Somerset Hills CC Tour by Jon Cavalier

SOMERSET HILLS COUNTRY CLUB – A COURSE TOUR & APPRECIATION Bernardsville, NJ – A.W. Tillinghast On a recent Tillinghast Tour, I was fortunate to be able to play Somerset Hills, Quaker Ridge and Fenway Golf Club.  Previously, I’d played the East Course at Baltimore Country Club / Five Farms, Ridgewood Country Club, Bethpage Black andContinue reading “Somerset Hills CC Tour by Jon Cavalier”

GCA Video Archive – The Commentators

This section of the archive is dedicated to commentary on golf courses and golf course architecture.  It contains link compilations to Golf Channel’s special weeks, as well as videos from individual commentators that are typically not course specific.  This is also the section where I have placed miscellanea that did not fit in any otherContinue reading “GCA Video Archive – The Commentators”

Journey Along the Shores – Part 17 (14th Hole Bunker Rebuild)

While the planning process continues to unfold, we are on the lookout for little ways to make the course more interesting and fun.  The golf geeks were itching for a creative bunker project to finish off the year, and we found one on the 14th. With help from our volunteers and support from local Superintendents,Continue reading “Journey Along the Shores – Part 17 (14th Hole Bunker Rebuild)”

My Buddies in Boston – Annual Trip Recap

As I mentioned in my previous post on golf on Long Island, my buddies and I take an annual golf trip to the Northeast.  This year, we headed to Boston, where there is no shortage of world class golf. We had the privilege of playing 4 outstanding courses – The Country Club, Boston Golf Club,Continue reading “My Buddies in Boston – Annual Trip Recap”

Wilson & Me

On the heels of its 100th Anniversary celebration in 2014, Wilson Golf has come out of the gates strongly this year (click here to read the CDGA magazine article re: Wilson’s 100th).  The company continues to rebound from the rocky road of the not-too-distant past, receiving praise for its equipment, signing new additions to itsContinue reading “Wilson & Me”

New Year’s Shift

Having a day-at-a-time paradigm, the whole New Year’s thing doesn’t typically do it for me.  It has been a long time since I made a New Year’s resolution.  My wife’s enthusiasm for the holiday is influencing me this year, and even though there are still no resolutions forthcoming, I do feel compelled to share aContinue reading “New Year’s Shift”

Want to Improve Pace of Play? Start Firing Golfers.

The USGA has been studying pace of play extensively and sharing results at their Symposium.  They are amassing data that promises to help course operators improve “flow”.  Additionally, technological innovations like smart flags, GPS-enabled carts, and others will track players and help them keep the pace. These initiatives may very well help, and I applaud theContinue reading “Want to Improve Pace of Play? Start Firing Golfers.”

Short Game Game Plan

One of the factors contributing to the variance between my current index and scratch is inconsistent wedge play.  I estimate that I’m leaving 2 shots on the course every round.  In reflecting on my short game, it occurs to me that part of the issue is a lack of commitment to one approach. I haveContinue reading “Short Game Game Plan”