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John Steinbreder

John Steinbreder is a senior writer at Global Golf Post as well as the course architecture and travel editor. He also covers the amateur game and regularly reports on the golf equipment industry. An award-winning journalist with some 40 years experience, he is the author of 20 books. Prior to graduating from the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism, Steinbreder studied at Franklin University in Lugano, Switzerland and the University of Nairobi in Kenya. He and his wife Cynthia have two daughters, Exa and Lydia, and live in Redding, Connecticut.

Articles by John Steinbreder

Hook, Line And Sinker

With Ozarks National, Johnny Morris Catches A Keeper

Players competing in the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf beginning next week will be treated to something old and something new when they return to the Ozarks Mountains of Missouri for this popular PGA Tour Champions event. The old is Top of the Rock golf course, and the new – highlighted by GGP+ Staff Writer John Steinbreder – is scenic Ozark National.

Q&A: Fred Ridley On The Augusta National Women’s Amateur

Augusta National Golf Club Chairman Fred Ridley recently sat down for an exclusive interview with Global Golf Post to discuss his decision to create the Augusta National Women's Amateur Championship and what he hopes it will accomplish. GGP+ Staff Writer John Steinbreder brings you the interview.

The Workout Revolution

How Tiger And Titleist Made Golf Fitness Cool

Harry S. Colt: A Master Designer From A Golden Age

Good Training

When Martin Trainer won the El Bosque Mexico Championship on the Tour in March 2018, Global Golf Post told his feel-good story. In recognition of Trainer winning his first PGA Tour event last week at the Puerto Rico Open, GGP+ reprises his story for you now.

Q&A: Bret Baier

A Perfect Match

The Ohoopee Match Club, which officially opened last fall on more than 2,100 remote acres in Vidalia onion country just west of Savannah. is designed to be a place wholly about golf – and golf as it is so often enjoyed in the Old World, in matches as opposed to medal play.

Short Tees A Great Long-Term Strategy For The Game

In the days of 7,000-plus yard layouts, another trend is taking shape in the golf course architecture business: short tees. GGP+ Correspondent John Steinbreder takes a look at the short-tee phenomenon, which can reduce mammoth courses to as short as 4,000 yards.

Remembering Alice Dye, A Singular Figure In Architecture

John Steinbreder remembers golf course architect Alice Dye, the partner on life and design of Pete Dye. Alice, a champion golfer before and while she designed courses, died on Friday at 91.

John Ashworth Persists On His Soulful Golf Journey

OCEANSIDE, CALIFORNIA | John Ashworth says he likes to live in the moment, and at the moment I walk into the Linksoul Lab, the Oceanside building that serves as his apparel company’s headquarters, the 59-year-old is hunched over a table examining a couple dozen cotton shirts strewn across it. Be-bop jazz wafts out of a pair of speakers, and a dog of a probably untraceable pedigree sleeps soundly on the concrete floor.

Dominican Dye

LA ROMANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | For the second time in its five-year history, the Latin America Amateur Championship is being staged on the Teeth of the Dog course at the Casa de Campo resort. The fact that organizers brought the championship back to this Pete Dye gem so soon speaks to two basic truths: Teeth is among Dye’s best creations, and the course deserves to be ranked, as it so often is, as one of the top 50 in the world.

Design’s Golden Age 2.0

Tales From The Design Trail

More than anything else, golf course architects are artists, imaginative and inventive people able to turn raw and rugged land into layouts that delight the soul and rouse the mind. And they use rather clunky tools like bulldozers and backhoes to do so.