Bruce Young receives Golf Media Award

BY Bruce Young | 09 Dec 2012

The Australian Golf Writers Association (AGWA) last night announced the winners of this year’s Australian Golf Media Awards at a function in Sydney held in conjunction with the Emirates Australian Open at The Lakes Golf Club.

Of the awards presented former Sydney Morning Herald veteran golf writer Peter Stone won the Best Report- Newspaper category while former Age golf writer Martin Blake and the Herald Sun’s Mark Hayes shared the award for Best Feature – Newspaper.

2012 Walkley Award winning photographer Phil Hillyard won the award for Best Photograph.

The award winners were decided by a panel led by noted sports journalist Mr Jim Webster OAM and representatives from Golf Australia, the PGA of Australia and the Australian Ladies Professional Golfers Inc.

The President of the Australian Golf Writers Association Mr. Brendan Moloney said he was pleased to see the golfing community again support the Australian Golf Media Awards which continue to grow in stature each year.

“The Australian Golf Writers Association congratulates the winners of the 2011-2012 Australian Golf Media Awards,” said Moloney.

“Now in their 17th year, the awards acknowledge excellence in writing, photography and broadcasting by AGWA members and non-members alike. The announcement of the winners is always a highlight of our annual dinner during the Australian Open.”

“Nearly 200 entries for the 10 categories were received from Australia and overseas. As well as congratulating the winners, we’d like to thank the judging panel of Jim Webster OAM, Bruce Baskett, Hamish Jones, Nicole O’Farrell, and Sandy Lonergan.”

The complete list of winners at this year’s Australian Golf Media Awards is below.

Photojournalism, Best photograph
Phil Hillyard – Daily Telegraph/ News Limited

Electronic Media – Radio – Best Feature or Report
ABC Grandstand Team

Best Feature Story – Newspaper
Joint winners: Martin Blake, The Age / Fairfax Media and Mark Hayes, Herald Sun / News Limited

Electronic Media – Internet – Best Feature or Report
Bruce Young , ISEEKGOLF.COM

Read the winning story here When Chubby met Rika

Print: Best Feature or Report – Women’s Professional Golf
Brendan James, Golf Australia Magazine

Best Report – Newspaper
Peter Stone, Sydney Morning Herald

Best Feature Story/ Report – Magazine
Ben Everill, Golf Australia Magazine

Best Feature / Story Amateur Golf
Tony Webeck, Australian Golf Digest

Best Column
Richard Fellner, Inside Golf

Television – Best Feature Story/ Report
Steve Pearce, ABC Grandstand

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    A multi-award winning golf journalist, Bruce's extensive knowledge of the game comes from several years caddying the tournament circuits of the world, marketing a successful golf course design company and as one of Australia's leading golf journalists and commentators.


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