ODU Graduate Lands Dream Job as Associate Editor for Golf Channel
When she took up the game of golf at age 15, Bailey Mosier pursued it passionately.
It took her from her home in Las Vegas to Old Dominion University on a golf scholarship. When she subsequently earned a master's in mass communication at Arizona State University, Mosier hoped to be able to write about golf for a living.
Now, at 24, she's been hired by the Golf Channel, working as an associate editor for the network's website, which is a magnet for passionate golf fans from around the world.
"It really is a dream for me," said Mosier, who played varsity golf for the Monarchs from 2004-08, graduating with a degree in communication and a minor in psychology.
Mosier is one of a team of eight journalists who write headlines, edit copy and follow golf news from around the world for the Golf Channel website. Since she has a job dedicated to following professional golf, Mosier works evenings from Wednesday to Sunday. "I love the job, and that's when the tournaments are," she said.
It's exactly what Mosier wanted to do.
"As soon as I entered college, I basically knew I wanted to be a journalist, a sports journalist in particular," she said. "And I always had the Golf Channel in the back of my mind."
During college, Mosier did internships with the PGA Tour and golf manufacturer Titleist, helping her learn more about the game and make contacts. While she was in graduate school, Mosier was hired to be editor of Avid Golfer Arizona. She wrote course reviews for some of the best tracks in golf-mad Arizona, and had an opportunity to play famed Pebble Beach the week before the U.S. Open last year.
Her four years at Old Dominion were special, and Mosier has many happy memories from her college days.
"It was a great experience. I wanted to do something completely different, and that was it. A Las Vegas girl moving to the East Coast," Mosier said. "Coach (Pat) Kotten was amazing, and the girls on the team were great. They're still my best friends."
Mosier is also very appreciative of the academic support she received from ODU faculty members who she said helped her tremendously in her goal to become a sports journalist.
She still plays golf when she can, which is currently a couple of times a month. Now that she's doing it for fun, Mosier finds it interesting that she's playing better golf than she ever did in college.
"There are golfers who play better because of the competition. There are also golfers who don't play as well and, unfortunately, that was me," she said.
One thing hasn't changed, however - her passion for the game, a passion that she hopes will lead to a long career as a golf journalist.
This article was posted on: January 24, 2011
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