There are pros on Long Island, and then there’s Kirk Oguri.
All jazzed up in his electric blue pants, Oguri put on a show during the MET Open last August at Black.
My brother and I were there to see him stripe it around the first six holes and he didn’t disappoint (went out with a two-under 34).
But his highlight came on the ” Wedding Cake” hole or the par-5 fourth. After hitting his approach over the green (the adrenaline of seeing us obviously too much for him), his ball came to a stop in the newly renovated (prior to the ’09 Open) collection area. With little green to work with, he had to pitch it over a steep bank, make it check and release to the hole. That’s when the magic happened.