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Author - Jay Flemma

Golf Course Trades Runs my Interview with new GCSAA President Kevin Breen

Every year I get the privilege of interviewing the incoming president of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. And boy have those conversations gotten interesting as the last few years have rolled by! As always Golf Course Trades does a great job making it look good – thanks team! You can read the entire interview here. And don’t forget...

The Night Before Destiny – Scottie Scheffler at the 2022 Masters

The kid looks rock solid, but we’ve all been wrong before on Saturday night. Scottie Scheffler has a three shot lead on the eve of championship Sunday here at the 2022 Masters and looks unflappable. Completely in control of his game and emotions, Scheffler’s downright artistic rounds of 69-67-71 in the swirling gusts Augusta National has conjured for the field has...

Battered Bryson – Injury-Plagued DeChambeau Shambles to Missed Cut at 2022 Masters

It’s almost enough to make you feel sorry for him. Almost. At least as sorry as you can for a multi-millionaire athlete with James Bond’s good looks, an astronaut’s brain, media savvy, a mission in life, and grillion-dollar talent:  the fall of Bryson DeChambeau from being the PGA Tour’s “it boy” capable of vaporizing every golf course he plays with gargantuan length...

European Correspondent Andrew DiGiovanni Delivers Epic Photo Essay on St. Anton and the Dolomites

We here at JF.com are thrilled to bring you the magnificent photo essays of Andrew DiGiovanni, a US ex-pat now living in Vienna and teaching school there. Proving you should meet as many people on a ski lift as you can, Andrew and I bonded the first time I ever skied my beloved Magic Mountain in Vermont. We lost touch after I published my Magic article in 2019, but a...

Pat’s Peak Loving Life on the Indy Pass

Pat’s Peak loving Life on Indy Pass —Special to NASJA and JF.com by Jay Flemma— Quick! What loveable local mountain was described by expert skiers as, “so tough you’ll want an extra hour at lunch for hot chocolate before you go back out for more?” It’s New Hampshire’s Pat’s Peak. Beloved in New Hampshire since it opened in 1963, tiny Pat’s Peak punches...

Oakland Hills Clubhouse Burns, Club Plans to Rebuild Replica

“We have lost our iconic clubhouse:”  with those words the entire golf world wept. Oakland Hills Country Club president Rick Palmer confirmed what everyone feared Friday morning – a devastating fire that broke out Thursday morning completely destroyed the century-old clubhouse, which had stood sentinel over six U.S. Opens, nine major championships...