I’ve been fortunate to play all over the world, including Northern Ireland.
As a member of the staff at the Golf Channel’s Golf Advisor, I got to appear on Morning Drive with Lauren Thompson to talk about playing on the Golf Channel Am Tour. I made it to the finals that year… and didn’t finish last.

My journey in golf

I first started playing golf after college and it didn’t take long to get hooked. My mentor and friend Scott took me under his wing and taught be about etiquette, equipment and gave me a book by Jimmy Ballard so I could learn about the swing. Within a few months, I broke 90, thinking I should be ready for the tour in no time at all. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Golf is a difficult but rewarding game where the learning never stops and overcoming the setbacks (of which there are many) is part of the fun. In fact, I’m working on something new right now, and it seems that never changes.

My career in golf

The best part about this game for me has been that I’ve been able to take something I enjoy and make a living at it. For 25 years, in fact. It started back in 1994, after eight years in the newspaper business, when the Southern Texas PGA Section took me on as its director of communications. That led to a career in golf publications, starting with PGA Magazine, then the Golfweek Group and the past 11 years with WorldGolf.com and the Golf Channel’s Golf Advisor. Along the way, I’ve been fortunate enough to cover numerous majors, three Ryder Cups, write about instruction, golf club equipment, the turfgrass industry and finally golf travel and destinations. The last has been my favorite as it has taken me to the best golf courses and destinations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and abroad.

Contact

I’m available for freelance work, consulting and even golf trip planning. Feel free to mail me at mstefan.bailey@gmail.com.