4th Annual Writing / Photography Awards

TORONTO - Golf Journalists Association of Canada announce winners of fourth annual writing/photography awards.

From travel stories to feature stories on the some of the characters of the grand-old game the best in Canadian golf writing and photography was showcased Monday night at Dundas Valley Golf & Curling Club.

The Golf Journalists Association of Canada held its annual awards banquet to recognize excellence in writing and photography. The awards are presented each year in conjunction with the RBC Canadian Open which is being held this year at Hamilton Golf & Country Club in Ancaster, Ont.

Multiple winners included: Grant Fraser with a clean sweep, Robert Thompson, and Rick Drennan.

The following winners and runners-up were honoured for their work in 2011:

Feature/Profile

FIRST
Writer: Bob Weeks
Story: The Real Story on Foley
Publication: ScoreGolf
SECOND
Writer: Robert Thompson
Story: The Great Whit
Publication: ScoreGolf
THIRD
Writer: Curtis Gillespie
Story: Eras of Excellence
Publication: ScoreGolf

Travel

FIRST
Writer: Grant Fraser
Story: Sweet Home Alabama
Publication: Alabama Trail Guide
SECOND
Writer: Ted McIntyre
Story: Island Green (Cape Breton Island)
Publication: Ontario Golf
THIRD
Writer: Grant Fraser
Story: The German Golf Empire
Publication: Tee to Green

NEWS

FIRST
Writer: Rick Drennan
Story: These Numbers Don't Add Up
Publication: Mississaugua Business News
SECOND
Writer: Robert Thompson
Story: Northern Exposure
Publication: GolfWorld
THIRD
Writers: Rick Young/Jason Logan
Story: PGA Tour rescues CAN Tour
Publication; ScoreGolf

Editorial

FIRST
Story: Golf Canada Can Cash In
Writer: Rick Drennan
Publication: Mississaugua Business News
SECOND
Story: Parting Shot: Pace of Play
Writer: Rick Young
Publication: Golf Canada Magazine
THIRD
Story: Let Bellyaching Begin
Writer: Ross MacDonald
Publication: Pro Shop

PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS:

1. Grant Fraser
2. Bernard Brault
3. Brent Long

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