We snuck away for a little retreat to Martha's Vineyard. In the short time we got to spend on the island, we knew it was our speed. It's a place where an old Jeep Wagoneer is a badge of honor and time with friends and family is everything. Spending most of our time on Chappaquiddick, we hit one of golf's hidden gems and enjoyed some oysters and wiffle ball on the beach. Here's a little preview of our adventure.
Brad is all-time. We caught up with him for a bit after our round and he embodies this playground of a course. Low-key and distinctly Chappy. He makes it all look effortless. Even down the the vehicles that meet you at the ferry to shuttle you to the course.
"You can’t manufacture the smell of a well-used old car with a new vehicle, nor can you replicate the feel or the ride. For many, the pick-up vehicle was going to be the first tangible experience with the Links…so it had to be right. The cars manage expectations…sort of set up the vibe. We’re not bringing you to a country club, so we’re not picking you up in a Cadillac Escalade." - Brad Woodger, Manager & Superintendent at R&A Chappaquiddick Links
LEFT: Billy and his brother Greg. The relationship that formed the inspiration for B. Draddy (aka Brothers Draddy). RIGHT: The Crow Bus and Mr. Pickles are the [not-so] trusty chariots that await visitors arrival on the other side of the car ferry across Edgartown Harbor. Don't worry, Brad is reliable... it's just a toss up what vehicle you're going to get that day.
You'll need to either pick up a permit or know somebody who has one to drive onto the beach on Chappaquiddick. Luckily, we met up with our buddy Rob to show us the ropes in his FJ40, not before we were able to flag down The Signature Oyster Farm deck boat and grab some fresh oysters right off the dock.