No Tiger Woods
The big news this week at the AT&T is once again that Tiger Woods will not be playing. In fact, Tiger has said that the most golf he has done since bowing out of THE PLAYERS is hitting a few putts. There is much speculation as to the date which Tiger will return, anything from the British Open to the PGA Championship to 2012. I’m guessing 2012 is the most likely.
Aronomink (The Mink) is a beautiful tree lined golf course designed by one of the most famous golf course designers in the last 100 years, Donald Ross. You may have heard of one of Ross’ other designs, Pinehurst #2. Donald Ross himself called “The Mink” his masterpiece, not #2. There’s even a plaque near the 1st tee quoting Ross on that very fact at Aronomink. How do I know this? I played the course about 10 years ago with my best bud.
The Mink’s greens are quite a challenge. They’re very undulating and can be very tough if the speeds are pushed up to tour level pace. Think of Augusta only with some even more severe shaping on the putting surface.
As I mentioned, I played the Mink years ago, back when digital cameras sucked. So I have some photos of Aronomink from back then, but they’re not the quality level you may be accustomed to from the HOG Image Gallery.