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Book Review – Golf Architecture, A Worldwide Perspective Vol. Six

It’s a banner day here at AWITP and Cybergolf, as I have become a published print author yet again. Full Swing Golf Publishing and Paul Daley have released Golf Course Architecture: A Worldwide Perspective Volume Six, and my chapter on the Links Course at Lawsonia is prominently featured. Daley does a phenomenal job of covering the globe in each volume of this...

New York Upsets Philly, Defends Writer Cup Title at Forsgate

Special to Cybergolf and AWITP By Spook Rogers MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ – With a stirring late rally New York’s golf writing team of Loveable Lugnuts defeated the Fighting Donkeys of Philadelphia, successfully defending their title and narrowing the all-time series deficit to 4-2 Philly. Golf architect Doug Smith and blogger Barry Solomon led New York, while Long...

Happy Anniversary, AWITP! And Thank you, Everybody

Today will mark my 8th anniversary (or 8th birthday, I can’t decide which) as a sports writer. What a ride! From a blog and a dream to the media tent at the U.S. Open! From a few on-line musings to 1.2 million readers and rising! From reading all the great writers to getting calls from them at midnight. Well as my friends Rafi and J-net (and Britt!) would say:...

Tour Announcement – Washington State

Bag? Check. Laptop? Check. Clubs? Check. We’re ready to launch our first of many tours this year for the Magazine, for Cybergolf, and for my first book. This is a big one: tomorrow it’s Chambers Bay, site of the 2015 U.S. Open where we will play the course and interview Mike Davis – the head of the U.S.G.A. himself and get his thoughts on many...

The “Golf State of the Union” Address

My golf State of the Union Address is up at Cybergolf. Just one thing – you’ll need this photo, tweeted by none other than Rory McIlroy himself. From the article: “As for our drought in the majors, remember I said this: an American will win in Atlanta. The PGA Championship set-up usually invites everybody to the party. You don’t have the...

Event Announcement – Jay Live in D.C.

We’re taking the show on the road! I’ll be live in Reston, VA for a pre-U.S. Open appearance that will combine readings, interviews, special guests and drinks! The Rio Grande Cafe in Reston Town Center will start rocking at about 7:00 as co-host Nancy Carpenter and I will interview golf sensation Vance Welch and NBC golf analyst Ryan Ballengee...

Happy Birthday to AWITP – Six Happy Years

It’s my six-year anniversary as a golf writer. Six years ago today, I took the advice of Jeff Solomon, Alex Zalben, and Stefan Lawrence and started this blog. Seven months later, I went to the U.S. Open as the first true blogger to cover a major sporting event. Who-da thunkit! Since then, it’s been a dozen majors, another few hundred golf courses, and...

Happy Anniversary, I’ts my Fifth Year as a Golf Writer

Five Years ago today, I wrote my first article as a golf writer. It was on Mike Strantz’s Royal New Kent. I’ve written an anniversary article each year since, so tomorrow morning you’ll have something new to read here and at Golf Observer,
Since I love literature as well as golf, I’ll be writing about Sleepy Hollow. Link soon…

We-Ko-Pa to open Coore & Crenshaw course, Jay becomes Associate Editor of Cybergolf

With apologies to Shakespeare for cribbing, now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by Coore and Crenshaw. We-ko-pa Golf Club, fast becoming the flagship of Scottsdale golf, will open the Saguaro Course by this minimalist tandem on or around December 16. The Scott Miller course is now named the “Cholla” course, after a small sausage...

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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...