Dyker Beach Park and Golf Course

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The Dyker Beach Park and Golf Course is a public park and a municipal, 18-hole, championship golf course in the southernmost part of Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, in New York City, United States.wikipedia
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Dyker Heights, Brooklyn

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The Dyker Beach Park and Golf Course is a public park and a municipal, 18-hole, championship golf course in the southernmost part of Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, in New York City, United States.
The southernmost section, south of 86th Street and east of 7th Avenue, contains Dyker Beach Park and Golf Course.

Wiffy Cox

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Willy "Wiffy" Cox was the course's golf pro from 1921 to 1935.
He was the course pro at Dyker Beach Golf Course in Brooklyn, New York from 1921 to 1935.

Frank Strafaci

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The five Strafaci brothers were all regulars at the course.
His brother, Thomas U. Strafaci, was the only brother to turn professional and became the head golf pro with his son Thomas Strafaci, Jr. at Dyker Beach Golf Course in Brooklyn.

Earl Woods

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In the 1970s, Tiger Woods’ father, then-US Army Lt. Col. Earl Woods learned to play the game in 1972 while stationed at Fort Hamilton.
In 1972, Woods was stationed at Brooklyn's Fort Hamilton, and learned to play golf, starting at age 42, at the Dyker Beach Golf Course in Dyker Heights.

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The Dyker Beach Park and Golf Course is a public park and a municipal, 18-hole, championship golf course in the southernmost part of Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, in New York City, United States.

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The Dyker Beach Park and Golf Course is a public park and a municipal, 18-hole, championship golf course in the southernmost part of Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, in New York City, United States. Dyker Beach Golf Course is one of the oldest golf courses in the United States and second oldest in New York City, behind Van Cortlandt Park, in the Bronx.

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The Dyker Beach Park and Golf Course is a public park and a municipal, 18-hole, championship golf course in the southernmost part of Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, in New York City, United States. Dyker Beach Golf Course is one of the oldest golf courses in the United States and second oldest in New York City, behind Van Cortlandt Park, in the Bronx.

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The area stretches from the Belt Parkway in the south to 86th Street in the north, between 7th Avenue on the west and 14th Avenue on the east.

Van Cortlandt Park

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Dyker Beach Golf Course is one of the oldest golf courses in the United States and second oldest in New York City, behind Van Cortlandt Park, in the Bronx.

The Bronx

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Dyker Beach Golf Course is one of the oldest golf courses in the United States and second oldest in New York City, behind Van Cortlandt Park, in the Bronx.

New Utrecht, Brooklyn

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The park officially dates back to 1895, but its use as public land goes back to the times of the Canarsee Indians and the original New Utrecht Dutch settlers who referred to it as the "common land."

Levee

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During the 17th century, the Van Dyke family tried to drain and reclaim this marshy land by building dykes.

Brooklyn

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The Dyker Beach Park and Golf Course is a public park and a municipal, 18-hole, championship golf course in the southernmost part of Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, in New York City, United States. Starting in 1895, the City of Brooklyn secured the first parcel, which stretched from the shore of Gravesend Bay to about 92nd street, and hired the landscape architecture firm of Olmsted, Olmsted and Eliot to design a 50 acre park, to be "the only seaside park in Greater New York."

Gravesend, Brooklyn

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Starting in 1895, the City of Brooklyn secured the first parcel, which stretched from the shore of Gravesend Bay to about 92nd street, and hired the landscape architecture firm of Olmsted, Olmsted and Eliot to design a 50 acre park, to be "the only seaside park in Greater New York."

Olmsted Brothers

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Starting in 1895, the City of Brooklyn secured the first parcel, which stretched from the shore of Gravesend Bay to about 92nd street, and hired the landscape architecture firm of Olmsted, Olmsted and Eliot to design a 50 acre park, to be "the only seaside park in Greater New York."

New York metropolitan area

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Starting in 1895, the City of Brooklyn secured the first parcel, which stretched from the shore of Gravesend Bay to about 92nd street, and hired the landscape architecture firm of Olmsted, Olmsted and Eliot to design a 50 acre park, to be "the only seaside park in Greater New York."

Poly Prep Country Day School

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In February 1916, the Poly Prep Country Day School, which was moving from 99 Livingston Street in Downtown Brooklyn to Dyker Heights, was unsuccessful in its attempts to purchase this parcel for their new county day school, as they were some $80,000 short.

Downtown Brooklyn

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In February 1916, the Poly Prep Country Day School, which was moving from 99 Livingston Street in Downtown Brooklyn to Dyker Heights, was unsuccessful in its attempts to purchase this parcel for their new county day school, as they were some $80,000 short.

Frederic B. Pratt

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However, Parks Commissioner Raymond V. Ingersoll, who had two boys at Poly, offered the school a 25 acre site on 92nd Street and 7th Avenue, which was donated to the Parks Department by Frederic B. Pratt, the Chairman of the Brooklyn Committee on City Planning.

New York City Department of Parks and Recreation

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According to the NYC Parks Department, the 1896 Annual Report of the Brooklyn Parks Department claimed that Dyker Beach Park would be the "finest seaside park in the world."

Tiger Woods

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In the 1970s, Tiger Woods’ father, then-US Army Lt. Col. Earl Woods learned to play the game in 1972 while stationed at Fort Hamilton.

Fort Hamilton

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In the 1970s, Tiger Woods’ father, then-US Army Lt. Col. Earl Woods learned to play the game in 1972 while stationed at Fort Hamilton.

Bath Beach, Brooklyn

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The neighborhood borders Bensonhurst and New Utrecht across 86th Street; Dyker Beach Park and Golf Course across 14th Avenue; and Gravesend across Stillwell Avenue.

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Dyker Beach Park

Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge

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The agency acquired 36 acre of the 138 acre within Fort Hamilton, in return for paying for a $12 million renovation of the Army installation and giving up 10.8 acre of land in Dyker Beach Park.