Tom Mackin - Contributor

Tom Mackin is the former Northeast Editor for, where he wrote, edited and coordinated content for three Web sites covering New Jersey, New York and New England. As an Associate Editor at GOLF MAGAZINE for three years, he wrote about golf destinations in the United States, Mexico, Scotland, Ireland and Australia. He also worked as a Contributing Editor at The World of Hibernia and Hudson County Magazine, and has written for T&L Golf, New Jersey Monthly and Town & Country. Mackin is a native of Bayonne, New Jersey, and a graduate of Rutgers University.

  • Harding Park gets Jenny Jones-like makeover

    With The Golf Channel getting decent ratings for "The Big Break," will be it long before they delve deeper into the bottomless pit of reality TV? How about a prime time line-up of shows like The Real World of Greenskeepers, I Want to Caddy For a Millionaire, and The Average Hacker (where Annika has to choose a playing partner from a cast of high handicappers). A bit more realistic might be "Extreme Course Makeover," where old, beat-up munis get an injection of cash and tender loving care, turning ugly ducklings into revitalized beauties.
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