Quick Hits: Restoring Winged Foot’s Greens

Winged Foot Golf Club’s historic West Course is undertaking a restoration of all its greens.

The project’s goal is twofold: The first is to restore the greens to the “original intentions” of Winged Foot’s designer, A.W. Tillinghast, as a way to honor the history of the game, and one of its most celebrated architects.

The second objective is get the venerable New York course ready for the 2020 U.S. Open, which will be contested on Winged Foot’s West Course- its sixth U.S. Open, and 13th USGA championship.

Here’s a look at three quick-hit videos detailing the project.


THE INTRODUCTION

Winged Foot Historian, Neil Regan, and course architect, Gil Hanse, lay out the project.


STEP BY STEP

Stephen Rabideau, Winged Foot’s Director of Courses, explains the behind-the-scenes process.


THE 18TH

Hanse and Regan discuss the historic 18th at Winged Foot, and the idea to “repaint” the green to its glory of 1929 when Bobby Jones captured the third of his four U.S. Open titles.


Credit: USGA


Kevin Reid

Kevin Reid is a Pro Golf Weekly producer and contributor. Kevin calls himself a professional golf fan.



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