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Writer in Chicago/Northern Illinois who knows golf

Discussion in 'Freelance/stringer help wanted' started by trifectarich, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    I have a number of golf features and stories I'll need to have done this year. You'll be writing for a golf readership, so I need someone who knows the game, its terminology, etc. E-mail me if you're interested.
  2. columnguy

    columnguy New Member

    Saw your posting and wanted to get in touch. I'm in Chicago fairly frequently, though I'm based in Richmond, VA. I have a piece coming out in "Chicken Soup for the Golfer's Soul," due out in April. My handicap index is 7.6 and I play some tournaments in the summer. I've written extensively about tennis for ESPN.com and others, and I've also broadcast tennis for ESPN/DirecTV. I know golf really well and would love to start writing about it more.

    A link to my ESPN.com pieces follows: http://sports.espn.go.com/keyword/search?searchString=by+Whit+Sheppard&page=espn

    Look forward to speaking with you if I can be of some assistance...

  3. mugsy8563

    mugsy8563 New Member

    I live in the northwest suburbs, have played to anywhere from a 6 to 10 handicap and am available for freelancing after 24 years in the daily newspaper business as a sportswriter. Although I haven't covered golf in more than a decade, I had extensive exposure to it as a writer earlier. I've covered two U.S. Senior Opens, a U.S. Open and PGA championship, numerous local tournaments and have written course reviews and features. I formerly was in Phil Kosin's Chicago Golf Writer's Association but when I was given other duties by my former employer, my coverage of any golf stopped. Interest in the sport hasn't stopped though. Would be interested in assignments.
  4. Hi there. Just posting a note in case you haven't read your email. I replied directly/privately but haven't heard from you. Please respond. Thanks!
  5. cybersport

    cybersport Member

    I also sent you a private e-mail. I'm in Philadelphia, but let me know if you have any features that can be handled via phone or e-mail. I have a lot of experience covering golf.
  6. Meggs

    Meggs New Member

    Hope this isn't too late ... I live in Chicago, have played golf my entire life (a 5 handicap right now), still play in amateur tournaments, covered Big 12 golf and the US Amateur in the past few years, have a younger brother playing college golf and simply know the game.

    I'm open to help you out at anytime so let me know. Maybe it's because I'm new-ish to the site but your private email is hidden, so this is my only way to contact you until I figure that out. Thanks.
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