Jeffrey Reed, London Ontario Golf Testimonials

Testimonials a/o December 21, 2019:

Jeffrey Reed gives back to the community with the establishment of the Jeffrey Reed Courage Award. Read about the award here.

Jeffrey Reed posthumously awarded the 9th Annual London Ontario Golf Heart Award to golf course architect Rene Muylaert. Click here for more on the Heart Award.


Thank you for all you do to share the great stories of Canadian golf! – Dan Pino, Golf Canada Director of Corporate Communications

I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful piece about us in the Road Explorer. So many times I have been interviewed and then when reading the article have seen mistakes or misquotes. Not only is your work well written, it is correct too! Thanks again for such great work. – Greg Hammond, Hammond Transportation

On behalf of the 2019 Jim Allen Memorial KidSport Golf Tournament, thank you for helping us achieve a new record of $17,800 raised to support local kids in sports throughout London!  Through your support that equates to helping 71 Kids ($250/child) play sports this year! – 2019 Jim Allen Memorial KidSport Golf Tournament Organizing Committee

Thank you very much for your registration in our annual golf tournament, and for your hole sponsorship. That is very generous of you. Also, thank you for posting the KidSport logo at and That is fantastic! Thank you for your participation in our event and for your contributions to our tournament and KidSport program. I am truly grateful for your help, and so are the families and children in London that this money will help. – Bill Smith, Executive Director, London Sports Council & KidSport London

Just a short note to say thank you for the article that you wrote in the Londoner on Thursday, October 25. The area where we display our plaques is filling up and we are concerned about future space and what will happen when we outgrow the walls in Budweiser Gardens. We are also grateful for the details that you provided about this year’s Hall of Fame celebration. It is a big event for the London Sports Council and your article will hopefully increase interest and make Londoners aware of our special evening. Thanks again for writing about the Hall of Fame and our event.” – Bill Smith, Executive Director, London Sports Council/KidSport London

“We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks for your kind donation which will assist us in granting wishes to our very special wish kids. Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. When a wish is granted, a child replaces fear with confidence, sadness with joy and anxiety with hope. A wish gives children renewed energy and strength, brings families closer together and unites communities. Thanks for helping us transform lives, one wish at a time!” – Make-A-Wish Southwestern Ontario

“I am writing to thank you for donating to the London Room a copy of your book, The Canadian Seniors’ Golf Association, Celebrating 100 Years of Seniors Golf 1918-2018. Your donation enhances the London Room’s collection and enables future generations to appreciate our history. Again, thank you for your generosity.” – Arthur G.W. McClelland, London Room Librarian, London Public Library

“Please accept our sincere thanks for your donation to the 2018 Fanshawe College Golf Gala – your Golf Hole Sponsorship. This gift is sincerely valued and we’re extremely grateful to have your participation towards this event. We truly appreciate your support.” – Wendy Curtis, Executive Director, Fanshawe College Foundation

“On behalf of the Fanshawe College Golf and Club Management Program, we want to thank you for your generous donation and prize item. Thank you for your support in making our Gala a success.” – Fanshawe Golf and Club Management Program

“Jeffrey, we wish to extend our most heartfelt thanks for your kind donation of golf items in support of our Wish Night Reception and 28th Annual Make-A-Wish Golf Classic. Make-A-Wish Southwestern Ontario grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Since our inception in 1986, we have granted over 1,300 wishes. Children’s lives are enriched through the generosity of people like you, and the magic of Make-A-Wish.” – Lori Quick, CEO, Make-A-Wish Southwestern Ontario

“I want to thank you for the invitation to the awards banquet on behalf of the Optimist Club of Oakridge Acres. Optimists are ‘Friends of Youth’ and it was heartwarming to see you honour youth such as Ali with your courage award. It is wonderful to see how resilient our youth can be when overcoming adversity! Yours in Optimism” – Doug Mackay

“London is a sports city through and through. This community makes me proud year after year, with our outstanding achievements and sportsmanship here at home and in your travels. Each and every one of you are excellent ambassadors for our city. My sincerest congratulations to Ali Vlasman, Mike Silver and all of the Best of London Golf Awards winners.” – London Mayor Matt Brown

“(The June 9, 2017) awards luncheon honours the recipients of the Jeffrey Reed Courage Award, the London Ontario Golf Heart Award and the Best of London Golf Awards. These exemplary individuals represent the best our city has to offer. Their accomplishments and contributions are indicative of the talent, perseverance and strength of character present in the London community.” – Peter Fragiskatos, MP, London North Centre

“Thank you for your speech – it was excellent, and everyone enjoyed it. We have presented you with a certificate of appreciation for your presentation. A donation will be made to the Rotary Foundation in support of Polio Eradication.” – Arun Sen, London North Rotary Club Inc.

“Thanks again for speaking to our 60th anniversary breakfast this morning. Your presentation was inspiring and the stories about sports reporting and media were a good fit for our group.” – Bill Adams, President, Oakridge Optimists

“Thank you so much for dropping into Fanshawe College to present the Jeffrey Reed Courage Award to Ali Vlasman. It was great to see you again and to hear about the history of the award. You and your wife are pretty amazing to develop such a special program in recognizing those athletes who have overcome adversity. Thank you for doing what you do to provide encouragement and hope for our youth.” – Bill, Theresa & Nicole Carriere

“Dear Jeffrey, thank you to for supporting the 12th Annual UP Golf Classic with your in-kind donations for our silent auction table. This year’s tournament was a great success, netting a record $50,000!” – Unity Project, London

“We wish to extend our most heartfelt thanks for your kind donation of golf items in support of our Blue Night Reception, and 27th Annual Make-A-Wish Golf Classic. Your donation will assist us in granting wishes to our very special wish kids.” – Make-A-Wish Southwestern Ontario Canada

“Thank you for helping to make our 51st Annual London Chamber of Commerce Past Presidents’ Golf Classic a great success. Thank you for your generous support with your contribution to the silent auction. Your donation contributed greatly to the day.” – London Chamber of Commerce

“Thank you for making the 50th Annual London Chamber of Commerce Past Presidents’ Golf Classic a great success. Thank you for your generous support with your contribution to the silent auction. Your donation contributed greatly to the success of the day.” – London Chamber of Commerce

“Thank you for all that you do for the local community. The Courage Award and Heart Award are both very important endeavours.” – Mike Froome, M&T Printing Group

“Thanks for a great week. You do a good job for London golf and should be very proud of a great week.” – Dan Pino, Corporate Communications, Golf Canada re: 2014 CP Women’s Open Coverage

“On behalf of the Access Cancer Therapies (ACT) Now Fund committee and the patients who benefit from the Fund, we want to thank you for your kind and generous contribution to the auction for the recent ACT Now for Cancer’s Dr. Ed Brecevic Memorial Smash and Drive event. You contributed to our great success in raising over $37,000 net!” – ACT Now

“RBC 25th Children’s Golf Classic: Thank you to our generous sponsors! You helped us raise $510,078 (net) for Children’s Health Foundation. Jeffrey Reed and Thanks to all sponsors, donors and volunteers who supported our 25th Children’s Golf Classic Celebration!” – 25th Children’s Golf Classic

“Jeffrey is a true professional and great voice for the game of golf in Southwestern Ontario.” – Jim Kenesky, Jim Kensky Golf

“Jeffrey Reed’s reporting is a quick and efficient combination of facts and functional writing. Jeff provides exemplary service and brings much knowledge to his profession.” – Marci Palframan, Steeves & Rozema Group

“Thank you for your support and participation in the 9th Annual Unity Project Golf Classic. Wow! The day was a huge success netting $50,000 for UP’s Housing and Advocacy Program, and the many Londoners who rely on Unity Project’s services each day. Again, thank you for your generosity and love!” – Tom Sheppard, Golf Classic Committee Chair & Amanda Hickey, Unity Project Golf Classic

“Thanks for the fantastic job you did on our 90th Anniversary brochure! It looks amazing and tells a great story! We can’t wait to share it with our employees and Londoners. Thanks again for everything!” – Janet Paolatto, Director Corporate Planning Sifton Properties Ltd.

“Read your article yesterday on myself and the Coach Atlantic Group. Great piece of work Jeffrey – one of the best ever written on our group and industry! Thank you for such a professional job.” – Michael Cassidy, President, Coach Atlantic Group, PEI

“It is with great pleasure that I extend a sincere thank you to for your support and participation in the London Home Builders’ Association 2013 Spring Golf Tournament. I am please to say that thanks to the generosity of the LHBA members, we collected over 655 pounds of cash and food to donate to the London Food Bank. The LHBA will also make a contribution of $1,960 from the proceeds of the 50/50 draw, beat the pro and mulligans to the London Abused Women’s Centre. Without the ongoing contributions of sponsors, the LHBA Spring Golf Tournament would not be possible. Thank you for your continued support.” – Maureen O’Reilly, Chair, LHBA 2013 Spring Golf Task Force

“One behalf of the Heart & Stroke Foundation, I would like to thank you for your hard work and time committed to the London Ontario Golf Heart Award, and your efforts in raising awareness for Heart & Stroke. Heart disease and stroke take 1 in 3 Canadians before their time, and is the #1 killer of women. Thank you again for your generous gift to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Together, we’re working to give Canadians more years of life – and more life in those years.” – Denise Love, Program Coordinator, Heart & Stroke Foundation

“One behalf of Western University and the entire Western Heads East team, I would like to extend an enormous thank you … your contribution is invaluable to the success of Western Heads East, and we thank you for your participation.” – Asante Sana & Katrina Reinhart, Western Heads East

“The success of the (2013) London Golf Show & Sale was a result of a combination of our partners, especially London Ontario Golf.” – Western Fair District’s Director of Sales and Marketing Voytek Michalczyk

“It was great to hear of someone’s personal experiences, not just aregurgitation of how to be successful, but HOW someone succeeded. Mr. Reed was very relatable.” – Attendee at London IABC Speaking Engagement Feb. 21, 2013

“Jeffrey, once again thank you for attending our London Association of Volunteer Administrators (LAVA) meeting on short notice. Your information and presentation was well received by our members. As we move towards our Social Media goals as an organization, this information gives us the opportunity to consider exactly how we will best promote ourselves. The tips on managing the written word and how best to express ourselves to the media is something that many of us have reason to use. LAVA may be interested in utilizing your expertise in the future for another specific topic. Thanks again.” – Bill Mills, Chair, Professional Development Committee, LAVA

“Your support comes at a critical time for the Unity Project … Good values, strong services, and the passionate and professional approach of quality people, like you, make our world go round.” – Amanda Hickey, Development Associate, on behalf of Unity Project Golf Classic Committee

“Through our partnership, you have helped us continue to provide free services and support to local victims of impaired driving and their families. You played an important part in delivering MADD’s message to hundreds of people in our area and we want you to know how much we appreciate it. We are grateful for your commitment to our organization and to our mission. Thank you again for your continued participation.” – Robyn Sadler, Golf Tournament Committee Member, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

“Jeffrey Reed recently demonstrated what determination and commitment can accomplish in overcoming personal handicaps. In an address to the Kiwanis Club of Middlesex May 17, 2012, he described, in graphic detail, how he persevered in sports, attaining levels of expertise that were indeed an inspiration to all who were fortunate to hear these true stories of personal achievement. – Bob Curtis, Director, Middlesex Kiwanis, London, June 26, 2012.

“Jeffrey Reed is one of the most knowledgeable, engaging and inspiring speakers I’ve ever had the pleasure to listen to. His story is one of determination, a man who overcame physical limitations to not only play semi-pro baseball, but also become a golf pro. He has also conquered the very difficult freelance writing field. In his more than 20 years in journalism, he has become one of the most respected and reliable sports authors in North America. If you get a chance to see Jeff speak, don’t miss it!” – Kevin Glew, President, Professional Writers Association of Canada, London & Southwestern Ontario Chapter

“On behalf of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, I would like to thank you for supporting the foundation with your recent donation. Congratulations on winning the best line in the debate on the ‘What’s Your Point?’ CTV Southwestern Ontario News show. We are profoundly grateful for your dedication to our cause.” – Jessica Chan, Coordinator, Community Ethnic Engagement, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario

‎”On behalf of the Volunteer Services Division of the 2006 CN Canadian Women’s Open, we would like to thank you for your generous donation! This enables us to recognize the contributions of our 1,300 volunteers … we appreciate your support!” – Donna Bourne, Chair, Jane Peckham, Vice-Chair, Volunteer Services, 2006 CN Canadian Women’s Open Golf Tournament

“Jeff, thank you for taking the time to speak to our group. I have really been looking forward to this, as have the youth and their families.” – Linda Baldwin, Ability Connections, Thames Valley Children’s Centre

“Long-time London-based sportswriter Jeffrey Reed, a two-time author, is one of Canada’s most versatile journalists.” – Ontario Golf Magazine

“Jeffrey Reed is one of the top golf writers in the industry.” – Mary Beth Lacy, Mary Beth Lacy Inc. – The Golf PR Firm

“When Forever Young needs a crackerjack sports feature prepared, we turn to Jeffrey Reed of London.” – Don Wall, Editor, Forever Young

“Jeffrey has been a great help to me over the years. From ghost writing articles for publications, to wordsmithing our brochures, he has been able to keep our text sounding very professional.” – Doug Tarry Jr. – Doug Tarry Homes, 2005 Canadian Home Builders’ Association Grand SAM Winner

“No one covers the golf scene in Ontario’s southwest like Jeffrey Reed.”  – Bob Weeks, Editor, SCOREGolf

“Londoner Jeffrey Reed is one of Canada’s leading golf journalists.”  – The Londoner

“Jeffrey Reed is a leading Canadian golf journalist.” – Golf Ontario Style (Ontario Tourism)

“ is an absolute key to promoting and generating interest in London and area golf. ” – John Winston, General Manager, Tourism London

“Jeffrey Reed is a wonderful voice for golf in Canada.” – Sally J. Sportsman, Golf Public & Media Relations Executive

‎”I had a lot of fun learning from Jeff, talking with Jeff and watching a real pro play. Thanks to Jeff, I have learned how to hit a golf ball straight, how to set myself perfectly for a swing and how even though you are suffering from some physical disadvantage, golf can still be your game.” – Richard Kennedy, Brain Tumour Survivor, London

“With his expert knowledge and an absolute love for the game, I would recommend Jeff to any level golfer looking to improve. He has a unique ability to teach ideas so that they are clear and logical, allowing you to take and repeat what you’ve learned outside the lesson. His passion for the game is contagious while his genuine nature and sense of humour make lessons so enjoyable. I’ve just recently found my love and talent for golf and owe a huge thanks to Jeff for helping uncover and encourage these things in me. I am working towards possibly competing in the future.” – Alisha Beach, London

“On behalf of Kidsport London and the London Sports Council I want to thank you for your donation to our silent auction that was held in conjunction wtih the Spirit of Sport Volunteer Recognition and London Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. The money raised will provide funding for youngsters who would otherwise be unable to participate in sporting activities. Once again on behalf of the kids we thank you.” – Jim Allen, Executive Director, London Sports Council

“Dear Jeff: On behalf of the organizing committee and our tournament sponsors, London Motor Products, and MacMaster Chevrolet, we would like to thank you for participating in the 15th Anniversary June Golf Classic at The Oaks … Registration fees, sponsorship and “day of” activities resulted in a great day of golf and a gross profit of just over $46,000 to support the ongoing work of The Lung Association.  Kindest Regards, Gary Westgarth, Committee Chair, Rosemary La Rue, Volunteer & Fund Development Coordinator. (Note: this tournament featured Jeffrey Reed at the 15th Hole challenge entitled, “Beat Reed.” Each foursome challenged Jeffrey to a closest-to-the-hole at the par-3 featuring an island green).

“Dear Jeffrey:  Thank you for your generous support of the 21st Annual Barbara Rankin Golf Classic for Big Brothers Big Sisters of London & Area. We are very pleased to report that this year’s tournament raised $41,450. On behalf of the Golf Committee and Big Brothers Big Sisters of London, we would like to thank you and your company for your generosity through the donation of items for our silent auction table, raffle and prizes. On behalf of the Big and Little Brothers and Sisters, the Board of Directors and the Golf Committee, our sincere thanks for making a BIG difference in someone’s life. Sincerely, Suzanne Kingshott, Chair, Golf Prize Committee  Sheila O’Neill, Resource Development Manager

‎”Jeff has done an incredible job at digging into Eager Beaver Baseball Association’s past and drawing a picture of the important history Eager Beaver has had in the the City of London and Minor Baseball. It is important for all the kids in our organization to understand how Eager Beaver has shaped baseball in London, and how it has helped shape so many young lives (like my own).” – Harry Muir, EBBA Parent’s Association & former Toronto Blue Jays farmhand

“Hi Jeffrey. The number of people who e-mailed me or asked me if I read your story was overwhelming. Thank you for sharing your story and mentioning our coalition in your article. It takes alot of courage for many people to come forward whether they are children or adults. We have many adults who stand up at meetings with tears streaming down their faces as they remember being bullied as a child. You touched many lives through your column. Again, thank you for your strength and courage to speak out!!! Sincerely, Corina Morrison, Co-Founder, London Anti-Bullying Coalition, Many Voices … One Vision to eliminate bullying

‎”Amino North America Corporation would not be where we are now without your strong support and kind assistance. I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation for all the support and friendship that you have extended to me during my stay in Canada. I wish you continued success, good health and happiness. I am going to miss our business relationship and the beautiful country of Canada.” – Ichiro Joh, President, Amino North American Corporation .

‎”Jeffrey Reed is an award-winning Canadian freelance writer.” – Popular Communications Magazine, August 2010

“Jeffrey Reed, Editor, Winner: Best Website Feature Story in Canada 2010 & 2011.” – Golf Journalists Association of Canada

“Londoner columnist wins prestigious writing award.” – The Londoner, August 13, 2010

“Kudos to you for standing up and speaking the truth about your experiences, and even though you were bullied as a child, it didn’t define you as an adult … you have been very successful.” – Corina Morrison, Co-Founder, London Anti-Bullying Coalition

“Quite simply, writer, photographer and broadcaster Jeff Reed covers the London sports scene more thoroughly and insightfully than anyone else.” – London Sunday Journal

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