"We are excited to host the inaugural Brooklyn Open for top metropolitan area professionals and amateurs," said Marine Park Golf Course operator Mike Giordano. "This gives us an opportunity to showcase improvements made at Marine Park and at the same time deliver a first-class golf tournament experience in Brooklyn. We firmly believe Marine Park Golf Course will be a daunting challenge when it's stretched more than 7,000 yards."
The professional purse is expected to exceed $5,000. The top professional and amateur champion each will receive a Marty Markowitz Trophy, in honor of the Brooklyn borough president. Amateur winners will receive gift certificates. Ams must have a USGA index. The field will be capped at 90 players. The entry fee for pros is $175 and $100 for amateurs. Entries close on October 14 at www.brooklynopen.com.
Marine Park Golf Course is an 18-hole Championship Course open to the public year-round and is a member of New York City Parks. Located in southern Brooklyn, this links-style course was designed in 1964 by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., and boasts panoramic water views, country club quality greens and fairways, a manicured driving range and prevailing winds off Jamaica Bay. It's been operated since 2008 by the father-son team of Michael and Adam Giordano.
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