Sibling rivalry is defined in Merriam-Webster Dictionary as “competition between siblings, especially for the attention and approval of their parents.” The competition may be when one sibling keeps his room cleaner than the other, gets better grades in school, does things around the house without complaining and eats everything on his plate. READ
I am not a gadget person. Never have been. The techiest pieces of equipment I own are my flip cellphone, which only sees action when I’m on the road and want to order takeout, and my Garmin GPS; both are over five years old. READ
Embracing the moment: Hall of Famer Ben Crenshaw hugs his longtime caddy, Carl Jackson. Crenshaw played in his 44th and final Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. (Credit: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
Years ago I would have early-morning phone chats with my good friend, Wayne DePetris. We talked about everything. Wayne was a golfer, so, of course, many of our conversations centered around golf. Wayne passed away 15 years ago. I miss him. (more…)
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…)
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…)
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…)