David Gould Education Wesleyan University David Gould is a golf journalist with long experience covering professional tours and golf industry trends. He was the lead equipment writer for a Golf Digest publication widely read by golf professionals at top clubs and public courses throughout the U.S. Gould developed extensive expertise in golf club design and was one of the first to spotlight the importance of custom club fitting, launching and overseeing the industry’s original club fitting awards program. His knowledge of golf gear performance is from on-site reporting at the production plants, testing grounds, and design centers at the world’s leading manufacturers of clubs, balls, shafts, and grips.Editor of Golf Shop magazine, 1985-90Contributing Writer to GOLF Magazine, 1994-98Editor of LINKS Magazine, 2000-2005Author, Q School Confidential, St. Martin’s Press, 2000Executive Editor, Travel + Leisure Golf, 2006-09Recruited in 1991 by the industry-disrupting startup Henry-Griffitts, Inc., Gould spent six years as a technical writer disseminating the breakthrough concepts in which test clubs in wheeled “fitting carts” made their first appearance at clubs and courses, allowing golfers guided by teaching professionals to sample an array of shaft and clubhead specifications, in a process that is now standard anywhere premium equipment is marketed and sold.Originally employed in his youth as a caddie, pro shop assistant, and caddie master, Gould was selected as a Francis Ouimet Caddie Scholar and financially supported in his collegiate years by the Francis Ouimet foundation. Experience David Gould has written 100-plus articles on golf equipment and instruction for many of the game’s leading publications. He is a former senior editor of Travel + Leisure Golf, LINKS Magazine, and Golf Illustrated magazine. Education Gould is a graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, where he studied European History, competed as a sprinter on the varsity track team, and covered football and hockey for the city’s daily newspaper, the Middletown Press. About TripSavvy and Dotdash TripSavvy, a Dotdash brand, is a travel site written by real experts, not anonymous reviewers. You’ll find that our 20-year-strong library of more than 30,000 articles will make you a savvy traveler—showing you how to book a hotel the whole family will love, where to find the best bagel in New York City, and how to skip the lines at theme parks. We give you the confidence to spend your vacation actually vacationing, not fumbling with a guidebook or second-guessing yourself. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.