In this week's episode, I break down the Men's and Women's U.S. Open Championships with the President of the Unites States Golf Association, Tom O'Toole. We discuss the presentation of the golf course, the genius of Mike Davis and much more. Enjoy and thank you for the support.
Though we were cut short by power outage, veteran golf writer, John Huggan and I were able to have a short and sweet conversation about the 2014 U.S. Open. Including in the discussion was a fascinating conversation comparing Rory McIlroy and Martin Kaymer as well as the careers of Ernie Els and Phil Mickelson.
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.
This episode, co-host Woody Lashen and I spoke with John Huggan. John writes for Golf Digest, Golf Word and The Scotsman. Huggan is one of the best in the business and he's opinions on the game of golf are always on point. We spoke about Donald Trump's role in the game of golf, The neglect of the USGA and R&A in protected the spirit of the game of golf and the legacy of R&A Chief Executive, Peter Dawson. Enjoy and thank you for your support.
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.
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.
One could only imagine the sense of honor one would surely feel upon being elected the President of the historic United Golf Association, but to be the President of the USGA during the 2013 Championship season must feel extraordinarily special for current President, Glen Nager. This championship season is richly layered with historic events.