March has been a big month for Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point Park.
On Wednesday, March 4, Donald J. Trump announced Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point Park will begin accepting tee time reservations online for play during the month of April beginning on Wednesday, March 11.
Additionally, on Wednesday, March 11, Trump announced that Trump Golf Links had hired acclaimed PGA Club professional Brad Worthington as director of golf.
The 18-hole, championship caliber, state-of-the-art course overlooking the Whitestone Bridge was designed by golf icon and globally renowned designer Jack Nicklaus, who was named the 2014 Architect of the Year by Golf Magazine and has won a record 18 major championships.
Permitting weather, the greatly anticipated official first day of play at Trump Golf Links is scheduled for Wednesday, April 1.
“Ferry Point was created to be a unique public golf experience and it is our collective hope that the golf course will add to New York City’s global reputation, enhance New York’s reputation for quality golf and give its proud residents a place to play and call home,” Nicklaus said. “Donald Trump has a deep-rooted love for New York City and he deserves a great deal of credit for getting Ferry Point to the finish line and for delivering it to the golfers and golf fans of New York.”
The light at the end of the tunnel wasn’t always so bright. The course, which had been in construction mode for almost 20 years after it was purposed from a landfill, was siting idle until Donald Trump and Jack Nicklaus formed a partnership and took on the project after the original developer stepped down in 2011.
Worthington, who was the honorary president of the Metropolitan PGA, served as head golf professional at Brooklawn Country Country Club in Fairfield, Connecticut for 20 years.
He has also held positions at Atlantic Golf Club, Winged Foot Golf Club and Rockaway Hunting Club, and now joins forces with the number one golf instructor in New York State, Michael Breed, who was recently hired by Trump Golf Links on Monday, December 15.
“It is an honor and a privilege to be appointed to the position as director of Golf at Trump Golf Links,” Worthington said. “I’ve seen the positive impact the Trump Organization has made to the game of golf firsthand, and with Mr. Trump’s support, I look forward to working with the City of New York to make sure the golf experience here is both exceptional and memorable.”