June 6, 2003 |
And just like that, the rains finally stopped, the skies cleared a little, the small committee of worried tournament volunteers stopped secretly building an ark, and the 64th Senior PGA Championship got under way yesterday. It was a beautiful thing. "Biggest attendance for a Thursday in the history of the Senior PGA," said tournament director Jason Soucy, who had worried that iffy weather might prompt many fans to blow off the first day. Not that it will matter in the grand scheme of things, but the lead after the first round was shared by a trio of mudders who slopped it around the Aronimink track at 68, 2-under par: John Jacobs, Bobby Wadkins and Florida club pro Mike San Filippo.
July 7, 1993 |
David Trainor of Aronimink Golf Club finished first with 3-over-par, 36- hole score of 75-70-145 in the USGA Junior Boys' Championship qualifying tournament yesterday at Laurel Creek Country Club in Moorestown. Two others qualified for the national junior championship, to be played July 27-31 at Waverly Country Club in Portland, Ore. They were Craig Cochran of Merion and Gregory Kelbon of Indian Hills in New Jersey, each at 146. PGA PRO-AMATEUR The Bent Creek Country Club team of Brett Upper, a former tour player, and Dan Burton shot a better-ball 8-under-par 64 to win the $9,925 Ping Pro- Amateur Championship of the Philadelphia PGA at Cedarbrook Country Club.
August 25, 1994 |
The Hopewell Valley (N.J.) Country Club pair of Mary Liz Cahill and Hope Dugenske won the women's Aronimink Golf Club Invitational handicap tournament with a net score of 79-18-61 in better-ball competition yesterday. Philadelphia Country Club's Kerry Rutan and Maripeg Bruder won low gross with a 3-over-par 77. PGA PRO-MEN'S TEAM Doylestown assistant pro Frank Abbott partnered with Andy Sivak, Tom Kardish and Jay Ewing to win the $7,225 Philadelphia PGA Pro-Men's Team Championship on the third hole of a playoff at St. Davids Golf Club.
November 9, 1990 |
When Aronimink Golf Club decided not to host the 1993 PGA Championship, the Philadelphia region may have lost more than a major golf tournament and the $30 million in revenues the week-long event could generate. Philadelphia now may find itself harder pressed to lure back professional golf, either for special occasions or for an annual PGA tour stop. "Obviously, there's a sizable economic loss," David Brenner, head of the Philadelphia Sports Congress, said yesterday. Brenner and his agency in 1988 helped Aronimink secure the '93 event from the PGA of America, sponsor of the PGA Championship, one of golf's four major tournaments.
August 12, 1990 |
The PGA of America announced yesterday that its next four PGA Championship hosts had agreed to consider its new policy regarding minority membership. John Brooks, general counsel and board member at Aronimink, which will host the 1993 tournament, said last evening that the Newtown Square club had not agreed to comply with a PGA of America policy, announced Wednesday, that clubs chosen to host the championship from 1995 on will have blacks and women as full members. But he said that the club, which has no black members, would look into the issue.
July 1, 2010
The Golf Channel will televise live the first two days of the AT&T National at Aronimink on Thursday and Friday, with CBS3 picking up the final two rounds live Saturday and Sunday. Thursday : 2-6 p.m., 7:30-11:30 p.m. (replay). Friday: 2-6 p.m., 8:30-11:30 p.m. (replay). Saturday: 1-2:30 p.m., 9:30-11:30 p.m. (CBS replay). Sunday: noon-2:30 p.m.. 9:30-11:30 p.m. (CBS replay). The team: Terry Gannon, play-by-play; Nick Faldo, analyst; Peter Oosterhuis, tower; David Feherty, tower; Matt Gogel, on-course reporter; Steve Sands, interviews.
July 18, 1997 |
Aronimink Golf Club is back in good graces with both the PGA of America and the United States Golf Association and once again thinking about hosting golf's premier events. Aronimink, in Newtown Square, asked to be relieved of its host role for the 1993 PGA Championship over its lack of minority members in the wake of the racial discrimination controversy that erupted in 1990 at Shoal Creek Golf Club, outside Birmingham, Ala. Aronimink will host its first major championship since 1977, the U.S. Junior Amateur, beginning Tuesday.
November 8, 1990 |
Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square decided last night to withdraw as host of the 1993 PGA Championship, saying it could not comply with professional golf's new minority-membership requirements for at least seven years. The club's board voted last night to ask out of its contract with the PGA of America, sole sponsor of the PGA Championship, one of golf's four major tournaments. In so doing, Aronimink, one of the area's oldest and most prestigious private courses, became the first scheduled host of a major tournament to relinquish its role because it could not accommodate minority members in time for its tournament.
July 28, 2002 |
The tournament is still almost a year away, but the campaign to create excitement for next year's Senior PGA Championship at Aronimink Golf Club has officially begun. A "natural fit" is how Roger Warren, secretary of the PGA of America, which stages the tournament, described Aronimink last week during a kickoff luncheon at the posh and private club in Newtown Square, Delaware County. The Senior PGA, set for June 5-8, is one of the biggest tournaments for the 50-plus circuit, along with the U.S. Senior Open.