Steve Pike is a multiple award-winning journalist and author who helped define golf business reporting in the early 1990s as the first Golf Business Editor for Golfweek magazine and later at Golf World and Golf Shop Operations magazines for The New York Times Magazine Group and Golf Digest. Pike further pioneered this genre at the PGA of America and Time Warner as the golf business writer and editor for PGA.com.
As a travel, culinary and golf writer, “Spike” has climbed volcanoes in the Canary Islands, swam with sharks off Guadalupe Island, ascended the Great Wall of China, dived Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, teed off in the Austrian Alps, and shared single-malt scotch with Sir Michael Bonallack at the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, Scotland.
Spike’s golf partners have included Arnold Palmer, Nancy Lopez, rock star Alice Cooper, baseball legends Joe DiMaggio and George Brett, and singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett. He’s interviewed and profiled the likes of former President Donald Trump, Tiger Woods, Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan, Jack Nicklaus and Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton.
Spike currently is owner/editor of Spike’s Peeks: The Art of Travel. Pike contributes to such publications and web sites as Links Magazine, hotelinteractive.com, Coastal Star newspaper in Delray Beach, Fla., NewEngland.golf, Golf-Hound.com and FloridaGolfandLeisure.com.
He lives in Fort Lauderdale, Fl.