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Border War! Vermont vs. New Hampshire Skiing Part 6 – Cannon Mountain

Border War! Vermont vs. New Hampshire Part 6 – Cannon Mountain —by Jay Flemma Special to Slave to the Traffic Light Adventure Magazine— FRANCONIA, N.H. – Today is the second anniversary of my father’s passing, so to honor the occasion, I’ll tell you a secret. No matter how much my Dad – a world class skier who skied in the European Theatre during and after WWII as a...

GolfTripX Runs my Omni Mount Washington Article

Great job by Ryan, Darin, Mitch, and the rest of the gang over at GNN and GolfTripX on my New Hampshire adventures in the White Mountains. Omni Mount Washington was one of the more fun and low impact rounds of the year. Best of all you can get it at the right price and spend some time running/climbing/hiking in one of the most gorgeous mountain ranges east of the...

GolfTripX Runs my Mount Snow Golf Club Article

So while I finish the skiing part of the article, GolfTripX, the new travel wing of Golf News Net, has just published my review of Mount Snow Golf Club. From the article: “Everything at Mount Snow starts at the tee box; you have to drive the ball long and straight. More then half the tee shots are blind and almost all of them require long carries over crests in...

Golf Course Trades Runs my Boston Public Golf Article

Golf Course Trades did a fantastic job with my Boston public golf article. Wow was Granite Links playing tough. The difference between John Snford’s greens here and at Ferry Point is the difference between the tornado and the breeze! Still, an incredibly fun day on top of a mountain overlooking downtown Boston on a gorgeous day. Next time – Boston Golf...

New Jay’s Plays Radio – Marino Parascenzo, John Sanford, and Granite Links in Boston

Another terrific Jay’s plays show in the books! 50 year media center vet Marino Parascemzo joined us to talk Tiger, the Tour, Oakmont, and more! Always great to have a grizzled old pro whose been everywhere and done everything. Then we take a trip out to Boston to check out Granite Links, the John Sanford-designed golf course that was the springboard for his...

Richter Park opens, Golf Girl, Public Golfers Rejoice

Even though it snowed in NYC for the first day of spring, the golf gods smiled on players from the Tri-state area as old favorite, Richter Park opened for the season. When Danbury, CT benefactor Stanley Richter passed on, he bequeathed an enormous and beautiful tract of land for a state park with one proviso…build a public golf course there that everyone can enjoy...

The Last Sunset at Beechtree

ABERDEEN, MD – The heartwarming glow that is The Sportlight dimmed briefly as night fell over Aberdeen, Maryland. Beechtree Golf Club, a Tom Doak design conceived and built before Pacific Dunes catapulted his meteoric rise to stardom, hosted a somber yet eager gathering on this warm Saturday in early fall. Fourteen ardent golfers – dutiful students of golf...

2005 Jazzy Awards -Best Conditioned Golf Course: Red Tail G.C., Devens, MA

I have always loved Red Tail as a masterpiece of architectural echo, bringing old design features from great courses like National Golf Links of America to public players. Happily, after a rugged 2003 season (where most NE golf courses suffered to some extent), Red Tail was in pristine condition and has blossomed into a rich, multi-textured, multi-colored stunner...

In Boston for the Deutsche Bank Classic? Play Red Tail By Brian Silva

RED TAIL GOLF CLUB Devens, MA 978.772.3273 www.redtailgolf.net Architect: Brian Silva Par – 72 Excitement Level – 9/12 Diff. – 6/12 Conditioning – Four and ½ stars Cost – $90 peak, $50 reduced Yearly Memberships – Yes, $4,250 play anytime $3,250 play M-Th Value – Four and ½ stars Overall – Four and ½ stars Tees Yards Rating Slope Tournament 7006 73.9 138...

RED TAIL and SHAKER HILLS – AYER, MA (BOSTON)

RED TAIL GOLF CLUB Devens, MA 978.772.3273 www.redtailgolf.net Architect: Brian Silva Par – 72 Design: Six stars (all ratings out of seven) Natural Setting: Five and 1/2 stars Excitement Level – 8/12 Diff. – 6/12 Conditioning – Six Stars Cost – $90 peak, $50 reduced Yearly Memberships – Yes, $4,250 play anytime $3,250 play M-Th Value – Six...