In 2001 Bruce was approached by two keen Brisbane golfers who were determined to create a golfing website that would establish itself as a leader in that area of the market at a time when the internet was in relative infancy. 18 years later iseekgolf is the one of the leading golf only websites in Australasia and likely the southern hemisphere and has a significant audience worldwide.
“Jason Savidge and his then partner, Stuart Beck, the two founders of iseekgolf.com, were keen to have somebody on board who could provide content and so I wrote my first article for them in July of 2001. Fifteen and more than 10,000 articles later I am proud to have been part of the success of a concept that faced early scepticism but has proven to be such a success story.”
In addition to his role as a contributor to iseekgolf, Bruce’s work included providing golf related segments for the Sports shows of the Radio TAB Network and for radio in New Zealand, writing for the websites of Peter Lonard and Brendan Jones, providing weekly video analysis for Golf Link, writing monthly articles for several golf magazines in Australia and New Zealand, writing form guides for New Zealand TAB on the Major Championships, providing golf analysis for Sky News Channel and media consultancy for several golf tournaments.
On course interview Madelene Sagstrom – Bonville 2019
Bruce also continued his involvement in television commentary, having worked on co sanctioned European Tour events for European Tour Productions on their coverage of events such as the Australian Masters, the New Zealand Open and the Johnnie Walker Classic. He has also performed voice over work for Tier Two Australasian Tour events shown for the web and on Fox Sports and Channel 10 (see video page) and over a six year period in a role as on course commentator at the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship along with Bill Macatee, Frank Nobilo and Dottie Pepper.
Interviewing eventual winner Guan Tianlang at 2012 Asia Pacific Amateur
On course commentary – 2017 NZ Open
Commentary Team 2019 NZ Open
Bruce has added a new string to his bow of late by branching out into MC work. Not only has he hosted several lunches and golf related functions, but has facilitated panel discussions and hosted conferences for the Australian Golf Industry Council and the PGA of Australia, played host at Golf Shootouts at Emerald Lakes and Virginia Golf Clubs in Queensland and hosted tournament launches and prize-giving ceremonies at the Queensland PGA and the Queensland Open.
Bruce was also MC at the 2009 Queensland Mining Industry’s Health and Safety Conference in Townsville and in 2010 was MC at the Asia Pacific Srixon PGA Coaching Summit at Royal Pines on the Gold Coast where David Leadbetter was the keynote presenter.
Bruce was also the MC/Facilitator at the Asia Pacific Srixon Coaching Summit in 2012 and was again in that same role in 2014.
Further MC roles have involved the Australia and New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference at Jupiters Casino on the Gold Coast, the luncheons on all four days of the RACV Ladies Masters on the Gold Coast, the Australian Golf Writers Annual Gala Dinner during the 2014 Australian Open as Facilitator during the 2015 Golf Management Australia Conference on the Gold Coast and as MC at the 2019 Asia Pacific Turfgrass Conference in Brisbane.
2019 Asia Pacific Turgrass Conference