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  Posted: Sep 17, 2012 6:15 PM FEED
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Another scene from NGLA... (and then I'll stop...maybe.) #besttest #sopure

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#tbt played the Course at Yale on Wednesday, but threw it back to my old Sunday bag from my freshman year at Yale in 2001 (it started to get really tough to carry the normal sized hoofer bag in college because of the excruciating back pain —which I didn’t know I’d be managing for the rest of my life). But more important, can’t believe I played the Yale Course almost every day 6 months three years in a row without appreciating this historical Seth Raynor gem. Well, actually I can believe it because back then I don’t think I knew anyone men or women that were golf design aficionados. It was just about getting the ball in the hole and I judged a course based on whether it fit my eye or not. Period. #blessed #sethraynor #nationaltreasure #yalegolf #foreveryoung
No joke hadn’t seen the pin in the very back of the par-3 9th Biarritz at Yale since 2004. Took my 3W outta my bag this morning, and naturally, I actually needed it today. 210 yards to pin. Choke driver, 75% swing—a little left and long, but almost chipped in, 180-degree around the cup, but I’ll take a tap-in par there any day! Probably would’ve even been pumped back in college when I was still a decent player! 🍀⛳️💃🏻 #courseatyale #yalegolf #sethraynor #golfgeeks #biarritz
Teeing off the 15th at Fishers Island. 🙌❤️🏌🏻‍♀️⛳️🙏 Awesome company🏌🏻🏌🏻🏌🏻, magical place, brilliant design & a good walk never spoiled. 💁🏻💃🏻🔥💯(📷 @pjkoenig) #latergram #fishersisland #golfporn #sethraynor #bliss
Posted: Oct 15, 2017 8:24 PM
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Still in a Fishers Island state of mind. Only fair to share—Seth Raynor, you are a genius. Happy Sunday! #golfporn #sethraynor #masterpiece #fishersisland (photo via @pjkoenig)
Posted: Oct 14, 2017 8:03 AM
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My favorite par-4 in the world *and* the best I’ve played: No. 4 “Punchbowl” at Fishers Island.
Thoughts? Your fave par-4 in the 🌎?
It was love at first play last summer! Meanwhile, you can see the par-3 “Biarritz”, which is my fave of that template hole. Because you asked, I birdied both on Wednesday. 🐥🐥 And yes, I want an effing 🏆 💪🙌✊️❤️⛳️
(🛰📷 @pjkoenig) #fishersisland #sethraynor #punchbowl #biarritz #golfgeek #templateholes #golfarchitecture #classic #macraynorfanatic #dronestagram
Oh, Canada! 🇨🇦 I don’t get to see my dad often bc he moved to Taiwan/China after I graduated from college (he sold his company, retired and couldn’t wait to get out of Boston but stuck around 4 more years than he had planned because I decided to go to Yale.) But today, I realized I am most def my dad’s daughter --way more than I ever thought ; it all makes sense now. *
As the eldest child of 3, my dad was 5 years old when he became a refugee and exiled from China, fore with Chiang Kai-Shek’s Nationalist Army (my grandfather was an officer), and grew up in Taiwan. He was the first person in his family to attend college and graduate school on scholarships, not to mention fulfill his year of service in the military, and then received a scholarship to UC Irvine for a PhD in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry. And you’d be hard pressed to find a man with more integrity and character. He is the most noble, kind, altruistic and just a genuinely good person that will always do the right thing. *
We went to visit with my 101-year-old grandmother today. Now she is one tough little lady! She and my late grandfather—who was the first in his family to receive an education and attend military academy— grew up during an extremely turbulent period in China, and survived horrors and atrocities that were too heinous to ever repeat. Of her 5 grandchildren, 3 graduated from Yale. But relatively speaking, that’s so trivial and meaningless compared to what my grandparents and dad endured and overcame obstacles I can’t imagine. *
With all the odds stacked against them, they were the among the minority that managed to escape Mao’s Communist reign of terror, survive and eventually thrive. My dad has achieved what seems insurmountable—and sacrificed so much to provide me with the opportunities/advantages that weren’t afforded to him. *
With hard work, a bit of luck and belief, he has shown me that anything is possible in this Great Experiment. My parents and grandmother (and my other three late grandparents) are living proof, and I am a product of the #AmericanDream & proud daughter of immigrants 🗽🇺🇸🙏 #whyilovemycountry #dreambig #parents
Posted: Oct 13, 2017 8:04 AM
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Asian lady can’t jump 🤦🏻‍♀️❌👎👣🏀🏌🏻‍♀️🏝🚷⛹🏻‍♀️🚨🚑 (📷 @pjkoenig)
[National Golf Links of America, par-4 no. 7 “Road Hole”]
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#latergram #NGLA #golfheaven #golfersonly #roadholebunker #posing #southampton #fallball 🙌⛳️
Fishers Island 🙌💯🏌🏻‍♀️⛳️😍🍀 only naturally, the vibe on Fishers Island is “shabby genteel”. The two trips I’ve made to Fishers are def on short list for best days/highlights of the year. Fishers = my happy place. Both times I’ve been on cloud nine and it’s like I’m drunk, high or tripping. Pure bliss. My brain must automatically pump shots of serotonin. It’s such an awesome natural high and feels like I’m rolling my face off. 😂😇 Decent #squad 🏌🏼🏌🏼🏌🏻‍♀️🏌🏼🐠🌴⛳️🙌🙏: @pjkoenig @adshif @nedbritt’s dad Jon, our gracious and awesome host (sorry, Ned, I like hanging out with your dad more than you. Haha. Kidddiiiiing...) #Oh, the golf course is just kinda good. By that I mean, one of the most special places in U.S.A., especially if you’re a MacRaynor geek fanatic, like me. CB MacDonald & Seth Raynor —NGLA, Yale; Fishers Island Club, Yale—Seth Raynor
Favorite hole in world = par-4 no.4 “Punchbowl”, but it’s kinda an “Alps”, too. And then the par-3 no.5 “Biarritz”. Made longish birdie putts on both! I was ready to 🎤 👋 and walk off, except it’s Fishers and it’s such a fun challenge. And I shot +5. Might actually be +4, but forgot to write down score for a hole and couldn’t remember so went with the bogey instead of “giving myself benefit of doubt”. Stretch of holes from no. 3 to no. 12 is mind-knowingly works of art and probably best 9 straight holes in a row. And it’s not like the other holes suck or anything. Ok done. I already miss you, FI!!
Posted: Oct 11, 2017 11:50 AM
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I only invited @pjkoenig for his sick photo skills 🤙⛳️🏌🏻‍♀️🙌
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Repost from @pjkoenig Thanks to the Weizy for bringing me along at National Golf Links of America yesterday. Thanks to the @scrumtruelescent for bringing the 🔥 jokes. #NGLA
NGLA gives me the golf feelings. It’s my happy place and we had the best #squad today @pjkoenig @scrumtruelescent (better known as Mr. @ashleykmayo). Up next tomorrow: Fishers Island & hopefully Yale in the afternoon — if I am able to still swing at that point! Might need to be carried the last five or six holes. I’m not even kidding. I’m so out of shape—it’s pathetic!! 😧😓😂🏌🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🙈
So in July, when @pjkoenig was a guest on the WUP podcast, we talked about how he needed to plan a golf trip in the NY area, and I told him I’d arrange NGLA and Fishers Island...and Shinnecock. Well, guess what?I like to keep my promises even when it’s not always completely in my control, but I get lucky every once in a while. Our itinerary the next two days? Yuuuuup: NGLA on Tuesday and Fishers Island on Wednesday. I failed with Shinnecock, but, still, I tried! If you’re a golf architect nerd, particularly a MacRaynor fan like me (CB MacDonald & Seth Raynor), it really doesn’t get much better. NGLA and Fishers Island are interchangeably my two favorite (or top 2; best 2) courses in the U.S. Woohoo!!! 🙌❤️🇺🇸⛳️🏌🏽‍♀️🏌️⛳️☝️
Dustin Johnson shaking that ass... (presser was like unfiltered open mic night for DJ— pretty epic) 🇺🇸 🏆 🍾#presidentscup
“...There is the New York of the person who was born somewhere else and came to New York in quest of something. ...Commuters give the city its tidal restlessness; natives give it solidity and continuity; but the settlers give it passion.” — EB White, “Here Is New York”(1949)
Presidents Cup. 😐
Day 2 complete
USA 8; Internationals 2
😴😴😴
Maybe spice things up by having the vice captains play against each other in tomorrow’s morning matches?!? #presidentscup #yawn
Current view from my roof deck—pretty epic sunset tonight. (And #nofilter needed.) God, I love you, NYC. 💁🏻🙌🌅❤️🌃
[gallery: swipe ⬅️] 1) #tbt 2002 @yalewgolf team ⛳️🏌🏻‍♀️🏌🏼‍♀️🏌🏽‍♀️🍻🍸🍹🍾🙌— the night we hazed the 3 freshmen @jeehaeda @mrscoachgolf @january_r2
2) #tbt 2011: Hanging out with Jeehae in Palm Desert
3) 2017: This is 34. Super crazy night (“in”) catching up with Diet Cokes at Jeehae’s apartment. 💁🏻 #friendsfromcollege #collegeteammates #yalegolf #boolaboola
Found in #Gozo: The world's bluest water --from Wied-il-Ghasri ("poor man's Azure Window," RIP); Xlendi, Mgarr ix Xini beach; Comino and the Blue Lagoon and Crystal Lagoon; Sanap Cliffs, Ta' Cenc Cliff, Hondoq Bay. The kind of blue that you've only seen in your dreams or movies. My mind was blown. 📸⬅️ The Mediterranean didn't disappoint. Gozo is pure bliss. Already want to go back!! 🚤🏖🌊☀️⛰🏰🙌💁🏻🌍🌈💙🙌🇲🇹
Posted: Sep 17, 2017 10:05 PM
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Back to where I started en route to the hidden "Goddess Pools" a few miles down the rugged coast line in Dahrlot Qorrot Bay... [Gallery to follow later...]
P.S. those asking who is taking these pictures--ME!! Usually I ask someone passing by, but in Gozo, I was generally places where there were few or zero tourists, but I came prepared since I travel for work basically with a mobile camera unit -- tripod, Bluetooth remote, widescreen lens... I think in this case I just used the timer ⏲ function on iPhone 📲 camera 🎥📸
#latergram #adventuring #soloadventures #gozo #bliss #malta #solotravel #travel #offthebeatenpath #dahletqorrot #nadur #qala 😎💁🏻🚗🌍👙☀️🌈⛰🏖🌊🗝❤️🐬💯