January 14, 2015 |
The Philadelphia Cricket Club, which carried out a successful restoration of its storied Wissahickon course last winter, has been chosen to host the 2020 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship, the U.S. Golf Association will announce Tuesday. Cricket Club president Michael Vergare said Monday that officials were excited about the reviews last summer for the newly restored Wissahickon course, which was designed by famed architect A.W. Tillinghast and originally opened for play in 1922.
January 14, 2015 |
IN 1910 THE Philadelphia Cricket Club hosted the U.S. Open for the second time in 4 years, on its St. Martins course in Chestnut Hill, nine holes of which are still there. In 2020 the Wissahickon and Militia Hill courses in Flourtown will be the site of the first USGA championship to be held at the club since then, the newly created U.S. Amateur men's Four-Ball. The inaugural championship is being held in early May at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, the first competition on the USGA schedule (the inaugural women's championship is the following week at Oregon's Bandon Dunes resort)
August 9, 2014 |
As other contenders stumbled around him, Cole Berman stayed steady and sure Thursday in the final round of the Patterson Cup while remaining keenly aware of a low number posted much earlier in the day. Berman birdied the 17th hole and hit a clutch shot out of the left rough that avoided some branches and led to a two-putt par on No. 18 to capture a 1-stroke victory in the Golf Association of Philadelphia's premier stroke-play event at Tavistock Country...
March 31, 2014 |
Willard S. Boothby Jr., 92, of Bryn Mawr and Jupiter, Fla., a respected leader in Philadelphia's business and philanthropic communities, died Saturday, March 22, of complications after a fall, at his Florida home. A Philadelphia native, Mr. Boothby was managing director of Paine Webber & Co., a stock brokerage and asset management firm, before retiring in the early 1990s. But he found time to take a leadership role in many local institutions, including as president of the Academy of Music and as a director of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
September 20, 2013 |
Dave Quinn of Links Golf Club shot a 1-over-par 71 at Radnor Valley Country Club in Villanova to open up a 3-stroke lead Wednesday after two rounds of the $70,000 Philadelphia PGA Championship. Quinn, the 2006 champion, carded two birdies, a bogey, and a double bogey to finish two rounds over the Radnor Valley and White Manor Country Club courses at 1-under 140. Two-time section champion Terry Hertzog of York fired the lowest round of the championship to date, a 3-under 67 at Radnor Valley, to vault into a four-way tie for second at 143. He was joined there by Alex Knoll of Bethlehem (69 at Radnor Valley)
August 16, 2000 |
Bala Golf Club's Roberta Sall will take an 8-stroke lead into the final round of the Women's Golf Association of Philadelphia's Class B Stroke Play Championship after carding an 88 yesterday at Philadelphia Cricket Club. Sall, a 21-handicapper, whipped a field of 73 women with handicaps of 16.5 to 22.4 on the par-74 course. The final round will be held Tuesday at Yardley. In the 66-player Class C (handicaps of 22.5 to 27.4) competition at Ashbourne, Ruth Hauck of Hershey's Mill shot a 96. Hauck owns a 2-shot lead entering next week's final round at Sandy Run. FIRST-ROUND LEADERS CLASS B, AT PHILADELPHIA CRICKET CLUB Roberta Sall, Bala.
June 3, 2000 |
Melana Walker posted a tournament-best net score of 69 on her home course and helped the six-woman team from the Philadelphia Cricket Club capture the 71st annual Ellen Gowan Hood Shield yesterday. The Women's Golf Association of Philadelphia tournament featured teams of Class A players from 16 member clubs, and the winner was determined by the combined total of the lowest five scores on each team. The Cricket Club squad posted a total score of 363 and included Walker, Fran Garvey with a 71, Penny Rubincam and Susan Beausang with 73s, Eileen Brody with a 77 and Mary Schwartz with a 79 on the 5,783-yard, par-71 course in Flourtown.
August 20, 1998 |
In a major upset, unseeded Whitney Benik, 13, of Southampton, N.J., defeated 14th-seeded Aimee Smith, 16, of Norcross, Ga., yesterday at the Junior International Grass Court championships at Philadelphia Cricket Club in Chestnut Hill. Benik, who won, 7-5, 6-4, will meet Milangela Morales this morning. Morales, of Miami, the fifth seed, made quick work of Californian Biffy Kaufman, winning by 6-3, 7-5. Morales was one of 18 seeded players to advance to the third round of this weeklong event, which will conclude Sunday afternoon.
August 18, 1998 |
Rain washed out all but eight opening-round matches yesterday as the 80th annual Junior International Grass Court Championships began at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. Tennis players from 18 nations are taking part in this 18-and-under tournament. In yesterday's brief action, Korea's Chul-Dong Lee made an impressive American debut with a straight-set victory over Arizona's Dan Gabrys, 6-1, 6-2. In the girls' draw, Alexis Martire of Marlboro, N.J., edged Lani Worsley of North Carolina, 6-3, 7-6 (6-3)