Joe Logan, co-founder and editor of MyPhillyGolf, spent 35 years as a newspaper reporter and columnist,
including 26 years at The Philadelphia Inquirer, the last 13 of which he
was the golf writer.
Logan has also written for Golf magazine, Golf
World, Golfweek, Golf.com, the USGA, the PGA of America and various
other golf websites and publications. Eighty-one course reviews he wrote over
the years for the Inquirer’s Sunday Golf Report were collected into a book, "Playing a Round."
appeared on the Golf Channel’s Grey Goose’s 19th Hole and
Viewers Forum, as well as in several of the network’s Top 10
programs and documentaries, including Tiger vs. Jack. He is a
frequent guest on Making the Turn, on XM Radio’s PGA Tour Network
Channel. Locally, he frequently appears on Inside Golf on Comcast SportsNet and Golf Talk Life on WNTP-AM (990-AM)
A native of North
Carolina, Logan dabbled in small
college golf, before earning a degree in journalism from the University of
Ron Romanik is principal of Romanik
Communications (www.romanik.com), operating
out of Morgantown, PA, which specializes in crafting effective B2B and B2C
product, brand, and packaging messages, founded with a mantra of "Authentic
Stories. Resonant Tones. Sustainable Brands."
Ron is passionate about
brands, sustainability, writing, and – of course – golf. He is also
former Editor-in-Chief of Pennsylvania Golfer and Package Design Magazine, a national
A lifelong resident of
southeastern PA (in Berks, Bucks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties), Ron
has been lucky enough to kick it around a vast majority of the public courses
in the region, and a good number of the private tracks as well. Ron has also
given back to the game by being a Board Member of the Berks County Golf Association and the Chester County Council BSA,
which runs the successful Dick Vermeil Celebrity Golf Invitational.
Currently an 8 handicap, Ron
knows his scant few glory days are far behind him, but he still enjoys entering
in local amateur golf tournaments. The Imperfect
Lies Blog will celebrate the active and vibrant Philadelphia golf
community, in turns informative, thought-provoking, and irreverent.
Mark Anderson, Teaching Professional at Philadelphia Cricket Club, is Head Women’s Golf Coach at the University of Pennsylvania and past president of the Philadelphia Section PGA (2009-11).
He now joins MyPhillyGolf as Teaching
Professional and blogger. He’ll
write and post instructional videos.
Prior to joining the Cricket Club in 2008, Anderson
was Director of Golf and Amenities at Talamore Country Club
in Ambler and, from 1998 to 2006, Head Professional at Heidelberg Country Club in Bernville, Pa. He played college golf at Florida Southern College and, later, at
Indiana University of Pennsylvania,
from which he graduated in 1990 with a degree in business administration.
A Certified PGA
Professional in golf instruction and golf operations, Anderson has held a number of positions with the Philadelphia Section of the Professional Golfers Association (PGA),
culminating with his term two-year as president. He is currently the Honorary President of
the Philadelphia Section.
has also served as Vice President of the Berks
County Golf Association and spent several years as captain of the
professional team at the Berks County Pro-Am Challenge. In 2007, Anderson won the Bill Strausbaugh Award for his work with
the Philadelphia PGA Mentoring
program, which helps apprentice professionals and assists them in becoming members
of the PGA. In January 2009, Anderson was honored with the Philadelphia
Section PGA's Horton Smith Award, which is given in recognition of
continuing contributions to professional education.
Under Anderson, the Penn Quakers women golfers won the Ivy League Championship by 22
strokes in 2010, earning their first-ever trip to the NCAA Regionals. In
2011-12, despite missing two regulars in the lineup, the Quakers took second place in the Ivy League Championship.
In four years as Penn's head
coach, Anderson has a record of
I am very excited to join the team at MyPhillyGolf.com as the Teaching
Professional. I am looking forward to contributing golf tips, videos and
my thoughts on golf instruction, professional golf and golf in
Philadelphia. It is an exciting time for golf in the Philadelphia area
and no one covers it better than MyPhillyGolf.com.
Here Anderson’s personal teaching website.
Janina Jacobs is a multi-media consultant and freelance writer
specializing in golf, business, music, nutrition, fitness and women’s issues.
native of Detroit, she continues to live in Michigan, where she co-hosted
‘Michigan Golf Weekly’ on CBS-TV-Detroit, ‘GolfWrap’
on WJR-AM-760, and has written hundreds of articles for the Detroit Free Press,
various Michigan golf magazines, Crain’s Detroit Business, Detroit Monthly,
Weekend Golfer Miami, and Private Clubs.
She also writes for the U.S. Navy’s Recruiter Magazine and assists the
Navy in creating golf-based programs and opportunities for youth with an
emphasis on nutrition and fitness.
These days, much of her efforts are devoted to her blog on the
international golf and travel website, The
4-handicap, Jacobs was the first woman to compete on men’s golf teams in high
school in Detroit and at Wayne State University after Title IX was passed in
1972. She has competed in over 25
USGA national championships and has been among the top 10 women amateurs in
Michigan for much of four decades.
In 2000, she was inducted into the WSU Athletic Hall of Fame and
continues to advise several golf and charitable organizations.