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Ode to Meadow Brook `best U.S. course since Augusta'

     While I was looking for something else, I stumbled across a piece in Sports Illustrated, Oct. 31, 1955 by Herbert Warren Wind, the legendary golf writer.

        He wrote of American courses that had just made their debut and was particularly enthralled with the one that had just opened in Jericho, L.I.: the Meadow Brook Club.

        Mr. Wind explained that the original Meadow Brook had been plowed under, at the insistence of Robert Moses (making way for the current Meadowbrook Parkway) and replaced by the club that's still there in Jericho and which hosted the late great Northville/Lightpath Long Island Classic.

          But get this, here's what Mr. Wind said about the new venue: 

"The new Meadow Brook, designed by Dick Wilson, lies within a more neighborly distance, and I have had a chance to look it over three times. To my tastes, it is the finest golf course that has been built in this country since Bob Jones and Dr. Alister Mackenzie produced the Augusta National back in 1931."
Very impressive indeed. I'll be following up on this at some point this season.


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