The untold story I wanted to write this year is the same story I want to write every year. I always ask myself the same question after attending the Amateur Championship: Will the winner make it in the professional ranks?
Thistle Dhu putting course, adjacent to Course No. 4 at Pinehurst Resort. James Barber, owner of the Barber Steamship Links of New York, built his home, Thistle Dhu, in Pinehurst in 1919. On its grounds, he constructed the first miniature golf course in America. The story goes that upon first seeing the home and course, he pronounced, “This’ll Do.” It was translated into Thistle Dhu.