Dan Raley – author of the centennial history book, "Washington Golf – 100 years of growing the game"

WA Golf is celebrating its centennial history in 2022, and among the year’s festivities is the publication of a history book, which is authored by Dan Raley.

In this podcast, Raley talks about the people he interviewed, the unknown facts he discovered, and the final thoughts he came to, during his 18 months in writing the book.

Raley is a Seattle native, a professional writer and someone with a decided soft spot for golf. He worked three and a half decades in the newspaper world, as a sports editor, news editor, sportswriter and golf writer for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Steeped in the state’s history of sports, Dan wrote a long-running regular feature in the Seattle P-I called “Where are they now?” which highlighted the life stories of local athletes after the bright lights of stardom had dimmed. This led to him authoring several books on sports, including the histories of local golf clubs. Raley currently publishes a Sports Illustrated website that focuses on University of Washington sports, including golf.

He couldn’t be more honored to provide the words for the Washington Golf centennial book.

Read the full transcript from Dan Raley’s Pod for the Course interview.


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