Archive for August, 2011

Early Bird Tickets for 2012 Barclays

Back in June, the PGA Tour announced that Barclays was renewing it’s sponsorship of the FedEx Cup – running through 2016. The 2012 edition will be held at LI’s own, Bethpage Black, on August 21st to August 26th, 2012. Early bird tickets are now on sale through Sept 5 while supplies last. Visit the The […]

Bethpage closed, other courses reopen, post-Irene

Mark Herrmann (from NewsDay) So what is your golf experience like so far this week? Despite the damage, it seems like many Long Island courses are back in business, as of Tuesday. In the pro shop at Bergen Point, they say that the first hole was covered by more than a foot of water on […]

Hickory Golf comes to LI – Long Island Hickory Open

Hickory shafted golf clubs? Knickers? Argyle as far as the eye can see? No, these golfers are not extras on some movie set. They are proud ‘Hickory Golfers’; players who forgo modern golf equipment for throwback gear. I caught up with Brian Schuman, tournament director for the upcoming Long Island Hickory Open, to get the […]

West Babylon Community Declares Golf Club A Hazard

Some fantastic reporting from Fios1News on errant golf balls from Bergen Point in West Babylon. Theresa Puglia, local resident offers, her assessment (1:38), “A few years back, I…ah… got hit in the arm by golf ball. I had to wear a sling for a couple of weeks. Bone was badly brused and contused.”

Even Without a Course of Its Own, St. John’s Produced a Champion

By Ken Belson (NYTimes link) St. John’s is perhaps best known for its basketball program, but it has a pretty good golf team, too — one that produced Keegan Bradley, the surprise winner of the P.G.A. Championship on Sunday. St. John’s might seem like an unlikely cradle of golf champions. Sandwiched between the Grand Central […]

Town of Hempstead Golf Classic

By Patty Knap, Long Island Parenting Examiner The annual Golf Classic at the famed Lido Beach Golf Course in the Town of Hempstead has just been announced for Wednesday, October 5th. Registration for the 4th Annual Supervisor’s Cup Golf Classic has teed off with 144 entries to be determined by lottery drawing. October 5 at […]

A Haven for Golf, or Fried Eggs – Pox Golf Course

Ty Webb, 30, teed off at the Poxabogue Golf Center in Sagaponack, on Long Island. By ROBIN FINN (From July 28, 2011 NYT) THE beige bunker that houses the Poxabogue Golf Center and its fragrant Fairway Restaurant sits unpretentiously on the shoulder of Montauk Highway in billionaire-studded Sagaponack, as if protected by squatters’ rights. The […]