Tomorrow marks the third annual "Writer Cup", a tradition begun by Forsgate Country Club to celebrate golf writers of the MET/GAP regions.
There are two courses at Forsgate CC, the Banks and Palmer Courses. We're invited to play the historic Banks Course which is lush and deeply bunkered as compared to the Palmer Course which is laden with water hazards. I prefer sand to water any day on a golf course!
Designed in 1931 by Charles “Steamshovel” Banks, the Banks Course is a par 71 which stretches to 6,844 yards from the tournament tees and is a true test of skills for the above average golfer. This is probably why I'll stick with the forward tees during this tournament!
Here are some recent accolades about Forsgate Country Club:
- Jersey Golfer Winter 2006 Magazine ranked the Banks Golf Course at Forsgate Country Club #10 among the top 50 Best Golf Courses in the state of New Jersey.
- "The Met Area's Top 50 Courses", The Met Golfer, April 2007
- "The Best of Northeast Golf"; 2007: "Best Conditioned Golf Course" and "Best Overall Course" Lists
- Named "2007 Club of the Year", by the NJ Chaper of National Golf Course Owners Association
Prior to the round there will be individual and team short game skills competition and an instructional clinic. At last year's event I received a great drill from golf professional Gia Bocra-Liwski.
Yes, I'll enjoy the golf (no matter how well I score) but, honestly, I can't wait for the renowned Steak and Lobster Dinner. Served in the Main Clubhouse, Forsgate CC goes to great lengths to provide a memorable time for the golf writers.