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FLORENCE, S.C. – For the third consecutive year, Francis Marion University psychology professor Tom Dorsel has been named a recipient of the “Outstanding Achievement Award” presented by the International Network of Golf (ING) at that organization’s 2002 Media Awards.

Dorsel earned the award in the Instruction Writing category.  The announcement was made at ING’s 12th-annual spring conference at the Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club in Southern Pines, N.C.

Dorsel was recognized for his instructional features covering the mental aspect of golf, which have appeared in Golf Illustrated for the past five years.  Other ING award winners came from such publications as Golf Illustrated, Golf Digest, Golf Magazine, and GOLFWEEK.

Prior to joining the FMU faculty 15 years ago, Dorsel taught for 12 years at Western Carolina University.  He earned degrees from the Universities of Notre Dame, Kentucky, and New Mexico, and completed a post-doctoral internship in clinical psychology at the University of California at Davis Medical Center.  He is a past president of the South Carolina Psychological Association.

Dorsel was recently granted membership in the prestigious Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA).  He has authored several books.  He co-authored his most recent work, titled “Putting Machine.”

He is the host of “Hilton Head Golf Weekly” on WHHI-TV in Hilton Head Island, and his instructional features have appeared regularly on ESPN’s “Inside the PGA Tour” series.


Last Published: April 6, 2004 7:48 AM
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