The year 1993, marks the birth of the Nassau Players Club. Based on information provided by Mike O'Grady, the club's unofficial historian, a controversy evolved around the club's name because other incorporated clubs in Long Island, objected to it. The issue was brought up and explained to the MGA that all the players were residents of NassauCounty in Long Island and that, was the reason for the name.
The MGA concurred and decreed that no infringement had taken place; therefore, the Nassau Players name was approved for immediate use by the group of players at Bethpage. Since then, other players who play together throughout the Tri-state area, have followed suit by forming their own clubs.
Other names were considered before the club was officially named. The other names were: The Black Players, The Bethpage Players and The Black Course Players.
Needless to say, because the Black Course had such a high slope rating (148), the members of the club, by virtue of this rating, had lower handicaps than most other Country Clubs.
The Club, not fully organized yet, has only one flight where all the players compete. All the events are held on the Black Course and the Club Championship is a two day event, playing 18 holes on each day and Billy Bartell emerges as its first champion.