About JOHN

A Little about me

I am a freelance writer from Wakulla Springs, Florida. on a broad range of golf and travel related subjects and was a regular contributor to Tallahassee Magazine. My work has been published in a variety of other print and online magazines including Clay Shooting USA Magazine, Divot Magazine, 850 Magazine, Golfweek.Com, GolfClubAtlas.com, and TravelPostMonthly.com.

Formerly an ad agency and billboard copywriter, I switched careers, co-designed an 18 hole golf course, and now write reviews on both golf course resorts and destination spas from a male’s point of view.

Currently conducting research to write a biography about amateur golfing great E. Harvie Ward, I enjoy discovering and writing about individuals and businesses that fly below the radar.  I’m a member of Raleigh’s Triangle Area Federation and a frequent visitor to the Tallahassee Writer’s Association.

I play about 50 rounds of golf per year and my previous association with Nike and the memberships in the various golfing organizations give me the opportunity to travel throughout the United States and play a variety of both well-known and lesser known golf courses.

Golf Background and Credentials:

  • Single digit golf index

  • Co-designed and built Wildwood County Club, an 18 hole course in Wakulla County, Florida.

  • Member, Southwood Golf Club, Tallahassee, Florida

  • Member, Capital City Country Club, Tallahassee, Florida

  • Former Member, Nike Golf Player Staff (Program Abolished)

  • Director, Membership Chairman, and member of Executive Committee for the American Seniors Golf Association.

  • Former Member, Southern Seniors Golf Association

  • Former Member, International Seniors Amateur Golf Society

  • Member, Florida State Golf Association (FSGA)

    • FSGA golf course rating team

    • FSGA tournament operations team

    • FSGA representative to two local golf clubs

  • Served as PR Director for Tallahassee Open, A PGA event

  • Served on Board of Directors for Tallahassee Open and Centel Classic, an LPGA event

  • Rater for GolfWeek Magazine

  • Assistant to LGPA professional Becky Sauers in her Junior Golf Camps and Golf Schools with special emphasis on the short game

Prior to this he was President and Owner of:

  •  Mooshie & Associates Advertising, Inc.

  •  Mooshie & Associates, Inc., real estate brokerage firm

  •  WAKOA, Inc., an outdoor advertising (billboard) company

  •  Roots Group Investment Corporation, investments

  •  St. Marks Corporation, a real estate company

  •  Wakulla Development Corporation, developer

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