Golfdom strengthens editorial team with addition of Hiscock, Gannon

CLEVELAND, OH — December 10, 2014 — Two new editorial staffers have joined Golfdom magazine, dedicated to seeing the magazine continue its successful ways in 2015 and beyond.

Ed Hiscock, former editor-in-chief of Golf Course Management (GCM) magazine, has signed on to be Golfdom’s editor-at-large.

“Ed is one of the few people I consider a mentor. He hired me at GCSAA when I was a kid coming out of college, so to add his experience and insight to Golfdom some 15 years later is a thrill for me,” says Seth Jones, Golfdom’s editor-in-chief, who worked with Hiscock from 1999 to 2010.

Hiscock worked for 16 years covering the golf course management and turf industry, first for Grounds Management magazine and then for GCM. He worked for the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America serving as GCM’s managing editor, editor and editor-in-chief. He was on the association’s management team, a position in which he helped plan the annual Golf Industry Show. He eventually became GCSAA’s director of member communications, traveling nationally and internationally to cover an industry for which he is passionate.

“I spent about a quarter of my life writing about and advocating for golf course superintendents,” Hiscock says. “I’m happy and excited to reconnect with so many people in an industry I am proud to serve.”

The magazine also adds recent Ohio State University grad Grant Gannon as associate editor. “Grant was a successful sportswriter at one of the nation’s largest schools, and came highly recommended to us,” Jones says. “He is a perfect fit for our team and our industry.”

Hiscock and Gannon will represent the magazine across all platforms: print, digital media and live events. Readers can expect to see both editors at events such as the Golf Industry Show, GIE+Expo and other in-the-field reporting opportunities.

“We’re making these additions in the same year that we won an industry-commanding 21 TOCA Awards,” says Golfdom publisher Pat Roberts. “Clearly, we’re not going to rest on our laurels. We’re fully committed to continuously strengthening the high level of editorial quality that readers have come to expect of Golfdom. Adding Ed and Grant is another win for our magazine, one that readers and advertisers alike can begin appreciating immediately.”

Hiscock reintroduces himself to the industry via his column he penned for the December issue, available tomorrow. He will work remotely from his home near Table Rock Lake in Missouri. He can be reached via email at Gannon will be working from North Coast Media’s headquarters in Cleveland, and can be contacted at 216-363-7928 or