As the heartwarming story unfolded of Stewart Cink’s tie for 12th at The Masters and his eighth PGA Tour win at the RBC Heritage a week later, Alabama Golf News covered it every step of the way.
The 47-year-old Cink, a native of Florence, Alabama, is among a dozen or so Alabamians and other tour pros with ties to the Yellowhammer State being followed by the 13-month-old online news platform.
Cink in particular has been the subject of multiple profiles and interviews by Alabama Golf News Editor Gregg Dewalt since Cink’s earliest days on tour.
The site featured the 2009 British Open winner last September during his successful bid to break his 11-year winless streak at the Safeway Open in Napa, California, and more recently this month at Augusta National and Harbour Town Golf Links with his son Reagan on his bag.
“We’re committed to covering the players from our state and those who went to school in Alabama, and we’re keeping tabs on up-and-coming players on the Alabama amateur, collegiate and high school scenes,” Dewalt said.
“At the top of that list, though, is Alabama’s native son Stewart Cink and his family, to whom we extend our best wishes as he moves on to an exciting new phase of his professional career,” Dewalt said.
Alabama Golf News launched in March 2020 as the go-to site for all things golf in Alabama, including the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. “If it involves golf in Alabama, we want to cover it,” Dewalt said.
Dewalt retired last year as senior sports editor for two Alabama daily newspapers – the TimesDaily in Florence and the Decatur Daily – to helm Alabama Golf News. He runs the platform with his online editor, Dan Vukelich, editor of New Mexico Golf News, who lives in Albuquerque.
For more on Alabama Golf News, or to pitch a story idea or possible partnership, contact Gregg Dewalt at firstname.lastname@example.org.