Congratulations! You made it through the holidays. Well done.
Now, I don’t mean to pry and what you say here, stays here. So, just how many big ones did you put on? C’mon, be honest. No, you don’t need a new scale. It’s tough keeping the cals in check with all those holiday goodies around, isn’t it? (more…)
One of my favorite holiday tunes is the Andy Williams classic, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” Thanks to the commercialism that has stepped all over the real reason for celebrating the holiday, this “wonderful time” seems to be getting longer and longer with decorations and holiday sales showing up long before Dec. 25. And now we have “Gray Thursday.” Give me a break. (more…)
The Cedars Golf Club professional Jimmy McLaughlin with two members of the Cedars Kids Club, Aiko Fujita, left, and Michael Wineberger. (Credit: Jay Dempsey)
Conversation overheard this past summer around the North Fork:
Matilda, age 10: “I’m so bored this summer. There’s nothing to do around here.”
Gus, age 12: “I know. All we ever do is go to the beach, go boating, swim, fish and go sailing.”
Clancy, age 11: “ I can’t wait to go back to school.”
Say what??!! (more…)
Chet Zelenski, 91, of Greenport has been a member of Southampton Golf Club for 71 years. (Credit: Jay Dempsey)
I have a bad case of senioritis. No, not that senioritis. Your golf guy is more than a few decades past cutting classes, pulling pranks, and tossing his tassel. I’m talking about enjoying life as a senior citizen. Ah yes, the golden years. (more…)
Vineyards Golf Club Head Pro Louis de Kerillis on the first tee box. (Credit: Joseph DeMaria)
Ladies and gentlemen, the game of golf is in need of some help. Yes, Houston, we do, indeed, have a problem.
According to the National Golf Foundation, golf has lost nearly five million players in the last decade. The number of rounds played, along with club memberships, are down at most courses. And golf courses around the country are shutting their doors. (more…)
Radio personality Ann Ligouri. (Publicity Photo)
What do Mickey Mantle, Wilt Chamberlain, Sugar Ray Leonard, Carl Lewis, Frank Shorter, Nadia Comaneci, Katerina Witt, Gale Sayers, Arnold Palmer, Wayne Gretzky, Kevin Costner, Charles Schultz, Rudy Giuliani, Alice Cooper, Don Knotts, Nancy Lopez, Dale Earnhardt, Evel Knievel, Sylvester Stallone, Picabo Street and Arthur Ashe have in common?
These very famous folks, along with hundreds of others, have all been interviewed by one of the top sports media personalities in the world. (more…)
Keeping fun in the game is part of the plan for the owners of Cedars Golf Course, Tim McManus, left, and Paul Pawlowski. (Credit: Jay Dempsey)
When I was in seventh grade back in the 1950s, it was my dream to own a transistor radio and a new set of golf clubs. The modest earnings from my Long Island Press newspaper route put my wish list items on hold.
Paul Pawlowski had a dream when he was in seventh grade of one day owning something far more grand than a radio and a set of golf clubs. (more…)
Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, where the U.S. Women’s Open was played last summer. (Credit: Jay Dempsey)
Back in December, as I was roaming around the house looking for something to do, my better half said, “You remind me of Brett Favre.”
“Huh?” I chirped.
“You remind me of Brett Favre,” she repeated. (more…)