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Top-10 Things You Can Do in the Time it Takes to Ride to the 94th PGA Championship
[Editor's Note: Cybergolf's Jay Flemma and Marino Parascenzo are in South Carolina for this week's PGA Championship on the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island. Here's Jay's second report.]
In light of the two-hour-and-40-minute shuttle ride from the media hotel to the golf course - a whopping 22 miles - from the home office in Murfreesburg, S.C., I came up with a few alternative uses for this period. Here we go . . .
10. Campaign for President of the United States.
9. Film the next Quentin Tarantino epic.
8. Catch up on a "Game of Thrones" marathon on HBO.
7. Walk twice around Tim Herron's waistline.
6. Plot the perfect murder of the guy who picked Kiawah Island in the first place.
5. Broker peace with Iran and North Korea.
4. Get a straight answer out of Tiger Woods.
3. Miss half the tournament.
2. Play the entire Pink Floyd catalog straight though.
And the No. 1 thing you can do in the time it takes to drive to Kiawah Island . . .
1. Walk to the golf course.
Since launching his first golf writing website in 2004, http://jayflemma.thegolfspace.com, Jay Flemma 's comparative analysis of golf designs and knowledge of golf course architecture and golf travel have garnered wide industry respect. In researching his book on America's great public golf courses (and whether they're worth the money), Jay, an associate editor of Cybergolf, has played over 420 nationally ranked public golf courses in 40 different states, and covered seven U.S. Opens and six PGA Championships, along with one trip to the Masters. A four-time award-winning sportswriter, Jay was called the best sports poet alive by both Sports Illustrated and NBC Sports writers and broadcasters. Jay has played about 3 million yards of golf - or close to 2,000 miles. His pieces on travel and architecture appear in Golf Observer (www.golfobserver.com), Cybergolf, PGA.com, Golf Magazine and other print magazines. When not researching golf courses for design, value and excitement, Jay is an entertainment, copyright, Internet and trademark lawyer and an Entertainment and Internet Law professor in Manhattan. His clients have been nominated for Grammy and Emmy awards, won a Sundance Film Festival Best Director award, performed on stage and screen, and designed pop art for museums and collectors. Jay lives in Forest Hills, N.Y., and is fiercely loyal to his alma maters, Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts and Trinity College in Connecticut.