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Sven Nilsen

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Development of Golf In Western Pennsylvania
« on: March 10, 2014, 05:14:50 PM »
In 1934, The Pittsburgh Press ran a series of articles by Claire Burcky entitled "How Golf Came To Western Pennsylvania."  I am going to post each article below in this thread in the order they were printed.

Here's a brief synopsis of each article in case you're looking for anything in particular:

1.     Jan. 29, 1934 - The first course in Pittsburgh.
2.     Jan. 30, 1934 - Allegheny CC.
3.     Jan. 31, 1934 - Pittsburgh GC.
4.     Feb. 1, 1934 - A discussion of (a) the 1895 golf clothing, (b) an early American golf professional from PA and (c) golf balls.
5.     Feb. 2, 1934 - Edgewood CC.
6.     Feb. 3, 1934 - Edgeworth CC.
7.     Feb. 5, 1934 - Formation of the WPGA.
8.     Feb. 6, 1934 - First tournaments of the WPGA.
9.     Feb. 7, 1934 - Oakmont CC.
10.     Feb. 8, 1934 - Top Amateurs Eben Byers and William Fownes, Jr.
11.     Feb. 9, 1934 - Success of early Pittsburgh Golfers.
12.     Feb. 10, 1934 - Olympic Cup competitions.
13.     Feb. 12, 1934 - Early West Penn golf team matches.
14.     Feb. 13, 1934 - Eben Byers.
15.     Feb. 14, 1934 - Early Pittsburgh professionals.
16.     Feb. 15, 1934 - William Fownes, Jr. 1910 "Slam."
17.     Feb. 16, 1934 - Development of West Penn Golf Association.
18.     [Missing.]
19.     Feb. 19, 1934 - 1919 U.S. Amateur.
20.     Feb. 20, 1934 - 1921 Junior Golf Championship.
21.     Feb. 21, 1934 - James Crookston of Stanton Heights.
22.     Feb. 22, 1934 - Gene Sarazen.
23.     Feb. 23, 1934 - Pittsburgh and 1922.
24.     Feb. 24, 1934 - The 1925 US Amateur at Oakmont.
25.     Feb. 26, 1934 - William Fownes, Jr.
26.     Feb. 27, 1934 -  Professional and Amateur golfers in the WPGA.
27.     Feb. 28, 1934 - 1927 Open at Oakmont.
28.     Mar. 1, 1934 - Carl Kauffmann.
29.     Mar. 2, 1934 - District Senior Golf Championships.
30.     Mar. 3, 1934 - Development of public golf courses in Pittsburgh.
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Joe Bausch

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Re: Development of Golf In Western Pennsylvania
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2014, 06:01:00 PM »
Good stuff, Sven.

Let me know if you need any help gathering the rest.
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Sven Nilsen

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Re: Development of Golf In Western Pennsylvania
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2014, 06:22:42 PM »
Joe:

Amazingly enough, the entire set just showed up in my inbox.

Sven
"As much as we have learned about the history of golf architecture in the last ten plus years, I'm convinced we have only scratched the surface."  A GCA Poster

"There's the golf hole; play it any way you please." Donald Ross

Joe Bausch

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Re: Development of Golf In Western Pennsylvania
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2014, 08:10:33 PM »
Joe:

Amazingly enough, the entire set just showed up in my inbox.

Sven

Beautiful, man!

Stop screwing around and post them.  ;)
@jwbausch (for new photo albums)
The site for the Cobb's Creek project:
https://cobbscreek.org/
Nearly all Delaware Valley golf courses in photo albums: Bausch Collection

astavrides

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Re: Development of Golf In Western Pennsylvania
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2014, 08:21:50 PM »
Interesting to read about South and North Park, both of which I played as a youth. Thanks.

Sven Nilsen

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Re: Development of Golf In Western Pennsylvania
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2014, 12:26:26 AM »
Here's the first article from the Series.  Thinking its probably best to do everything in order, so I'll move the articles above into their proper places as the thread goes on.





"As much as we have learned about the history of golf architecture in the last ten plus years, I'm convinced we have only scratched the surface."  A GCA Poster

"There's the golf hole; play it any way you please." Donald Ross

Sven Nilsen

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Re: Development of Golf In Western Pennsylvania
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2014, 12:28:01 AM »
Number 2 in the Series.



"As much as we have learned about the history of golf architecture in the last ten plus years, I'm convinced we have only scratched the surface."  A GCA Poster

"There's the golf hole; play it any way you please." Donald Ross

Sven Nilsen

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Re: Development of Golf In Western Pennsylvania
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2014, 12:33:17 AM »
Number 3.



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"As much as we have learned about the history of golf architecture in the last ten plus years, I'm convinced we have only scratched the surface."  A GCA Poster

"There's the golf hole; play it any way you please." Donald Ross

Sven Nilsen

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Re: Development of Golf In Western Pennsylvania
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2014, 12:38:31 AM »
Number 4



"As much as we have learned about the history of golf architecture in the last ten plus years, I'm convinced we have only scratched the surface."  A GCA Poster

"There's the golf hole; play it any way you please." Donald Ross

Sven Nilsen

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Re: Development of Golf In Western Pennsylvania
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2014, 12:50:36 AM »
Number 5.



"As much as we have learned about the history of golf architecture in the last ten plus years, I'm convinced we have only scratched the surface."  A GCA Poster

"There's the golf hole; play it any way you please." Donald Ross

Sven Nilsen

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Re: Development of Golf In Western Pennsylvania
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2014, 01:08:34 AM »
Number 6



"As much as we have learned about the history of golf architecture in the last ten plus years, I'm convinced we have only scratched the surface."  A GCA Poster

"There's the golf hole; play it any way you please." Donald Ross

Phil Lipper

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Re: Development of Golf In Western Pennsylvania
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2014, 08:57:26 AM »
Not quite in Pitt but certainly western PA is an Donald Ross course named Bedford Springs in Bedford,PA. The Springs is a Homestead type resort that recently underwent an major renovation with the golf course as the focal point. Its a good golf course with one of the hardest par 3's this side of PV.

Sven Nilsen

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Re: Development of Golf In Western Pennsylvania
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2014, 09:39:39 AM »
Number 7 -


                                                          
                                                          
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"As much as we have learned about the history of golf architecture in the last ten plus years, I'm convinced we have only scratched the surface."  A GCA Poster

"There's the golf hole; play it any way you please." Donald Ross

Sven Nilsen

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Re: Development of Golf In Western Pennsylvania
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2014, 09:43:30 AM »
Number 8 -



"As much as we have learned about the history of golf architecture in the last ten plus years, I'm convinced we have only scratched the surface."  A GCA Poster

"There's the golf hole; play it any way you please." Donald Ross

Sven Nilsen

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Re: Development of Golf In Western Pennsylvania
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2014, 10:53:54 AM »
Number 9 -



"As much as we have learned about the history of golf architecture in the last ten plus years, I'm convinced we have only scratched the surface."  A GCA Poster

"There's the golf hole; play it any way you please." Donald Ross

Sven Nilsen

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Re: Development of Golf In Western Pennsylvania
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2014, 11:49:56 AM »
Number 10 -







"As much as we have learned about the history of golf architecture in the last ten plus years, I'm convinced we have only scratched the surface."  A GCA Poster

"There's the golf hole; play it any way you please." Donald Ross

Sven Nilsen

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Re: Development of Golf In Western Pennsylvania
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2014, 06:19:35 PM »
Number 11 -

As noted by a lurker, Burcky mistakenly claims Travis as the first two-time U.S. Amateur champion.  This honor belongs to H.J. Whigham in 1896 and 1897.




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"As much as we have learned about the history of golf architecture in the last ten plus years, I'm convinced we have only scratched the surface."  A GCA Poster

"There's the golf hole; play it any way you please." Donald Ross

Sven Nilsen

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Re: Development of Golf In Western Pennsylvania
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2014, 06:22:39 PM »
Number 12 -



"As much as we have learned about the history of golf architecture in the last ten plus years, I'm convinced we have only scratched the surface."  A GCA Poster

"There's the golf hole; play it any way you please." Donald Ross

Sven Nilsen

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Re: Development of Golf In Western Pennsylvania
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2014, 06:24:22 PM »
Number 13 -


"As much as we have learned about the history of golf architecture in the last ten plus years, I'm convinced we have only scratched the surface."  A GCA Poster

"There's the golf hole; play it any way you please." Donald Ross

Sven Nilsen

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Re: Development of Golf In Western Pennsylvania
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2014, 06:26:19 PM »
Number 14 -


"As much as we have learned about the history of golf architecture in the last ten plus years, I'm convinced we have only scratched the surface."  A GCA Poster

"There's the golf hole; play it any way you please." Donald Ross

Sven Nilsen

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Re: Development of Golf In Western Pennsylvania
« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2014, 06:27:56 PM »
Number 15 -


"As much as we have learned about the history of golf architecture in the last ten plus years, I'm convinced we have only scratched the surface."  A GCA Poster

"There's the golf hole; play it any way you please." Donald Ross

Sven Nilsen

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Re: Development of Golf In Western Pennsylvania
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2014, 12:50:01 PM »
Number 16 -



"As much as we have learned about the history of golf architecture in the last ten plus years, I'm convinced we have only scratched the surface."  A GCA Poster

"There's the golf hole; play it any way you please." Donald Ross

Sven Nilsen

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Re: Development of Golf In Western Pennsylvania
« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2014, 12:53:07 PM »
Number 17 -


"As much as we have learned about the history of golf architecture in the last ten plus years, I'm convinced we have only scratched the surface."  A GCA Poster

"There's the golf hole; play it any way you please." Donald Ross

Sven Nilsen

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Re: Development of Golf In Western Pennsylvania
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2014, 12:54:37 PM »
The 18th in the series appear to be the only one I have not been able to access.  Going to leave this here as a placeholder in case it pops up.
"As much as we have learned about the history of golf architecture in the last ten plus years, I'm convinced we have only scratched the surface."  A GCA Poster

"There's the golf hole; play it any way you please." Donald Ross

Sven Nilsen

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« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2014, 01:04:34 PM »
Number 19 -




"As much as we have learned about the history of golf architecture in the last ten plus years, I'm convinced we have only scratched the surface."  A GCA Poster

"There's the golf hole; play it any way you please." Donald Ross

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