eSouthernGOLF.com is a leading source for news, information, and resources for the southern golfer. Covering the South Like the Dew since 2001, eSouthernGOLF.com has evolved from an online golf directory to a web-based marketing network to promote golf and connect with people who share the same passion for the sport.
Our mission is to produce content that combines original writing, aggregation, syndication, and curation. Topics include course reviews, interviews, travel features, industry news, equipment reviews, and game improvement tips.
Acquired by Under Par Golf Media/Gorman Associates in 2019, eSouthernGOLF.com now has a reach of over 40,000 eMail subscribers and publishes a Weekly Golf Newsletter with the most recent articles published. eSouthernGOLF.com can also be found on the Apple and Google News Platforms.
Every month golfers trust eSouthernGOLF.com for the latest golf information. From expert editorial reviews, breaking golf tour and industry news, what to play, how to play, and where to play, eSouthernGOLF.com is the “go to” golf destination on the web.
Founder & Publisher
Alan is the founder and publisher of eSouthernGOLF.com. A second-generation Florida native who loves all things Florida. When he’s not spending his time golfing, hunting, or fishing you can usually find him with his wife watching their daughters coaching volleyball.
Owner of Under Par Golf Media Group and Publisher of NewEngland.Golf, brings to the table over 28 years in the golf writing industry. He’s pretty much covered and written about every aspect of all things golf and enjoys the golf media business and perks that go with it.
A natural-born contrarian who’s not afraid to mix it up with the mainstream golf establishment and media, he is rarely at a loss for well-thought-out opinions!
Dave is a longtime golf writer, who was the managing editor at a regional monthly golf magazine for 11 years before becoming editor and feature writer at eSouthernGOLF in 2013.
He also contributes stories to Golf Coast Magazine, GolfTrips, TexasGolfInsider.com, Traveling Golfer Canada, Ohio Golf Journal, and the IAGTO. Additionally, he’s a staff writer for Georgia Golf Trail.
Dave’s insight and unique perspective allow him to create interesting articles. He can be reached via eMail [email protected]
Mike May has written for scores of golf publications over a 30-plus year career and is the editor-in-chief of the Indiana Golf Journal, a correspondent for Golf Central Magazine, a senior writer for Team Insight Magazine, a contributor to Midwest Golfing Magazine, and a correspondent for both the Michigan and Ohio Golf Journals. Mike has traveled extensively while reporting first-hand experiences visiting golf destinations throughout North America and England. He is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America, Golf Travel Writers and International Network of Golf.
Len has been covering golf for over 50 years. He was the golf columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times for 41 years and has been in the same role for the Daily Herald and several regional newspapers since 2009. Len is also a regular contributor to the Chicago District Golfer magazine and the Illinois PGA website and his travel pieces are regularly published in Illinois Golfer and the Ohio Golf Journal. His works for all publications are available at lenziehmongolf.com. It is in its 10th year of operation and has been enhanced by the photography provided by his partner Joy Sarver in the last four years. Since moving to PGA Village in Port St. Lucie, FL, in 2016, Len has added the Morning Read and its partner wheretogolfnext.com website to his regular writing duties. An inductee into the Illinois Soccer Hall of Fame in 2004 (for his reporting and youth coaching, not as a player), Len will also be inducted into the Illinois Golf Hall of Fame on Oct. 18. He is also on the Advisory Board of the International Network of Golf, is a lifetime member of the Golf Writers Association of America and a member of the Golf Travel Writers of America.
Shane Sharp is a longtime golf writer based in Greenville, S.C. In addition to running his content marketing business, Southbound 4, he’s a regular contributor to GOLF Magazine, Golf Inc., Club Management and other golf magazines and websites.
Ed is a national award-winning golf journalist and has carried on a lifelong love affair with the game. His work covering the business of golf, equipment, golf personalities and travel is prominently featured in numerous print and electronic publications. He has competed in tournament golf both as an amateur and senior professional and though his competitive days are behind him, Ed still plays regularly and carries a handicap of 4. He lives on a water hazard in suburban Orlando.
David a/k/a “The Golfin’ Guy” grew up in Southwestern Ontario, Canada, where it was assumed he would play hockey. Beginning at the age of 3 and continuing into his late 30’s, he did just that. However, after one too many pucks to the head, he realized that golf was a lot easier on the body and took the game up.Since that time, golf has become his passion. From 2003 until 2009, David ran the sales and marketing department of TravelGolf Media and took his team to over $1M in annual advertising revenue. While at TravelGolf, an editor told him he had a flair for writing and the lightbulb went on. He started writing articles about anything golf related: courses, resorts, shoes, apparel, equipment and training aids and sending them to websites and magazines. At first, his articles were picked up by a few golf websites and magazines, but the number steadily grew – enough that he could call it a career.Most days he’s on a course somewhere, either working or playing. Occasionally you’ll find him on the practice range reinforcing bad habits. David plays to a 10 handicap – unless there is money involved in which case it goes considerably higher.
PGA Professional Brendon Elliott is a multiple award-winning Golf Professional based in Central Florida. He is the 2017 PGA of America’s National Youth Player Development Award Winner and is the recipient of more than 25 other industry awards with a focus on Coaching & Education. He is considered by his peers as an industry expert on topics ranging from Jr. Golf Development to Operations to Industry Sustainability. He is the founder of the Little Linksters Golf Academies and the Little Linksters Association for Junior Golf Development, a 501c3 nonprofit also based out of Central Florida. Brendon is also a freelance golf writer for PGA.com and Golf Range Magazine. He is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America. You can learn more about Brendon at BrendonElliott.com and Little Linksters at littlelinksters.com.
Steve “Spike” Pike is a lifelong journalist whose career includes covering Major League Baseball, the NFL and college basketball. For the past 26 years, Spike has been one of the more respected voices in the golf and travel industries, working for such publications as Golfweek, Golf World and Golf Digest for The New York Times Magazine Group. In 1998, Spike helped launch the PGA.com web site for the PGA of America.As a freelance travel and golf writer, Spike’s travels have taken him around the world. He has played golf from Pebble Beach to St. Andrews, walked the Great Wall of China, climbed an active volcano in the Canary Islands, been on safari in South Africa and dived with sharks off Guadalupe, Baja California.
Daniel T. Shepherd has been working in the golf industry for more than 20 years. The former editor at Golf Inc. Magazine, he specializes in writing about some of the most compelling courses, resorts and destinations in the game.