Contributing Writers…

Grant Fraser, M.Ed., M.B.A.

Golf and Travel Industry Qualifications and Experience:

Grant Fraser is an award-winning golf and travel writer who has spent the past 25 years traveling extensively, writing about and photographing some of the finest golf destinations around the world.

Awards and Achievements

2019 ● PGA of Canada, Honourary Director
● Golf Journalists Association of Canada Photography Award – Landscape Category
2018 ● McMaster University, Centre for Continuing Education, Appreciation and Exceptional Service Award
● RBC Canadian Open, Pro-Am Committee Chairperson
2017 ● Golf Journalists Association of Canada – 1st Place, Photography Award – Landscape Category
● Golf Journalists Association of Canada – Outstanding Achievement Photography Award – Landscape Category
2016 ● Golf Journalists Association of Canada Writing Award – Outstanding Achievement – Best Travel Feature
2014 ● Golf Journalists Association of Canada Photography Award – Outstanding Achievement – Best Photograph
2013 ● International Network of Golf – Outstanding Acheivement – Photography Category
2012 ● Golf Journalists Association of Canada Photography Award – Best Golf Course Photograph
● Golf Journalists Association of Canada Writing Award – Best Travel Feature
2011 ● Golf Journalists Association of Canada Photography Award – Best Golf Landscape
● Golf Journalists Association of Canada Writing Award – Best Travel Feature
2010 ● Golf Journalists Association of Canada Photography Award – Best Golf Landscape
● Golf Journalists Association of Canada Photography Award – Best Action or General Golf Image
● Ontario Golf Magazine’s “30 Most Defining Moments Over Past 30 Years” list for starting first professional golf management program in Ontario at Humber College.
2007 ● National Post Top 25 Most Influential Individuals in Canadian Golf Industry (#20)
2004 ● Canadian Society for Training & Development – Canadian Award for Training Excellence for development of Golf Management Institute of Canada (GMIC) Online Golf Operations Management Program.
● National Post Top 25 Most Influential Individuals in Canadian Golf Industry (#25)
1999 ● Humber College, Innovator of the Year Award, for development of first professional golf management (PGM) program in Ontario

Media Associations

Canada

  • Past President, Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC) – 2017-19
  • Past President, Golf Journalists Association of Canada (GJAC)- 2015-17
  • National Treasurer, Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC) – 2012-17

USA

  • Member, Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA)
  • Member, Golf Writers’ Association of America (GWAA)
  • Active Member, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

Publications

Contributing writer and photographer to the following golf magazines:

Author and photographer of 3 books:

  • “50 of Ontario’s Greatest Public Golf Courses”, Copp Clark Publishers, 1996
  • “Golf Access”,  Golf Access Publications Inc., 1997-2005
  • “GolfSmart – The Ultimate Golf Guide”, 2006, 2007

Reviewer:

Ranking Panels

  • PGA of Canada, “Top 100 Golf Courses in Canada” ranking panelist, 2019
  • Traveling Golfer, “Top 50 Golf Courses in Ontario” ranking panelist, 2015
  • Ontario Golf Magazine’s, “Top 50 Golf Courses in Ontario” industry ranking panel, 2001-2011
  • SCORE Golf Magazine’s, “Top 100 Golf Courses In Canada” industry ranking panel, 2002-2006
  • Globe & Mail Newspaper, “Top 100 Public & Resort Courses in Canada” industry ranking panel, 2005
  • Fairways Magazine, “Best New Course in Ontario” panelist 2007, 2008 and “Top 100 Golf Courses In Ontario” industry ranking panel, 2013

Industry Affiliations and Associations

  • Golf Ontario Association – Hall of Fame Committee Member
  • PGA of Canada – Hall of Fame Committee Member
  • National Board Member, Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA)
  • Industry Member, Golf Ontario (GO)
  • Education Member, Canadian Golf Superintendents Association (CGSA)
  • Education Member, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA)
  • Industry Member, Canadian Society of Club Managers (CSCM)