Thursday, September 11, 2008

So long



This is it, folks, my final post on golf.inq. After 26 years -- the last 13 as the golf writer -- today is my final day at The Philadelphia Inquirer.

It has been an honor and a pleasure. Covering golf has been a dream job. The places I've been, the people I've met, the golf courses I've played -- well, what can I say? During one 12-month stretch a few years ago, I played Merion, Pine Valley, Pebble Beach, Augusta National and the Old Course in St. Andrews. Yeah, it was that good.

In a newspaper career spanning 30 years, I have covered just about everything under the sun, from murder and mayhem, to national politics and movie stars. Never did I enjoy such devoted, discerning and appreciative readers as I did writing about golf. I lost count of the times I was swamped with more intelligent emails than I could ever respond to? And even if a reader wanted to argue a point with me, or take me to task, it was almost always done with civility, leaving me to wonder if the game builds character or simply reveals it.

I am leaving The Inquirer but that doesn't mean you have seen the last of me. As we speak, I am hatching a plot.

In the meantime, my new email is joelogan629@gmail.com.

I thank you. See you on the fairway,

Joe Logan




7 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW...say it ain't so Joe!
Your voice (for me your your golf voice) will be missed!
I hope you will turn up in another venture, one that we will all be able to enjoy.
Best of luck,
A faithful reader

The Muni Golfer said...

It's a sad, sad day for the Delaware Valley golfing community. I hope you will continue, in whatever form, to keep us golfers as informed as you have over the past 13 years! Best of luck.

Anonymous said...

Joe,
Too bad that day had to come so soon. I don't think the 'gonzo' style will be around long either.
please keep in touch.
Ray Cross

Anonymous said...

We will all miss your reviews of local courses and your reports on the possible restoration of Cobbs Creek and the other munis. Golf is an important aspect of our community and deserves coverage from our newspaper. How can the AP cover the local golf scene?

Thanks for your efforts. We all appreciate your entire body of work.

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