Bayonne Golf Club – An Interview with Eric Bergstol

Bayonne Golf Club – An Interview with Eric Bergstol

BAYONNE, NJ – A funny thing happened when I went to interview a golf course architect about his design strategies. I got a grad school-level lecture in landscape architecture, construction,…

Jay’s Plays NFL Picks – 2017 AFC and NFC Championship Predictions and Bettor’s Guide

Jay’s Plays NFL Picks – 2017 AFC and NFC Championship Predictions and Bettor’s Guide

Ernesto the Prediction Iguana went .500 last week, 2-2 over all, 0-2 in teasers, putting the playoff record at 5-2-1 overall, 1-2-1 in teasers. That puts the season totals at…

Golf Course Trades Article – Crestwood Golf Club

Golf Course Trades Article – Crestwood Golf Club

My monthly “Elysian Fields” column is up over at Golf Course Trades. As always, it’s fun to write about a homespun, feel-good story like Crestwood Golf Club in Marcy, New…

Jay’s Plays NFL Picks – 2017 Divisional Playoffs Predictions and Bettor’s Guide

Jay’s Plays NFL Picks – 2017 Divisional Playoffs Predictions and Bettor’s Guide

Ernesto the Prediction Iguana went 3-0-1 last week, hitting on the Texans and the OVER against Oakland, and the Seahawks in their shellacking of Detroit. He got lucky pushing the…

Jay’s Plays Radio Holiday Spectacular Show – Tom Doak, Ran Morrissett and More

Jay’s Plays Radio Holiday Spectacular Show – Tom Doak, Ran Morrissett and More

It was the final Jay’s Plays Radio show of the year, an extra-long golf spectacular. We open with Tom Doak and Ran Morrissett discussing the latest volume of the Confidential…

Jay’s Plays NFL Picks 2017 Wild Card Predictions

Jay’s Plays NFL Picks 2017 Wild Card Predictions

With Ernesto the Prediction Iguana at the helm for the final week of the season, we here at AWITP and GNN went a surprising 3-1, 1-1 record. Week 17 is…

Jay’s Plays NFL Picks – Week 17 Predictions and Bettor’s Guide

Jay’s Plays NFL Picks – Week 17 Predictions and Bettor’s Guide

Ernesto the Prediction Iguana had a strong 8-2 week last week, 3-2 in teasers. That brings thee overall standings to an excellent 58-20-2 overall, 21-12-2 in teasers. Week 17 is…

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year From AWITP and GNN

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year From AWITP and GNN

And then an angel of the Lord appeared to the shepherds, and they were frightened. But he said, “Fear not. For I bring you glad ridings of great joy. For…

The 2016 Jazzy Awards – Player of the Year Henrik Stenson

The 2016 Jazzy Awards – Player of the Year Henrik Stenson

Yes, I know, most people voted for Dustin Johnson. But I think that’s a sympathy vote. I also think we in the golf media are doing that herd groupthink thing…

Jay’s Plays NFL Picks – Week 16 Predictions and Bettor’s Guide

Jay’s Plays NFL Picks – Week 16 Predictions and Bettor’s Guide

It was a 3-3 week for Ernesto the Prediction Iguana, 1-2 in teasers. Although that was rather milquetoast, (that’s what happens when you play NFC West divisional games), and I’m…

2016 Jazzy Awards Best Modern Course – Boston Golf Club

2016 Jazzy Awards Best Modern Course – Boston Golf Club

We’ll have a longer article soon, but the best modern curse we visited this year was Boston Golf Club, called “the best course designed since 1960” by one of the…

Jay’s Plays NFL Picks – Week 15 Predictions and Bettor’s Guide

Jay’s Plays NFL Picks – Week 15 Predictions and Bettor’s Guide

Nothing like a vacation to get Ernesto the Prediction Iguana back to firing on all cylinders. His 7 wins, 1 tie, zero losses swells the season totals to a strong…

Forsgate’s History and Architecture Praised by Golf Design Expert Ran Morrissett

Forsgate’s History and Architecture Praised by Golf Design Expert Ran Morrissett

MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ – The eyes of the golf architecture cognoscenti are again upon our beloved Forsgate, and once more we are being spoken of in knowing nods and holy…

Jay’s Plays NFL Picks – Week 14 Predictions and Bettor’s Guide

Jay’s Plays NFL Picks – Week 14 Predictions and Bettor’s Guide

A 4-2 week overall, 2-1 in teasers leaves the season totals at a 40-15-1 overall, and a constantly improving 14-9-1 in teasers. With Ernesto the Prediction Iguana returning this week,…

Steve Czaban Skewers the Rio Olympics Course and it’s Potential Closing

Steve Czaban Skewers the Rio Olympics Course and it’s Potential Closing

Steve Czaban has this eye-opening expose on the graft, incompetence, and neglect plaguing the future of the Rio Olympics course. I remember telling certain golf architects that losing that bid…


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