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Matthew Rudy is an award-winning ghostwriter and creative project developer.

Matthew Rudy is an award-winning ghostwriter and creative project developer.

About Matt

about-rudy-copMatthew Rudy is a Golf Digest Senior Writer, professional ghostwriter and creative project developer. For Golf Digest, he collaborates with prominent players and teachers like Phil Mickelson and Hank Haney on instruction stories and also oversees the magazine’s ranking of “America’s 50 Best Teachers.” In addition to producing more than 25 Golf Digest cover stories, he has written a monthly car column for Golf Digest called “Long Drives,” and has won multiple awards for his investigative and travel stories for Golf Digest, Golf World and GolfDigest.com.

Matt is the author or co-author of 23 golf, business and travel books, including best-selling golf instruction titles with Dave Stockton, Stan Utley and Hank Haney. Current titles include three that will be published in 2015 – Organize Tomorrow Today with Dr. Jason Selk and Tom Bartow, The Wedge Book with Brandon Stooksbury, and The History of the Swing with Michael Jacobs and Shaun Webb.

In addition to his books with high-profile performance experts and publishers like Da Capo Press, Gotham and Simon & Schuster, Matt also develops and produces a variety of creative projects — including episode concepts and scripts for the second season of Golf Digest‘s popular Sexiest Shots in Golf web series, and digital and print-on-demand golf instruction mini-books.

Rudy also appears on a wide variety of radio and television shows as a guest, including segments on ESPN, Fox Sports, Golf Channel, PGA Tour Radio on SiriusXM and Your World with Neil Cavuto. He is also a polished and experienced keynote speaker and event host, both at Golf Digest high-impact advertiser functions in conjunction with The Masters in Augusta, and for corporate clients like Merrill Lynch, Yale University, Porsche Drivers Club, First Tee Program and the Metropolitan and Mid-Atlantic PGA sections.

A native of Saginaw, Michigan, Rudy graduated with a journalism degree from Michigan State University in 1994. At Michigan State, he worked for the State News student newspaper for four years, holding various jobs from sports writer to acting editor-in-chief, and won the Ryder Golf Writer’s Association scholarship in 1993. Before joining Golf Digest in 1999, he was an editor at Basketball Times and a reporter at Sports Illustrated. Rudy also has an MBA with a specialization in management from Fairfield University, which he completed in 2006. He lives in Bridgeport, Connecticut, with his wife and three children—and at least one mostly operational vintage muscle car.
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