Fore Long Island
Long Island golf courses and golfers mixed with a splash of PGA and other pro tours.
The U.S. Walker Cup team left Aberdeen, Scotland Sunday with motivation for the next match, which will be held two years from now at the National Golf Links of America in Southampton. National hosted the first Walker Cup--amateur competition against Great Britain and Ireland—in 1922, when Bobby Jones and Francis Ouimet were...Read more »
Nostalgia will be on every tee starting tomorrow in the three-day Hickory Golf Open Championship at Long Island National in Riverhead. Each participant must use throwback clubs made with hickory shafts and leather grips and must wear knickers and plus-fours. It is open to pros and amateurs. The website is www.longislandhickoryopen.com....Read more »
OUTINGS: Hospice Care Network will hold its 20th Annual Tully Golf Outing at Sands Point Golf Club on Monday, Sept. 19. Visit www.hospicecarenetwork.org... The Fifth Annual Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation L.I. Golf Tournament will be Sept. 19 at Nassau Country Club, Glen Cove. Call (516) 818-7030....Read more »
Steve Tarulli of Rockville Centre shot par 71 at Aspetuck Valley Country Club in Weston, Connecticut Wednesday, and Chris Clarke of East Hampton and Brad Rock Jr. of Plainview shot 72 and 73, respectively, to qualify for the U.S. Mid-Amateur. They were among five players who made it through a sectional qualifier for the national championship...Read more »
Here's how the first hole at Bergen Point Golf Club looked Tuesday, open for business, post-Irene...Read more »
Here's what the first hole at Bergen Point Golf Club looked like on Sunday...Read more »
The Islanders announced that you can play golf with current players, coaches and all-time greats in the team’s annual outing. It is a big fundraiser for the Islanders Foundation. It is also a kind of the last big hurrah for the guys, just before training camp starts. The format is like any pro-am—one member of the Islanders organization plays with each group.
It will be Wednesday,...Read more »
So what is your golf experience like so far this week? Despite the damage, it seems like many Long Island courses are back in business, as of Tuesday. In the pro shop at Bergen Point, they say that the first hole was covered by more than a foot of water on Sunday,...Read more »
Padraig Harrington was one of the few pros who actually liked and endorsed Liberty National as the venue for The Barclays two years ago, and he has not backed off that feeling. He said after he shot 4-under par 67 at Plainfield Country Club Friday that the controversial course within view of the Statue of Liberty would make a good permanent home for the tournament. ...Read more »
EDISON, N.J.—The Barclays will be a 54-hole tournament this year, ending on Saturday, and early on Saturday at that. PGA Tour officials announced Friday afternoon that, because of Hurricane Irene’s approach, tee times for the third round will be moved up significantly Saturday, with the hope of getting at least the third...Read more »