Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Roadgolf: Spook Rock GC, Suffern NY

 

Things have been a little hectic in the city lately, so a little roadgolf is in order. Spook Rock is another teetime-website find. It's located in sleepy Rockland County near the New Jersey border and within the one-hour zone of golfability. At a shade under forty miles away, we're in low population density territory which means I’m not expecting crowds on this cold windy Saturday.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Roadrange: Southampton Golf Range, Southampton NY


It is with some sadness that we approach the outer Hamptons en route to our final destination. I had a great time in Montauk--golf, dog-swimming, plenty of tasty food from the ocean.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Roadrange: Poxabogue Golf, Bridgehampton NY


Highway 27, aka Montauk Highway is the lone road into the Hamptons and Montauk peninsula. It's a scenic drive, dotted with luxury car dealerships, wineries, farm stands.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Roadgolf: Montauk Downs State Park GC, Montauk, Long Island


I've been wanting to do this for a long time. I first played here in way back in '06 while I was still pretty new to the game, and once more a year or two later. Considerable time passed (for whatever reason) and now I'm finally back.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Roadgolf: Fishkill GC&DR, Fishkill NY


These are strange, wondrous times we live in. Back in the analog era, you didn’t just hop in the car and drive for hours to some strange area without a specific idea of what you were going to do once you got there. You had to plan. Make calls. Unfold maps.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Donald Trump's Handicap Index


He may not be willing to release his tax forms, but thanks to the providence and foresight of those other founding fathers—of golf in the USA that is—Trump’s USGA handicap is indeed a matter of public record.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Scenes from the Struggle


For the people of Manhattan just being a golfer is a struggle, to say nothing of the steeper challenges faced by those who dare to try to be good at golf. And as I was reminded of on a recent visit I am far from alone in this plight. The struggle spreads across all ages and socioeconomic classes and its ramifications will run deep into future generations of shitty golfers.