In researching his golf books, Jay Flemma hit golf balls into the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Sheboygan River, the Susquehanna River, Lake Couer D’Alene, Lake Michigan, the swamps of Sawgrass, a quicksand pond, (Richter Park), some guy’s swimming pool (Troon North), and a cactus (also Troon North – on the same day as the swimming pool). He played in 35 degree weather in Florida and 102 degree weather in Idaho. Jay made eagle two on number 12 at Shore Gate and took 19 shots to play the last two holes at Caledonia. He made a par 3 at the 17th at Sawgrass after hitting his tee shot on to the 18th teebox. He broke 80 at such places as The Boulders, Conklin, Casperkill, TPC Tampa Bay, and Ocean Hammock and shot “a buck and change” at Caledonia, Crumpin-Fox, Tot Hill Farm and Troon North (Monument Course, see “cactus” and “swimming pool” above…) Jay played about 1,449,000 yards of golf – or roughly 823 miles. He met wonderful and kind golf comrades from Bangor to Baja and from Seattle to Sarasota.
In two short years, Jay has become a staff writer for the prominent Golf Observer magazine, and has been named Associate Editor of Cybergolf.
When not researching golf courses for value and excitement, Jay is an entertainment, copyright and trademark lawyer and Entertainment and Internet Law professor in Manhattan. His clients have been nominated for Grammy awards and Emmy awards, won best director awards at the Sundance Film Festival, performed on stage and screen, and designed pop art for museums and collectors. As a nationally recognized expert on the issue of Internet distribution of media, his opinions are requested and relied on by government officials and representatives in both the U.S. and U.K. His numerous professional publications include articles in scholarly journals, the NYS Journal of Entertainment Art and Sports Law, and the World Encyclopaedia of Popular Music. A Walk in the Park is his first golf book and will not be his last.
Jay lives in Forest Hills, New York and is fiercely loyal to his alma maters, Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts and Trinity College in Connecticut.