Ian Hutchinson – Class of 2017


A 39-year career began with Ian Hutchinson covering golf, among other sports for community newspapers, before moving on to become an associate editor at MVP, Canada’s national sports magazine at the time.

“Hutch,” who also covered the NHL, CFL, NFL and MLB over the years, began transitioning into full-time golf as an editor with ScoreGolf Magazine, before becoming managing editor of World of Women’s Golf Magazine. During that time, he also began a 14-year run as golf columnist for the Toronto Sun and other Sun Media newspapers.

He was also editor of Pro Shop Magazine, a Canadian golf trade publication, as well as writing for the Golf Channel website.

In 2008, he founded Golf News Now, the first Canadian website devoted to the golf industry, which also keeps industry personnel informed through a daily newsletter. He continues in that role, while also making frequent radio and television guest appearances.