The 2017 Club Championship is in the history books! Congratulations to Jonathan Jeter for successfully defending his 2016 title and again being crowned the Nassau Players Club Champion. Congratulations also to "A" Flight Champion Steve Tepper, "B" Flight Champion Robert Kerning, and "C" Flight Champion Chris Batt. Match Play brackets are still available here.
The Nassau Players Club was founded in 1993 and is proud to be based at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, New York, home of the world famous "Black Course." Our home course has hosted the 2002 U.S. Open, the 2009 U.S. Open, and the 2012 & 2016 Barclays. It is scheduled to host the 2019 PGA Championship, and the 2024 Ryder Cup.
In 1993 Ernie Bodo, Glen Broderick, Bill Geiger, Sean McGowan, Paul Joyce and Mike O' Grady played together on weekends and became the founding members of a group of golfers. As the group grew in size, they decided to formalize it. A meeting was held at McGowan's house and the Board of Directors was determined by a draw of cards. "The Winners" were Glenn Broderick, the President, Sean McGowan, the Secretary, and Ernie Bodo the Treasurer. Also in attendance were Bill Bartell, Bill Geiger, Paul Joyce and Mike O'Grady.
The accolades for choosing the name of the club go to Ernie Bodo, who chose the name based on the criteria that all the players were residents of Nassau County and when they played they would always have a wager in the Nassau format, hence the name: "The Nassau Players." As more people joined it became "The Nassau Players Club."
The Nassau Players Club is an association of golfers who like to increase their enjoyment of the game and the competition, which is such an important part of the game of golf. The club's membership is limited to skilled golfers who love the game, have the desire to play golf with other members on a frequent basis, and can pay a modest membership fee. The dues entitle all members to maintain an official handicap through the United State Golf Association's Handicap & Information Network and to participate in all the Club's sponsored tournaments. It also enables the members to participate in all events sponsored by the LIGA, MGA and NYSGA. Annually, all members receive an item of clothing with the club's logo on it. Several golf tournaments are organized each year for the benefit of the members and all of our members are encouraged to participate in the area's Regional tournaments. The club has the strongest membership of any organized club. Many well known local amateurs are members.