Whippoorwill Club is playing host to the MasterCard Westchester PGA Championship next week. Carl Alexander is the defending champion of the only match play event on the Met PGA calendar. There will four days of coverage here and in The Journal News. You can also get updates on Twitter by following me @LoHudGolf.
Director of Golf at the Golf Club of Purchase
In the bag: Driver – Titleist 910 D3 8.5 degrees; Fairway woods- Titleist
910 F 3 wood 15 degrees; Hybrids – Titleist 910 H 17 and 21 degrees; Irons – Titleist AP2 4-iron to PW; Wedges – Titleist Vokey 54 and 60 degrees. Putter – Scotty Cameron.
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Lucky charms: Whatever is working at that time, typically a 1966 quarter.
Who introduced you to the game: My father, Jules Alexander.
Favorite golf book: The Match by Mark Frost
Favorite golf movie: Caddyshack
Favorite grill room food: French fries and coconut macaroons.
Favorite course in the Met area: Westchester C.C.
Favorite touring pro: Phil Mickelson
Favorite golf tip: Practice out of a divot.
Toughest course I’ve ever played: Oakmont C.C.
Toughest hole in the Met area: I would rather not say as I’m going to have to play it again.
Best round I’ve ever played: The 1988 MGA Father-Son Championship. I won with my dad at Westchester Hills in White Plains after holing out a chip shot on the first playoff hole. He was really excited to win and it was a memorable moment that I was able to build on in future tournaments.”