The always-hospitable Mimi Griffin Photo: Pete Kowalski
BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA | Can you name anyone who doesn’t smile when you talk about the 19th hole?
Of course not.
And that’s why Mimi Griffin chose to push for a broader and more innovative scale of golf’s post-round social gathering to become a reality this week at the 42nd U.S. Senior Open Championship at Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Who wouldn’t want some food and drink and entertainment in a 660,000-square-foot oasis inside the triangle of land that borders the 16th, 17th and 18th holes of the championship layout of the Old Course while keeping up with the leaderboard activities of players such as Pennsylvania native and defending champion Jim Furyk, Bernhard Langer, Steve Stricker, Retief Goosen, Ernie Els, Pádraig Harrington, Davis Love III and Vijay Singh?
“The 19th Hole, presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network, is a fan experience that has never been tried before at a USGA championship,” said Griffin, who grew up in a competitive...
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