NEW YORK, NY – Since graduating from Williams and trying to make the PGA Tour Dylan Dethier later embarked on a freelance writing career.
His freelance writing career ended on August 15 when he had a day he will always remember.
Dethier wrote a story for the New York Times that appeared in the August 15, 2017 edition and he also signed on to become an associate editor at Golf.com the same day.
Dethier, who wrote for Eph Sports Info while at Williams, wrote in the Times about "The Little Golf Course That Could," chronicling the efforts of Rob Collins who made what has turned out to be a unique and popular 9-hole golf course near Chattanooga, Tenn.
At the age of 18 Dethier, a native of Williamstown, decided to take a gap year out of high school before enrolling at Williams. For nearly a year Dethier drove through the 48 contiguous United States and played golf in each state.
That trip spawned the book Dethier authored – 18 in America – published in 2013.
Dethier's first story to appear on Golf.com came this past March 20, "When Really, Really Good Isn't Good Enough: Inside One Golfer's Attempt to Live His Dream."
Dethier also had a story posted on the GQ magazine website on April 12, "Is Donald Trump Making America Hate Golf Again?"
Proof positive that Dethier is a rising young talent in golf coverage was the Tweet that Golf.com editor Alan Shipnuck put out announcing Dethier's hiring:
Best young talent in golf isn't Spieth it's @dylan_dethier. I'm stoked that as of today he's part of the http://golf.com/Golf Mag empire.