Born in Palmerston North in 1963, Michael Donaldson has been a journalist for over 25 years. A former sports editor at the Sunday Star-Times, he has also worked as a sports journalist for the Otago Daily Times, The Press, the New Zealand Press Association and Australian Associated Press. Michael has written extensively about golf in New Zealand and Australia, including covering events such as the Australian Open and President's Cup. He once caddied in an Australasian PGA Tour event. Michael is the author of three books, Country Courses, Beer Nation- The Art and Heart of Kiwi Beer, and The Big Book of Home Brew. In 2015 he wrote the bestselling memoir of high-profile golf caddy Steve Williams, Steve Williams- Out of the Rough. Michael, now a full-time freelance writer and author, is a member of the Titirangi Golf Club in Auckland where he plays off a handicap of 17.