Merry Christmas!

And while the shephards lay in their field an angel of The Lord appeared to them and they were afraid. But he said “fear not for I bring you glad…

Mike Vaccaro honors Cory Lidle, Thurman Munson, earns Honor Roll spot at AWITP

It is a sad day for baseball and for NYC, not just the New York Yankees as Cory Lidle tragically died in the crash of his Cirrus-SR20. Details are still…

It was a team effort, but Darren Clarke shone brightest

You couldn’t cheer because you were crying, you couldn’t cry because you were cheering, but both felt heartwarming and overwhelming anyway. In one unforgettable weekend Darren Clarke gave us a…

An Open Letter to Ben Curtis

Sadly, with the “crucial” week two of NFL football occupying too many sports minds, Ben Curtis’ inspiring victory at the last 84 Lumber Classic went unnoticed by too many in…

Ben Curtis wins last 84 Lumber Classic, press buries story

The press buried a terrific story this weekend. Ben Curtis, the quiet, but affable pro who is best known for winning the 2003 British Open won his second tournament this…

Jim Engh – The Dakota Kid Gunslings his way to the top

Since forming his own design firm in 1997, Colorado’s Jim Engh has won four “best new course” awards from Golf Digest, been named “Golf Architect of the Year” in 2003…

Golf Immortality For Black Mesa’s Eddie Peck, Ballyneal surrenders first ace

HOLYOKE, CO – Life sure looked good through Eddie Peck’s rose-colored glasses today. After setting down his trademark Connecticut wrapper cigar and taking that Iron Byron swing of his, Steady…

In Memoriam: Mr. Littwin, my Deerfield Academy English teacher

My heart feels a little empty tonight. A great light has gone out. I learned today of the passing of my English professor from Deerfield Academy, Mr Ted Littwin. Yet…

The Mike Strantz nobody knew (part 2)

Part one of this article is here. Strantz’s eyes light up as he roars “Forrest Fezler, my design partner is a perfect compliment to me. We are brothers in arms….

Italy’s Azzurri win World Cup, Zindane career ends in disgraceful ejection, violent cheap shot

Italy’s Azzurri (“Blue”) completed their cinderella run to the World Cup in the same dominating fashion with which they began, but not before giving their fans a massive case of…

An Open letter to David Duval (reprinted from 02-16-05)

This is a reprint of a letter I wrote on my website on February 16, 2005 after Duval had carded several i80s and missed numerous cuts. David shot the best…

A Page from Mike Strantz’s Diary in Heaven

June 11, 2005 The greatest thing about Heaven is savoring the presence of the Almighty. The undending waves of peace and joy and love for all our siblings transcends any…

Honoring the one year anniversary of Mike Strantz’s death

Pre-eminent golf course architect Mike Strantz passed away one year ago today from oral cancer. He was fifty. In honor of his legacy – Monterey Peninsula Country Club (Shore Course),…

Jack Nicklaus’ Dirty bunkers and Steve Czaban’s Hole in one

Jack Nicklaus has obviously learned from his association with eminent architect Tom Doak. As you may know, the minimalist Doak and the normally flowery Nicklaus have collaborated on the highly…

Tour Announcement – North Dakota

The team here at AWITP is heading out to North Dakota. You read that correctly…there is indeed great golf with North Dakota. Jim Engh designed the 1997 best new course…


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