Yankee Stadsium of Golf or Graveyard of Champions? Winged Foot is both. Golf Course Trades has my story about Winged Foot’s restoration and head superintendent Steve Rabideau.
From the article:
“It’s a monumental responsibility that Rabideau shoulders, but he’s proven time and again to be an Atlas among superintendents: stewarding a club with as much history as Winged Foot – much of it Shakespearean-in-magnitude drama – into the 21st century, while keeping conditions absolutely perfect for both national level competitions and ordinary member play. To do that, he walks both courses for close to three hours every single morning, carefully observing every blade of grass. Winged Foot, after all, is the golf equivalent of holy ground. The West Course will host its sixth U.S. Open in 2020; only Oakmont and Baltusrol have hosted the tournament more times. Not to be outdone by its more famous sibling, the East Course has hosted the U.S. Women’s Open twice and the U.S. Senior Open. Winged Foot has also hosted the U.S. Amateur twice, with the tournament being contested on both courses.”
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