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Background Information

Employment History

Golf Columnist

Detroit Free Press

Free Press Special Writer

Detroit Free Press



Multi-Media Consultant



Board of Directors Vice Chairperson
Clear Purpose Foundation

Vice-Chairperson On the Board of Directors
Clear Purpose Foundation

Board of Governors Member
Detroit Society

Member of Board of Governors
Skyline Club

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The event featured Janina Parrott Jacobs, Detroit Free Press Golf Columnist and UPN-50/CBS-62 Golf Show host whose 40 years, experience with golf continues to help women ,break the grass ceiling, by successfully entering the traditionally male-dominated world of business golf.

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JANINA PARROTT JACOBS is a freelance golf writer, broadcaster and an amateur golfer with a handicap of 3.Her golf column appears monthly in the Body & Mind section.Contact her at Janina Parrott Jacobs, c/o Detroit Free Press, P.O. Box 828, Detroit, MI 48226 or

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Janina Jacobs
Janina Jacobs is a multi-media consultant specializing in golf, business, and women's issues.A freelance writer, her work has appeared in national, regional, and local publications with subject matter ranging from golf course architecture to 'Playing Partners from Hell'.
Co-host of 'Michigan Golf Weekly', now in its 3rd season airing Saturdays at 6pm on CBS-Detroit, Janina also co-hosted 'GolfWrap' on WJR-AM-760 and has made numerous television appearances locally and nationally.She has filmed specialty golf segments for stations in Chicago, Palm Beach and Detroit and co-hosted the UPN-50 'Beat the Pro Celebrity Shoot-Out' from 1996 - 2000.
A professional speaker, Janina has entertained a variety of clients all over the country with her experiences in golf and business.She wrote a monthly golf column in the Body & Mind Section of the Detroit Free Press since 2000 and teaches "The Positive Golfer" programs, which help golfers create new mental habits and course management techniques to lower their golf scores.Look for her columns on the MGW webpage.
Janina carries a 2-handicap and was ranked among Michigan's top-ten women amateur golfers in 1999, '98, '96, and '94 and is still invited to compete in a Ryder-Cup style event for Michigan's top women golfers.The first woman to compete on a men's golf team in high school (Pershing High School, Detroit) and in college (Wayne State University, Detroit), Janina was inducted into the WSU Athletic Hall of Fame in April 2000.
She was also the first woman to be invited to serve on Golf Digest Magazine's "100 Greatest Courses" ranking selection panel, and has been consulted on several golf course design projects for her opinions on Forward Tee placement and playability features.
Janina was the Founder of the Metro Detroit chapter of the Executive Women's Golf Association (EWGA), part of a national organization that facilitates businesswomen entering into the world of 'client' golf.She is Advisor to several women's golf organizations and serves on many Boards of Directors and Trustees, including the Michigan Women's Golf Association (MWGA), the ClubCorp Detroit Society and the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO).
Janina is also a professional musician and recording artist (keyboards and vocals) and distributed her first recording, "The Treasure - An Inspirational Collection", under her own label, Parrott Records.She is Director of Music at St. Basil Parish in Eastpointe, Michigan and also owns and operates two area restaurants, CAPERS 'Steak by the Ounce' in Detroit and Mount Clemens, Michigan.
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Finally, whether you're a golf lover or an admirer of beautiful architecture, you'll appreciate our Lifestyle feature by golf enthusiast and writer Janina Jacobs. In her article, "More Than Just Great Golf," Jacobs takes a look at Southeast Michigan's renowned public and private courses created by Donald Ross, as well as the beautiful clubhouses designed by noted architect Albert Khan.

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