Photo: Barton Silverman, The New York Times
With only one week remaining until the world's best tee it up at Bethpage Black for the U.S. Open, we read this article in the New York Times about the unique process that allows amateur golfers to play the same course the pros will play. While the rules can be somewhat confusing, ultimately, the best way for you to secure a tee time on the Black course is to spend a night, maybe more, in your car to snag one of the walk-up tee times. You don't have to "know someone," you don't have to empty your bank account...you just have to be dedicated and maybe a little lucky.
So we want to know...would you do it? Would you sleep in your car for the chance to play a U.S Open course? If you have done it, we would love to hear about it. Just click on COMMENTS.
Sure. I need to find out who has a Surburban or Caddy!! LOL
I'd sleep naked on a sheet in the parking lot
Living here has its privileges. I get tee times...
I have played Bethpage, although i did not have to sleep in a car overnight. It would be worth it though
IT DEPENDS ON THE CAR. IF IT WAS A VOLKSWAGEN CAMPER.....YES. IF IT WAS A VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE ......NO
I WOULD SLEEP IN A COFFIN IF IT MEANT I COULD PLAY AUGUSTA NATIONAL
Without a doubt - although I'd be careful who my playing partners were. I may actually try gettting on BPB this summer.
Absolutely!! our golf group has actually discussed the possibility!!
definitely! just played the Red and now want to take it on.
most definitely - although i'd probably rent an RV and make a week out of it
Most definately. I have a truck and I'd throw a sleeping bag and my inflatable mattress in the back and i'm all set. Plus, hanging out with everybody the night before would be awesome
1 night in a car for BPB, 1 year on the streets for Augusta
I have already done it!!! Didn't sleep just told old golf stories and how we all hoped to break 100!
I would sleep with just a sheet and pillow to play BPB, I would sleep anyplace to play BPB. Would I, OMG yes.
I found a better way. When I attended Suffolk County Community College, BPB was the golf team's home course. Not only did I get to play, it was free.
YESS!! I would do it every night!