Tag Archives: Aronimink

Jun
30
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Adam Scott surged up the 'board, firing a four-under 66

Many players walked off their last hole at Aronimink Golf Club in the first round of the AT&T National and felt like they had just grinded through the first round of the US Open.

“I didn’t do anything crazy on the greens. I just played them solid,” said Joe Ogilivie after posting a three-under 67, a shot off the lead. “This course is set up like a U.S. Open. The fairways are a little bit wider, but it’s definitely playing similar — except for this year’s U.S. Open.”

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Oct
28
2010
By Stephanie Wei under Wei Goes Golfing

Baxter, me and Chester on 18th green at Merion: Yes, we’re wearing matching caps and yes, that’s a ballmarker on the bill

No, I’m not being a total jerk with this picture — Baxter and Chester requested that their faces be removed (typical WASPs!).

Last Saturday was a special day for me: I played a top-ten ranked golf course (if you believe the annual rankings) for the first time in my life. Merion, site of the ’13 US Open, is ranked seventh, according to most recent edition of Golf Digest‘s “America’s 100 Greatest Courses.” (I plan to play them all at some point.) And the following day, I hacked my way through the 76th-ranked track, Aronimink, the home of the ’10 AT&T National.

It’s not every weekend I get the chance to play two of the best courses in suburban Philly, not to mention the country. Believe it or not, I hardly had a tour of America’s most famous courses. I’ve played all over, but it was mainly for tournaments and Cypress Point or Shinnecock doesn’t usually host 100+ junior and/or college golfers. Point is, despite my vomit-inducing game, it was a real treat to play both Merion and Aronimink. I’ll focus just on the former today.

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Oct
25
2010
By Stephanie Wei under Wei Goes Golfing

I like to smile. Even when I'm ready to chuck my clubs into the Hudson.

As those of you who follow my Twitter feed are aware, I was invited to play some golf in the Philadelphia-area this weekend. A few weeks ago, I got an email from someone we’ll call Baxter, asking if I was free to talk shop over a round at Merion and/or Pine Valley the weekend of Oct 23-24. Naturally, I checked my calender only to see that I had penciled in “Golf Channel telecast of JT Vegas Fall Series event.” So, unfortunately, I had to write back with my regrets.

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Jul
5
2010
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

On Saturday I did some things I hadn’t done in a very long time. I wore cut-off jean shorts to a golf course. And I took off my reporter’s cap and went to watch a golf tournament as just a spectator. Totally crazy, I know. I had trouble accepting I was just going for fun because somehow in the past year, it’s become second instinct for me to constantly think of story lines and shove a voice recorder in a player’s face. I also received some grief from one of my snarky mentors, Alan Shipnuck.

See our Twitter fight.

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Jul
3
2010
By Stephanie Wei under Announcements

Just a friendly reminder that Kevin Merfeld (Merf) has joined the WUP team. Everyone welcome Merf if you haven’t already.

/Welcome, Merf!

More important, please remember to check the byline of posts on tournament days, particularly Saturdays — because if you noticed today, Merf was filling in for me, so I can actually have a day off. He wrote on Tiger, Rosey and Dusty. You have no idea what a fantastic feeling it was for me to see posts being published as I was driving back to NYC from Philly. This probably sounds weird, but I felt a huge weight lift off my shoulders (especially since I’m just naturally high-strung about the site). So, thank you, Merf!

And how was my day at the AT&T National — as an ordinary spectator?

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Jul
3
2010
By Stephanie Wei under Announcements

Happy Independence Day to my fellow Americans. In other words, screw you, Brits. Kidding! (I love the British! I wrote my thesis at Yale on British history instead of American history. And I spent a week in Cambridge for research, not to mention a summer in London.)

In case you care, this is how I’m spending the weekend.

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