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Matt Frey, PGA

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Who Built the NGLA Replica Greens at Ballyshear?
« on: November 08, 2019, 12:51:25 PM »
While looking at a course in the Hamptons on Google Maps, I noticed a mansion with a very intriguing "practice facility" (image below). I did some very quick Googling and found it is the Ballyshear Estate, once owned by C.B. Macdonald, now the apparent residence of Michael Bloomberg. It appears as though he commissioned the build of a couple of NGLA replica greens, but I am curious who may have designed and built it for the estate? Pure curiosity.



Jim Sherma

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Re: Who Built the NGLA Replica Greens at Ballyshear?
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2019, 02:19:44 PM »
Nice back yard. Certainly nicer than the practice green at the white house.

John Emerson

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Re: Who Built the NGLA Replica Greens at Ballyshear?
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2019, 04:29:05 PM »
Is it synthetic turf or real grass?
“There’s links golf, then everything else.”

Peter Flory

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Re: Who Built the NGLA Replica Greens at Ballyshear?
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2019, 04:29:10 PM »
Wow.  Very well done. 

Tal Oz

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Re: Who Built the NGLA Replica Greens at Ballyshear?
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2019, 04:48:45 PM »
Haha, I came across this a while back spending way too much time on Google Earth. Taking a look at the historical imagery it looks like it was built in 2013. Yardage is spot on for the short. Does anyone know what the top green is based on? Certainly looks like real grass except for the few teeing areas which are a darker shade of green. Would love to know who built it.

Matt Frey, PGA

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Re: Who Built the NGLA Replica Greens at Ballyshear?
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2019, 04:53:39 PM »
Does anyone know what the top green is based on?


I have not played NGLA, but it sure looks similar to their Redan.

Anthony_Nysse

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Re: Who Built the NGLA Replica Greens at Ballyshear?
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2019, 05:57:17 AM »
While looking at a course in the Hamptons on Google Maps, I noticed a mansion with a very intriguing "practice facility" (image below). I did some very quick Googling and found it is the Ballyshear Estate, once owned by C.B. Macdonald, now the apparent residence of Michael Bloomberg. It appears as though he commissioned the build of a couple of NGLA replica greens, but I am curious who may have designed and built it for the estate? Pure curiosity.






I believe that is Michael Bloomberg's back yard and Tommy N had a hand in that build.
Anthony J. Nysse
Director of Golf Courses & Grounds
Apogee Club
Hobe Sound, FL

Ian Andrew

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Re: Who Built the NGLA Replica Greens at Ballyshear?
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2019, 07:48:12 AM »
It was Gil.
Change is good.

Scott Weersing

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Re: Who Built the NGLA Replica Greens at Ballyshear?
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2019, 09:27:52 AM »
When I saw this, I thought it was about the course Gil and team are building in Thailand, Ballyshear Golf Links.


https://www.instagram.com/ballyshear_golf_links/?hl=en


https://brc.co.th/golf/golf.php


Yes, it is a course of template holes. No, it will not be a walking course but rather carts and caddies.

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