Dave Berner

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Dave Berner is a long-time journalist for CBS radio in Chicago and has freelanced for CNN, National Public Radio, and ABC news. He created and produced the popular radio feature "The Golf Minute" for CBS-owned radio station WMAQ in Chicago along with writing a regular column for Golf Chicago Magazine. In 1999, he was asked to be the managing editor for Golf Chicago Magazine. Berner also feelances for Golf Chicago Magazine, Great Lakes Golf Magazine, and Sun Publications where he's written a regular column on the game of golf for several Illinois newspapers. He is also author of "Any Road Will Take You There: A journey of fathers and sons" and "Accidental Lessons: A Memoir of a Rookie Teacher and a Life Renewed." Follow Berner on Twitter @DavidWBerner Dave has won a number of awards for his reporting, broadcast editorials and golf writing and is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America. He admires good writing as varied as the short stories of Ernest Hemingway, the essays of Henry Longhurst, the golf dreams of John Updike, the poetry of Billy Collins, and the lyrics of Bob Dylan. Dave has played golf all over America but his most memorable golf experiences were in Ireland and Scotland on trips with his father. Statistics at the Chicago District Golf Association show Dave as a 9 handicap. But, as Dave puts it, "It's a short 9." "If the short game is working, I'm a 9," he says. "If it's not, I'm not.

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