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…

Golf News Net Runs my Jay’s Plays Interview with Eric Bergstol of Bayonne

Golf News Net Runs my Jay’s Plays Interview with Eric Bergstol of Bayonne

Golf News Net ran my Jay’s Plays radio show interview with Eric Bergstol. We talked Bayonne, designing in greater New York City, his Empire Golf empire, and more! Tune in…

Jay’s Plays NFL Picks – Super Bowl LI Prediction and Betting Guide

Jay’s Plays NFL Picks – Super Bowl LI Prediction and Betting Guide

Ernesto the Prediction Iguana went .500 again last week, hitting with the Patriots, but astonishingly losing the Packers +10.5. That leaves the playoff totals at 6-3-1, (1-3-1 in teasers…BLEAH). Happily…

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…


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