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NASJA, NSCF Run My Greek Peak Article and Interview

I’m really grateful to both the National Ski Council Federation and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association for running my Greek Peak article and interview with their marketing maven Drew Broderick. Thanks also, of course, to Greek Peak. Happily, I’ll be writing a longer piece later this season about Greek Peak, a recent Indypass inductee...

Copake Country Club Superintendent and Restoration Architect Scheduled for Golf Course Trades Webinar on February 25, 1pm EST

(Pic above: THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE THREE-PUTT, photo by Mike Mosely) Golf Course Trades has a new webinar series of podcasts, interviews, and lectures that promises to be an interesting look at the golf, skiing, and resort industries. On February 23, at 1PM EST, I’ll actually be hosting an interview where golf architect Mark Fine and head...

The Indie Files: Greek Peak Poised for Indypass Breakthrough

CORTLAND, NY – Sadly, I’ll never get to say, “I’ll take Mythology for a thousand please, Alex,” (as Jeopardy’s long-time host has now gone to that Great Game Show in the Sky), but I would have run the category. Western Civ is a long suit of mine, and still the best way to educate young minds about philosophy, history, civics, and yes, writing. So it was with...

The Cat Picks the NFL Playoffs – Super Bowl LIV

Torrey the Prediction Cat went 3-1 last week, 1-1 in teaser bets. His lone loss was – surprise surprise! – the Bills couldn’t cover. Still, Torrey is a solid 10-2 on the season, 4-2 in teaser bets. The Super Bowl has been a bit of a bugaboo lately in this column. Then again, who had 13-3 as the final score last year?  Nobody, that’s who! As...

Golf Course Trades Runs my Copake Country Club Article

It was an absolute joy to return to Albany area’s Copake Country Club this summer. As usual the Golf Course Trades team did a fabulous job in both print and on line. From the article: “When you stand atop the 12th tee of Copake Country Club on an early fall day, the entire valley around you blazes with glory: burning vermillion, fiery orange, shimmering...

The Indie Files: Tiny McCauley Mountain Punches Back Against Coronavirus

OLD FORGE, NY – Everyone just calls him “Stevie U,” and the joke is that the U either stands for “unspellable” or “unpronounceable,” depending on usage. But Stephen G. Uzdavinis, (that’s “YOOZE-duh-VENUS” for those of you scoring at home), a.k.a. Stevie U, is living his Adirondack Mountains dream, managing and operating his life-long home base, Old Forge’s McCauley...

National Ski Council Federation Runs My Mount Sunapee Piece

Thank you to Joe Harvis, the National Ski Council Federation, and the folks at the North American Snowsports Journalists Association for all their help syndicating my Mount Sunapee article. Joe, you really made it look great. Here’s a link to the NSCF site. From the article: “Money and TLC were all that Mount Sunapee needed, and the Muellers were not short of...

Border War! Vermont vs. New Hampshire Skiing Part 8 – Mount Sunapee

Border War! Vermont vs. New Hampshire Skiing Part 8 – Mount Sunapee —by Jay Flemma Special to Slave to the Traffic Light Adventure Magazine— [Editor’s Note:  In a wonderful bit of synchronicity, this piece is published on Jay’s 16th anniversary of becoming a sports writer. Through the years, the Anniversary Article has always been a special occasion, and we smile...

Golf Course Trades Runs My Green Lakes Article

Golf Course Trades did a remarkable job with my Green Lakes article. This one was fun, especially because I got a bunker named after me. You read that correctly. When you hole out a bunker shot, you get the bunker named after you. That’s Rule 36. (Rule 35 is have fun…). “…many of the bunkers had become so filled with sand or their faces so...

Skiing and Winter Sports Coverage Begins this Month

We’re enjoying a brilliant, blazing fall here in the North Country (it was 81 Saturday), and while there’s still more than just the dying embers of the golf season left, we’ll be starting our winter sports coverage imminently. Of course we’ll be continuing our Border War Series where New Hampshire battles Vermont for northeast supremacy...

Where to Play in Northern California While the Pros Play Harding Park

My golf buddy Ector and his wife Marta are in NoCal this week and brought their golf clubs with them from L.A. I played Casa de Campo with Ector, and had a blast. He’s one of those guys that you don’t care what he shoots, because he’s so much fun to play with, (even though he shoots 120). It also helped watching his eyes widen with wonder as I showed him around all...

RYDER CUP AND PRESIDENTS CUP RESCHEDULED FOR 2021 & 2022, RESPECTIVELY

The PGA of America, PGA Tour and the R&A jointly announced that the Ryder Cup and President’s Cup are postponed for one year and rescheduled to 2021 and 2022 respectively. Well it beats having a Ryder Cup with no fans…which is what we get for the PGA Championship and likely the U.S. Open. From the announcement: The 43rd Ryder Cup, scheduled for...