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