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Looks like the new Drive Shack in Long Island will be ready soon, August is anticipated, it's way out there far from Manhattan, but 30 minutes east of Bethpage Black.

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I got nothing from official media sources on what's to become of the range that was at Randall's Island, a Drive Shack was supposed to be built, but even well before the pandemic, there were issues, I dunno what. I only have the tweet below, will have to take a bike ride by the range one day to see what's happening. I dunno how the tweeter below can call the golf center as it's been out of business for years, I guess he called a government office, I don't imagine NY would have a golf department for the island.

 

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I suspect that DS tweet was more of a BS tweet. I was HIGHLY skeptical when they originally said, "new concession" was taking over in a month and run it for a year until "Drive Shack" would start construction. A year later it was still closed. And that was 2 years before any "Pandemic". Besides the fact that it is on NYC Parkland, makes it even more suspect that they would allow DS to build a facility like that on the property. 

Years ago, that range was supposed to the site of an Indoor Artificial Wave Pool for Surfing. All the brochures were pretty, "agreements" were signed, etc... Wound up being a project that required up front commitment from people willing to become "Members" for a ridiculous amount of money. A few people went in... and... nothing. 

It was doing fine a a range- They had good instructors, good quality Mats, Good Srixon Range Balls that were changed every April and October. Mini-Golf and some batting cages, along with a Bar & Grill that seemed to do okay. Somebody in "Government" must have seen a chance at enhancing their take by making deals. They probably got their take and don't really care what happens. If they wanted to, it could be fired right back up into a decent range in a month. 

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8 hours ago, RayG said:

I suspect that DS tweet was more of a BS tweet. I was HIGHLY skeptical when they originally said, "new concession" was taking over in a month and run it for a year until "Drive Shack" would start construction. A year later it was still closed. And that was 2 years before any "Pandemic". Besides the fact that it is on NYC Parkland, makes it even more suspect that they would allow DS to build a facility like that on the property. 

Years ago, that range was supposed to the site of an Indoor Artificial Wave Pool for Surfing. All the brochures were pretty, "agreements" were signed, etc... Wound up being a project that required up front commitment from people willing to become "Members" for a ridiculous amount of money. A few people went in... and... nothing. 

It was doing fine a a range- They had good instructors, good quality Mats, Good Srixon Range Balls that were changed every April and October. Mini-Golf and some batting cages, along with a Bar & Grill that seemed to do okay. Somebody in "Government" must have seen a chance at enhancing their take by making deals. They probably got their take and don't really care what happens. If they wanted to, it could be fired right back up into a decent range in a month. 

My pet conspiracy theory is someone from Chelsea Piers is keeping a knee down on anything golf going up in that spot again.

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