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Tweet, Tweet: Socalgolfblog.com Named One Of 25 Most Influential Golf Accounts on Twitter


First the blog was named one of the top 100 golf blogs on the Internet. Now we’ve been named one of the 25 Most Influential Golf Accounts on Twitter. Is there a Triple Crown for this stuff? Can we get some Facebook or Instagram love?

We’re joking of course because we’re always humbled, honored and usually surprised to found out we’ve won something. I don’t know how many “Congratulations!” emails you wake up to every day, but it’s now happened to me twice in the last two months. I usually have to track it back to find out what I actually won.

This time it’s an honor from www.360golfholidays.com. You can read the list here. I’ll say this: It’s an eclectic list, from Beef Johnson to Claude Harmon to my San Diego colleague Jenn Harris at www.highheelgolfer.com.

Here’s our listing:

Corey Ross – https://twitter.com/socalgolfblog – San Diego golf and travel writer tweeting on a regular basis. Known for marketing golf courses and author of the socialgolfblog.com.

Yep. That’s us in a nutshell. Feel free to follow @socalgolfblog.com and learn a whole about golf courses in San Diego and particularly Maderas, where I work as the Director of Digital Marketing and Social Media. I also partner with Zeb Welborn to post for 19th Hole Media and our growing list of course clients.

And I have a thought or two about social media in general from time to time. It’s a funny place, this Internet. You never know who might discover you, but I’m glad the people at 360 Golf Holidays did. Thanks for the recognition. We’ll hopefully see you all on Twitter soon.

Happy Birthday To the Blog!


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This should’ve dawned on me yesterday, but it just hit me now: The blog turned one today.

Arnold Palmer’s birthday, which was yesterday, was the subject of my first post – the day after his birthday. I wrote about my appreciation for him and in particular cited his ESPN commercial and his Dick’s Sporting Goods commercial – “Swing your swing” – as two of my favorite things ever on TV.

Wow. That was about 150 posts ago.

Well, the blog, appropriately, is celebrating on the golf course tomorrow.

Now pass the cake …

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Notice to Readers: Have A Safe and Happy Holiday



     The blog is on vacation until next week. We wish you a safe and happy holiday.

     Thanks for a great last 48 hours on the blog, btw. We had our two best days of the month for traffic. We’ll get rolling with content again soon and be introducing a new wrinkle or two. Stay tuned.

      Have a happy 4th.

Summertime and the Bloggin’s Easy … A Note to Readers


No. 15 at Woods Valley

       Astute followers of the blog may have noticed that in the past month or so, the content has morphed almost entirely into my published work and my web work for JC Golf. Seeing as I use this as a digital portfolio, that’s fine because it means I’m getting paid.;)

     Fortunately, I’ve got more work to come, some of which may not appear here for months. I don’t want the blog to go static or get stagnant however – and I very much appreciate the nice comments I’ve gotten recently, btw – so I’ve tried to come up with a plan for some easy, yet fun, content to get us through the summer months.

      It dawned on my recently that, after playing Woods Valley in Escondido and Fallbrook Golf Club, I’ve now played basically all the North County courses in my two years here. Or if there’s one I’ve not been to, maybe a country club or two, I’m unaware of it.

      Thus, I thought it might be fun to make some lists of the North County courses, stuff like best finishing holes, toughest par-5s, toughest courses period, etc. I will be using no research beyond my own playing experiences to do this, so we’re not talking about the most scientific process here … but lists are largely to generate discussion and debate anyway, so hopefully this will prompt some of you to weigh in and we can get a little debate going and some good old fashioned golf talk.

      If I don’t get a list up this week, I’ll pop one up next week and see how it goes. I’ve got a few ideas.

      If you have any list topics you’d like to see, let me know. I’m always open to input, and, like I said, I think it’d be cool if this became a group exercise. We all talk about this stuff on the course, but no one ever writes about it. Until now.

      Stay tuned.