You don’t, you can’t, turn down the better offer. BuffaloGolfer’s “A Lady” didn’t. The better offer wasn’t ours; we knew long ago that Cassandra Stein would be moving on. On to the American Junior Golf Association, then the United States Golf Association and now, GolfWeek. So far, so good.

After a stellar high school golf career and two years of division 1 play at Robert Morris, Cassie decided to focus on career goals. Playing golf took a back seat to conducting tournaments and writing about the game. She went to two Walker Cups as a fan (Merion and Royal Aberdeen), spent a semester in Ireland and worked various stints as a paid intern for the finest golfing associations in the USA. Prior to all this, she learned the tournament game as director of player housing for the Porter Cup, the pre-eminent stroke play event on the summer amateur circuit.

These days, Cassandra Stein can be found at the offices of Golf Week, a paper and digital publication housed in Orlando, Florida. Stein reports on college golf, with the occasional foray into other topics. ¬†Two recent pieces, on Texas freshman Branden Stone and TCU sophomore Julien Brun, give a sense of Miss Stein’s direction.

Our next play is an interview, but we’ll wait until she has a year under her writer’s belt for that.