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Cybergolf to run my Interview with Bill Love, the Architect Prepping Olympic Club for the 2013 U.S. Open

Cybergolf is running my interview with Bill Love, the architect doing all the renovation work at Olympic Club for this year’s U.S. Open. The link is here. From the article: JF: Who are you older favorite designers? BL: I’m pretty partial to Mackenzie – I like his philosophy on working with terrain. Plus he got great sites and made the most of them...

Cybergolf Runs my Latest Piece on Rory and Congressional

And here is the link From the article: Of all the professional golfers on the planet, McIlroy seems the most likely to win more than a fistful of majors, since he can play well on any style course: Augusta, classic American parkland courses or British links-land. He has a versatile game, a silky-smooth swing, and he’s got the benefit of hindsight; he clearly...

Hammer Time! Alexa Hammer, South Florida’s “Pocket Paula,” may soon be the LPGA’s next Breakout Star

BOYNTON BEACH, FLA – Back when they still gave out things like Moroccan Belts as trophies, Old Tom Morris showed up at a pro tournament at somber old Carnoustie with his 16 year-old son Young Tom. Fellow pro Willie Park asked Morris, “What have ye brought the laddie for, Tom?” Old Tom responded, “Ye’ll see what for soon enough.” The kid stunned Park in a playoff to...

Chris Lange Outlasts Joel Lulla, Wins 99th Travis Invitational

GARDEN CITY, NY – Though cold winds blew and hot water ran deep, an exhausted Chris Lange survived both to win the 99th Walter J. Travis Invitational at fabled Garden City Golf Club. After losing a 3-up lead, and finding trouble seemingly everywhere on the back nine, Lange, who hails from Bryn Mawr, Pa., birdied the final two holes to defeat Brooklyn attorney...

Happy Birthday Mom, Nancy

It’s the first week of May, so instead of golf for one day, Happy B-day to two of my favorite people in the whole wide world.  Click here for pix and B-day greetings to the hottiest hottie you ever did see:)  (Or is that the snickiest snicky?  I never can remember…)

And now a word from our sponsors!

Time to send out some big thank yous to the guys that make my writing career possible…or at least easier and more fun. First up HUUUUUUUUGE thank you to Glenn and Allison Van Nostrand and the little player to be named later (she’s expecting for those of you who didn’t get the joke on the first bounce). Glenn and Allison hosted me for a terrific week...

Merry Christmas!

And while the shephards lay in their field an angel of The Lord appeared to them and they were afraid. But he said “fear not for I bring you glad tidings of great joy. For today in the city of David a savior is born and he will save you from all your sins.” Then, suddenly the sky was filled with a great light and host of heavenly angels appeared and sang...

Royal New Kent, The Dixie Cup and Best New Private Course 2006

Three administrative matters today. First, I’ll be finishing my roundup of most of the candidates for “Best New Private Course” shortly.  My reviews of Ballyneal, Liberty National, Dismal River and Bayonne will be up at Cybergolf next week.  Here are some preliminary thoughts on Bayonne – which looks remarkably like another excellent course...