2009 Lorne Rubenstein

Lorne Rubenstein is the preeminent figure in the world of Canadian golf journalism and a member of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame. For over 35 years Rubenstein has been writing and speaking about golf in magazines, newspapers and on television and radio. His experience and passion for the game has made Rubenstein one of Canada’s richest resources when it comes to the game of golf and its lessons for life.Rubenstein-

Rubenstein was the first editor of Score, Canada’s national golf magazine, before starting his column in The Globe and Mail, where they have appeared every week year-round since 1980. In 1985 he won a National Magazine Award and he has won four first-place awards from the Golf Writers Association of America. In addiction to his regular column in The Globe and Mail Rubenstein writes for many publications around the world. He writes a back-page column for every issue of Score and writes frequently for Report on Business Magazine, Golf World, and www.scoregolf.com.

Rubenstein has been appearing on television and radio as a broadcaster, interviewer and commentator since the 1990’s. He was the writer and co-host of The Sports Network’s Canadian Golf Today and he did the same for Acura World of Golf. He worked for TSN when it covered the PGA Tour’s Air Canada Championship in Vancouver.

Lorne’s love of the game began when he was only eleven, the age when he learned to play the game and developed his skill enough to begin entering local junior tournaments. Soon after he learned to play he started working as a caddy at a club in Toronto and continued as a caddy working part-time on the PGA Tour while earning a degree in psychology from York University. After completing his Masters degree at the University of Guelph, Rubenstein took a position with the Royal Canadian Golf Association, becoming the first curator of the library, museum, and Hall of Fame at Glen Abbey Golf Club.

Among the books he has written are: Seasons in a Golfer’s Life, with Jim Nelford (1984); The Natural Golf Swing, with George Knudson (1988); Links: An Insider’s Tour Through the World of Golf (1990); and Touring Prose: Writings on Golf (1993). The Swing: Mastering the Principles of the Game with Nick Price. The Fundamentals of Hogan about Ben Hogan, with the eminent golf instructor David Leadbetter, published in 1999.
In 2002 he wrote A Season in Dornoch, a travel memoir set in Dornoch, Scotland, where the famous course architect Donald Ross was born. Rubenstein then wrote Mike Weir, The Road to The Masters, an account of Weir’s development and his triumphant 2003 season. He followed his every shot right up to the pinnacle moment when Weir won the sudden-death playoff to take the coveted green jacket. In A Disorderly Compendium of Golf, Rubenstein digs into the odd, the fascinating, the historical, the random and the unexpected aspects of golf in an attempt to underscore the many fascinating ways in which millions of golfers are in thrall to the game. His latest book titled This Round’s On Me, is a collection of his favourite pieces from 1993 to 2008, selected from thousands of newspaper, magazine, and Internet articles.