11 Facts About Al Barkow


Al Barkow was born on 1932 and is an American journalist, author, editor, lecturer, historian and golfer.

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Al Barkow attended Western Illinois University for three years, later graduating from Roosevelt University, Chicago, where he received a B A degree in 1960.

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Main focus of Barkow's journalistic work has been as a golf writer, although Barkow has written on subjects beside golf - tennis, boxing, baseball - and on food.

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Al Barkow has published hundreds of articles over a 46-year career in numerous leading publications.

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Al Barkow has contributed hundreds of articles on golf, in magazines, newspapers, and more recently as an internet writer.

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Al Barkow was editor-in-chief of Golf Magazine and Golf Illustrated.

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Al Barkow produced his own golf newsletter, Al Barkow's Golf Report, and was the editor of The Journal of the Shivas Irons Society.

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Al Barkow's books include histories - Golf's Golden Grind: the History of the Tour ; Gettin' to the Dance Floor: an Oral History of American Golf The History of the PGA Tour ; The Golden Age of Golf: How America Came to Dominate the Old Scotsgame ; and Gene Sarazen and Shell's Wonderful World of Golf.

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Al Barkow has written a number of golf instructional books in collaboration with golf professionals.

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Al Barkow got his start in golf journalism in 1963, when he landed the job of golf writer on the Emmy Award-winning television program, Shell's Wonderful World of Golf television show.

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Al Barkow worked as an on-camera commentator for "Inside the PGA Tour", and "The Senior PGA Tour" Shows.

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