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Merry Christmas from JayFlemma.com

…and as the shepherds lay in their fields tending to their flocks, an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and they were frightened at first. But the Angel smiled and said, “Fear not. For I bring glad tidings of great joy! For today in the City of David a savior is born to free the world from all of their sins.” And then suddenly the sky was filled...

Golf Course Trades Runs my Interview with GCSAA President John Fulling, Jr.

So Golf Course Trades ran my timely interview with John Fulling, Jr., the president of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. The GCSAA has been remarkably proactive; Fulling, Jr. and the rest of the GCSAA have mobilized quickly, effectively turning their website into a clearing house for all Coronavirus-related issues facing the Association’s...

Jay’s Plays Music – Ominous Seapods at the Haunt, Ithaca, Scary Good Volumes 1 and 2

We interrupt this sports site for a musical announcement. My life as a music lawyer has intervened, happily, and I releaased the next two recordings in the Jay’s Plays series. This batch is Ominous Seapods, and it starts with two shows from the Haunt in Ithaca, New York. Both are master DAT soundboard recordings of live shows, from 11-19-95 and 1-18-95...

Merry Christmas from all of us at JF.com!

And then an angel of the Lord appeared to the shepherds as they watched their flocks in the fields. At first the shepherds were frightened, but the angel said, “Fear not. For tonight I bring you tidings of great joy. A savior has been born!” And suddenly an entire Heavenly host of angels appeared and sang, “Glory to God in the highest. And on earth...

Steve Stricker Named 2020 Ryder Cup Captain

Fan favorite and all-around good guy Steve Stricker was named Ryder Cup Captain for 2020. The event will be played in his home state of Wisconsin, at Whistling Straits, host of three PGA Championships since 2000. Stricker will be formally introduced at a press conference at 8 a.m. in Milwaukee. Veteran sports writer Gary D’Amato broke the story earlier today...

Restaurant Review – Ipanema

If it’s New Years, then it’s Phish at MSG. And if it’s Phish New Years at MSG, then it’s time for the King of Pregame to re-ascend his throne. It’s become tradition: New Year’s Eve Day dinner is Brazilian at Ipanema on 46th street. Sizzling medallions of picanha, (marinated steak), chorizo and yuca served with hot chipotle sauce...

Merry Christmas!

And as the shepherds lay guarding their flocks at night, an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and they were frightened. But he told them, “Fear not! For I bring you glad tiding sof great joy! Today, in the City of David, as savior is born!” And then suddenly a host of heavenly angels appeared and sang, “Glory to God in the highest. And on Earth...

Happy 80th Birthday Art Spander!

While we finish our Boston Golf article and get ready to turn to both Monterey Peninsula Country club and the imminent football season, we’ll take a moment to send our best wishes to Art Spander on the occasion of his 80th birthday! Art is a living legend. He’s a been writing since before I was born, covering every major sporting event in the World. He...

Forsgate Banks Course to Host 12th Writer Cup

It’s the one day of the year when the golf writers become golf stars…and it’s a good thing for them that the cameras aren’t rolling, because play would look like U.S. Open Saturday at Shinnecock Hills pretty quick. The 12th annual Writer Cup, the yearly showdown between the Philly golf writers and the New York scribes, tees of this Thursday at...

Remembering Dad – A Letter from the U.S. Open

We celebrate my Dad’s life tomorrow and Thursday, but for today, I thought you all might to reminisce with me in another way. Many Sundays when covering the U.S. Open, I’d write a Father’s Day piece as a letter to Dad. Here’s my favorite… LA JOLLA, CA – [Editor’s Note: Jay wrote this piece in real time, while watching the tournament...

In Loving Memory: Hon. John E. Flemma (1923-2018)

I shed a tear as I wrote this piece. We lost my beloved Dad this weekend. The son of Italian immigrants, as a WWII vet, he landed at Normandy, survived the bloody Battle of the Bulge, and liberated those persecuted in German concentration camps. Later, in the war-time ski patrol in Europe, he skied the Alps before he returned to America to graduate from the College...