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.
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.
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.