Lorne Rubenstein

Category: Builder – Media
Inducted: 2007

Born: June 25, 1948
Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario

For nearly 40 years, Rubenstein has been chronicling golf in Canada and around the world. Renowned as one of this country’s pre-eminent golf journalists, he wrote a weekly column in the Globe and Mail from 1980-2013, and has appeared in every major golf publication in Canada and abroad, while winning many awards. He has written a number of best-selling books, hosted television shows and offered commentary on radio. He has covered golf at both the amateur and professional level and has co-authored books with many of the game’s top players. Through his career, the Toronto native has also spent time as a curator for the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum, was the first editor of SCORE Golf magazine, caddied on the PGA Tour and has written a number of golf club histories.

1976 – 1982 Part Time Curator – RCGA Museum/Library/Canadian Golf Hall of Fame
1981 – 1983 First Editor of Score Magazine
1980-2013: Columnist, The Globe and Mail

Published Books:
1984: Seasons in a Golfer’s Life (with Jim Nelford)
1988: Natural Golf Swing (with George Knudson)
1991: Links: An Insider’s tour through the World of Golf
1993: Touring Prose
1997: The Swing (with Nick Price)
2000: The Fundamentals of Hogan (with David Leadbetter)
2001: A Season in Dornoch
2003: Mike Weir: The Road to the Masters
2006: A Disorderly Compendium of Golf; co-author with Jeff Neuman
2009: This Round’s On Me: Lorne Rubenstein on Golf
2012: Moe and Me: Encounters with Moe Norman, Golf’s Mysterious Genius
2017: The 1997 Masters: My Story, by Tiger Woods with Lorne Rubenstein


1985 National Magazine Awards Gold Medal

Golfer Writers’ Association of America: 1st Place, Newspaper Columns; 1989, 1994, 1995

Inducted to Ontario Golf Hall of Fame in 2006

2009 Canadian Sports Media Lifetime Achievement Award

2013 PGA of Canada George Cumming Distinguished Service Award

Golf Journalists’ Association of Canada: First place, Feature, 2016; First place, editorial/column/blog, 2017


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