http://jayflemma.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/jt-wanamaker.jpgThe 2017 Jazzy Awards – Player of the Year Justin Thomas

The 2017 Jazzy Awards – Player of the Year Justin Thomas

It’s time again for Jay’s Year end golf awards – the Jazzys as we call them. This year’s Player of the Year is clearly Justin Thomas. Five wins, a PGA…

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…

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…

The 2016 Jazzy Awards – Turkey of the Year – Colin Kaepernick and the National Anthem Protests

The 2016 Jazzy Awards – Turkey of the Year – Colin Kaepernick and the National Anthem Protests

It’s the day after Thanksgiving. Every dish in the house is soiled, the tablecloth is stained, the rug is a shambles, and there’s dry, stringy, tasteless turkey leftover for the…

The 2015 Jazzy Awards – Best New Course – Cabot Cliffs

The 2015 Jazzy Awards – Best New Course – Cabot Cliffs

It’s rare when every major magazine rankings list agree with one another, but when they do, it’s time to pay attention…close attention. From the moment it was announced that Coore…

The 2015 Jazzy Awards – Seminole Wins Best Classic Design

The 2015 Jazzy Awards – Seminole Wins Best Classic Design

Everything they say about Donald Ross’s Seminole is true. Cunning, crowned greens, cavernous bunkering anywhere you miss, rugged rumbling ridges at two edges of the property, and an idyllic coastal…

The 2015 Jazzy Awards – Best Renovation – Poppy Hills

The 2015 Jazzy Awards – Best Renovation – Poppy Hills

We’ll talk a lot more about Poppy Hills in my new “Elysian Fields” column in Golf Course Trades Magazine early in 2016, but the Robert Trent Jones, Jr./Bruce Charlton redesign…

The 2015 Jazzy Awards – Player of the Year Jordan Spieth

The 2015 Jazzy Awards – Player of the Year Jordan Spieth

For the first seven months of the year, Jordan Spieth was the face of sports, not just golf. He became only the sixth golfer to win both the Masters and…

The 2015 Jazzy Awards – Turkey of the Year Tom Brady

The 2015 Jazzy Awards – Turkey of the Year Tom Brady

If you’re still buzzed from tryptophan as you’re reading this, then it must be time for another great holiday tradition: Jay’s Sports Awards…the Jazzys, to its friends. From now until…

The 2014 Jazzy Awards – Keith Foster Architect of the Year

It’s been a banner year for Keith Foster. He’s riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave of adulation for his brilliant restoration/renovation of Philly Cricket’s fabled Wissahickon course,…

The 2014 Jazzy Awards – Rory McIlroy, Player of the Year

It was a runaway year for Rory…he ran away from his bride and his wedding, then he ran away from the fields of two major championships and a fist full…

The 2014 Jazzy Awards – Hack Golf and Foot Golf are the Dry, Stringy Turkey Award Winners

It’s that time again – silly season. Yes the advent of the Holidays heralds peace, love, and goodwill to all men, (and shopping deals to part you from what little…

The 2013 Jazzy Awards – Best Restoration – Philly Cricket Club – Keith Foster

Talk about Steelers-Cowboys, Celtics-Lakers or Canadiens-Red Wings, the battle between Philly Cricket and Paramount for Best Restoration was one of the most eagerly awaited match-ups in golf design/travel circles. The…

The 2013 Jazzy Awards – Steve Smyers Architect of the Year

Most of the time, the Architect of the Year is the designer who builds the best golf course for that particular calendar year. But sometimes the award goes to the…

The 2013 Jazzy Awards – Best Sports Writing – Kevin Cook, The Last Headbangers

While it was a lean year for sports books (and golf books in particular), former Sports Illustrated editor Kevin Cook provided us with one for the ages, a true instant…


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