coachieboy, on 18 August 2012 - 07:32 AM, said:
Thanks to Greg for making his way to Endicott, NY. I really enjoy the pics. Hope to track you down at TPC Boston.
What days are you in town?
I grew up in this town. While I don't live there now, I remain very proud of this tournament.
This is small town America with a proud golf heritage.
IBM and the Endicott Johnson Shoe company were the dominant employers for years. The factories provided steady labor based employment. And both companies provided wonderful golf courses for its employees. EnJoie golf course was of course developed by the shoe company. It is a public course and I would bet it is about $40 to play on the weekend. IBM also had a wonderful 27 hole complex in town. it is now been sold but remains a public facility.
For years, this was a regular tour stop. Now it is a senior tour event. It is a huge event for the town. It is probably the "smallest" location hosting an event.
Also, my great thanks to Dicks for sponsoring. Dicks was also founded in this small town, its roots tied to two small stores that I remember as a kid in the early '60s selling fishing supplies.
Keep the pictures coming Greg. Much appreciated.
I'll be at TPC Boston Monday, Tuesday & leave Wednesday afternoon.