MEET THE TEAM
DAVID J WHYTE
David J Whyte is one of Scotland’s most published golf travel writers & photographers. Since the early 1990’s he has worked with golf magazines around the world and remains a regular editorial/photographic contributor to many key publications. David is also VisitScotland’s main golf landscape photographer providing images for the annual Official Guide to Golf in Scotland along with www.golf/visitscotland.org. His photography is a key feature in leading golf magazines such as Golf (USA), Links (USA), Golf Vacations (Asia), The Golfer (Australia & New Zealand) , Today’s Golfer (UK), Bunkered (UK) and many other titles.
David has written several golf guidebooks such as Globetrotter’s Golfers Guide to Scotland and Globetrotter’s Golfers Guide to Spain along with Golf Monthly’s Scottish Golfing Gems. He also produced all content for Landmark Visitor Guide to Scotland, a general tourism guidebook. David’s photographic work has appeared in books such as Golf Magazine’s (USA) The World’s 500 Greatest Golf Holes, Gary Player’s Top Golf Courses of the World and many more. David is a member of the International Golf Travel Writers Association and The A Position, a prestigious group of mainly North American-based golf writers.
Clive ‘Silky Swing’ Agran rather immodestly describes himself as ‘the most gifted golf writer either side of the Urals’. Formerly an editor of industrial publications, his sports writing career began in 1989 when he joined Eurosport. After Eurosport moved to Paris, he joined Screensport and produced a programme called ‘The Golf Report’. He eventually quit tv to return to writing. His immensely popular ‘Single Figures or Bust’ series in Golf Monthly both reduced his handicap and raised his profile.
Said to have more columns than the Parthenon, his whimsical musings and sparkling travel features can be read in a number of publications including Golf International, Golf Monthly, Golf World, Today’s Golfer and Golf News. Apart from winning a major, one of his few remaining ambitions is to write for ‘VW Golf’ magazine, “Just to complete the set.”
Susie Whyte is a graphic designer, web designer and marketer. Her main role has been in the setting up and management of the company’s new media strategy, providing services to clients and guiding the company’s online video campaign. She is responsible for the creation and maintenance of the company’s websites, www.linksland.com and www.go-golf.tv which showcase Scotland’s golf courses in HD video.
Susie has designed and manages prestigious golf club websites such as Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, 2011 host of the Walker Cup as well as consortia client sites such as The Speyside Golf Whisky Trail.
Linksland Communications specialises in marketing & public relations for golf courses, golf resorts and other golf-related businesses such as hotels, tourist attractions and tour operators. Partners in the company, David J. Whyte & Susie Whyte have 20 years experience each in golf marketing, publishing, golf travel-oriented editorial, golf landscape photography/videography and golf travel public relations. Throughout this time Linksland Communications has worked with national tourist offices, area tourist offices, golf clubs & resorts, golf tour operators, hotels and tourism attractions.
Aware of the shifting trend towards social networking and new media, Linksland launched www.Go-Golf.TV nearly 4 years ago, a video production & distribution company specifically for the golf travel sector. We create multimedia presentations for the web combining professionally filmed, HD video presentations with well-written text & excellent photography. Key to our success with Go-Golf.TV is our Distribution Strategy where we offer our clients the opportunity to have their information presented through an ever-increasing network of key golf websites. Visit Go-Golf.TV for more information.
Here is a selection of recent editorial & photographic features produced directly by Linksland Communications or as a result of our Press Visits. Click on any to view the pdf.
Resort Golf Academy Series – Golf Vacations Magazine
Scotland’s Golf Whisky Trail Features
General Golf Travel Features