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Long Island Golf Trip: A Tale of Two Courses

by Jeff Skinner Last week I was able to get back to Bethpage Black and spend some time taking in the pros at The Barclays.  I rarely miss the chance to get on one of the best courses in America whether to play or just check out the course.  The Black was just as vicious as always as the PGA pros found out. But my trip wasn’t all about watching the FedEx Cup playoffs.  I was able to get a… Continue Reading

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A Golfer’s Hardest Hole?

by G. Rennie For most amateur golfers at Bethpage Black the par four 15th hole poses the biggest challenge of the round. Watching the pro’s take it on from a green side seat to the left of the green I heard a few fan’s say ” this is the toughest hole in golf”. However formidable  it appears that wasn’t  the case, at least not this week. The 15th wasn’t even the hardest hole on the course this week at the… Continue Reading

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Keep The Black The Peoples Course

by Jeff Skinner An Open Letter to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey In 2002 when the USGA brought the U.S. Open to Bethpage Black it was nicknamed the “Peoples Open” and having the Open at a public course was certainly historic.  Showcasing the best public course in New York State brought more fame for The Black and allowed the world to see what a true gem we have in Bethpage Black. This past week the… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think

by Jeff Skinner 1.  Nick Watney went from Zero to Hero with his win at The Barclays.  After two wins last season his 2012 was disappointing: 2 top tens and a T9 at The Match Play.  He was first in Cup points going into playoffs last year and 49th this season.  This win makes his season and may just get him a slot on the Ryder Cup team. 2.  Sergio Garcia admitted to feeling “a bit jumpy” during the final… Continue Reading

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15 Year Old Lydia Ko Tops LPGA Stars at Canadian Open

by Jeff Skinner While Sergio Garcia was handing over his lead to eventual winner Nick Watney at The Barclays a teenager was making history on the LPGA Tour.  Fifteen year old Lydia Ko stole the golfing show today as she became the youngest player to ever win an LPGA event at fifteen years, four months when she won the CN Canadian Women’s Open.  She breaks the record of Lexi Thompson who just set the mark less than a year ago… Continue Reading

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Sergio Garcia’s Fast Solo FInish

by Jeff Skinner A short while ago I wrote about John Daly and his attempt to make it into the FedEx Cup playoffs.  Big John had a difficult time at The Wyndham Championship but while he was bogeying his way out of contention Sergio Garcia was busy crafting his own story of redemption. Sergio’s win at The Wyndham marked his first win on the PGA Tour in four years.  The 2008 Players Championship was the scene of Garcia’s last win… Continue Reading

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