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Comment from: Brandon Tucker [Member] Email
this is a "golf community" right? What kind of lame-o's wouldn't want a pro tournament in their backyard? I understand the point, and trust me few like badgering "The Man" more than me, but I think this could be exciting for your hood. Be sure to do some hardcore negotiating though, I like your idea about getting some rounds on his dime. Hey, Baldwin has Trump on speed-dial, have him make a call for you.
2006-08-22 @ 17:18
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor]
C'mon, give me a break. Briarcliff Manor could use an economic boost? I've been there many times and used to have a good friend who was a life-long resident and, believe me, the village's denizens aren't going to have to pass the hat any time soon.

What some don't know is that we're talking about a place that isn't unusual for Westchester County, in that it's extremely rich and ritzy, with well heeled residents who want to preserve the character of their community. Tucker asked why a village wouldn't want a professional event in its environs. The answer is that its people aren't in need of money, so it doesn't matter to them as much as other things. Like, for instance, maintaining a peaceful atmosphere, keeping the streets clean and the roads uncongested.

I hope that Trump gets trumped.
2006-08-22 @ 20:52
Comment from: Stacy [Visitor]
In my opinion, my neighborhood isn't necessarily considered a "golf community". We have a few private courses (Sleepy Hollow Country Club and now Trump National) that are unattainable to the average citizen in our area. I play golf at Saxon Woods or Maple Moor...public courses in White Plains, or Split Rock/Pelham on the border of the Bronx, NY.

I'm not sure why the people wouldn't want a tournament in their backyard except that it will make travelling along the back roads (near Trump's golf course) extremely treacherous. Also, as per my blog, some people have been swept under the rug by Donald Trump. He, like many builders, will give what he has to in order to get what he wants.

And, as far as the small businesses along route 9A, I am well aware of how difficult it is to run a small business in a small town. Just because some of the people living there are above the national income average, it doesn't necessarily mean that they use the small businesses there. I've seen many businesses go under in our "well-heeled" community.
2006-08-23 @ 09:24
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor]
Well, well, I play Maple Moor as well. I've probably seen you there. I also play Saxon Woods and Mohansic on occasion.

As far as these businesses go, one tournament a year won't do much to keep an under-capitalized establishment afloat.
2006-08-23 @ 15:51
Comment from: Stacy [Visitor]
I'm one of the few women on that course that can play...hee, hee. My handicap is currently a 15.1, and I haven't made any strides recently to lower it. I can't get out of work...my business is right down the road but I just can't leave!

I love Saxon Woods and play there more often than Maple Moor. Maple Moor is in terrible condition. I playted twilight there last week and it was brown and dry in some areas and muddy in others.
2006-08-23 @ 16:26
Comment from: Stacy [Visitor]
PS...not all of Briarcliff Manor are ritzy homes and wealthy folk. Look at both Rte 9 and 9A and you'll know what I mean. Even some of the homes surrounding Trump's course are decent but not exceptionally expensive.
2006-08-23 @ 16:44
Comment from: Brandon Tucker [Member] Email
My hometown used to have a huge art fair every July. People came from all over, streets closed, everything was full, couldn't find a parking space anywhere, etc. There's little novelty in a big event year after year for a local, I agree. Most of us just went on a little road trip that week - or made money parking cars on our lawns. Think you can negotiate a press pass this time with Trump?
2006-08-24 @ 09:21
Comment from: Stacy [Visitor]
Brandon, I think that since Mr. Trump reads worldgolf.com blogs, we should put that question to him. Mr. Trump, could you please issue Barry & I press passes for the HSBC event if it is approved?
2006-08-24 @ 09:33
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor]
I just played Maple Moor today, Stacy, and, not surprisingly, the conditions do leave much to be desired. I mis-clubbed and hit a well hit iron into the right hand bunker on fifteen, and it ended up not only plugged but also 1 1/2 inches below the surface. Ridiculous.
2006-08-25 @ 21:18
Comment from: Stacy [Visitor]
How did you play aside from that shot? It's better to remember the good ones and forget the ones that you really either had no control over (you know, crummy conditions).

I think Maple Moor is a little less difficult than Saxon Woods. I prefer Saxon because you need to shape your shots more and use the driver less. Sometimes I believe that Saxon was designed by two different people. Did you ever notice that the front plays and feels different than the back?
2006-08-26 @ 18:15
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor]
I wasn't too happy with my play that day, although I shot a 75 yesterday. Not that I played well during this round either, but my short game was excellent and my putting

As far as Saxon Woods goes, I didn't notice that much of a difference between the two nines -- nothing that strikes me, anyway. Somtimes, though, such differences can be due to the different topography of the nines.
2006-08-29 @ 14:20

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