Sleepy Hollow Half Marathon and the Rivertown Runners – a Runner’s Rite of Spring

Sleepy Hollow Half Marathon and the Rivertown Runners – a Runner’s Rite of Spring

—Special to Slave to the Traffic Light Runner’s Magazine by Jay Flemma SLEEPY HOLLOW, NY – History, literature, nature, and distance running all blend seamlessly to create one of the…

Coming up – Sleepy Hollow Half, Masters Coverage Schedule

Coming up – Sleepy Hollow Half, Masters Coverage Schedule

So here’s the schedule of events from now through the Masters: First up, Slave to the Traffic Light Magazine returns with my race review of this Saturday’s Sleepy Hollow Half…

Golf’s New Rules, An Analysis – Changes we Don’t Like and Changes for Pros

Golf’s New Rules, An Analysis – Changes we Don’t Like and Changes for Pros

Part One of this article is here. THE CHANGES THAT (PRETTY MUCH) AFFECT ONLY TOUR PROS 1. You can use a damaged club, even if you broke it in anger….

Golf’s New Rules, An Analysis – Part 1 Changes We Like

Golf’s New Rules, An Analysis – Part 1 Changes We Like

A new day may be dawning in golf: a kinder, gentler rule book, beginning 1-1-19. The reason? The game takes too long and the rules are too confusing…and at times…

Jay’s Plays Radio – Former Sports Illustrated and Golf Magazine Editor Kevin Cook

Jay’s Plays Radio – Former Sports Illustrated and Golf Magazine Editor Kevin Cook

It’s always terrific catching up with former Sports Illustrated and Golf magazine editor-in-chief Kevin Cook, more so this time because of the release of the movie of his first book,…

Top Reasons to Love Gil Hanse’s Boston Golf Club – the 21st Century’s Proper Rejoinder to Pine Valley

Top Reasons to Love Gil Hanse’s Boston Golf Club – the 21st Century’s Proper Rejoinder to Pine Valley

HINGHAM, MA – “Boston Golf Club?” my friend asked, confused. “That’s not helpful. Which club in Boston do you mean?” “No, that’s the name of it,” I replied. “Boston Golf…

USGA Sectional Qualifying Sites for 2017 U.S. Open

USGA Sectional Qualifying Sites for 2017 U.S. Open

The USGA has released its list of 2017 U.S. Open Sectional qualifying sites. The list is headlined by a foreign course this year – Walton Heath, the great English heathland…

Opening Act Illness Means Two Sets of Mike Doughty in Rochester

Opening Act Illness Means Two Sets of Mike Doughty in Rochester

(PHOTO CREDIT MIKE DOUGHTY) “Please don’t tell anybody tonight’s show was any different from the rest of the tour,” Mike Doughty asked ironically. Sorry, Mike, you were a little late…

Jay’s Plays Radio – Interview with Fred Altvater

Jay’s Plays Radio – Interview with Fred Altvater

Golf News Net just posted my Jay’s Plays interview with Fred Altvater of Back 9 Media and GNN. We talked about the tour, golf travel and more.

USGA Announces Local Qualifying Sites for U.S. Open

From the USGA: A total of 114 local qualifiers will be conducted in 44 states and Canada for the 117th U.S. Open Championship, which will be contested June 15-18 at…

NWO Golf Links Runs my Crestwood Resurrection Piece

NWO Golf Links Runs my Crestwood Resurrection Piece

Big thanks to Fred Atvater and the folks at NWO Golf for reprinting my Golf Course Trades Article about the resurrection of Crestwood Golf Club. Like GCT, they too did…

Jay’s Plays Radio – Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Jay’s Plays Radio – Robert Trent Jones Jr.

We had a terrific time as always talking golf design, California dreamin’ the Tour, ad more with Robert Trent Jones, Jr., preeminent golf course architect on the Jay’s Plays show,…

Golf Course Trades Runs my Piece on Kyle Phillips’s California Golf Club of San Francisco

Golf Course Trades Runs my Piece on Kyle Phillips’s California Golf Club of San Francisco

Golf Course Trades did a wonderful job on my Cal Club article. (You can read it here on-line or pick it up in print.) Cal Club is one of those…

Early Betting Odds to Win the 2017 Masters

Early Betting Odds to Win the 2017 Masters

Interesting…despite a mezza-mezza finish season (comparatively) Jordan is still top seed in Vegas betting, along with perennial fave RoRy McIlroy. The biggest joke is, of course, Tiger Woods at 22-1….

Jay’s Plays NFL Picks Finishes Season at 24-16-3

Jay’s Plays NFL Picks Finishes Season at 24-16-3

So Ernesto the Prediction Iguana and his band of merry animal handicapping friends finished the season with exactly a 60% winning percentage – 24-16-3 in teasers, (69-23-3 overall). With his…


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