“When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.”
The United States Golf Association has heeded the words spoken over 200 years ago by Franklin, one of our founding fathers. In preparation for the 118th playing of the United States Open, which starts today for the fifth time at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, the USGA has made some major changes to the iconic course. This will be the fifth time Shinnecock has hosted the U.S. Open, and it’s the only course to have done so in three different centuries. READ
Statistics show that the average person will hold 12 to 15 jobs during their lifetime and will make five to seven career changes. My money is on Mike Springer, the new head golf professional at The Woods at Cherry Creek in Riverhead, to not even come close.
In his mid-30s, Springer has had but one career and only two full-time jobs. READ
As a young baseball fan back in the late 1950s, I would crawl under the covers at night with my Emerson transistor radio and listen to baseball games. READ
Question: What is 1 1/2 inches in diameter, weighs a bit over an ounce, and can travel more than a hundred miles an hour? I’ll bet some of you will get this one. Yup, it’s a golf ball.
The last time golf was featured as an Olympic sport was at the 1904 Games held in St. Louis, and a lot has changed since then. READ
Kaitie Mazzaferro waits on customer Pete Kelly at the Island’s End pro shop. (Credit: Jay Dempsey)
Your golf guy has had many jobs, most of them good. Good or bad, I have always learned something from every work experience I have had. READ
“It’s not the arrow, it’s the Indian.” Those are the words from a wise former playing partner of mine as he watched me regularly show up to the course with new weapons, certain to shave strokes off my score. READ
According to Wikipedia, the Internet encyclopedia, “A New Year’s resolution is most common in the Western Hemisphere in which a person makes a promise to do an act of self-improvement.” READ
This is a most interesting world in which we live. Patience seems to be a thing of the past and all things must be bigger and better. The more the merrier, the grander the greater, or so it seems. READ
I am not a gadget person. Never have been. The techiest pieces of equipment I own are my flip cellphone, which only sees action when I’m on the road and want to order takeout, and my Garmin GPS; both are over five years old. READ