The PGA of Canada will recognize golf writer Lorne Rubenstein with its George Cumming Distinguished Service Award on Jan. 25 at Canada Night during the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla.
“On behalf of the PGA of Canada’s national board of directors’ and the association’s 3,800 members, I’d like to congratulate Lorne Rubenstein on being named the 2012 recipient of our most prestigious award, the George Cumming Distinguished Service Award,” said PGA of Canada president Gregg Schubert.
“For more than 35 years, Lorne has contributed to the game of golf through his passions as historian, journalist and author.”
Born in Toronto in 1948, Rubenstein was curator for the Royal Canadian Golf Association’s museum and Canadian Golf Hall of Fame from 1976 to 1982 before become the first editor of SCOREGolf magazine from 1981 to 1983.
He has also written a golf column for the Globe and Mail since 1980. He has won four first-place awards from the Golf Writers Association of America, one National Magazine Award in Canada, and, most recently, he won the award for the best feature in 2009 from the Golf Journalists Association of Canada.
His 12 books include The Natural Golf Swing, with George Knudson (1988); Links: An Insider’s Tour Through the World of Golf (1990); The Swing, with Nick Price (1997); The Fundamentals of Hogan, with David Leadbetter (2000); A Season in Dornoch: Golf and Life in the Scottish Highlands (2001); Mike Weir: The Road to the Masters (2003); A Disorderly Compendium of Golf, with Jeff Neuman (2006); This Round’s On Me (2009); and the latest Moe & Me: Encounters with Moe Norman, Golf’s Mysterious Genius (2012).
Rubenstein is also a member of the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame and the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame, and was honoured with the Canadian Sports Media Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.