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This Week on Jay’s Plays on Golf News Net: RTJ2, Jim Engh, Cam Morfit and More

This week we have three great shows for you on Jay’s Plays! A) Neil Sagabiel and Ryan Ballengee talk Tiger, the FedEx Cup, the Ryder Cup, and Neil’s two books, both of which will be reviewed right here and at Cybergolf; B) Bruce Moulton and Robert Trent Jones. Bru talks Tour, travel, Tiger, and the great golf courses of the UK and USA while Robert Trent...

New Interview with Jim Engh – The Dakota Kid

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 (ahead of such luminaries as Fazio, Dye, Jones, and Doak), built a reputation for getting world class work done on time and under budget, landed one gorgeous site after another on which to build yet...

2011 Jazzy Awards – Best New Public Course Jim Engh’s Awarii Dunes

Crank up the Van Morrison in Parker, Colorado (Turn it up! Turn it up! Radio!) because Jim Engh should be celebrating yet another Best New Course Award, and this time it’s for an instant classic, Awarii Dunes, the first world-class public golf course in the fabled Nebraska sand hills region. For years golfers have regarded Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw’s Sand Hills...

Traverse Rock City, Exile on Fishers Island

I recently wrote that Tom Doak’s rise to prominence as one of the two greatest living golf architects most closely resembles the career arc of a band that’s a shoo-in for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Phish. Like Phish, Doak conquered the World, and did it his way showing everyone that all the mainstream artistic concepts and business models they had merely...

Jim Engh course at Awarii Dunes is good template for tough economic times

Like many industries, golf development has been severely curtailed by the economic downturn. Some planned projects are struggling for funding. Some which were ready to break ground are on now on hold. Some which recently opened with high price points struggle for rounds or reduce fees dramatically Yet some golf architects have viable solutions. “Minimalism,” a...

Georgia Golf – The Creek Club, Long Shadow are excellent choices for vacation, Masters week

I’ll write longer pieces over the next few days, but Masters week was made even more memorable by two excellent days of golf not far from fabled Augusta.  About ninety minutes away, Mike Young designed an excellent, affordable public course, Long Shadow G.C. in Madison, GA, just one mile off Route 20, the Interstate that connects Atlanta and Augusta. With...