Letter From The Publisher – April 2009

Let me entertain you,” is one of the famous lines from Gypsy Rose Lee, burlesque dancer. Golf, as a business and a game, is an amazing means of entertainment. Hopefully, the last ten years have been as fun for our readers, advertisers, supporters, as they have for us. Gypsy goes on to say, “Let me make you smile.” The best times for me have been making people smile. I sincerely enjoy making golf fun for newbies and trying to help even the more serious playas’ “have a real good time, yes sir!”

The lifestyle that a magazine publisher leads is pretty awesome even if you’re not “THE Best”. I’m not anywhere near the best, but we’ve been told that we’re one of the better regional publications in the country. We’ve used some old and some new tricks. What I take away from this personally are my experiences and relationships along with the unbelievable amount of joy coming from sharing, growing, learning and experiencing the people who make this game so attractive.

I always say, if I died tomorrow I’ve had the good fortunate of hangin’ with Arnold Palmer, one of the highlights of my life. I know Nick Faldo thinks I have a mad crush on him, based on my giddy uncontrolled flirting at the Father/Son Challenge pairings party, but my heart beats for The King…sorry Mr. Faldo.

We are truly lucky to live in a country where we have the right to choose what we read, watch, listen to, and publish. Thanks to all the people who have come into my life to assist with FGCM, to provide guidance, support, and aid emotionally or spiritually, through difficulty and debauchery. An extra special energy goes out to Lynn Pelham on the other side, who forced my naive, little brain to get a decent start. Thanks to all of you who have been entertained by our style for the last ten years.