FORE Magazine Wins Best Publication at ING Awards

January 22, 2020

ORLANDO, Fla. – FORE Magazine, the official publication of the Southern California Golf Association, was a leading winner at the International Network of Golf (ING) Media Awards on Wednesday at the PGA Merchandise Show, as it collected seven overall honors including Best Publication.

The Summer 2019 issue garnered the Best Publication award, dethroning The Met Golfer, the Metropolitan Golf Association’s magazine, which had won the top honor four times in the past seven years. The issue’s “Aces, Places & Faces” theme featured an in-depth look at golf course photography, travel trips to Morro Bay and along Route 395, a look at Roosevelt GC’s recent renovations and profiles on Nepal’s Pratima Sherpa and FOX Sports’ Joel Klatt.

Contributors to FORE Magazine were honored as well. Each of the following earned Outstanding Achievement honors in their respective categories:

Feature Writing
Hollywood Star: Lakeside GC Set To Host SCGA Amateur by Joe Passov
A Day as a Course Marshal by Judd Spicer

Profile Writing
A Life Rebuilt Through Golf by Tod Leonard

Travel Writing
Portrush Redux by Joe Passov
Road Not Taken: California’s 395 by Matt McKay

My Perspective on Gender Bias by Tina Mickelson

An independent panel of three judges in each category determines First-Place winners and Outstanding Achievers. Judges use a point system with several criteria. Scoring is done by judges when possible without knowledge of the person responsible for the work, or of the other judges in the category. The number of Outstanding Achievers in a category is determined by total entries and scoring range in the category.

ING is a non-profit, media-based networking organization and conducts the awards program for its membership, which is open to anyone in the golf industry and media.

For more information on FORE Magazine, plus digital access to the magazine, click here.

As part of a revitalized awards campaign, the SCGA will highlight ongoing accolades through a newly created web page at

If your username is set as your email address, it will appear as your name when the comment is posted.