Archive for June, 2009

LIRR: Nearly 1 out of 3 fans took train to U.S. Open

LIRR: Nearly 1 out of 3 fans took train to U.S. Open BY ALFONSO A. CASTILLO (from Newsday) Nearly one out of every three fans who attended the U.S. Open at Bethpage State Park took the Long Island Rail Road on their way in or out of the golf tournament, according to figures released this […]

NY town to golfers: Yes, In My Back Yard is fine!

SEA CLIFF, N.Y. (AP) — Sure, the Masters has Augusta National and the U.S. Open has Bethpage Black and Shinnecock Hills. But none of them feature hula hoops for holes, or require you to putt past a Mini-Cooper, like the 36-hole “Sea Cliff Links.” Just a few miles from where the U.S. Open crowned its […]

Monday at Bethpage Transport – 2009 US Open info

This just in from the USGA: 2009 U.S. OPEN TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING PLAN MONDAY TRAFFIC INFORMATION All general spectators attending Monday’s conclusion of the 2009 U.S. Open at Bethpage should utilize free championship parking located at Jones Beach State Park or utilize the LIRR’s extended service to the Farmingdale Train Station. From Jones Beach, the […]

Thursday Ticket – Monday Admission or 50% back

From the USGA below. Here’s Newsday’s write-up… UPDATED ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THURSDAY TICKETS The USGA has continued to review its ticket policy as well as listen to fans and state officials. With this unprecedented bad weather we strive to accommodate as many spectators on the golf course as possible. We place a priority on the safety […]

US Open 2009 Round 1: Photos & News

Round 1 is on rain delay. Here are running updates from the Bethpage – good info. Wet, wet, wet… Here is the 18th green this morning. {click on the image to see full-screen} Here’s Tiger playing before the rain delay. Looks like he put it down the left side, good angle into the first green. […]

US Open 2009: What’s your Bethpage Black story?

Here’s your chance to tell the world your US Open 2009 Bethpage Black story… Did you take the train or drive? How did the shuttle work out? Who did you come out to see and who did you actually see? Drop a comment in the box below and tell us your story. See David’s story […]

Round One & Two Groupings & Start Times

Hot off the wire… here are the pairings and start times for the Open.  Top 5 Fedex Cup point leaders in bold. 2009 U. S. Open Championship June 18-21 Bethpage State Park (Black Course), Farmingdale, N.Y. Far Hills, N.J. – Groupings and starting times for the first two rounds of the U.S. Open Thursday (June […]

Selling US Open Tickets or Looking for tickets?

LongIslandGolfNews.com Ticket Exchange… I’ve received a number of emails about extra tickets. I’m setting up this post to facilitate exchanges. Sellers/Buyers Comment below: Post the day selling/buying, number of tickets and email – no phone numbers please. The rest of the details can be sorted out via email. Post away…