John Gordon Articles 5

It's been said that John Gordon has "done it all" in Canadian golf and judging from his resume, that's hard to dispute. Since becoming managing editor of SCOREGolf in 1986, John's career has led him down many diverse paths in the industry. Recruited by the Royal Canadian Golf Association (now Golf Canada) in 1990, he initiated their communications and member services departments and was the founding editor of Golf Canada magazine. After a stint as executive director of the Golf Association of Ontario, he founded The Gordon Group, specializing in communications and consulting for the golf industry, in 1994. His many and varied contracts included roles as the golf columnist for the Toronto Sun and then the National Post, on-air and online golf analyst for Rogers Sportsnet, and associate editor of Sportsnet Magazine. A past chairman of, and multi-time presenter at, the NGCOA Canada national conference, he has conducted golf-related seminars and presentations across Canada, the U.S., and Scotland. John was a founding board member of the Professional Golf Management program at Georgian College, created their communications curriculum and taught there for two years. In 2008, he was hired by ClubLink to build an in-house communications department, re-launch their member magazine and build out more than 50 web sites. Along the way, he has written hundreds of articles for golf consumer and trade publications. John is the author of eight books: Four volumes of The Great Golf Courses of Canada, The Great Golf Courses of America, The Kids' Book of Golf, The Grand Old Game, and The Pro Golf Scouting Report. John lives in Midland, Ont., and recently has returned to freelance golf writing. You can follow him on Twitter @gordongolf.

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