About Marci Diehl



After a student life of writing (I won my first writing awards as a teen) — always as the editor-in-chief — I married another young achiever while we were still in college, and devoted the next ten years to raising our four sons while my husband played the PGA Tour. Because we lived in a world of media and the business that surrounds the Tour, I got an irreplaceable education in how the corporate world uses media and sports to make money. But my professional life in writing came about in a big way through the Tour.


I had an argument with a sports columnist in Golf Digest over his opinion, and he challenged me to write a better view – so I did! I queried one of the Golf Digest editors and got my first assignment for a full feature. For fifteen years, I wrote on assignment for various local, regional and national magazines on golf, humor and lifestyle, as well as interviewing well-known people, Tour players, course designers,  and executives.


One of the biggest assignments I had was to step in on short deadline and take over a cover story for Success Magazine on Jack Nicklaus and his business life. I was well on my way to becoming a golf writer. The thing is — I don’t play golf. I know golf. I understand golf. I can write about personalities, golf courses, how to follow a tournament… But I’m not likely to learn to actually play. Much of what I do and have been able to achieve I owe to my life on, around, and after the Tour. This blog is about the lessons I learned and the stories that came from it.




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Eric Wilson Ph.D May 25, 2010 at 3:17 pm

Marci, I’m curious: do you accept guest blogging opportunities on your site? I’m a PGA Golf Pro currently teaching at the College of Golf in Port St. Lucie, FL. I came across your blog and thought your readers might like my insight. Working on a few guest blog posts right now, one of which is about hole’s in one. Interested? Let me know. Would love to hear back from you. Thanks!


Jade S October 26, 2010 at 3:56 am

I too am curious about your guest posting procedures.

If you’re keen to work with me contact me on jade@mediatorr.com


Sister Mary Anne Laurer, SSJ June 10, 2012 at 9:24 am

Marci, I read your “Guest Essay” in yesterday’s D&C. Your writing style, which attracted me, brought me to Google, and now here.

My mother, Mrs Agnes Laurer, taught Terry at St Helen’s School. I was in high school at the time and helped correct papers, so Terry’s was among them, as well as school stories to accompany our “correcting time” at the kitchen table.

Please give my best to Terry, and know that I will continue watching for your musings on life.

Sister Mary Anne


mdiehl June 18, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Hi Sister! How nice to hear from you. I’ll bet your mom had plenty of stories. You may or may not know that I’m a grad of St. Agnes, so the SSJs are dear to my heart, especially Sr. Janet Connorton. I’d convey your greeting to Terry, but I’m not sure (and I’m sure it wasn’t apparent in that essay) that you know he & I were divorced in 1997. I do see him during family occasions, in fact, I’ll see him twice in one week, since we share 4 grandchildren but — how can I explain this? — very little conversation goes on between us about our mutual past. He seems uncomfortable about the fact that I write this blog, and he concentrates on his second wife and (adopted daughter) when I’m around. If he saw the essay, he will probably ignore it and not bring it up. It’s a weird thing to act like that past is nonexistent, but that’s life.

You can always catch my musings on this blog and I also write and am the associate editor for Canandaigua Magazine, so if you’re in the Finger Lakes area, you’ll find lots of writing there, too. Thanks for your comment.


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