Old Chatham Golf Club was recently privileged to display the U.S. Open trophy in its pro shop. Ted Kiegiel, coach to recent U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson (an Old Chatham member prior to his move to Charlotte), brought the trophy to Old Chatham, giving our members the chance to enjoy an important piece of golf history in person.
John Marino, Old Chatham’s director of operations, expressed appreciation for the chance to get to see the trophy in person. “We are all passionate about golf,” he told Triangle Business Journal. “To hold the same trophy that so many champions have handled is truly awe-inspiring.” The trophy was on display in the clubhouse, where members could view it. (Did you get a photo with the trophy? Send it to us at ProfessionalShop@oldchathamgolf.org!)A closeup of the U.S. Open Trophy.
The U.S. Open is one of the four major championships in golf and one of the most prestigious invitational championships in all of sports. It is part of both the PGA Tour and the European Tour. Hosted by the USGA, it is held each June in various locations around the country. In 2014, the Open will come to North Carolina, where it will be held at Pinehurst Resort.Old Chatham Director of Development Jodi Tata with the U.S. Open Trophy.