MAILBAG! - Guest reviews, interviews and friends
Thanks to everyone who has written in, commented and participated. Coming soon will be the first guest feature - a course review of the terrific Bulle Rock facility in Havre De Grace, Maryland by nationally acclaimed radio and TV sports broadcaster Steve Czaban. Hailing from D.C., Czabe has galvanized a loyal nationwide following to his sports talk radio show on FOX SPORTS NET, and Sports Talk 980. Those of you from the DC area will love his weekly interviews with Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs. You can also check out the country's best sportscaster, sportswriter and sports centric website ever at
We also wanna give a shout to Marv Beatty and his fun golf and PGA tour blog "Insta Marv" located at http://instamarv.blogspot.com
Its a great spot for a bird's eye view of what the pros are doing on tour.
This week's question is from Cody in Cherry Hill - "Dear Jay: How many courses have you visited and will you visit and what else will the books and blog have besides course reviews?"
So far the "course counter" sits at 204 courses nationwide that are ranked in the top 100 or top 10 in their respective states. I've hit 36 states so far. There are only about 30 more courses to play. The first volume - the national volume will portray 45 of the countries best golf values and atmosperic designs...true adventure golf. Just to whet your appetite...look soon for features on Bandon Dunes (Oregon), Tobacco Road (NC) and Bethpage as well as some hidden gems which will be featured. Even more courses will be featured here in the blog. Both the site and book will have interviews with prominent architects, playing and teaching professionals and fan and guest reviews...such as Czabe's on Bulle Rock. There will also be fan polls as to your favorite golf adventures and values.
Finally, the AWITP team is gearing up for their annual Florida New Year's swing. We'll be playing PGA Dye Course in Port St. Lucie, World Woods (see last week's feature) and Sawgrass. Look for the black O'Gio walking golf bag with the animal head covers fromDaphne's (the penguin, the buzzard, the antelope and the alligator). If you'll be playing Florida over the New Years holiday, drop us a line.