John Steinbreder, Golf Digest (“Saucon Valley”); Vic Williams, Fairways + Greens (“The Full Casey Martin”).

 

 

RADIO

 

1st Place: Holly Geoghegan, The Golf Insiders, ESPN Orlando (“Making Of A PGA Tour Champion”)

 

Outstanding Achievers: Matt Adams, PGA Tour Radio Network (“Fairways Of Heaven”); Tony Leodora, GolfTalk Live (“Ron Jaworski”).

 

 

TRAVEL WRITING

 

1st Place: Darin Bunch, Fairways + Greens (“Magical Moorea”)

 

Outstanding Achievers: Tony Dear, Cybergolf (“Room With A View”); Brian McCallen, The MET Golfer (“Northern Light”); Vic Williams, Fairways + Greens (“West Side Glory”)

 

 

TELEVISION

 

1st Place: Steven Frigard, RSN TV Network (“Troon North Golf Club”)

 

Outstanding Achiever: Tom Sutton, FSN TV Network (“Big Fish”)

 

 

2008 Media Awards

(Sponsored by Gustbuster/Sunbuster, PGA Golf Exhibitions and Prince Edward Island.

 

(1st-Place Finishers listed first in each category, followed by Outstanding Achievers)

 

 

  1. APPAREL –Bob Seligman, GolfTime Magazine (Fall Fashion Trends); Adam Schupak, Golfweek (Can FootJoy Fashion An Apparel Plan?);

 

  1. BOOK – Joel Zuckerman, (Pete Dye-Golf Courses); Bob Skura (How Great Golfers Think).

 

  1. BUSINESS – Adam Schupak, Golfweek (USGA: Beyond The Crossroad); John Steinbreder, The Met Golfer Magazine (Clubs At The Crossroads); Bob Seligman, Sports Insight (Getting The Shaft Right).

 

  1. COMPETITION – Vic Williams, Fairways   Greens (Tiger: Quiet After The Storm); Steven Gribin, Avid Golfer Magazine (A New Dance Step); Jeff Rude, Golfweek (Norman’s Senior Moment One For The Ages); Chris Stevenson, Ottawa Sun (Heaven And Hull); Gary Van Sickle, Golf.com (Tiger Takes Torrey On One Leg).

 

  1. EQUIPMENT – Greg Wires, Golf Minnesota (Getting Fit For Game Improvement); Michael Hiller, Avid Golfer Magazine (Bobby Jones Wedges); Adam Schupak, Golfweek (Burner: TaylorMade Revises A Classic).

 

  1. ILLUSTRATION – Calder Chism, Fairways   Greens

 

  1. INSTRUCTION – Lorraine Thies, Arizona, State Of Golf (Misunderstood Rules); Katharine Dyson, Travelgolf.com (Think Short); Bob Skura, The Bergen News (Mentors).

 

  1. OPINION/EDITORIAL – Tony Dear, Cybergolf.com (Euros Looking Strong); Ronnie Musselwhite, Golf Business (Greenness); Jack O’Leary, GolfMarketingInc.com (Taming Tiger’s Tongue); Jimmy Roberts, The Met Golfer Magazine (No Medal Spikes).

 

  1. PHOTOGRAPHY – Joann Dost, Fairways   Greens (Tiger Fist Pump); Tim Pade, Colorado Golf (Ironwood Country Club); Emily Ritt, Colorado Avid Golfer (English Edition).

 

  1. PROFILE – Jeff Rude, Golfweek (Country Pride Moves Kenny Perry); Robert Dicesare, Brocton Enterprise (A Miracle); James Frank, The Met Golfer Magazine (Man Of The Times); Mike Kern, 69th Senior PGA Championship Journal (Band Of Brothers); Jon Rizzi, Colorado Avid Golfer (The Masters Lock).

 

  1. RADIO – Steven Gribin, ESPN Radio (The Golfers Home); Matt Adams, PGA Tour Network (Fairways Of Life-Billy Casper).

 

  1. TELEVISION – Steven Frigard, RSN Resort TV (The Clubhouse); Michael Billingsley, Golf Life (Behind The Scenes At The U.S. Open).

 

  1. TRAVEL – Michael Hiller, Avid Golfer Magazine (Northern Frontier); Darin Bunch, Fairways   Greens (Kenya) Jake Kubie, Colorado Avid Golfer (The Big Island Grows Up); Christine Loomis, Colorado Golf (Estrella del Mar Resort); Brian McCallen, The Met Golfer Magazine (Nature Valley); Vic Williams, Fairways   Greens (Southern Oregon).

 

 

2007 Media Awards

(Sponsored by Almost Golf, Player’s Pass, Golf Mesquite Nevada, Sunbuster and Zelocity.

 

(1st-Place listed first in each category, followed by Outstanding Achievers)

 

 

  1. APPAREL – Adam Schupak, Golfweek (March Of The Penguin); Bill Giering, Private Clubs Magazine (Cool Looks For Hot Days).

 

  1. BOOK – Richard Mandell, Pinehurst – Home Of American Golf.

 

  1. BUSINESS – John Steinbreder, Golfweek (Charity Golf); Ted Johnson, Prosper Magazine (How Green Is Your Golf Course?); Adam Schupak, Golfweek (Perfect Fit).

 

  1. COMPETITION – Mike Kern, Philadelphia Daily News (Tiger Had ‘Em By Trail); David Barrett, GolfObserver.com (Oakmont As It Was Meant To Be); Gary Van Sickle, Sports Illustrated (Faith Or Science? Verplank’s Win).

 

  1. EQUIPMENT – Adam Schupak, Golfweek (The Namesake); Vic Williams, Fairways   Greens (Flight Club); Ed Travis, Golf Minnesota (Solution To Your Slice).

 

  1. INSTRUCTION – Bill Giering, Golf Chicago (The Perfect Chip-Out).

 

  1. ILLUSTRATION – Calder Chism, Fairways   Greens (Gameface); Isabelle Cardinal, Colorado Avid Golfer (Death Of A Hummingbird).

 

  1. OPINION/EDITORIAL – John Steinbreder, Golfweek (Timeout); Steven Gribin, The Golfers Home (The Top 50 Teachers, Really?); Bill Giering, Golfers Tee Times (The Perfect Set); Katharine Dyson, Commonwealth Golf (Cold, Rain, Fog, Cows Oh My).

 

  1. PHOTOGRAPHY – Barry Staver, Colorado Avid Golfer (Open-Minded At The Broadmoor); John Henebry, Colorado Golf (Pinery Country Club).

 

  1. PROFILE – Vic Williams, Fairways   Greens (Murray’s Law); John Steinbreder, Golfweek (Taking The Torch); Adam Schupak, Golfweek (Familiar Ring).

 

  1. RADIO – Tony Leodora, Golfstyles Live; Vince Mastracco, KHTK.

 

  1. TELEVISION – Michael Billingsley, Golf Life (Jim McLean At Doral Resort).

 

  1. TRAVEL – Vic Williams, Fairways   Greens (New World To Order); Ted Johnson, Colorado Avid Golfer (Down Under With Dad); Bob Seligman, Fairways   Greens (St. Elsewhere); John Steinbreder, Golfweek (All Aboard).

 

 

2006 Media Awards

(Sponsored by Bridgestone, Explanar, Nicklaus Golf Equipment, TaylorMade-adidas Golf, Tour Edge

 

(1st Place listed first in each category; Outstanding Achievers follow)

 

  1. BOOK — Tom Wishon, The Search For The Perfect Driver.

 

  1. BUSINESS – Adam Schupak, Golfweek (A Mini Tour With Mighty Aspirations); Sally J. Sportsman, Golf Range Magazine (Perche Creek Golf Club); Adam Schupak, Golfweek (Longest Fall In Golf)

 

  1. COMPETITION – Jeff Rude, Golfweek (Tom Lehmen Off To See The Wizard); Jeff Rude, Golfweek, (Mickelson Meltdown At Winged Foot); Gary Van Sickle, Sports Illustrated (Crash Course).

 

  1. EQUIPMENT – Darin Bunch, Fairways   Greens (Recycla-Balls); Adam Schupak, Golfweek (Resurrection).

 

  1. INSTRUCTION – NO AWARDS THIS YEAR (minimum number of entries not reached)

 

  1. ILLUSTRATION – NO AWARDS THIS YEAR (minimum number of entries not reached)

 

  1. OPINION/EDITORIAL – Gary Van Sickle, Sports Illustrated (Patron Problem); David Barrett, GolfObserver.Com (A Wie Bit Of Respect); Jeff Rude, Golfweek (Too Quick To Drop the Fight); Gary Van Sickle, Sports Illustrated (Exposing A Secret).

 

  1. PHOTOGRAPHY – Dick Durrance II, Colorado Avid Golfer (Catching It Flush); Peter Wong, Golf Minnesota (Minnesota’s Award-Winning Golf Photographer); Hilary Howard, NCGA Golf (Jordan Nassar Out Of Bunker).

 

  1. PROFILE – John Steinbreder, Golfweek (Spirtual Man At Soulful Place); Jeff Rude, Golfweek (Rock Star Villegas More Than Meets The Eye); Gary Van Sickle, Sports Illustrated (True Inspiration);

 

  1. RADIO – Steve Gribin, The Golfers’ Home; (Tour Players In Iraq); Tony Leodora, Golfstyles Live.

 

  1. TELEVISION – Golf Life, Michael Billingsley (Chuck Cook); Golfpac Travel and Golf Show, Todd Lewis (Golf At Disney World).

 

  1. TRAVEL – Jake Kubie, Colorado Avid Golfer (Quarky Albuquerque); Randy Tantlinger, Smoke Magazine (How To Blend A Costa-Rican Golf Adventure); Vic Williams, Fairways   Greens (Island Breather).

 

 

2005 Media Awards

(Sponsored by Aldila, EMI and Bridgestone

 

BOOK – 1st: Tom Wishon, The Search For The Perfect Golf Club.

 

BUSINESS – 1st: Gene Yasuda, Beth Ann Baldry, Golfweek; Outstanding Achievers: Ronnie Musselwhite, Golfstyles Atlanta; Bob Seligman, Street and Smith Sports Business Journal.

 

COMPETITION – 1st: Mike Kern, Philadelphia Daily News; Outstanding Achievers: Gary van Sickle, Sports Illustrated;

 

EQUIPMENT – 1st: Bob Seligman, Links Equipment.

 

ILLUSTRATION – 1st: Mike Okamato, Golf Illustrated.

 

INSTRUCTION – 1st: Laurie Lee Dovey, Golf Illustrated; Outstanding Achievers: Tom Dorsel, Golf Illustrated; Tom Stickney, Golf Illustrated.

 

OPINION/EDITORIAL – 1st: Co-winners: Jeff Rude, Golfweek, Darin Bunch, Firways and Greens; Outstanding Achievers: Ken Carpenter, The Golf Gozette.Com; Jeff Rude, Golfweek; David Barrett, New York Golf Summer; Gary van Sickle, Sports Illustrated.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY – 1st: Eric Bakke, Colorado Avid Golfer; Outstanding Achievers: Dick Durrance, Colorado Golf Magazine; Bill Thompson, The Golfer.

 

PROFILE – 1st: Ronnie Musselwhite, Golfstyles Atlanta; Outstanding Achievers: Ron Balicki, Golfweek; Jeff Rude, Golfweek; Adam Shupak, The Met Golfer; Vic Williams, Fairways and Greens.

 

RADIO – 1st: Vince Mastracco, 1140 a.m., Sacramento.

 

TELEVISION – 1st: Dave Lockhart, Golf Chicago; Outstanding Achievers: Michael Billingsley, Action TV.

 

TRAVEL – 1st: Vic Williams, Fairways and Greens; Outstanding Achievers: Turk Pipkin, Colorado Avid Golfer; Bob Seligman, Met Golfer; Sally J. Sportsman, Florida Golf Journal.