Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The A Position Journalists Take on Pete Dye, Donald Ross at Historic French Lick Resort

(Portland, Ore.) – Golf Media Network and The A Position.com take their games to the Midwest this month in pursuit of great golf stories and visuals at Indiana’s 63-hole French Lick Resort.

From September 11 – 15 three writers and a videographer from Golf Media Network will play 36 holes per day, enjoy food and lodging at the historic West Baden Springs and French Lick Springs Hotels, try their luck at the casino, and fully enjoy an autumn escape to one of the U.S.’s top rated golf resorts.  The journalists will create and broadcast daily original content via a collection of web sites and social media that will be further disseminated by sponsor partners.  Content will include short travelogues, videos, and reviews of courses, restaurants, and other attractions, as well as the observations of a team of seasoned golf journalists.

The foursome will be lead by Jeff Wallach, Executive Editor of The A Position, who has published in The New York Times, Money Magazine, Outside, other magazines and newspapers, and has authored five books. Brian McCallen is a long-time golf travel writer whose credits include GOLF Magazine (where he was a Senior Editor for 16 years), Robb Report, Cigar Aficionado, Travel & Leisure, the Washington Post, and many others top publications. Returning warrior Anita Draycott—a widely read Toronto-based journalist— brings a Canadian perspective and that of a woman to the group; she has written for dozens of golf and travel publications over an illustrious career.

At French Lick, the writers will be videoed by Jamie McWilliams, whose extensive sports background has included producing, directing, and writing for NFL Films.  McWilliams has worked as the videographer for a number of Golf Road Warriors adventures.  He brings a humorous and humanistic touch to documenting what could well prove to be some very mediocre golf performances by his colleagues.

Two weeks after the Golf Road Warriors’ visit, French Lick will play host to the LPGA Legends Championship on the resort’s four-year-old Pete Dye course. That layout, one of Indiana-native Dye’s finest, also will host the Senior PGA Championship in 2015—the fourth major championship held at the hundred-year-old property, which hosted the PGA Championship in 1924, and the LPGA Championships in 1959 and 1960 (all on the Ross Course).  The entire property has recently undergone a $500 million renovation.

Check out the warriors’ field reports at Golf Road Warriors and theAposition.com.

Contact: NEOhioGolf@yahoo.com

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