Sam Hayes

Sam Hayes
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Sam studied journalism at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he wrote for the college's newspaper, The Daily Collegian. After graduating, he began writing online content for various publications. Sam covers a range of topics from as bicycle tours to home improvement tools. He covers anything and everything golf-related for TripSavvy. 


  • Sam has been writing about local news and lifestyle topics since 2009
  • He has been writing for TripSavvy since March 2018
  • He graduated from University of Massachusetts Amherst with bachelor's degrees in journalism and political science


Sam has written for The Spruce, Verywell, and TripSavvy since March 2018. 


Sam has an undergraduate degree in journalism and a speciality in news writing from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He also has undergraduate and graduate degrees in political science.

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