Posts Tagged ‘Winter Golf’

Shinnecock Snow

Remember Robert Frost’s poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay?”  Well, he obviously wasn’t referring to Shinnecock’s fescue in the winter.

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My Bethpage Black spy, @JohnnyGCaddie, recently sent me the photo on the left.  Dead trees and brown grass represent an off-season ghost town. (Those large sand mounds will be implemented into the bunkers for The Barclays event coming in August.)

The Instagrammed photo on the right, courtesy of @CourtneyTincher, displays the 15th at full force during a summer round:  super lush surfaces,  crowns exploding with greenness, freshly trimmed rough.

I dare you to illustrate the contrasting NY golf seasons more appropriately than these two images.

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Is this a mega jinx?  Probably.  But I believe that the winter golf season has come and gone never officially existed on Long Island.

So don’t mind if I reminisce a little bit.  This video was taken in winter 2011; The Winter Wonderland Classic, as we called it.  You’ll know because we must repeat it 755 times in the video.

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Countdown To Black Begins

Black's opening par-4. Taken Feb. 17.

Imagine: In just over a months time, the first set of players will kick off the Black’s 2012 season.  Although from the looks of the fairway, a round sure does look feasible RIGHT NOW!

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