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Golf Course Trades Runs my Sinking of the Tedesco Article

Author’s Note: In a first for Golf Course Trades, we are publishing a two-part piece on Marblehead, Massachusetts’ Tedesco Country Club, a course designed and redesigned by many hands, including Wayne Stiles, Jon Van Kleek, and Donald Ross, and most recently renovated by Ron Forse. The course is named after one of the most famous shipwrecks in New England, the cargo...

Forsgate Country Club to Host Jan Stephenson, Writer Cup

Within five days of each other, venerable Forsgate Country Club’s Banks course will host the 12th annual Writer Cup and welcome LPGA immortal Jan Stephenson for an exhibition. The Banks course, the last course designed by the triumverate of C.B. Macdonald, Seth Raynor, and Charles “Steamshovel” Banks has hosted a galaxy of PGA and LPGA stars since...

NoCal Golf Volume 1, Where to Play when a Major Comes to Town

PEBBLE BEACH, CA – For the fourth consecutive day, June gloom hangs oppressively in the sky, so it’s no wonder golfers that prefer U.K. weather are doing so well on the leader board at the 119th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. Hopefully, blue skies and golden sunshine will return just in time for you, dear reader, to hit the links yourself, before heading to the...

Border War! Vermont vs. New Hampshire Skiing Part 2 – Magic Mountain

Border War! Vermont vs. New Hampshire Skiing Part 2 – Magic Mountain —by Jay Flemma Special to Slave to the Traffic Light Adventure Magazine— LONDONDERRY, VT – Abracadabra! Presto, Change-O! Now you see it…now you don’t…and then – happily – now you see it again! Like a rabbit in a conjuring trick, Vermont’s fabled Magic Mountain has once again reappeared...

Adventure Golf Travels – Tedesco Country Club and the Boston Half Marathon

Adventure Golf Travels – Tedesco Country Club and the Boston Half Marathon [Special to Golf News Net and Slave to the Traffic Light Adventure Magazine] By Jay Flemma BOSTON, Mass. – Run, golf, run, golf, run, golf: lather, rinse, repeat. It’s actually a winning formula for a runner and a golfer. “Golf is the perfect activity on days when you don’t run,”...

Back to Boston Golf Club, Foo Fighters at Fenway

BOSTON, MA – There was a story going around among Foo Fighters fans that Dave Grohl was losing his voice, but Grohl was having none of that. In fact, just a fistful of songs into their first Fenway Park show of 2018, and there was Grohl shouting so loudly, he might have been trying to deafen every denizen of Suffolk County. “Heeeeeey Bostooooooooon! They say I’m...

Golf Course Trades Runs my Shinnecock Hills Piece, Winged Foot and Conklin Players Club Coming Soon

We’ll have two new pieces at Golf Course Trades in the next two months. One is on mighty Winged Foot, super Steve Rabideau, and the Anderson Memorial. (I played the West Course on club championship weekend, and OH MY GOD 3-1/2 ROUGH< TEES BACK, AND GREENS AT 13. Why not just slather me in BBQ sauce and turn the velociraptors loose?) Both courses, fresh off Gil...

Forsgate Banks Course to Host 12th Writer Cup

It’s the one day of the year when the golf writers become golf stars…and it’s a good thing for them that the cameras aren’t rolling, because play would look like U.S. Open Saturday at Shinnecock Hills pretty quick. The 12th annual Writer Cup, the yearly showdown between the Philly golf writers and the New York scribes, tees of this Thursday at...

Brooks Koepka Wins Back-to-Back U.S. Open Titles, Shinnecock Hills -Wins 2018 U.S. Open

SOUTHAMPTON, NY – Brooks Koepka may have won the trophy again, and Tommy Fleetwood might have won the hearts of golfers everywhere with his tournament record-tying 63 and rock-star hair, but Shinnecock Hills won the 118th U.S. Open. As it should be; at a truly great U.S. Open, the course is always the star. Koepka became the first repeat U.S. Open Champion since...

The 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock – If It’s Pray for Birdies, Then It’s Dustin Johnson or Brooks Koepka

SOUTHAMPTON, NY – Pre-eminent sports writer Rick Reilly’s hat said it all. “Pray For Birdies,” it blared in red, white and blue. It feels like an old-school U.S. Open even though the golf course is as wide as a weekend bogey golfer could wish for. Despite the widest fairways in modern tournament history, at the halfway point of the 118th U.S. Open at venerable...