Tom Mackin is the former Northeast Editor for TravelGolf.com, 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.
In Glasgow they'd call him a "jammy sod." In the States, he'd be a lucky stiff. Born and raised in Scotland, Stewart Smith has spent his entire professional career playing golf and promoting the game in his native land. His tip for visitors to Scotland? Don't underestimate the Southwest, an area rich in golf history and quality accommodations. Visitors here can test their game at outstanding courses, including Royal Troon, Turnberry and Prestwick.
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