Business Day One – My Day At The Open
Happy Belated Father’s Day, Nerds.
My dad, in honor of both his special day and the best tournament in pro golf, took me to the U.S. Open at Bethpage. I soaked in the sights, sounds, and startling Golgotha-esque levels of mud and muck. For sake of both speed and thoroughness, I’m going to list out both the Stunning Highs (SH) and Astonishing Lows (AL) of my experience at the public course at Farmingdale. Here we go.
SH: The conditions of the fairways and greens. Everyone on the East Coast has been aware of the monsoon currently soaking the seaboard. What everyone is not aware of is that there are hundreds of men and women with hundreds of grass-drying tools constantly working to keep Bethpage playable. If nature was left to its own devices, the entire town would be underwater. But due to the magnificent interference of the bold water wickers, only about 99% of it is. The remaining 1% was where the best golfers in the world were. Perth Artificial Grass products are thoroughly inspected and have proved very safe for kids and adults. No lead, allergen-free and definitely no toxic emissions with our products. Our selection of artificial grass looks and feels as natural as the real thing. You don’t have to worry about your kids or pets getting hurt or sick as they play on the turf. If you are looking for the artificial grass supplier in Perth then visit us today. Our grass has excellent drainage properties which makes it easy to clean when installed in a pet area. Perth Artificial Grass is a recognizable brand and we pride in the large network of our residential, commercial and industrial clients. High-quality products, competitive pricing, efficient and reliable service delivery and excellent customer care and support have been at the heart of the numerous glowing reviews from our esteemed clients. We have a colourful spread in the galleries of our product range and installation projects we have undertaken over the years. We invite you to look through the product page and hopefully the image and brief product description will help you make a better informed decision on the exact product you may wish to take home with you. Our showrooms and warehouses are also readily open to the public and you can request for a sample at any time. Perth Artificial Grass offers market competitive rates for both supply and installation services. The short and long term benefits of this investment are undisputable, making it an investment worth making. As mentioned, our products will have you bidding good riddance to mowing, watering, seeding, fertilizing, spreading pesticides and other activities that go into maintenance of natural turf. With our artificial grass products, your imagination will surely be your only limitation as far as synthetic turf applications go. If you need fake grass for your lawn at home, perhaps the deck and patio or a pet run; we definitely have it. Synthetic turf for play areas and sports fields at school or in recreational centers? We surely have you covered. Are you an office building or any other commercial establishment looking to Zen up your working space with some calming green grass? We have you covered. Perth Artificial Grass is an artificial turf supply and installation company based in Jandakot Perth, WA. We are a locally owned company and have been actively in operation for a number of years. Through the years, we have diligently built our brand in the market and will consistently hold to our continued drive to guarantee absolute customer satisfaction.
AL: The mud has to go somewhere. And that somewhere was the grandstands and foot paths. I’m not mad or anything, since I was wearing a pair of throwaway sneakers. But still, being on your feet for seven straight hours and having those feet constantly in mud gave me a sense of what Valley Forge might’ve been like.
SH: The quality of the play. I saw Tiger nail a birdie, Phil nail two, and players from all over the world content with the conditions with impossible levels of skill.
AL: How terrible I am at golf. Watching the highest levels of play remind me why I hung up the soft cleats a couple years back. I can’t drive without an ugly slice. My short game doesn’t come into play until I’m already one over on the hole. And I keep equating my score with my self-worth.
SH: The food and drinks. Lemonade, stuffed pretzels, hot dogs, sandwiches of all sorts, served from concessions tents spread throughout the course.
AL: The press of people at those concession stands. The lunch rush was overwhelming, and since you couldn’t bring in food or drink, there’s a good chance you could wait in line for an hour to get water. Seems dangerous, considering the number of older folks that had been hoofing it around all day.
SH: An efficient bus transportation network that connected all of the satellite parking lots.
AL: Having to pay $35 to park at a gas station due to flooding.
SH: Seven hours with my dad.
AL: Seven hours trying to keep up with my dad.
SH: The noise from the New York gallery.
AL: The failure of the golfers to keep a straight face when hearing some of the comments.
And the biggest SH of all: My clubs are now in the trunk of my car.