Archive for July, 2010

Golf at a Different Course Every Day for a Year Is Quest of Kiwi Duffers

Erik Matuszewski in New York at matuszewski@bloomberg.net (article link here) The hospitality of Wall Streeters has helped a pair of New Zealanders overcome thunderstorms and a broken-down van on their quest to play golf at a different course every day for an entire year. Michael Goldstein and Jamie Patton, both 25, are more than midway […]

Twelve LI Qualifiers make Met Open

From ExploreLI.com – Tuesday July 27, 2010 11:24 PM

By Mark Herrmann (link to article)

t1

Abbie Valentine, Bethpage

-4

68

Alan Specht, Nassau Players (a)

-4

68

Chris O’Keefe, Bethpage (a)

-4

68

David Jankowski, Montauk Downs (a)

-4

68

5

Paul Dickinson, Montauk Downs

-3

69

T6

Brian Mackey, Spook Rock (a)

-2

70

David Young, Sleepy Hollow

-2

70

Joe Saladino, Huntington (a)

-2

70

Michael Walker, Willow Ridge

-2

70

Reed Howard, Greenwich (a)

-2

70

T11

Dave Segot, Nassau Players (a)

-1

71

Tarik Can, Bethpage

-1

71

Yes, those are three amateurs who tied for medalist honors Tuesday in the Met Open Qualifier at Port Jefferson Country Club.

A quality group, with those four as well as Paul Dickinson, who was in contention at the New York State Open until the end Thursday; Joe Saladino, low amateur at the State Open, and Tarik Can, who shot 65 during the State Open at Bethpage Black.

The Met Open will also be at the Black, Aug. 24-26

Why We Need More Par-Three Courses – WSJ

By JEFF NEUMAN (original article linked here) Mike Keiser, who commissions everything at the Bandon Dunes complex in Oregon as a golf purist’s fantasy, is building a fifth course to add to his famous four. It’s something you don’t hear about much anymore—a par-three. Construction on the 12-holer, tentatively called “The Bandon Preserve,” starts in […]

Play North Shore CC without the Membership Fee

On July 29, the North Shore Country Club, a private old-world club on the Long Island Sound in Glen Head, will open its doors to nonmembers looking to entertain business clients without all the hullabaloo of charity golf tournaments. The low-key event costing $195 per golfer is limited to 40 golfers, according to Steven Wilson […]

Bethpage Black Closed Sporadically in July

Bethpage State Park’s Black Course will be closed sporadically throughout the month of July for maintenance and the New York State Open tournament.

Here’s a full list:

Monday, July 12
Thursday, July 15
Monday, July 19
Tuesday, July 20
Wednesday, July 21
Thursday, July 22
Friday, July 23
Monday, July 26
Wednesday, July 28

Call the reservation hotline for the most updated information.