This installment will be on Golf and Soccer. Let’s go.
DanJenkinsGD — Let’s start this post with legendary golf writer Dan Jenkins. He’s 81 and he’s embraced Twitter. He usually tweets during major golf tournaments which he still covers. He’ll put out gems. There was one instance where he made an unfortunate joke about Y.E. Yang during the 2010 Masters, but overall, Dan is a pro and he continues to be quite a prolific writer for Golf Digest. Dan has 15,344 followers.
StephanieWei — The lovely Stephanie Wei has her own blog, Wei Under Par and she also writes regularly for the Wall Street Journal and contributes to SI.com. She goes to every major golf tournament and provides updates both on Twitter and to the Wall Street Journal. One of the up and comers in golf reporting. Stephanie has 9,650 followers and is worth your time.
RyanBallengee — The lead writer for NBC’s Pro Golf Talk, Ryan Ballengee is a very entertaining follow. He writes about both the PGA and LPGA Tours. The tweets are constantly updated and he interacts regularly. If you follow golf, then you should follow Ryan who has 5,166 tweeps.
GolfGirl — The twitter account of Patricia Hannigan. She writes an independent blog, Golf Girl’s Diary, which takes a fun look at golf. Patricia is always on top of golf fashion, golfing accessories and just everything golf. Plus, she likes blogging in a bikini. I just recently started following this account and it’s been quite entertaining. Patricia has a solid following of 8,063 tweeps.
KellyTilghmanGC — Kelly Tilghman’s Twitter account is constantly being updated with tournament facts, golf news and upcoming programming. The Golf Channel host is quite the prolific tweeter especially when there’s a tournament being played. Kelly also engages with her fellow Golf Channel staffers and with the regular tweeps. A worthwhile follow. Kelly has 26,027 followers.
Fehertwit — No golf list would be complete without CBS/Golf Channel analyst David Feherty. One of the funniest men on sports television, one would expect his tweets to be funny and they are. You can practically hear his Irish accent as you read David’s account. He has 37,561 followers.
DanHicksNBC — If you watch golf, then you know Dan Hicks is the voice of golf on NBC Sports. He just recently joined Twitter and is doing his part to give insight on his travels, the tournaments he covers, the golfers and a bit into “the Hicks chicks”, his wife and daughters. If you not aware, Dan’s wife is Hannah Storm of ESPN. Dan has 2,341 followers and do your part to make that go up.
ESherman_Crains — Ed Sherman of Crain’s Chicago Business wears two hats for the paper. His main duties are writing about sports business and media where he has a blog. But Ed’s true passion is golf and he also blogs about the sport for Crain’s. A lot of his tweets are golf related. Ed also does a weekly golf show on WSCR in Chicago. Ed has has 819 followers and an interesting aside, 818 tweets as of this post.
GrantWahl — If you follow soccer, then you should know of Grant’s writing in Sports Illustrated. One of the better reporters in the game, his account is pure soccer. And during the Women’s World Cup, was live tweeting the games. Grant has 119,887 followers. Like he needs the help, but follow him anyway if you love the Beautiful Game.
epltalk — The account of one of the best U.S. blogs on the English Premier League. There’s no interaction. There’s just blog posts so it’s a glorified RSS feed right now. I would like to see a bit more done with the Twitter account, but it’s a great way to keep up with what’s new with the site. This account has 19,707 followers.
FoxSoccer — The official Twitter account for Fox Soccer interacts with fans and live tweets matches. Its companion account, FoxSoccerTrax, usually focuses on Fox Soccer’s Match of the Day. Fox Soccer also promotes its programming, but this account is not a clearinghouse. It’s a fun follow. Fox Soccer has 24,519 tweeps.
I was going to add some more sports, but it’s late. I’ll do more in the next installment. You have 11 good accounts here. Add that to the 76 in the first three parts and you have 87 accounts you should follow. Back with more tomorrow.