I continue to be impressed by the humble nature of the 100th Met Open Champion, Ben Polland. This week, Ben joined me from Canada to talk about his summer, his win and his future. Enjoy and thank you for your support.
Michael Hebron is not only the Director of Golf at Smithtown Landing County Club, he's a PGA Master Teaching Professional as well as a member of the PGA Professional Hall of Fame. Around the same time Hebron was named Teacher of the Year, he decided to change his method of teaching the golf swing a more brain compatible approach. There are a lot of different approaches to teaching the golf swing and Michael's method is worth giving consideration. Enjoy and thank you for the support.
Kirk Oguri is the Equipment Specialist at Pete's Golf and Asst. PGA Professional at the Greens of Half Hollow. Oguri is a wealth of knowledge on the equipment side of the game as well as when it comes to the golf swing itself. In this episode Kirk and I talk about the state of the game, the benefits and misconceptions of instruction and the latest technology to help you with your game. Follow Kirk on Twitter: @KIRKOGURI.
In June 2005, Nassau County, The First Tee, The Metropolitan Golf Association Foundation, and The Metropolitan Section PGA launched The First of Nassau County at Eisenhower Park. This collaborative effort offers youngsters from Nassau County a Life Skills and Golf Experience promoting golf to a whole new group of citizens.
Eisenhower Park, a 54-hole golf facility, is part of the Nassau County Parks and Recreation system. The historic Red Course at Eisenhower hosts the PGA Champions Tour Commerce Bank Championship and recently celebrated the 75th Anniversary of Walter Hagen’s record breaking PGA victory.
Certainly Long Island native and amateur standout, Annie Park would have preferred to play the weekend at the 2013 U.S. Open, but hopefully Annie left picturesque Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton with her head held high and the confidence that she has a bright future on the horizon.
If you were fortunate enough to see some of golf’s legends grace the fairways of Long Island on an annual basis from the late 80’s until the better part of the nineties; then you owe a debt of gratitude to the man who first brought the PGA Tour to Long Island–Gene Bernstein. The former Metropolitan Golf Association President and Northville Industries Corp. Chairman is the man responsible for bringing Long Islanders closer to the legends of the game including the likes of Palmer, Nicklaus, Player and Trevino.