Posts Tagged ‘Mark Herrmann’

Mark Herrmann asks: Is Bethpage Black’s 18th a fitting finishing hole?

Here’s a click of the entire article, have your say in the comments. As long as they keep having big pro tournaments at Bethpage Black, which they will do with the 2019 PGA Championship and 2024 Ryder Cup, some people are going to say, “Great course, didn’t like the ending.” Depending on your perspective, No. […]

Walker Cup News Round Up

National Golf Links of America will host the Walker Cup next weekend, September 7th and 8th. Never heard of the Walker Cup? You can think of it as the amateur version of the Ryder Cup. The U.S. fields a ten-man team against a team comprised of amateurs from Great Britain and Ireland. Play takes place over two days which include of foursomes and individual match play.

Bethpage Black amps up 17th hole for The Barclays

Mark Herrman reports that Bethpage Black will get a new look for the The Barclays in August. The tournament also will borrow a little from the Phoenix Open, with a temporary stadium built around what figures to be a very loud 17th hole. The par-3 17th at Bethpage was one of the most electric venues […]

Is golf in trouble? Newsday’s Herrmann reports

Newsday sports writer, Mark Herrmann, writes a thought provoking article about the state of golf. First, Herrmann quotes Jack Niclaus from a recent press conference at the Masters. “We have a big problem,” Nicklaus said during a news conference at Augusta. “Since 2006, we have lost 23 percent of the women and 36 percent of […]

Herrman: Eisenhower Red stands test of time

By Mark Herrman (Link to original article) There is a big sign above the ticket office at Eisenhower Park: HOME OF THE 1926 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP. It is a lasting tribute to the fact that 85 years ago this week, the course in East Meadow was the center of the golf universe. Walter Hagen won his […]

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 […]

Jurgens a working pro at Spring Lake

From May 11, 2011, Mark Herrmann (link to article) When the LPGA’s Sybase Match Play begins in New Jersey Thursday, Cristy Jurgens will be very interested and she will be watching. She just won’t be anywhere near the place, even though she is an LPGA pro. Nor will she ever play on tour. “I’m a […]