Mother Nature Smiles on Emmi Farms Earth Day Half Marathon

Mother Nature Smiles on Emmi Farms Earth Day Half Marathon

BALDWINSVILLE, NY – Mother Nature obviously saved her best and brightest sunshine of this entire April for the Earth Day Half Marathon in Baldwinsville. A bold sunrise of blazing red…

Ole, Sergio! Garcia Wins Green Jacket, First Major at 2017 Masters

Ole, Sergio! Garcia Wins Green Jacket, First Major at 2017 Masters

We thought we’d seen this movie before, and we were ready for yet another heart-wrenching ending. If past history were any indication, Sergio Garcia was supposed to lose this Masters…

Rose in Bloom at the 2017 Masters

Rose in Bloom at the 2017 Masters

It was 1998 when we first met Justin Rose. Back then he was a green and grateful amateur, just 17 years old. But that week in July, he ignited the…

John Hopkins and the Legend of Seve Ballesteros

John Hopkins and the Legend of Seve Ballesteros

One of my dear friends, my idols, and my icons, John Hopkins of Global Golf Post, wrote this poignant and fascinating retrospective on the life of the one and only…

2017 Masters Preview – Remembering Larry Mize and the Greatest Miracle in Masters History

2017 Masters Preview – Remembering Larry Mize and the Greatest Miracle in Masters History

You may find yourself In a beautiful house With a beautiful wife. You may ask yourself “Well, how did I get here?!” —Talking Heads, “Once in a Lifetime” The immortal…

Jay’s Plays Masters Preview Part 1 – Tony Dear on the European Tour Players

Jay’s Plays Masters Preview Part 1 – Tony Dear on the European Tour Players

Last year Tony Dear of GNN came on our show and said he thought Danny Willett could win the Masters. We all pointed at him and laughed. Now Theon Greyjoy…

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.


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