June 12, 2009

2009 US OPEN - Bethpage Black

This year’s national championship will be played at the renowned Bethpage Black golf course in Farmingdale, New York. A.W. Tillinghast designed the layout and according to New York State Park’s website, it is “said by many to be his finest work.” Just before you reach the first tee, there is a sign that warns all golfers that the course is for “skilled players only!” That’s how hard the course plays, and we at US Hole In One encourage you to watch the players try to take on that monster of a course.

The course is just under 7400 yards. The rough is graduated which means that it gets longer as you get further from the fairway. The fairways are narrow and numerous doglegs will make it hard for the players to find the fairways. On top of that the USGA will do their best to make sure that the greens will be nothing short of treacherous.

Tiger Woods is the favorite going into this tournament after his stellar performance at the Memorial. But golf is the most fickle of games and this is always exhibited at the US Open. The US Open is arguably the toughest tournament to win. Great players regularly fall victim to its demanding setup. There is absolutely no room for error. Any errant shot will be severely punished.

Phil Mickleson, who has been away because of his wife’s battle against breast cancer, will be there along with many others. However this tournament has a special addition this year: the vibrant New York crowd! They are known to be rowdy and they showed Sergio no mercy when he used to take a long time to hit his shot, courtesy of his infamous waggle. People in the crowd would vehemently tell him to “hit the ball already.”

So make sure you tune in from June 18th to the 21st. It will be worth it, but before you do that make sure that you tell the tournament staff at your golf club about US Hole In One. We offer the best services in hole in one insurance and sponsor signs. Furthermore, we offer all of this at affordable prices. You can call 888 882 5440 for more information.