Like most Capital Area golf courses, Eagle Crest opened early this season. With the mild winter, there wasn’t much of an off-season anyway.
So in March, as golfers started to show regularly, Eagle Crest owner Bill Paulsen, Jr. had a brief conversation with his assistant pro Scott Battiste, who had just won the NENY PGA Assistant Pro of the Year.
Architect Paul Cowley was in town last fall and decided to add 2 new bunkers on hole #5. Paul thought the fifth hole was a little weak on the right side and wanted to give golfers some added challenges. The bunkers should speed up play keeping golfers out of the orchards looking for balls. We also added more drainage and irrigation.
BETHPAGE HOSTS FOR FIRST TIME By John R. Craig Later this summer, the best amateurs around the Capital Area and the state will have a chance to join the likes of Tiger Woods, Lucas Glover and Jeb Buchanan and become a champion at Bethpage Black. That’s because this year, for the first time, the famous [More …]
FLORIDA ACE FOR CAPITAL AREA PLAYER With the Capital Area’s Executive Women’s Golf Association getting set to begin its indoor league on Wednesday, February 8, there’s at least one new story to tell. Robin Raco earned her first hole-in-one last week while playing in Florida. It came at the 15th hole of Orange County National’s [More …]
LECTURE AND LESSON By Bill Giering She seemed rushed when she asked for my drink order, not a smile to be found on her face. “Give me what ever he is drinking”, as I pointed at the guy on the next stool. And that was when my lecture of the doomed future of golf travel [More …]
MCILROY WINS DEUTSCHE BANK Editor’s note: Now that Rory McIlroy has won the second leg of the FedEx Cup, the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston, we offer you a few more exclusive photos. They come from Stephen and Mary Ann Keeler who spent time on behalf of Capitalareagolf.com this past Labor Day Weekend. And [More …]
PGA TOUR PLAYOFFS Editor’s note: Here are some new snaps from TPC Boston and the Deutsche Bank Championship in the race for the FedEx Cup. Capitalareagolf.com sent Stephen and Mary Ann Keeler to grab some images for you this Labor Day Weekend. If you get a chance, take the trip east. Remember, it’s a Monday finish [More …]