We found the Olde Oak

We found the Olde Oak. OK, the golf course with the extra ‘e’ is far out there in the Onondaga County countryside of Kirkville, but KP and I have sniffed it out since the days the layout was called Towne Isle. So should say that this time out, we found the old oak. It was…

Timber Banks plays tough no matter how you slant it

KP and I made sure we used the Golf Expo coupon to play Timber Banks on the cheap this season. Sure, that meant we played the tough Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course in the northwest Syracuse suburb of Baldwinsville as just the second time out for the season in order to make the end-of-May cut line…

Here’s to a long and happy golf season 2017

KP and I played nine holes Monday. Late afternoon, post-work for me. He had the day off. It worked out well, this start of our season at Radisson Greens, the beautiful course up near his house some dozen or so miles north-west of the library. It’s a good plan for this summer, I think. This…

Back on course at last

From May to September. That’s how long it took me to return to the golf course with my pals this summer. Busy for all of us, yes. In fact, that’s how long it took me to get back on the golf course at all, what with this great new job at the Liverpool Public Library…

Just puttering along in downtown Syracuse

I was walking with my dear wife Karen in downtown Syracuse, minding our own business intending to pass the big bank building to meet our group of friends at terrific Irish Pub Kitty Hoynes. But no. I had to stop and pull my iPhone 6 out of my pocket because of something new. Somebody had…

Quietly following Fred Funk

It’s been, oh, a quarter-century now that I’ve had the pleasure of following a guy I share an alma mater with around the hills of Endicott, N.Y. No, I’m not stalking pro golfer Fred Funk. But once again I was able to send an email to my friends that host Fred when he plays in…