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“June of Golf” Expedition Begins

by Jeff Skinner This week marked the start of my “June of Golf” expedition.  As the golf season heats up so will my travel plans as I am planning on attending four different professional tournaments this month. The plan is to hit a PGA, LPGA or USGA event each week of this month and maybe get a few rounds in for myself. The expedition got off to a great start this past Wednesday as a few pals and I took… 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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Trading Three Tournaments For The Black

by Jeff Skinner Earlier this month I sat down to make plans for one of the busiest weeks of my golf season.   I had been granted media credentials to each of the professional tournaments that took place in the Northeast this past week:  The LPGA Championship in Rochester NY, The Champions Tour Dick’s Sporting Goods Open in Endicott NY and The PGA Tour’s Travelers Championship in Cromwell Connecticut.  I hoped to attend all three tournaments. I had spent a few… Continue Reading

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