2007 Jazzy Awards – Best Modern Public Course – Lederach

Kelly Blake Moran’s not only building great courses on his own – Lederach G.C., just north of Philly wins best modern public course this year v- but he also is…

Jazzy Awards – Best Classic Public Course – The Knoll Club (West), Parsippany, NJ

THE KNOLL COUNTRY CLUB – WEST COURSE Knoll and Greenbank Roads Parsippany, NJ 973.263.7110 www.knollcc.com Architect – Charles Banks, Restored by George Bahto Par 70 Excitement Level – 10/12 Difficulty…

Jazzy Awards – Turkey of the Year – ESPN on steroids

Well, it’s the day after Thanksgiving and everyone except me and a few other Turkey haters are eating leftover dry stringy bird remnants. I had steak and pasta yesterday, as…

2007 Jazzy Awards – Best Sportswriting – Jason Whitlock, Matt Rudy

This year we have a tie for the best sports article of the year. The spectre of steroids burned like a proprietary torch everywhere in the sports world this year,…

Final Jazzy Award of 2006 – Best Public Course – Black Mesa

With a full article to follow soon, Black Mesa GC in La Mesilla, NM takes home the Jazzy Award for Best Public Round of the Year.  Design:  Seven Stars.  (All…

A Jazzy Christmas Wish!

Hey, since we’re doing the Jazzy Awards, have a Jazzy Christmas Wish! Click here to play!

2006 Jazzy Awards – Best sportswriting, the Barry Bonds Expose

The “Bunker Mulligan Award” for this year’s best sportswriting goes to Game of Shadows authors Mark Fainara-Wada and Lance Williams. The famed excerpt which appeared in Sports Illustrated is here. …

2006 Jazzy Awards – Architect of the year, Tom Doak

Tom Doak had the most high profile year and takes home this year’s award for some searing achievements in the most pressure filled jobs. He certainly rose to the occasion…

2006 Jazzy Awards – Best New Course – Ballyneal by Tom Doak

Since it’s the holidays, it’s time to wind up the year with the Annual “Jay’s Golf Awards” a.k.a. the Jazzys. Today – Best New Private Course. This one was easy….

Recap of this year’s Best Course and architecture awards

I have to disagree with GD’s choices for their “Best New” awards in some areas. They missed big by not including Pradera as a best new Private and Monterey Peninsula…

My vote for Best New Public – Lakota Canyon Ranch and two new golf blogs

I’m glad Bully Pulpit won Golf Diget’s best new affordable public award. North Dakota has a nice triumverate of courses now – Bully Pulpit, Hawktree by Jim Engh and Links…

2005 Jazzy Awards – Architect of the Year: MIke Strantz, Best Re-Design: Monterey Peninsula C.C. – Shore Course

When he was President of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, Dan Maples once observed at their annual meeting “Each year we try for twelve months to beat each…

The soul of golf course architecture and Rob Thompson wins a 2005 Jazzy Award for blogging

Great stuff on the Internet today regarding architecture. Geoff Shackelford has an absolutely hilarious satire of the Golf Digest Panel winter meeting here. Defending his panel (and his loyalty commands…

2005 Jazzy Awards -Best Classic Private Course: Crystal Downs C.C., Frankfort, MI

2005 JAZZY AWARDS – BEST CLASSIC PRIVATE COURSE: CRYSTAL DOWNS C.C., Frankfort, MI “We don’t often have seventy degree days in October, Jay” said Tom Doak I his usual matter-of-fact…

2005 Jazzy Awards -Best New Private Course: The Club at Pradera, Parker, CO

As I noted in part one of my interview with Jim Engh here, people mistakenly attribute Jim Engh’s success to beautiful natural settings and not his talent for building fascinating…