HAMILTON, Ont. – From the most pressing issues in Canadian golf news, to thought-provoking profiles and jealously-inducing travel logs, the best in Canadian golf writing and photography was showcased Monday at Beverley Golf and Country Club in Hamilton, Ontario as the Golf Journalists Association of Canada (GJAC) held its annual general meeting and awards banquet.
First, second and third prizes were handed out in the following categories: Feature, Profile, Editorial/Column/Blog and Travel. Three prizes for Photography were also awarded.
“Our awards have progressed from where we were 10 years ago, and we really are recognizing the best in golf writing. It’s the Academy Awards of Canadian golf journalism,” said GJAC President Grant Fraser. “I would like to congratulate all of those who participated in the awards, and especially the winners.”
The big winner of the day was Jason Logan, the editor of SCOREGolf Magazine, who captured three awards, including a first-prize for his travel story on Casa de Campo. SCOREGolf won six awards in four categories, including a sweep of the Profile category.
Logan’s other awards came in the Editorial and Profile categories.
Other first-place winners included Lorne Rubenstein, for his lauded Q&A with Tiger Woods for Time Magazine, in the Features category, Rick Drennan for Pro Shop Magazine on the RBC Canadian Open in the Editorials category, and Rick Young for SCOREGolf.com on new European Tour CEO (and Canadian) Keith Pelley in the Profile category.
Bernard Brault from La Presse and Golf Canada won two prizes for photography, including the first-place prize.
“We had more submissions than we have had in the past. It just keeps getting bigger and better, and the quality of our awards are first class,” said Fraser, who is concluding his two-year term as president at the end of 2016.
The full list of winners can be found here
- Tiger’s private struggles, Time, Lorne Rubenstein
- Home invasion, SCOREGolf, Robert Thompson
- Iconic Old Course stands in way of Spieth’s Grand Slam quest, The Globe and Mail, Curtis Gillespie
- Opening up the talk on our Open, Pro Shop Magazine, Rick Drennan
- Seeing is believing, SCOREGolf.com, Jason Logan
- Jordan Spieth has youthful answer to golf’s stuffy image, Toronto Sun, Jon McCarthy
- “Razor Sharp,” Jason Logan, SCOREGolf magazine
- “Perfect in Every Way,” Grant Fraser, Ontario Golf News
- “Nevis,” Ted McIntyre, Hamilton Spectator
- “Pelley’s Mission,” Rick Young, SCOREGolf.com
- “Straight Shooter,” Jason Logan, SCOREGolf magazine
- “Pros and Conners,” Bob Weeks, SCOREGolf magazine
- “Disabled Golfer,” Bernard Brault, La Presse
- “Bubba Bunker Boomer,” John Gallaugher, Pro Shop magazine
- “Silhouette,” Bernard Brault, La Presse