ABOUT TRAVELING GOLFER INC.
The management team of the Traveling Golfer Inc. has more than 125 years of collective experience marketing to golfers and the golf industry. Our practical experience includes destination marketing, owning, managing and/or participating in more than 170 golf and travel shows, golf and travel writing, magazine and trade publication, direct marketing and e-commerce.
This team has a passion for golf and a proven history of marketing to the traveling golfer.
Once a month, we will also publish The Traveling Golfer e-Newsletter that profiles 5 new resorts or destination areas with professionally written articles, photographs and contact information. Sign up today to get the latest news on affordable possibilities, travel tips, industry news and details about contests that are running on the travelinggolfer.net website.
Claudio DeMarchi is a golfer who loves to travel to play golf. His company Lakeview Productions Inc. has been a part of the Canadian golf industry since 1989. Lakeview was instrumental in the start up and production of all major golf shows in Canada. Lakeview Productions Inc. also became a destination marketing company with a passion for golf. Since 1999 Lakeview has been handling all of the golf marketing in Canada for the State of Mississippi.
In 2001, South Carolina’s inland Golf Capital came on board with Lakeview. Lakeview handles golf marketing for Santee in both Canada and the USA. In 2006, Swamp Fox Country Golf and Olde English District of South Carolina have jumped on board with Lakeview. In 2005, Lakeview partnered with The Links Marketing Group to co-publish the Canadian Golfer Travel Guide and now is pleased to introduce you the Traveling Golfer E-Newsletter and host website travelinggolfer.net.
To find out more about Lakeview Productions Inc., visit www.lakeviewproductions.com. If you happen to be visiting a golf show in your area you may see Claudio wandering around in his knickers. Don’t be afraid to stop and say hi.
Tim Baines is sports editor of the Ottawa Sun, a position he’s held for the past 15 years. He’s been searching for a cure for his slice since he was introduced to golf some 35 years ago. Along the way, he’s visited and written about golf destinations through Canada, the United States and the Caribbean.
Ted McIntyre, one of Canada’s best-travelled golf writers, has edited most of the nation’s leading golf publications over the past 15 years, from GolfStyle and Ontario Golf Magazine to National Post Golf, ScoreGolf and Canadian Open supplements for Golf Canada. Based in Oakville, ON, and bearing an honours degree in political science from McMaster University, Ted is a six-time Golf Journalists Association of Canada award winner.
Peter Ellegard, a multiple award-winning writer and photographer, has been a travel journalist for over 30 years and specialises in writing about golf. Based in England, he contributes to many publications in the UK and worldwide and works with global golf tourism organisation IAGTO as media advisor.
Brad King, writer, editor and media relations consultant, is a former Atlanta sports writer and editor of LINKS Magazine — The Best of Golf. He founded Brad King Communications in 2002, and was the longtime golf columnist for Hilton Head’s Island Packet newspaper. His writing continues to be published regularly in numerous publications and on-line outlets.
Ian Cruickshank is a Toronto-based golf and travel writer who has been chasing the little white ball around the globe for the past 20 years. He has contributed stories to Golf Digest, Maclean’s, ScoreGolf, the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, Fairways and in-flight magazines for Air Canada and American Airlines.
Anita Draycott has been a Toronto-based journalist, editor and photographer for more than 25 years. She is managing editor of GolfStyle, an upscale lifestyle publication for avid golfers in Canada and editor of Life, Etc., a travel/lifestyle magazine for the Royal Bank of Canada. She has chased dimpled white balls over six continents.
Rick Drennan, a contributor to The Traveling Golfer, is also senior writer for Pro Shop and Canadian Golfer magazines, as well as managing editor of three Torstar business publications in Mississauga, Brampton and Kichener-Waterloo.
He is a three-time winner in the ‘best writer’ category for the the Golf Journalists Association of Canada (GJAC) writing awards. He is also the host of ‘Golf Straight Up,’ a new half-hour golf magazine show at Sun TV and Cave TV (formerly Men’s TV). Over the past few years, Rick has written golf travel stories about destinations like Tunisia, the Czech Republic, California, South Carolina, Argentina and all across Canada.
Rick VanSickle is a freelance wine writer who lives in Niagara with his family. When he’s not drinking wine he enjoys hitting the links. And anytime he can combine the two, it’s a glorious thing. He publishes a website called WinesInNiagara.com
Andrew Penner is a freelance golf writer and professional photographer based in Calgary, Alberta. His work appears regularly in publications such as SCOREGolf Magazine, Golf Canada, Inside Golf, The Calgary Herald, SWERVE Magazine, Westworld, and others. He and his wife, Dawn, are the proud parents of four boys and they love hitting the links together as a family. To view more of his work you can visit www.andrewpenner.com.