6-21-15 Don’t try this at home! US Open conditions.


Thanks for sharing Mark! You are under water I imagine from photos around your area on Twitter!

Mark Novotny CGCS

With all of the coverage of the US Open at Chambers Bay I decided to give you some of my observations.

Chambers Bay june 2015 2 Harry How/Getty Images

First: This is the US Open.  The planning of this tournament has been in the making for years.

Second:  This is the US Open.  It is suppose to be more than difficult.  The average player can not play a course at 7600 yards!  Don’t plan on seeing this condition ever at Westchester.  Unless we are in a drought and we are not allowed to water for two or more weeks in the middle of summer.

Chambers Bay July 2014  Google Earth image taken 7-10-2014

This is what the course would normally look like without the US Open.  Much greener and not enhanced by television.

Third:  This is the US Open.  All of the players are playing the same course and the lowest number of strokes wins.  Forget par, just…

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