Steinbreder talks about 2017 Masters Tournament

John Steinbreder, award-winning journalist and senior writer for Global Golf Post, will discuss his experiences as a writer covering 23 Masters Tournaments on Thursday, March 23, from 7-8:30 p.m., at the Pequot Library.

Steinbreder will share the history of the tournament and the Augusta National Golf Club. He can tell golf tales from the course to the clubhouse. Steinbreder will give the inside scoop on the upcoming 2017 Masters Tournament. Book signing and light refreshments will follow a 30-40 minute talk. The evening is sponsored by Broken Shed Vodka. This program is free and open to all.

Mike Purkey, editor in chief, Global Golf Post, and former president of Golf Writers Association of America writes, “John Steinbreder is one of the world’s most gifted golf travel writers. His eye for detail allows the reader to walk with him, side by side, to the finest destinations around the globe.” Steinbreder has written about golf on five continents, received ten honors for his work from the Golf Writers Association of America, as well as 17 from the International Network of Golf. Steinbreder is the author of 19 books, including Club Life, Golf Kohler: In the New and Old Worlds, The 3-Degree Putting Solution, Golf Rules & Etiquette for Dummies, and Golf Courses of the U.S. Open.

Steinbreder graduated from Franklin University in Lugano, Switzerland with an Associate of Arts degree in 1976 and then attended the University of Nairobi in 1977. In 1979, he received a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oregon. He worked as a reporter for Fortune magazine from 1983-1988 and then moved to Sports Illustrated, where served as a writer and reporter from 1988 to 1991. Steinbreder then joined the staff of Golfweek in 1999, as a senior writer, and was employed there until 2008. A year later, he helped found Global Golf Post. He lives in Redding, Connecticut.

This program precedes Pequot Library’s 12th Annual Golf Classic held on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at an exclusive links-style private course in Southport, Connecticut. As a fundraiser for the Library, golfers enjoy a fabulous round of golf with friends while overlooking Long Island Sound. The course is consistently ranked among the area’s very best. Register for the 12th Annual Golf Classic before May 1, 2017, for early-bird discount.

For information visit pequotlibrary.org or call 203-259-0346, ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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