Monday, March 06, 2006

Going for the Green's new website



As I've been warning, G4G is moving away from the blogger platform, though the G4G archieves will continue to reside here for the time being. I'm moving to ontgolf.ca/goingforthegreen, so for those that have me linked, I'd appreciate an update. Going ahead, I'm not likely to be placing any new work on this site, and have already been cross posting on the new site for a few weeks.

Update: The Going for the Green blog is now located at CanadianGolfer.com/g4g/

The move is designed to increase traffic to G4G and to bring new content to Ontgolf.ca. Any suggestions or comments on the move, the new format or any content you'd like to see covered are appreciated.

I'd like to thank all of my loyal readers for stopping by over the past two years and look forward to hearing back from you regularly on the new site.

Here's the press release about the move:


Ontario’s leading golf Internet site adds golf columnist Robert Thompson

March 6, 2006

TORONTO — Going for the Green, Canada’s premier golf blog written by noted golf columnist Robert Thompson, will be joining the country’s leading golf site, Ontgolf.ca, effective today.

“I’m thrilled to have Robert come to Ontgolf.ca and guide our commitment to adding more editorial content to the site,” said Jeff Lancaster, Ontgolf.ca’s publisher. “Internet users have been turning to Ontgolf.ca for years to find all the information they need on Ontario golf courses. Robert’s ongoing blog will certainly bring in new readers and intrigue and entertain Ontgolf.ca regulars.”

Ontgolf.ca, established in 2001, is Ontario’s premier Web site for information relating to golf courses within Ontario. In peak months, the site has more than 100,000 unique visitors each month, making it among the largest sports sites on the Internet in Canada.
Robert’s regular blog and news reports for Ontgolf.ca is part of a relaunch of the website, which now sports a new more distinctive look, additional content and Google mapping software that allows golfers to locate courses anywhere in Ontario. Starting today, Robert’s blog can be found at www.ontgolf.ca/goingforthegreen.

Among Canada’s best known golf writers, Robert Thompson has been the golf columnist with the National Post since 2003, and launched the notorious Going for the Green golf and business series for the paper in 2001. He is currently a contributing editor to Travel & Leisure Golf in the U.S. and is a regular contributor to the likes of Score Magazine and is a columnist with Ontario Golf magazine. He is also a course rater for Score, OG and Golf Digest, and his writing has appeared in programs for the Presidents Cup and the Canadian Open.

More than 100,000 readers have come to Goingforthegreen.blogspot.com since it was established in late 2004. The site has become a must read for all things golf in Canada, as well as providing readers with Robert’s opinion on golf courses and architecture, the state of the PGA Tour and linking to key articles and information from throughout the golf world. Several hundred readers log onto the site every day to read and interact on the blog.

“My golf blog has been a great platform for my opinions and writing and I look forward to updating it daily for Ontgolf.ca readers,” said Robert. “Going for the Green is meant to titillate and engage, and it will continue to do so for years to come.”

As part a renewed editorial push, Ontgolf.ca will be adding new content in weeks to come.

For more information:
Jeff Lancaster Robert Thompson
Publisher Editorial director
905-466-1278 Robert.thompson@ontgolf.ca

30 Comments:

At 4:32 PM, Anonymous Eat Golf said...

Wow good stuff Robert!

I'll change your link over today.

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At 9:47 PM, Anonymous Chris said...

Relaxing at the Giant's Causeway, eh? I'm jealous! I'll get there someday though...
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At 7:57 AM, Anonymous dennis said...

Good job Robert and I will now check you out over on the new site. I have always liked the OntGolf.ca site and now I will get over there a lot more. Glad to see the commentary continue.

 
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You go Rob! Way to rock.

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