MARK TWAIN IS GENERALLY
credited with defining golf as “a good walk
spoiled.” While the actual source of this
quote is subject to debate, there is no
question that New Jersey has a terrific
array of choices for golfers of all levels
of skill and enthusiasm, whether they
choose to walk or ride.
In this issue we present the Top 40
Public Golf Courses in New Jersey, as
chosen by our panel of experts. Some
of the courses are privately owned, like
Ballyowen, voted tops in our survey.
Others are owned by their respective
counties or municipalities. All are open
to the public and can provide hours of
relaxation and recreation—or frustration
and befuddlement, depending on the
player, I am told. Our tour of the state’s
top courses—and some tips for bargain
golf—starts on page 42.
I’M PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT
New Jersey Monthly has won six NJSPJ
awards, presented annually by the
New Jersey chapter of the Society of
Our first-place winners are Jill
Capuzzo, honored for business reporting
for her story on the state’s wine industry
(March 2012 issue); Anthony DePalma
(investigative reporting), for his piece
on reaction in the Muslim community of
Newark to post-9/11 spying by the N YPD
(November 2012); and Leslie Garisto
Pfaff (magazine reporting), for her sensitive exploration of the state’s epidemic of
police suicides (August 2012).
Taking third-place honors are associate editor Amanda Staab (magazine
reporting), for her story on school superintendent defections (September 2012);
Wayne Guglielmo (business reporting),
for his survey of hospital consolidation
(November 2012); and, in the photojournalism feature category, Colin Archer
of Agency New Jersey, for his photos of
Jersey scallop fishermen (May 2012).
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