Strawberry Green Driving Range
Just found this place existed after seeing it through the car window over the weekend ... Any personal experiences there? The City website is limited and the range's site won't load. I did find a 2007 NPR article with one of the owners, but no personal experiences (yelp was also limited).
Anyone have anything to say about this place, good or bad? Looking to kill a few Saturday mornings without having to hike down to FDR.
You must be talking about longknockers, but it may have changed names (or maybe Strawberry Green is the real name). I havent been in a while, so they could have made improvements. It's pretty rustic, but a good value and its safe. For $10 you can get more balls than your back will appreciate.
I've been going there for a few years now. The place is awesome. It's the only driving range I've ever been to so I have nothing to compare it to but it's got balls and you can borrow any club you want if you come empty handed. The borrowed clubs are terribly sub par but if, like me, you had no idea what you were doing they work great. I think he even has kid size clubs as well.
Originally Posted by Shell_E
The people there are awesome. After going for a while you see the same faces and eventually start to get 'criticized' but in a good way. My experience was the regulars teaching me how to hold the club, what I was doing wrong in my swing and then they offer praise when I actually hit the darn ball.
Can't say enough about this place, dunno if it was just me or what but the folks there were really nice, if you go I hope you have the same experience. Note that I never asked for help which may or may not work if you are in need.
The only gripe I have now is they took out the covering structure over the tees so you are sitting in full sun now but just wear shades and you should be alright.
So to sum up: Just do it. It's a great place to get some low key practice in.
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its a good place to shag balls. wont win any awards on aesthetics but close, cheaper, and efficient.
Thank you all! Great feedback and looking forward to picking up golf again.
Ron, the NPR piece does mention it used to be called Long Knockers: Old-Timers at Home on the Driving Range : NPR
Agree completely. It's not a modern suburban multi-tiered wonder range, but...
Originally Posted by RonMcNasty
You pretty much summed it up.
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