SEBONAK GOLF COURSE, SOUTHAMPTON, NY
SEBONACK GOLF COURSE, SOUTHAMPTON, NY. We witnessed history today with South Korean, Inbee Park, winning her third straight major of the season, the 2013 US Womens Open Golf Championships, a feat not accomplished since the great Babe Zaharias in 1950. Park had previously won the US Open in 2008 at age 19, making history then as well, as the youngest player to ever win that championship. Park now has the opportunity, going into the British Open, to be the first golfer ever, man or woman, to win the first four majors of the year.
The tournament was also historic in that it was the first Womens Championship ever played on Long Island. Sebonak Golf Club in Southampton, which opened in 2006, hosted the US Open on a beautiful waterfront course, featuring panoramic views of the Peconic Bay and Cold Spring Pond. Designed by Jack Nicklaus and Tom Doak, the course is impeccably maintained, but with a rustic vibe very different than the more historic neighboring courses, Shinnecock Hills and National Golf Links of America.
With the championship taking place close to home, I had the opportunity to spend a couple of days watching history in the making and soaking up the scenery. Above and below are a few Instagram snaps from my time on the course.
INBEE PARK (TOP RIGHT), THE SPECTATORS, PLAYERS, AND THE COURSEInbee Park image original: Scott Halleran/Getty Images