Steve Elling, golf/tennis writer, The National newspaper (United Arab Emirates)


When we talked last month, it was late Monday night for me and early Tuesday morning for Steve Elling, and throughout our conversation, the former national golf writer turned ex-pat sports writer in the United Arab Emirates talked about the oddities of his life these days. During our chat, we discuss the culture shock he’s experienced while living in Abu Dhabi, what it’s like to work for a government-owned newspaper, and how he’s had to tighten up his copy now that he’s gone from writing for the Internet back to writing for a newspaper.

Plus, we talk about if he successfully connects with those who read him in the country in which he lives, his relationship with Tiger Woods, and about the reality of the golf writer clique.

Interviewed on 11-17-13

3 responses to “Steve Elling, golf/tennis writer, The National newspaper (United Arab Emirates)


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  3. Steve…this is Marc O’Hair…Sean’s Dad. I’ve been meaning to contact you to express my sincere apologies for my actions in the past. As you probably know…in 2006 I was diagnosed as being mentally ill with bi-polar disorder and intermittent explosive disorder. I was not diagnosed or medicated until well after my verbal attacks on you. I do not want sympathy or any other forms of that sort…I assume responsibilities for my actions. You were only doing your job and I see that now. I am medicated now within 85-90 % of a normal person. I pray to the Almighty daily to guide me on this difficult road I travel. I just wanted you to know my feelings now and ask your forgiveness. I am at your service if there is ever anything I can do for you.


    Marc O’Hair

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