Westchester’s best 18 holes test your golf savvy, skills, and strategy
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How Did We Choose?
To come up with our “Fantasy Fairway,” we first surveyed all the PGA professionals at the area’s courses. We asked them to tell us which hole on their home course was their favorite and which one their members talked about most often (if it was different). We also asked them to nominate one hole on a course other than their own. The response was gratifying.
The next step in the selection process required much dedication and toil as our panel of players visited each hole nominated to see firsthand what made it special. Of course, you can’t just look at a golf hole and make an informed judgment; you have to play it. So we did. Among all the players on the panel, we researched more than 600 golf holes.
The panel was led by Westchester Magazine Publisher Ralph A. Martinelli, who somehow managed to play just about every course, despite having a demanding day job. In addition to Ralph and me, our panel included Phil Striano, Dobbs Ferry; Dr. Bob Flower, Bronxville; Thomas Ralph, Pelham; Alan Kalter, Stamford; Ned Branthover, Bronxville; Mike Martinelli, Yonkers; Ralph Wimbish, Mount Vernon; Robert Westenberg, Bedford; Mark Maznio, Somers; Craig Burrows, Yonkers; Joe Miressi, New Rochelle; Ryan Lake, Rye; and Tom Waurishuk, White Plains.