About Us


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.

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Claudio DeMarchi


Claudio DeMarchi is a golfer who loves to travel to play golf.   Publisher and editor of the Traveling Golfer www.travelinggolfer.net established in 2006.  Claudio is also the North American representative for IAGTO the International Association of Golf Tour Operators, considered the global tourism organization for the golf industry with over 2,700 members in 100+ countries.  In any given year IAGTO is responsible for conducting up 6 golf tourism conventions around the world.  


Tim Baines

Tim Baines, is a sports columnist with Postmedia in Ottawa, mostly covering football and golf – two of his biggest passions. He’s been with the Ottawa Sun for 30 years. An adventurous type, he chases his golf ball around, sometimes visiting rarely seen corners of the golf course.

Ted McIntyre

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

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.


Anita Draycott

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

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.



Andrew Penner

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.





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