Last Thursday morning, most of the golf world was busy paying attention to the Masters golf tournament.
And why not — history was being made in Augusta, Georgia with Tiger Woods making his move to be the undisputed greatest golfer ever. Tiger was going for his fifth Masters title and 15th major championship. By now, you all know the outcome.
At the same time, Shelter Island’s Jay (Jake) Card III was making news in other parts of the golf world with some unbelievable scores. (more…)
“Saving Fire Island From Robert Moses, The Fight For A National Seashore” is the title of a just-published book by Christopher Verga. It’s about the historic battle to prevent public works czar Moses from building a four-lane highway the length of that ribbon of sand, paving paradise just off Long Island’s southern coast. (more…)
The first Shelter Island 10K was August 9, 1980, on the same course used today. Seven hundred and twenty-six runners ran, an amazing number for an inaugural race.
Question: How does a tiny Island launch a world-class race and keep it growing for 40 years? (more…)