Matthew Rudy

Bridgeport, CT USA

Professional Experience

Experienced staff writer, editor and columnist with advanced business training. I've written about everything from cars to steroids to drones for some of the largest sports magazines in the world. Elite ghostwriter with 24 published books and more than 30 magazine cover stories for professional athletes, coaches and business leaders.


Book Author
18 Years
18 Years
22 Years


Business (general)
10 Years
Sports & Recreation
22 Years
6 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
22 Years
Online/new media
10 Years
Book Publishing Consumer
18 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

22 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs) (columnist/blogger) (10+), Random House (1-2), Conde Nast Entertainment (1-2)

Other Work History

Golf Digest (1999-present) Digest (front of book) Editor (1999-2001) Travel Writer (2002) Instruction Editor (2003-2005) Senior Writer, Columnist (2005-present) Reporter, Sports Illustrated (1995-1998) Author or ghostwriter of 24 sports, business and self-help books

Technical Skills

Ghostwriting Creative writing Technical writing Project management Editing Creative development Photo/video direction and editing Video scripting

Computer Skills

InCopy InDesign Adobe Photoshop Adobe Acrobat Microsoft Word Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft Excel WordPress CMS Movable Type CMS HTML


Apple iMac Apple MacBook Pro Zoom H4N digital microphone/recorder Final Cut Pro Adobe Photoshop Audacity iBooks Author


Portfolio and references at


Multiple Golf Writers Association of America annual writing awards

Work Samples


One of a monthly series of "Long Drives" auto review columns for Golf Digest. The column ran for more than five years, from 2008-2013.
Inside the one-of-a-kind world of custom putter making
An examination of how consumer drones are being used within the golf world.
An award-winning investigative piece on the new phenomenon of steroid use by professional golfers. Notable for hall-of-fame golfer Gary Player's comments on his belief that current stars were using performance-enhancing drugs--the first comments of their kind in the sport.