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Video Reply of the Golf Course Trades Webinar on Forsgate Country Club’s Banks Course is Up

So Golf Course Trades has posted the link to the webinar I did on Forsgate’s Banks Course with course owner Chris Schiavone, architect Stephan Kay and head superintendent Don Asinski. It was a brilliant redux of the Banks Course, and the Macdonald-Raynor-Banks canon. The link to the video is here. Forsgate’s Banks Course just hosted the 13th annual Writer...

Forsgate and the Banks Course Ready for 9th Annual Golf Writer Battle Between New York, Philly

Forsgate and he Banks Course Ready for 9th Annual Golf Writer Battle Between New York, Philly –Special to AWITP by Correspondent Rodney Zilla MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ – There’s Giants-Eagles, Mets-Phillies, Rangers-Flyers, and Knicks-Sixers, and each one of them has iconic moments. Remember? “It’s a fumble! Herm Edwards picks it up! Oh no! He’s running it in...

Gola, Smith, Berger, Flemma Lead NYC Golf Writers to 1st Writer Cup Victory at Forsgate

Gola, Smith, Berger, Flemma Lead NYC Golf Writers to 1st Writer Cup Victory at Forsgate By Rodney Zilla, special to Cybergolf and AWITP MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ – Doug Smith fired a gutsy 75, Dan Berger smoothly powered to a net 70, and co-captains Hank Gola and Jay Flemma also scored for the NY-National golf writing team as they finally defeated their hated arch rivals...

Sorenstam, Faxon, Put the “Pro” in “Pro Golfer” at Forsgate Charity Classic

MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ – Annika Sorenstam has still got the magic, as hundreds of delighted fans got to see first-hand when she and PGA Tour star Brad Faxon visited Forsgate Country Club to host the club’s annual Charity Classic last month. Everyone came away deeply impressed by Annika the person as well as Annika the professional golfer on every level. She was exactly...

It’s Annika vs. Brad Faxon at Forsgate Charity Classic

MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ – Tomorrow, one of golf’s great gems will shine its inimitable version of the Sportlight once more for all the sports world to see. Forsgate Country Club’s fabled Banks Course will host Annika Sorenstam and Brad Faxon in the annual Charity Classic, which benefits both the Forsgate and Annika Foundations. You know the Sportlight...

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...

Forsgate and the Writer Cup: Once More, With Feeling

MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ – With a golf game uglier than an Orlando Perkins waitress, your author led his punchless NYC writers golf team to a fourth consecutive epic fail against the Philadelphia golf writers, who routinely mule kick us back to the Manhattan curbside with a resounding thud during Forsgate Country Club’s annual Writer Cup tournament between the...

On the Course at Lawsonia (Links)

ON THE COURSE “Langford wasn’t obsessed with length, especially off the tee – I don’t think there is truly a “forced” carry off the tee on a Langford course,” notes Phil McDade. “The tee shot merely introduces you to the hole. Yes, you can choose either the tiger’s line off the tee or tack your way around the golf course safely, but it’s the second shot into those...

Pete and Alica Dye, Ron Forse on Langford and Raynor, Lawsonia

Thankfully, the Links Course survived its early, troubled history largely intact. I say thankfully because, the design of the course closely resembles the work of perhaps the most revered and important bloodline in golf architecture: C.B. Macdonald, Seth Raynor, and Charles Banks. Several startling coincidences lead many golf architects and architecture experts to...

Banks Course at Forsgate Polished to a High Shine by Chris Schiavone, Stephen Kay

MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ – When most people think of world-class golf in New Jersey, the first two courses that come to mind are Pine Valley and Baltusrol, the former because of its perennial number one ranking in American golf, the latter because it has hosted seven U.S. Opens and one PGA Championship. To most golfers, merely playing either course is a once-in-a-lifetime...

Bahto bringing back Macdonald, Raynor, Banks one great course at a time

Though the economic downturn has dramatically reduced the number of new courses being constructed and opened in America, many architects are turning to restoration projects to stay busy until funding becomes available for building new designs. Some architects have built their own cottage industry specializing in one designer, becoming experts at recreating that...