PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Rickie Fowler Sinks Hole in One at the Waterfront

GM didn’t realize this until it was over, but apparently Red Bull set up a golf-themed promotion at the Washington Harbour last weekend. They invited 2010 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, Rickie Fowler, to take a shot on the makeshift golf course. Well, it only took one shot, as you can see from the video.

This looks like a great use of the building’s space. It reminds GM that some Georgetowners are trying to organize to bring an ice rink to the same spot. It’s too bad the actual waterfront park can’t have more activities like this. There was an ice rink in the park in the late 90s, when the city leased part of the park. When NPS took the park back over, the ice rink was booted. NPS insists on the waterfront park being a “passive park”. Maybe showy events like a Red Bull-sponsored pitch-and-putt (or, in this case, just “pitch”) would be too much for the park, but bringing back the ice rink in the dead of winter would not threaten the peacefulness of the park.

Speaking of the waterfront park, GM learned last week that the BID is hoping to bring wireless Internet to the park. Neat.

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  1. That video is insane. wow.

    Re Georgetown Waterfront Park, it might have been a mistake to transfer to the NPS. Not only do they hate “active uses,” but you will never get commercial activity – no vendors. What is the fate of the neighboring chunk to the west, between 34th St and Key Bridge? Hopefully that can be developed commercially, for more waterside restaurants or whatnot.

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