British Columbia Golf Announces Hiring Brad Ziemer As Staff Writer & Reporter
(Richmond, BC - April 1, 2016) - British Columbia Golf is very pleased to announce the addition of Brad Ziemer to their staff in the capacity of writer/reporter. If ever there was a person in their field who needed 'no introduction' it would be Mr. Ziemer, however we are going to take great pride in doing so.
During a stellar 30 year career with the Vancouver Sun newspaper which began in 1985 and included the role of Sports Editor for some 5 years before returning to his true passion of sports reporting, Brad established himself as one of the premier golf writers not only in the province but in the entire country.
He has covered virtually every significant golf event in British Columbia both amateur and professional over the last few decades including seven PGA TOUR events in Surrey. In 2013, Golf Canada presented him with its Distinguished Service Award, making him only the second B.C. golf writer to receive the award, following in the footsteps of his esteemed colleague, Arv Olson.
"I have always had a passion for writing about golf and the people who play the game, particularly at the amateur level," said Ziemer, "I look forward to sharing some of those stories this spring and summer in my new role with British Columbia Golf."
British Columbia Golf Executive Director Kris Jonasson had this to say about the hiring of Ziemer, "Before we had Google, golf coverage was done by reporters who actually walked the fairways and told the stories. In the internet age a lot of that has been lost. Golfers who follow the BC Golf website will get the benefit of a proven journalist. So it's 'Back To The Future' with this announcement today."
Prior to taking some well-earned time off, Brad will begin his new role by providing coverage from the Annual General Meeting for British Columbia Golf taking place April 2nd at Tsawwassen Springs in Delta.
His role will begin in earnest in May as BC Golf prepares for its Championship Season starting later that month.