I played the Black 20 years ago in the fall. It was in good condition and you could see why they had so many local championships played there. It was a great layout, tough and I'd never seen rough like that on a public course. If the grass laid the direction of your shot, it was no problem; however, if it laid against you, you might get the ball to fly 100 yards. I've always wanted to go back to see how it has changed since the USGA got involved. Had I decided to drive to the FJA Invitational, I would have trekked to Long Island to make BP Black one of the courses to play on the way home.