Friday, February 03, 2006

The City that Never Golfs?

I absolutely love New York City. I don't think I could live there, but I sure enjoy visiting and love it when work takes me there. I go to a lot of crap places, so it's nice when I actually like the city I visit. There is so much to do and see and I feel so alive when I'm there. But as it says on my NASA T-shirt, I need my space. If I lived there I would need golf even more than I do now, just for the elbow room. With everything that it has to offer, it's easy to understand why the city never sleeps. And with all that activity, residents must need to golf if only for the serenity the surroundings would offer. But where? I have played in New York state, but if you live in or visit the city, where does one find a golf course?

Here's the view from the desk in my suite this week.

And a different angle from the bedroom. Not a hint of green - not even a golf advertisement.

There must be golf courses in the surrounding burroughs, because there sure isn't any golfing in Manhattan that I can see. Especially not in Times Square. The city guide on my desk advertised a huge golf retail store (not surprising). I almost went just to get some kind of a fix for my addiction, but I didn't have time. If I'm ever there long enough, I guess I might have to venture out to Long Island or Staten Island to get my dose.

Next post.


Morris said...

A new study has shown to golf causes back injures and cancer.

Mr. Morris
Ask Morris

dave said...

Considering what you paid for that place you stayed, how could you afford to play golf?

Eddie said...

cool pictures. what floor are you on? it sounds like you do alot of traveling. can you say what type of work you do? not a spy are you?

Luke Swilor said...

Nice diggs. Go play Bethpage, not too far.

Golfchick said...

Dave: The difference is I get reimbursed for company travel or I can write it off. Wish I could say the same for golf.

Eddie: I was on the 35th floor. I do sales training. I'm too much of a goofball to be a spy.

Luke: Thanks for the tip!

Anonymous said...

there is a pretty cool place to hit golf balls at the chelsea pier- they have a huge sports complex

Stacy said...

You can take a Metro North up the line only twenty minutes to White Plains. I can meet you there and we can play a round at Saxon Woods or Maple Moor. Both are public courses.

I am a relatively new golfer. This will be my fifth year. We can post results on our respective blogs, pics and all.


Golfchick said...


I just now saw your post!
But I didn't post this about NYC until I was back home anyway so I couldn't have done it, though it sounds like fun. Maybe next time I'm out there or if you ever come to Southern California we can have a match like that.

What's your blog?