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Battered Bryson – Injury-Plagued DeChambeau Shambles to Missed Cut at 2022 Masters

It’s almost enough to make you feel sorry for him. Almost. At least as sorry as you can for a multi-millionaire athlete with James Bond’s good looks, an astronaut’s brain, media savvy, a mission in life, and grillion-dollar talent:  the fall of Bryson DeChambeau from being the PGA Tour’s “it boy” capable of vaporizing every golf course he plays with gargantuan length...

European Correspondent Andrew DiGiovanni Delivers Epic Photo Essay on St. Anton and the Dolomites

We here at JF.com are thrilled to bring you the magnificent photo essays of Andrew DiGiovanni, a US ex-pat now living in Vienna and teaching school there. Proving you should meet as many people on a ski lift as you can, Andrew and I bonded the first time I ever skied my beloved Magic Mountain in Vermont. We lost touch after I published my Magic article in 2019, but a...

Golf Course Trades Runs my Leatherstocking Golf Club Article

You can’t help but fall in love with Leatherstocking Golf Club, whether you’ve come from across thew country to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame or a local seeking an upscale round on a Golden Age masterpiece. As always Golf Course Trades did a wonderful job with my piece. You can read it here. From the article: “Designed by quintessential Golden Age...

The 2021-22 Ski Season Primer or Hell Yeah, Let’s Go

It was an innocuous question under ordinary circumstances, but this time the answer could not have been more poignant. “Are you almost ready for the season?” You have no idea. A LONG EXPECTED PARTY It was a gorgeous fall night, and my birthday party was in full swing. I throw a birthday party like a hobbit throws a birthday party, right down to the sign...

Jay’s Play’s, GNN Coming Soon on iHeartRadio

The Jay’s Plays Radio Show is coming to iHeartMedia, along with all the other stars of the Golf News Net Galaxy. Ryan Ballengee inked a deal just this week, and we all got swept in together. Ryan wrote: “Golf News Net is proud to announce it has signed a multi-year partnership with iHeartMedia to launch and produce Golf News Net (GNN) Radio, a 24/7/365...

Golf Course Trades Runs My Resurrection of Lido Article

This is some of the biggest news in golf. Not the pro tours, not the latest equipment, the rebuilding of C.B. Macdonald’s lost masterpiece, Lido Golf Club, in the middle of the sand wastes of Wisconsin by Tom Doak and the Kaiser family is the quantum leap the Second Golden Age of Golf Course architecture has resulted in. Run, don’t walk to...

Remembering Pete and Alice Dye on the Occasion of a Course Hosting Their First Posthumous Major Championship

I had to hold back a teardrop or two as I wrote the ledes for my PGA Championship previews this year. This week’s tournament at Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course marks the first time a Pete Dye designed course has hosted a major golf championship since the great man passed away in January of 2020. And although the golf world rejoices at our collective slow but, steady...

The Roar-y Returns, McIlroy Seeks Another Major at Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course

We were having a fine run-up to this, the 103rd PGA Championship, even before Rory McIlroy’s TaylorMade TP5x golf ball tumbled into the cup at the 72nd hole of the Quail Hollow Championship two weeks ago. Nearly all of golf’s young gun stars and marquis names had won since the turn of the year:  Bryson Dechambeau, Patrick Reed, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Brooks...