6.27 Phil Young

August 13, 2016

This week, A.W. Tillinghast expert, Phil Young joins the program to discuss his concerns regarding the evolution of Bethpage Black. Enjoy and thank you for your support.

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4.8 A.W. Tillinghast expert, Phil Young

May 24, 2014

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.


4.6 Southward Ho Country Club

May 10, 2014

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. 

Southward Ho is in the process of working with Long Island native and A.W. Tillinghast expert, Phil Young to help restore Southward Ho to its original Tillinghast design. If the full plan comes to fruition, Southward Ho would now include one of only three original "Reef" holes designed by Tillinghast and a "Hell's Half Acre" or "Sahara." 
In this episode, the On Par radio show spoke with Havemeyer Invitational committee member, Lee Ann Lewis and committee chairman, John Halleron to discuss restoring the golf course to its original intent and how Horace Havemeyer saved Southward Ho.

3:21 2013 Walker Cup: Jim Holtgrieve and Phil Young

August 24, 2013

Holtgrieve and Young sounds more like a law firm than the last names of two significant contributors to the game of golf. Jim Holtgrieve, a three-time participant and two-time captain of the U.S. Walker Cup team, will lead this year’s team in the 2013 Walker Cup at National Golf Links of America. Phil Young is a A.W. Tillinghast historian, author and a constant reference to golf course architects who are looking to recapture the golden age of golf course architecture and to golf clubs around the country who wish to remember their club’s storied past. Both men were featured on the On Par radio show to discuss the upcoming Walker Cup and one of Long Island’s most treasured golf courses-National Golf Links of America.


3:20 Bethpage Black to host the 2019 PGA and the 2024 Ryder Cup

August 13, 2013

This morning, author and A.W. Tillinghast historian, Phil Young called into Sirius XM’s Teed Off with Brian Katrek.  They discussed the recent news that Long Island’s pride and joy–Bethpage Black, will play host to the 2019 PGA Championship as well as the 2024 Ryder Cup.