Co-Owner of Pete's Golf Shop, Woody Lashen joined me to discuss the virtues of Game Golf and the honor it is to be associated with the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association. Enjoy and thank you for the support.
Playing Engineers CC is like taking a walk through time and the course provokes such a historical response emotionally that few courses can compete. The original Herbert Strong design that was updated by renown architect, Devereux Emmet has hosted both the 1919 PGA Championship and 1920 U.S. Amateur. In the 1920 U.S. Amateur, Chick Evans defeated the legendary Francis Ouimet. Over the past ten years, Tripp Davis has been responsible for returning Engineers CC back to its past glory and this week we talked about restoring a golf course of such historical importance.
Long time friend of the program and A.W. Tillinghast, Phil Young joined the On Par program this morning. Well known for his extensive knowledge of Bethpage Black and exhaustive research on golf course architect, A.W. Tillingast. Phil is also the author of among many, Tillinghast: Creator of Golf Courses. In this episode, Phil and I discuss the work of Tillinghast, his research regarding Southward Ho CC, the back-to-back Opens at Pinehurst and Phil gives us the scoop on the 2018 Curtis Cup. Enjoy and thank you for the support.
Each Spring, there is a two-tournament right of passage for amateur golfers on Long Island. The first, is the Richardson Invitational held at the Seawane Club in Hewlett Harbor. Unfortunately, inclement weather has forced this year's Richardson Invitational to September. The second, is the Havemeyer Invitational held on the A.W. Tillinghast gem at Southward Ho.