Geoff Shackelford is a Senior Writer for Golfweek magazine, a weekly contributor to Golf Channel's Morning Drive and Golf Central, is co-host of The Ringer's ShackHouse and is the author of eleven books.
His writing has also appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Sports Illustrated, Golf Magazine, Links, Golf Digest, Golf World, The Golfer, Golfweb, Golf Journal (R.I.P.), The Masters Journal, Golf Course Architecture, Golf Architecture, Golf Digest Index, Golf Digest, Golf World and golf.com.
GeoffShackelford.com was created in March 2003 to elaborate on various subjects covered in the author's books including The Future of Golf. GeoffShackelford.com was named one of the Internet's 10 best golf web sites in 2004 by SportsIllustrated.com's Gary Van Sickle and in January, 2011 became a partner website to GolfDigest.com.
Geoff attended Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he was member of the golf team, graduating in 1994 with a B.A. in Communication. In 2004 and 2005, The Golfer named him one of "modern golf's ten most influential writers."
Having studied golf courses all over the world with a noted interest in the "classic courses" of the 1920's, Geoff is engaged in design consulting at several classic courses and has taught golf course restoration at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design with noted architect Brian Silva.He has also addressed many groups on the subject of golf course design, including the American Society of Golf Course Architects, the Alister MacKenzie Society and the Golf Digest Panelist Summit.
Beginning in 2000, Geoff co-designed Rustic Canyon Golf Course in Moorpark, California.
A collaboration with architect Gil Hanse of Malvern, Pennsylvania, construction of the course began in 2001, with the layout opening in April, 2002. Rustic Canyon was named by Golf Digest as the Best New Affordable Public Course in America for 2002. It was ranked 76th in Golfweek's Top 100 Modern Courses for 2006. Rustic Canyon is also ranked 83rd in Golf Magazine's Top 100 You Can Play (2006). Another collaboration with Hanse and Jim Wagner produced the Horse Course at the Prairie Club (2009). In 2010, a restoration of George Thomas's Los Angeles Country Club's North Course design was unveiled, followed by a renovation of the club's South Course in 2016.
In 2011 he published his first non-golf book about his visits with racing legend Zenyatta.
In 2017 GeoffShackelford.com became part of the USA Today Sports Media Group's network.
October 28th, 2014 | 1 hr 7 mins
September 21st, 2014 | 56 mins 35 secs
Brian Keogh of the Irish Golf Desk joins Geoff Shackelford, Mike CLayton and Rod Morri to talk all things Ryder CUp
September 5th, 2014 | 1 hr 26 mins
He's been touted as a future Commissioner of the PGA TOUR and is regarded as one of the game's most interesting professionals and Joe Ogilvie joins Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri to talk all things golf on this episode of State of the Game
August 21st, 2014 | 1 hr 18 mins
Former Touring Professional now Golf Channel analyst Frank Nobilo joins Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri to talk all things golf.
July 30th, 2014 | 1 hr 20 mins
Golf course architect Scott Macpherson from Scott Macpherson Golf Design chats about his fascinating new book on the world's 66 Royal golf clubs as well as discussing the controversial changes to the Old Course.
July 12th, 2014 | 54 mins 59 secs
Mike Clayton and Rod Morri catch up with Tom Watson, Australian caddie to 2011 US Women's Open champion So Yeon Ryu, just hours before the first round of the Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale
July 4th, 2014 | 1 hr 12 mins
Golf World senior writer Bill Fields joins Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri to discuss his new book Arnie, Seve and a Fleck of golf history.
June 4th, 2014 | 1 hr 14 mins
Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri chat with auhtor Chris Buie about his intirguing book "The Early Days of Pinehurst"
May 22nd, 2014 | 1 hr 15 mins
Mike Clayton, Geoff Shackelford and Rod Morri are joined by co-founder of GolfClubAtlas, Ran Morrissett
May 15th, 2014 | 59 mins 29 secs
Mike Clayton, Geoff Shackelford and Rod Morri chat with author, journalist and publisher of the unofficialpartner.co.uk blog Richard Gillis about all things advertising and marketing in the modern game of golf.
April 18th, 2014 | 57 mins 8 secs
Geoff Shackelford and Mike Clayton join Rod Morri tobreak down the week at Augusta National as well as discuss some of the issues confronting the women's professinal game.
March 29th, 2014 | 1 hr 23 mins
Geoff Shackelford, Mike CLayton and Rod Morri are joined by auhtor Gil Capps to discuss his excellent new book on the 1975 US MAsters
March 13th, 2014 | 1 hr 3 mins
Professor Marl Broadie joins Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri to discuss his new book Every Shot Counts.
February 12th, 2014 | 1 hr 6 mins
Mike Clayton, Geoff Shackelford and Rod Morri chat with best selling author Curt Sampson.
January 31st, 2014 | 58 mins 52 secs
Join host Rod Morri with Geoff Shackelford and Mike Clayton as they talk with Brett Avery about his controversial ranking of the top 100 players of the PGA Tour since 1980...
November 28th, 2013 | 1 hr 1 min
Mike Clayton and Geoff Shackelford join host Rod Morri to break down two weeks of tournament golf at Royal Melbourne.