You already know that Herbert Warren Wind, the well-known sports writer for The New Yorker and Sports Illustrated, coined the most famous name for a trio of golf holes on Earth, past and present; Amen Corner. Eleven, 12 and 13 at Augusta National need no further explanation.
Well Charlie Voelpel, my father and perfecter of the 190-yard ruler-straight drive, labeled a
brilliant decent set of holes that lay adjacent to Salisbury Park Drive on the Westbury side of Eisenhower Park. Yes, 4, 5 and 6 of the White Course, or Prison Corner as it was remarkably termed, is Nassau County’s version of the Georgia trio.
All that lacks are the flamingo-pink azaleas and skyscraper-tall pines. But there are no set of holes I’ve played and respect more than these. And they sit directly across the street from one of Long Islands largest correctional facilities. Take a look: