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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...

Golf Course Trades Runs my Latest Forsgate Country Club Piece

In anticipation of my webinar this Thursday on Forsgate Country Club (click here to register for free), Golf Course Trades also ran my latest article . We interview course owner Chris Schiavone, golf architect Stephen Kay, and head superintendent Don Asinski at 12pm on Thursday July 29. From the article: Knowing full well that Forsgate was the last course he would...

Golf Course Trades to Host my Webinar of Forsgate Country Club’s Banks Course

Big shout out to Golf Course Trades for running another in my webinar series, this time on my beloved Forsgate Country Club and their magnificent Banks course. The webinar will feature course owner Chris Schiavone, restoration architect Stephen Kay, and head superintendent Don Asinski, and will be a fascinating look at how they rediscovered, then recreated the lost...

Forsgate’s History and Architecture Praised by Golf Design Expert Ran Morrissett

MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ – The eyes of the golf architecture cognoscenti are again upon our beloved Forsgate, and once more we are being spoken of in knowing nods and holy whispers. Golf Design expert Ran Morrissett, owner and operator of the golf design think tank GolfClubAtlas.com, has posted his analysis of the Banks course on line at for all the golf world to see, and...

Forsgate Earns Praise from One of America’s Most Influential Voices in Golf Design

MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ – Of the many accolades that our beloved Banks Course has earned since Stephen Kay’s masterful restoration, perhaps none was more important than the glowing comments from no less a personage than Ran Morrissett himself, owner and operator of GolfClubAtlas.com, a world-wide think tank of experts on the topic of golf design. As I took him wide...

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...

Shackamaxon, Stephen Kay Recall Tillinghast with Renovation and new Reef Hole

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Raise a glass to 100 years of rousing cheers. Shackamaxon Country club in northwest New Jersey celebrates their centennial this year. It’s another runaway success for the tandem of owner/developer/magnate Chris Schiavone and golf architect Stephen Kay. Finger pressed firmly on the zeitgeist of modern golf architecture, they’ve once again found a...

Opening Day at Forsgate – The North Bids Golf a Hearty “Welcome Back”

MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ – The wind was cold as Spanish steel. A golf ball-gray sky stretched end to end across the horizon, clouds moving forlornly before the breeze. To the west a dark thunderhead roiled, black as a witch’s cauldron. Yet to the buoyant hearts of northeast golfers it might have well been a sunny 4th of July. “What a perfect day for golf. Just you, the...

Jay’s Plays Radio – Olympic Club Gets the U.S. Women’s Open, Shackamaxon Turns 100

It’s an all new Jay’s Plays Show on the Golf News Net Radio Network. First golf architect Bill Love and Director of Golf Will Hutter talk about Olympic Club and how it might play for the 2021 U.S. Women’s Open. Then golf architect Stephen Kay and golf course magnate Chris Schiavone jump on the show to talk about Shackamaxon’s 100th anniversary...

Happy 100th Anniversary to A.W. Tillinghast’s Shackamaxon Golf Club!

You know how it was all the rage a few years ago to start building brass statues of people and putting them around golf courses? If you legitimately want to bronze people that actually are good for the game of golf, then New Jersey should erect a statue of country club magnate Chris Schiavone. First, Chris spearheaded the resurrection of mighty Forsgate Country Club...

Forsgate to Shine for 2015 Writer Cup Between New York, Philly

Special to AWITP by Rodney Zilla MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ – For the seventh time in eight years the storied Banks Course at Forsgate Country Club will play host to the Writer Cup, the annual head-to-head battle between Philly and New York City golf writers. Brainchild of wunderkind Chris Schiavonne, who has resurrected numerous golf courses in his career, the Banks...

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...

The Architect’s Progress – Stephen Kay Improving New York City’s Marine Park

BROOKLYN, NY – There is hope in New York City for a golf course that was once a lost cause. Brooklyn public course Marine Park, under new operators since 2010, has engaged golf architect Stephen Kay to begin renovations to the golf course, and initial reaction from New York City public golfers has been uniformly supportive. The course used to be a Hell hole. Dismally...