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.