3 days ago
Only 10 minutes from me stands one of the toughest and best courses I’ve ever played on any continent. At only 430 yards downhill dogleg right, Bethpage’s Black Course has the most intimidating 1st hole tee shot ever. As if all the people standing around to see you duff your ball isn’t bad enough, you walk up and read that sign and it’s a wonder that I can even make contact with the ball at all.
I took a walk there this evening just jonesing for it to be warm enough to take another beating from this beast (already thinking of the double digits I’ll be marking on #15) and it was so calm and peaceful (and freezing). The first fairways of the red and green courses which flanks the Black already has some structures starting to take shape for the hospitality tents and grand stands in anticipation for the PGA Championship that will be taking place here in May.
I hate to see how the traffic will be like around home but I’m definitely taking the girls out for a day’s walk following 🐅. Who knows how much longer he’ll play. Who else is going? #bethpageblack #bethpagegolfcourse #pgachampionship #usopen #rydercup #pgatour #golf #firsttee #jitters #homecourse #hoyatough #hoyafilterusa #islandprimeshot #abc7 #bealpha