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.
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.
November 15th, 2013 | 1 hr 5 mins
David Eger joins Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri to discuss the Tiger Woods Masters ruling, state of the Champions Tour, politics among the game's governing bodies and more on episode 31 of State of the Game
October 29th, 2013 | 1 hr 4 mins
Mike CLayton, Geoff Shackelford and Rod Morri welcome Golf World Editor Jaime Diaz to the show this week to talk all things Tiger Woods, golf media and the State of the Game...
October 9th, 2013 | 1 hr 5 mins
Geoff Shacklford and Mike Clayton join host Rod Mori as they chat with GolfWeek architectiure editor brad Klein about hie new book Wide Open Fairways: A Journey Across the Landscapes of Modern Golf
October 1st, 2013 | 1 hr 19 mins
Geoff Shackelford and Mike Clayton join host Rod Morri in a chat with TV analyst and former player Judy Rankin
September 16th, 2013 | 1 hr 11 mins
On this epsidoe Mike Clayton, Geoff Shackelford and Rod Morri catch up with two former USGA staffers who have formulated two simplified sets of rules for the game.
August 26th, 2013 | 1 hr 8 mins
Mike Clayton and Geoff Shackelford join host Rod Morri to discuss all things golf from The Open Championship and US PGA to the new USGA TV deal with FOX in the US.