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Golf Course Trades Runs My Green Lakes Article

Golf Course Trades did a remarkable job with my Green Lakes article. This one was fun, especially because I got a bunker named after me. You read that correctly. When you hole out a bunker shot, you get the bunker named after you. That’s Rule 36. (Rule 35 is have fun…). “…many of the bunkers had become so filled with sand or their faces so...

U.S. Open Rewind – Father’s Day 2015 Jordan Spieth Wins at Chambers Bay

[Author’s Note: Continuing our rewind series, we celebrate Father’s Day with the letter from me to my Dad on Father’s day at the end of the tournament.] SPEECHLESS IN SEATTLE – DJ 3-JACKS HANDS 2015 U.S. OPEN TO JORDAN SPIETH [Editor’s Note: Bringing back an old favorite column, Jay writes this U.S. Open wrap-up in the form of a Father’s day...

Golf Course Trades Runs my Robert Trent Jones, Jr. Interview

Once again, a big thank you to Golf Course Trades for running my Robert Trent Jones, Jr. interview. The link is here. We talked about his new courses in Argentina, Mexico, and North Dakota. From the article: “RTJ: Actually I’m opening a course perhaps as close to Antarctica as I’ve ever been. My latest design is in Argentina. It’s called Termas de Rio Hondo:...

Golf Course Trades Publishes my Poppy Hills Article

My first Golf Course Trades article is up! It’s my review of the architectural and agronomic changes to Poppy Hills, the great RTJ, Jr. course on the Monterey Peninsula that shares hosting duties with Pebble Beach, Monterey Peninsula Country Club, and Spyglass Hill. You can click on the entire article here. Here’s a teaser: “Pine Valley’s playing...

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 takes home top honors this year. Their redesign of the Monterey Peninsula course that hangs out in such rarified air as Pebble Beach, Spanish Bay, and Spyglass Hill not only...

Jay’s Plays Radio – Bruce Charlton, Tom Doak, and Ran Morrissett

We had a stellar guest list on the Jay’s Plays show on the Golf News Net Radio Network. Golf architect Bruce Charlton joined us to talk about Cordevalle (host of the 2016 U.S. Women’s Open) and Poppy Hills(former co-host of the AT&T). Then architect Tom Doak and GolfClubAtlas.com proprietor Ran Morrissett came on and talked about the second volume of...

Speechless in Seattle – Dustin Johnson’s Inexplicable 3-putt Hands Chambers Bay U.S. Open to Jordan Spieth

[Editor’s Note: Bringing back an old favorite column, Jay writes this U.S. Open wrap-up in the form of a Father’s day letter to his 91-year old Dad.] SNOQUALMIE, WA – Dear Dad: For the 11th year in a row, because of the U.S. Open I’ll miss seeing you for Father’s Day. I’m really sorry for that, and I wish it were different. The tradition of the tournament...

Modern Course, Modern Leaderboard – New Generation’s Biggest Names Rise at Chambers Bay U.S. Open

UNIVERSITY PLACE – “It’s too brown! It’s too bumpy! It’s too British!” they moan plaintively. Yes, the whiny blockheads are out in force this year, as they usually are at the U.S. Open, complaining about how unusual golf’s annual Final Examination is. It’s actually flabbergasting: They’re not complaining about how difficult the golf course is…but how different it is...

Architects Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Bruce Charlton Discuss the Mercurial Swings of Chambers Bay

UNIVERSITY PLACE, WA – Chambers Bay Co-architect Bruce Charlton smiles and claps his hands as a stat appears on the TV broadcast of the U.S. Open listing the brutish, uphill, 508-yard, par-4 seventh hole as the hardest hole on the golf course thus far in the tournament, a 4.43 stroke average as we go to press. “We wanted there to be swing holes. We wanted the...

This Week on Jay’s Plays on Golf News Net: RTJ2, Jim Engh, Cam Morfit and More

This week we have three great shows for you on Jay’s Plays! A) Neil Sagabiel and Ryan Ballengee talk Tiger, the FedEx Cup, the Ryder Cup, and Neil’s two books, both of which will be reviewed right here and at Cybergolf; B) Bruce Moulton and Robert Trent Jones. Bru talks Tour, travel, Tiger, and the great golf courses of the UK and USA while Robert Trent...

Jay’s Plays Update: Robert Trent Jones, Philly Cricket Club, Keith Foster

All this week on the Golf News Net Radio Network the Jay’s Plays show will have architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Tour and travel expert Bruce Moulton. Then starting later in the week we spotlight architect Keith Foster and his work at such places as Philly Cricket Club, River Bend, Eastward Ho! and more. PCC head superintendent Dan Meersman joins us as well...

Time Machine Effect Brings Long Island National into the 21st Century

RIVERHEAD, NY – If you’ve ever wondered what a golf course would look like if it a scientist exposed it to an aging ray, look no further than Long Island National, because what was once a quintessential example of mid-1990s design and shaping is now a prime illustration of golf architecture in the 21st century, and the results are a dramatic improvement...

The Six Continent Club – Globetrotter Bob Jones, Jr. Puts the Frequent in Frequent Flyer

In his fifty years as a designer Bob Jones, Jr. could hold the golf course architects’ record for frequent flier miles. “I can’t even calculate how many times I’ve circumnavigated the globe,” he stated, a look of exhaustion crossing his face merely recalling the experiences. “Even back in the ’70s and ’80s I’d fly...