Friday, May 21, 2010

Stacy Solomon, Golf for Beginners Bio

Stacy Solomon, Golf for BeginnersStacy Solomon has been a student of the game of golf since 2000 and blogger for "Golf for Beginners, because we're always learning" since 2004. She has written hundreds of articles and blogs for well-known internet websites such as Worldgolf.com and her work has been reprinted on thousands of sports websites.

Hi Friends,

Golf for Beginners started out as a way for me to keep my lessons in a format where anyone could see them and benefit from them. The website has grown to include PGA Tour and LPGA Tour commentary, equipment news and reviews of travel destinations. I am very proud to consider Golf for Beginners a worldwide blog, realizing that golf is growing on a global level!

An amateur golfer, my handicap stands at about a sixteen which drops as the year progresses and as my short game improves! As I always say, "the game is played from 100 yards and in!"

Although I began my writing career in 2004 working for various online media outlets, in 2006, I was asked to join the Worldgolf.com golf blogger team. In addition to a weekly column on their site which reached out to over 2.5 million golfers per month, my husband and I also produced the popular five-year long Golf for Beginners Podcast, a regular top-ten on iTunes amateur sports listings. We earned kudos as a pioneer of podcasting by several newspapers including New Jersey Jewish News, "Couple Uses Media Technology to Teach golf to beginners" and The Working Musician. Portions of the Golf for Beginners podcasts have been reproduced on radio stations as far-reaching as South Africa!

I am very proud that I have helped to make Golf for Beginners so recognizable: my blogs can found re-posted in the NY Daily News Sports Section online and in the 2012 Fall Edition of South Florida Golf Magazine. Golf Channel has recently scrolled my tweets on TV in order to highlight their 2012 U.S. Open rebroadcast and I have just partnered with IBM in order to bring awareness to their vision of Smarter Commerce.

I have been invited as a guest on several radio shows such as AOL Sports Radio, the GolfClubRadio Show with Danielle Tucker and the Enlightened Golfer Radio Show. Ms. Tucker has mentioned that Golf for Beginners offers "positive and constructive feedback plus great blogs and insight." My most recent radio appearance was as a guest on the On Par Radio Show with Anthony Scorcia.

 
Read the Stacy Solomon interview on Leaderboard Golf to learn more about what I think makes a good golf blog and my favorite moments in the world of professional golf.


Inciteful and instructive interviews have been conducted through email, podcasts and Twitter with some of the best known golfers and thinkers in the industry including Hank Haney, John Daly, Morgan Pressel Jim Furyk and former PGA President Brian Whitcomb.


Golf4Beginners has taken flight on Twitter and, because of the thousands of friends I have made there, was recently asked to reveal some of my expert secrets in the premier issue of 914 Inc. Magazine.

I had initially chosen to keep Golf for Beginners on Facebook for personal communications but now, since many of my golf fans are friends, I publicized it to my many friends in the social media arena. Within six months of going public, I now have about 2,500 friends (and making many more every day!)

Dennis Allen, a twenty-five year golf industry veteran and Executive Vice President of the new Back9 Network stated, "she cares about the game of golf and is insightful. She has lots of ideas percolating in her head that she willing shares."

Probably not even realized by many in the industry is that, because of both my husband Barry Solomon's and my continued fight for the rights of new media talent to be considered as knowledgeable and respected writers, we helped set the stage for bloggers to gain media credentials at professional golf events such as the 2010 Sybase Match Play Championship and the Puerto Rico Open.

My career has been as varied as a Party Planner for Billboard Magazine to Circulation Sales Director with magazines at Fairchild Publications. For the past several years, I have committed myself fully to internet media as a Search Engine Optimization and Social Media Manager.

An honor graduate of the Bronx High School of Science, I chose to remain in my hometown attending New York University on a full four-year scholarship. I love new technology and to be able to explain and engage others with my passion. Combining my love of tech with golf has been a long term goal for me.

Several years ago, I became a member of the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association and am very proud to be one of the few females in the group as well as one of the only golf writers exclusively serving the online community.

I was asked, and have accepted, a volunteer position on the Steering Committee for The Club Cup, a inaugural social media event designed to help grow the game of golf among the masses with the assistance of PGA and LPGA Tour players.

I have always promoted causes that are near and dear to my heart and will never compromise in my resolve to be the best person I can be. The message in golf is a good one and I live by the rules of the First Tee Program; be honest, have integrity, confidence and respect, play by the rules, and persevere despite obstacles!

6 comments:

Eric said...

Great bio! I especially like the "rules of the First Tee Program."

On a different note, would it be possible to get our site (http://www.gimmegolfdiscount.com) linked on your site? We would greatly appreciate it. Have a great day!

Sincerely,

Eric

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Amanda Walters said...

Hello

I hope you don't mind me contacting you directly, but I was just wondering whether you were currently accepting guest posts on your blog?

I am an experienced freelance writer, who holds a real interest in providing valuable information and advice based around travel, family and sport and I'd love to write an article for you.

I had several article ideas in mind, including:
- Romantic summer getaways
- Golfing holidays in the Algarve

Would any of these be of interest to you?

If so, please let me know and I'll get an article over to you in the next day or so for your approval.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Kind regards,

Amanda Walters
@Amanda_W84
amandajwalters84@gmail.com

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