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Author - Jay Flemma

Locked and Loaded for a Fight at Gunstock Mountain?

Bad news out of New Hampshire. “There’s war in them thar hills” as they said back in the old wild west days. Gunstock Mountain, a staple of the New Hampshire repertoire may transfer from public to private hands, and locals, employees, and officials are not happy with the proposal. First, crediting the Laconia Daily Sun for the scoop, the team over...

Shark Attack – Media, R&A Spark Feeding Frenzy on Greg Norman, MBS, LIV

“May you live in interesting times.”                 —Ancient Klingon Curse It’s Championship Sunday, and not just any Championship Sunday, but the 150th Open Championship Sunday at the Old Course of St. Andrews, the home of golf. It’s supposed to be a time of joyous celebration and poignant reflection, a moment when all generations of golfer should be united...

For Rory McIlroy, the Agony of a Jilted Lover as His Putter Goes Cold at St. Andrews Open Championship

Perhaps the only sight in golf more annoying than watching the player in front of you make everything he looks at on the greens is watching the player in front of you make everything on the greens while you make nothing all day. Nothing. Zero. Zilch. Nada. Niente. That was the dismal fate the Golf Gods resigned Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy to at the 150th Open...

Norway’s Viktor Hovland Battles McIlroy, Weight of History at 150th Open Championship

“I was thinking ‘What the Hell am I doing here?’” That was a bemused but grateful Viktor Hovland, the Norwegian golfer who now finds himself tied atop the leader board at the 150th Open Championship after a second consecutive 66 over the Old Course at St. Andrews. After three rounds, he stands at 16-under, along with four-time major winner and 2014 Open Champion Rory...

Great Scott – Aussie Adam, Masters Champ Scheffler Surge into Contention at St. Andrews Open Championship

It sounds like an old school comic book exclamation:  GREAT SCOTT! Maybe it’s Spider-man, or maybe Superman, or maybe it’s Captain America, but whomever, add Adam Scott and Scottie Scheffler to that list as they both shot themselves into contention at the 150th Open Championship, the de facto world championship of golf. Reigning Masters champion and current world...

McIlroy Dazzles Again, Posts 6-under 66 at St. Andrews to Begin 150th Open Championship

He’s the hero we need right now, but don’t deserve. Golf’s current white knight, Rory McIlroy, opened the 150th Open Championship with a scintillating 6-under 66 over the Old Course at St. Andrews, delighting the over 40,000 attendant fans and millions more worldwide hoping to see him win his first major championship in eight years and his second Claret Jug. On a...

Matthew Fitzpatrick Won the Trophy, The Country Club won the U.S. Open

BROOKLINE, MA – Ever since network television broadcast Ben Hogan bringing “the Monster” that was a Robert Trent Jones, Sr.-sharpened Oakland Hills South Course to its knees in the 1951 U.S. Open there has been one inescapable mantra: At a proper U.S. Open, the golf course is the star. Oakmont, Winged Foot, Pebble Beach, Pinehurst, Olympic Club – some courses define...

Hadwin Hangs Tough, Trails by Two at 2022 U.S. Open

BROOKLINE, MA – “That guy’s name is Hadwin,” said a pretty brunette in a Puma golf outfit to her young blond friend wearing Polo Ralph Lauren. “That’s the same name as Harry Potter’s owl!” Umm…no, it’s not. Harry Potter’s owl is actually named Hedwig, but thanks for playing. We have lovely parting gifts for our runner’s up, like Rice-a-Roni and six months of...

Carnage at the Country Club, Field Tightly Bunched for Final Round

BROOKLINE, MA – Shocking, positively shocking:  but delightful as well. Golfer after golfer seized the lead during some point in the third round of the 2022 U.S. Open – eight in all, including three major champions – and none of them could hold on. The country club started as a polo and racing grounds, but it played like a ferociously bucking bronco, sending the...

Snail Mail – Korea’s Glacial-paced Joohyung Kim Makes Kevin Na Look Like Tyreek Hill

BROOKLINE, MA – Golfer Kevin Na needs to send fellow professional and countryman Joohyung Kim an attaché case, or couple cases of Chilean wine, or something hip and trendy and extravagant – whatever it is – as a token of gratitude for Kim’s dethroning Na as professional golf’s slowest golfer. Colloquially known to his friends and colleagues as “Tom,” Kim’s pre-shot...