This year, the Golf Journalists Association of Canada (GJAC) held its annual general meeting and awards banquet in conjunction with the RBC Canadian Open, happening at the venerable Glen Abbey Golf Club.
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.
The big winner of the day was Robert Thompson, who captured three prizes, two writing categories and one in the Photography category. Jason Logan from SCOREGolf was another who won multiple awards, having captured two first-place prizes.
SCOREGolf won six awards in three categories, including a sweep of the Feature category.
Thompson won a second-place prize for his in-depth feature on what it takes to elevate a good golf course to a great one. He also won a third-place prize for his editorial on RBC’s support for golf, and another third in the Photography category.
Logan’s two awards came in the Editorial/Column/Blog category for his piece for SCOREGolf.com on Brady Johnson – a young Canadian who played just one professional event and finished second – and in the Travel category for his piece on affordable golf in Florida.
Other first-place winners included Curtis Gillespie from SCOREGolf Magazine for his piece on “golf’s perilous path” and first-time winner Adam Stanley for his piece on the long-hitting Canadian Taylor Pendrith for Sportsnet.ca.
Dave Finn of Travelinggolfer.com won the photography category.
The full list of winners can be found here:
First place: Curtis Gillespie | Story: Golf’s Perilous Path | SCOREGolf Magazine
Second place: Robert Thompson | Story: Unlocking Greatness | SCOREGolf Magazine
Third place: Bob Weeks | Story: Mean Regimes | SCOREGolf Magazine
First place: Adam Stanley | Story: Canadian Pendrith Turning Heads With Big Swing | Sportsnet
Second place: Rick Drennan | Story: The Next Great One | Brampton Guardian
Third place: Jeffrey Reed | Story: From London to Ann Arbor | London Free Press
First place: Jason Logan | Story: Against The Grain | SCOREGolf.com
Second place: Jim Deeks | Story: I Remember You, Jimmy | Fairways
Third place: Robert Thompson | Story: Be Careful Taking RBC’s Support for Granted | Global Golf Post
First place: Jason Logan | Story: Your Affordable Florida Retirement | SCOREGolf Magazine
Second place: Jon McCarthy | Story: Links, Drinks & Hijinx Part II | Toronto Sun
Third place: Peter Robinson | Story: Bonnie Scotland | SCOREGolf Magazine
First place: Dave Finn | ‘Cabot Links at Sunset’ | Travelinggolfer.com
Second place: Bernard Brault | ‘Fritsch’s Caddy’ | La Presse
Third place: Robert Thompson | ‘Architect and the Flagstick’ | Canadiangolfer.com