June 28, 2010 |
As one of the four founding members of the Golf Association of Philadelphia in 1897, Aronimink Golf Club, which started out as the Belmont Golf Association, has experienced its share of historic moments in three centuries. The club's first professional, John Shippen, who was 19 when hired in 1898, was the first minority to play in a U.S. Open and likely the first golf pro born in the United States. He grew up on the Shinnecock Indian reservation on Long Island, where his father was a Presbyterian pastor.
May 11, 2010 |
One day after a neck injury prompted him to withdraw from a tournament in the middle of a round for the first time in his professional career, Tiger Woods fulfilled a commitment Monday to visit Aronimink Golf Club as the AT&T National's defending champion. But the main question on everyone's mind was whether the injury would allow Woods to return to Newtown Square in seven-plus weeks to compete in the PGA Tour event that benefits his charitable foundation. "Oh, if I'm playing, I'm playing here, no doubt," Woods said during a 23-minute news conference.
July 2, 2011 |
With the 2011 AT&T National entering its final two days, Aronimink Golf Club is completing what could be considered a two-year audition for a future PGA Championship or U.S. Open, which is why club officials have hosted representatives this week from the PGA of America and the U.S. Golf Association. On Thursday, club president Joe Brooks and his fellow officers met with Kerry Haigh, managing director of championships and business development for the PGA of America. USGA representatives toured the Newtown Square layout Friday and spoke briefly with Brooks.
October 30, 1993 |
Chet Walsh of Philadelphia Country Club and John Clough of Aronimink Golf Club combined for a 4-under-par 68 to win the Doylestown Invitational Golf Tournament in better-ball-of-partners competition yesterday at the Doylestown Country Club.
October 8, 1992 |
Bill Walsh of the Philadelphia Country Club held the 36-hole gross lead with a total of 151 in the Fall Outing of the Philadelphia Seniors' Golf Association yesterday at the Mountain Laurel Resort golf course. Mike Molony of Aronimink Golf Club has the net lead at 140. The three-day tournament ends today. The low two of three rounds are reckoned.
June 19, 1994 |
Chris Lange of Overbrook Golf Club will defend his Philadelphia Amateur Golf Championship today against David Brookreson, the 1991 holder of the title from Huntingdon Valley Country Club. The 36-hole match play final will start at 8 a.m. at the Aronimink Golf Club. The tournament, in its 98th year, is the most grueling on the Golf Association of Philadelphia circuit because it consists of 144 holes of play, 36 for each of four days.
July 17, 1988 |
Dave Brookreson of the host course was named the winner of the 36-hole Lynnewood Hall Challenge Cup yesterday at Huntingdon Valley Country Club after finishing in a first-place tie with Jay Sigel, a former U.S. and British Amateur champion. Brookreson and Sigel each finished the two-day event at 142. After carding a 72 yesterday, Sigel, from Aronimink Golf Club, left to play in another tourney. Brookreson, who later completed a round of 74, was declared the victor by tournament officials because Sigel was unavailable for a playoff.
June 26, 1994 |
Mike Gregor of Huntingdon Valley Country Club and Jim Kania of Overbrook Golf Club rose from 10th place to win the second annual Kerwin Cup Invitational Golf Tournament of the Torresdale-Frankford Country Club with a 36-hole score of 4-under-par 136 yesterday. Gregor and Kania followed a 1-under-par 69 on Friday with a 3-under-par 67 yesterday to win by 1 stroke in the better-ball-of-partners event. Each had finished in a tie for the medal prize in the recent 36-hole qualifying round of the Philadelphia Amateur Championship at the Aronimink Golf Club.
June 30, 2011
Who will win the AT&T National at Aronimink this week? Four involved with the tournament and three Inquirer golf sages chose five players each. Here are their picks: Joe Brooks President, Aronimink Golf Club Ryan Moore Nick Watney Adam Scott Sean O'Hair Jim Furyk Mike Higgins Tournament chairman Ryan Moore Rickie Fowler Arjun Atwal Geoff Ogilvy Trevor...
June 14, 1994 |
The 98th annual Philadelphia Amateur Golf Championship, including 36 holes each on four days, began yesterday with David Brookreson and Mike Gregor of Huntingdon Valley and Jim Kania of Overbrook tying for the medal prize at par 140. The field of 250 contended for 31 places in the match-play draw, which will begin this morning at the Aronimink Golf Club. Aronimink and Merion's West Course were used yesterday. Chris Lange of Overbrook, who qualified automatically as defending champion, shot two 74s. Brookreson, the 1991 champion, followed a par 73 at Merion with a 3-under- par 67 at Aronimink.