One of my all time favorite photos

No one would call me an expert on photography. Things like lighting, shadows, saturation, etc. are lost on me (as much as I would like to learn how to appreciate them). What I can appreciate is a good story in a photo.

The above photo was taken on October 3, 1930, at a tailor shop in Queens Village, New York. The shop built the course to entertain customers while their suits were being pressed. Genius. And upon further reflection, I suspect this photo was a subconscious inspiration for some of the amenities we’ve added to the club. Specifically, the TruGolf Prestige Simulator we acquired in December, packed with 85 courses including St. Andrews (Old, New, and Jubilee), Pebble Beach, Bandon Dunes, Bethpage Black, and many more.

While the Simulator room won’t be finished until later this year, members are already playing, and the room was begging for something hanging on the wall. Enter the largest print I could find of the “Play Golf Free” photo, which arrived yesterday. It will be hung today.

Admittedly, this photo might look a little strange in someone’s house. (Are you suggesting your male guests remove their trousers and putt around the house?) But for our purposes, where we now have a full-time tailor on-site and a golf simulator, I can’t imagine a more perfect picture. If I’m wrong, though, you can buy a print of your own at

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Wingtip Founder & CEO, Ami Arad is the quintessential modern gentleman. He has distinctive taste, an eclectic style, and dresses for every occasion. Ami developed his vision for Wingtip at a young age; even back in high school where four years of speech and debate meant weekends wearing a coat and tie, he was in his element. Years of working in upscale men’s clothing stores and socializing in cigar shops, coupled with his entrepreneurial spirit, inspired Ami to develop Wingtip, a men’s specialty store and private social club.

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