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…

The 2013 Jazzy Awards – Highlight of the Year – Phil Mickelson at Muirfield

They said he couldn’t win an Open Championship. They said he didn’t know how to play links golf. They said he can’t play in wind and weather. They said he…

The 2013 Jazzy Awards – Best Courses – Pine Valley (Classic) Dye Fore at Casa de Campo (Modern)

Course of the Year (Classic Golden Age Division) – Pine Valley The Shangri-La of golf courses, Pine Valley appears out of the mists of history like a reverie, both figuratively…

The 2013 Jazzy Awards – Greg Tallman PGA Head Professional

PGA Head Professional of the Year – Greg Tallman Greg Tallman isn’t just the Director of Golf at the number one golf resort in all Mexico and Central America, Cabo…

The 2013 Jazzy Awards – Player of the Year Adam Scott

You can clamor all you want about Tiger Woods winning five tournaments this year, (three of them early, limited field events and one – Sawgrass – besmirched with an ugly…

2012 Jazzy Awards – Best Restoration, Rockaway Hunting Club

There were some outstanding restorations that came on-line this year including the remarkable resurgence of Crestwood G.C. from the brink of extinction and Tom Doak’s superb work at North Shore…

2012 Jazzy Awards – PGA Head Professional of the Year Steve Nacewicz of Crestwood

They are like doctors with a patient, priests with a penitent; the PGA Head professionals devote their lives to golf and golfers far from the cameras, lights, and microphones, but…

2012 Jazzy Awards – Player of the Year Rory McIlroy

In the interest of transparency, I publish my yearly vote for Player of the Year and give the man a Jazzy as a bonus. With his record romp at the…

2012 Jazzy Awards – Sports Turkey of the Year, Lance Armstrong

Since silly season is upon us, it’s time to turn our attention to the yearly Jay’s Golf Awards, known around here as the Jazzys. We’ll recall all the best and…

2011 Jazzy Awards – Laurie Hammer Wins Golf Instructor of the Year

He was a College All-American, a PGA Tour event winner, a National Club Pro Championship Winner, one of the founders of venerable Delray Dunes Country Club, and overall Great Friend…

2011 Jazzy Awards – Best New Public Course Jim Engh’s Awarii Dunes

Crank up the Van Morrison in Parker, Colorado (Turn it up! Turn it up! Radio!) because Jim Engh should be celebrating yet another Best New Course Award, and this time…

2011 Jazzy Awards – Player of the Year, Webb Simpson

Who needed Tiger? We saw a record setting U.S. Open, a miraculous resurrection at the British Open and breakout stars at the PGA Championship and the FedEx Cup, which was…

The 2011 Jazzy Awards – the Dry, Stringy Turkey of the Year

If it’s the day after Thanksgiving, then it must be time for our annual Jazzy Awards to start the holiday season! As usual, we kick off with the Turkey of…

Tony Korologos Makes the Coolest Par in Road Hole History!

It may not be the greatest or most historic, but it’s definitely the coolest, most unlikely, and most memorable par in Road Hole history. Tony Korologos, the Media Guru, chief…

2010 Jazzy Awards – Graeme McDowell, Player of the Year

In the interests of transparency, I publish my vote for Player of the Year each December. For the record, like my brethren in the BWAA, I will never cast a…