About Bradley S. Klein
Bradley S. Klein is a veteran journalist and academic. He has specialized in security studies, media, and sports culture and expanded these interest to include golf architecture and course maintenance.
He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Massachusetts and taught for 14 years at St. Lawrence University (NY), Trinity College (CT) and Clark University (MA) before retiring from formal academia in 1999 to devote himself to golf journalism and design consulting and is principal in the consulting firm, Divot Designs LLC.
He is the author of “Strategic Studies and World Order” (1994). His essays have appeared in numerous academic journals and edited books in the U.S., Great Britain, Germany, Russia and Australia. His research has involved extended stints at the Free University of Berlin and the Australian National University.
Klein has also written dozens of opinion pieces and book reviews for newspapers and magazines. He lives in Bloomfield, CT, with his wife, Jane Nadel-Klein, who is a cultural anthropologist and gardener. Klein is also active in local politics and is collaborating on a set of essays about political culture and the future of democracy.
In recent years he has also focused on golf design. This builds upon an early career as a PGA Tour caddie, which he has now parlayed into thousands of articles for Golfweek, Golf Channel/Golf Advisor.com, Links Magazine and USGA Green Section Record. He has written nine books on the subject, including the definitive design biography, “Discovering Donald Ross. In 2015 he was honored with the Donald Ross Award for lifetime achievement by the American Society of Golf Course Architects. From 1995 through 2017 he founded and ran the “Golfweek’s Best” course rating system. He has also consulted on over 100 golf course projects and lectured on the subject all over the world.