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Title: Introducing the Bausch Archives (06/17/22 update): 1898 Public Ledger
Post by: Joe Bausch on April 05, 2018, 11:38:42 AM
In what started by my interest in the early history of Cobb's Creek golf course resulted in having thousands of early golf articles of mostly Philly area golf courses.  Many of these were gathered the old-fashioned way:  from microfilm.

Many are familiar with the Bausch Collection of golf course photos at MyPhillyGolf, and just yesterday a new addition was added to the site known as the Bausch Archives.  It is here where I'm slowly but surely putting up my research findings from the last 12 years.

Don't blame me if you spend way too many hours reading these articles.   ;)

The link:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/archives.asp (http://www.myphillygolf.com/archives.asp)
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives
Post by: MCirba on April 05, 2018, 12:10:03 PM
Joe is my good friend and Cobb's Creek Compadre and he's just unleashed this incredible historic golf site on an unsuspecting public.

Be prepared to explain to your friends and family what you're doing on the computer the next 72 hours straight.

Of course, that's nothing compared to the diligent effort and time spent by Joe compiling this treasure trove.   I suspect this will be a go-to reference for a lot of future golf course architectural and historic research for years to come.

Thanks, Indiana Joe(nes)!   ;D

Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives
Post by: BCrosby on April 05, 2018, 03:04:53 PM
Fantastic. Congrats Joe and thanks for making it accessuible.


Bob
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives
Post by: Ronald Montesano on April 05, 2018, 05:19:58 PM
The Jon Cavaliers and Ron Montesanos of this site owe a debt of gratitude to JB for legitimizing the stalking now known as golf course photography. I can't wait to spend time in the archives.
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives
Post by: Joe Bausch on April 05, 2018, 07:52:34 PM
The Jon Cavaliers and Ron Montesanos of this site owe a debt of gratitude to JB for legitimizing the stalking now known as golf course photography. I can't wait to spend time in the archives.


Ron, I hope my work will catalyze others to create a similar regional site with photos and historical info.  That would make me very proud.
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives
Post by: Joe Bausch on April 07, 2018, 03:39:05 PM
More material was added to the site today.  Enjoy.
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives
Post by: MCirba on April 07, 2018, 05:57:35 PM
And it is good stuff.  Really really good stuff.
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives
Post by: Peter Flory on April 08, 2018, 12:33:17 AM
The Pine Valley under construction photos are amazing. 
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives
Post by: PPallotta on April 08, 2018, 11:12:03 PM
All told (research + gold standard photo tours) Mr B has been amongst the very most valuable contributors to this site for a very long time. I'm so pleased that his name is now enshrined along with his legacy. One of the good ones, for sure, is Joe B
Peter
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives
Post by: JMEvensky on April 09, 2018, 06:38:58 AM

All told (research + gold standard photo tours) Mr B has been amongst the very most valuable contributors to this site for a very long time. I'm so pleased that his name is now enshrined along with his legacy. One of the good ones, for sure, is Joe B
Peter



Peter puts it more eloquently than I could.


Thanks for taking the time to put this together Joe--and thanks for sharing with the rest of us.
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives
Post by: MCirba on April 09, 2018, 07:05:14 AM
All told (research + gold standard photo tours) Mr B has been amongst the very most valuable contributors to this site for a very long time. I'm so pleased that his name is now enshrined along with his legacy. One of the good ones, for sure, is Joe B
Peter


+1
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives
Post by: Joe Bausch on April 09, 2018, 08:12:50 AM
Next juicy addition to the Bausch Archives are the writings of Ted Hoyt of the Evening Public Ledger from 1925-30.  Those with interest in Delaware Valley golf history will find these hard to break away from!

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/TedHoytEPL/index.html
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives
Post by: Joe Bausch on April 10, 2018, 02:38:14 PM
The next fantastic addition to the Bausch Archives are all the J.E. Ford course reviews from the late 1924 - early 1925 edition of The North American:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/NorthAmericanreviews/index.html
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives
Post by: Bill Crane on April 10, 2018, 02:49:36 PM
All told (research + gold standard photo tours) Mr B has been amongst the very most valuable contributors to this site for a very long time. I'm so pleased that his name is now enshrined along with his legacy. One of the good ones, for sure, is Joe B
Peter


I wholeheartedly concur !! 


Joe Bausch has contributed as much as anyone to this community - perhaps only with the exception of the founders.   


It's been great getting to know you.


Bill
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives
Post by: Joe Bausch on April 11, 2018, 10:08:26 AM
The latest addition to the Bausch Archives is the "Hooks and Slices" articles from William Abbott (1917-9) of the New York Evening World:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/HooksandSlices/index.html
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives
Post by: Joe Bausch on April 13, 2018, 07:51:39 AM
Technical difficulties on the MyPhillyGolf server since last night (well, actually the server is physically being moved).  It should be up and going again before too long!
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives
Post by: Joe Bausch on April 13, 2018, 05:23:53 PM
The site is back to life and I just updated it with the “It Happened in Golfland” series by Verdant Greene of the Philadelphia Inquirer from 1913-5:


http://myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/ItHappenedinGolfland/index.html (http://myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/ItHappenedinGolfland/index.html)
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives
Post by: Sean_A on April 14, 2018, 04:08:08 AM
Joe

I like what you have done.  Have you thought about asking Ran to provide a link and short blurb in Best of Golf?

Ciao
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives
Post by: Jud_T on April 14, 2018, 08:45:59 AM
U da Man!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0K2dvB-7WY



Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives
Post by: Joe Bausch on April 16, 2018, 09:51:16 AM
The latest updates to the Bausch Archives are hole diagrams/descriptions from the following US Amateurs:

1911 at Apawamis
1912 at Chicago Golf Club
1913 at Garden City GC
1915 at CC of Detroit

The link:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/archives.asp
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives
Post by: mike_malone on April 16, 2018, 10:01:44 AM
Next juicy addition to the Bausch Archives are the writings of Ted Hoyt of the Evening Public Ledger from 1925-30.  Those with interest in Delaware Valley golf history will find these hard to break away from!

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/TedHoytEPL/index.html (http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/TedHoytEPL/index.html)
Brian Chapin has been chewing his way through Hoyt
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives
Post by: Mark McKeever on April 17, 2018, 10:55:22 AM
Good stuff JWB!
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives
Post by: Joe Bausch on April 18, 2018, 07:01:54 AM
The Bausch Archives was updated this morning with some exceptional articles by William Evans of the Philadelphia Record from 1919-1922. 
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives
Post by: Steve Lang on April 18, 2018, 08:18:29 AM
 8)  Joe,


Thank you for providing this treasure trove of references.  Its wonderful reading.


I'm amused while wondering what folks a hundred years ago would have been lamenting and experiences described, if they'd had widespread access to internet chat rooms/discussion group technology... 
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives
Post by: Cal Seifert on April 18, 2018, 10:53:56 AM
How about in 100 years when people stumble across this site.. ;)
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives
Post by: Joe Bausch on April 19, 2018, 08:22:47 AM
More added to the Bausch Archives this morning, of particular interest for articles concerning NY City area golf courses:  1922-3 writings of William Everett Hicks of the Brooklyn Times.

http://www.myphillygolf.com/archives.asp
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (last updated 4/19/2018)
Post by: Joe Bausch on April 19, 2018, 11:29:25 AM
More of interest to Long Island golfers, a wonderful 1935 series of articles by Ralph Trost of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle on the "Perfect Golf Course":

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/LIPerfectGC/index.html
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (last updated 4/19/2018)
Post by: Joe Bausch on April 20, 2018, 10:07:58 AM
"In the Cup" series from 1919-21 in the Philadelphia Inquirer has been added to the Bausch Archives:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/InTheCup/index.html
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (last updated 4/20/2018)
Post by: Joe Bausch on May 08, 2018, 10:16:40 AM
The latest addition to the Bausch Archives is epic:  articles from the Philadelphia Golfer magazine.  This monthly periodical appears to have been published from 1922-1930.  The Free Library of Philadelphia has many of the issues, but not all of them.  I went broke (!) photocopying the articles of high interest to me and they are available at MyPhillyGolf at this direct link:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/PhiladelphiaGolfer/ (http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/PhiladelphiaGolfer/)
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (epic update added 5/8/2018)
Post by: MCirba on May 08, 2018, 11:06:17 AM
Anyone with even a passing interest in Philadelphia region golf and golf courses during the Golden Age of Architecture period will find these fascinating and informative.

Thanks, Joe!   ;D
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (epic update added 5/8/2018)
Post by: Joe Bausch on May 08, 2018, 02:45:38 PM
I also have some digitized versions of the Philadelphia area "19th Hole" monthly magazine, published between 1939 and I think at least 1946.  One of the half dozen issues I have digitized happens to be the inaugural one from March 1939:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/19thHoleMarch1939/index.html (http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/19thHoleMarch1939/index.html)

A second issue from July of 1941 has now been added:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/19thHoleJuly1941/index.html (http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/19thHoleJuly1941/index.html)

And this issue from July of 1942:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/19thHoleJuly1942/index.html (http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/19thHoleJuly1942/index.html)

And this issue from March of 1944:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/19thHoleMarch1944/index.html (http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/19thHoleMarch1944/index.html)

And this issue from July of 1944:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/19thHoleJuly1944/index.html (http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/19thHoleJuly1944/index.html)

And this issue from March of 1946:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/19thHoleMarch1946/index.html (http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/19thHoleMarch1946/index.html)

And the last issue in my current collection of 19th Hole magazines is now here:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/19thHoleSeptember1946/index.html
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (epic update added 5/8/2018)
Post by: Joe Bausch on May 18, 2018, 11:32:15 AM
The Bausch Archives has been updated with three albums concerning the 1950 US Open at Merion as covered by the Evening Bulletin.

You can find them here:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/archives.asp
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 5/18/2018)
Post by: Joe Bausch on July 08, 2018, 03:22:37 PM
Around 1914 the Public Ledger newspaper published something that is similar to the Parade Magazine from my childhood in the 70s, and it was called the Sports Magazine.  Some of these Sunday issues of the Sports Magazine made it onto the microfilm of the PL, but most did not.  I figured they were gone forever.

Yet the other day I was back at the Free Library looking for something else and discovered some of these prized Sports Magazine issues are on microfilm only at the Free Library.

I digitized all of them although the FL has new scanners and at times I struggled to get the scans focused.  But still, this material from mid 1914 to mid 1916 is awesome. 

Read all about it here in the Bausch Archives at MyPhillyGolf:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/PublicLedgerSportsMagazine/index.html

Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 7/8/2018)
Post by: Neil Regan on July 09, 2018, 12:42:19 AM
Really special.
I just started browsing.
George Crump photo, it does not make you think that guy will go on to greatness.
Francis Ouimet with a VERY modern-looking putter. A pre-Odyssey (an Iliad?)
Tillinghast’s first, Shawnee, described as unlike any other in the country.
What next....
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 7/8/2018)
Post by: Neil Regan on July 09, 2018, 01:07:18 AM
#28
Hugh Wilson, “who is responsible for the two most excellent courses at Merion”, designed 2 new holes at Philmont in 1914.
  I suppose this is not news ?






#37
And I did not remember that Travis had worked with Ross at Pinehurst.
How much work did he do there ?
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 7/8/2018)
Post by: Neil Regan on July 09, 2018, 01:26:45 AM
#43


The purchase of Cobb’s Creek, to be laid out by Wilson, Smith, and Klauder.
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 7/8/2018)
Post by: Neil Regan on July 09, 2018, 01:34:27 AM
#51 and #52


Ouimet vs Crump at Pine Valley, 1915.
 Ouimet used his brassey to drive. He carried it 240 over the bunker on #6.
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 7/8/2018)
Post by: Neil Regan on July 09, 2018, 01:38:03 AM
#53
Hugh Wilson laid out Seaview, Donald Ross trapped it.
  Is this correct ?
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 7/8/2018)
Post by: Neil Regan on July 09, 2018, 01:51:15 AM
#67


1915, Golf Architects now in Demand, Scientific Bunkering a Necessity.
  Donald Ross can size up a course in 2 days, and give you detailed diagrams of each hole with every hazard and bunker drawn with their exact shape and depth.
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 7/8/2018)
Post by: Neil Regan on July 09, 2018, 02:02:14 AM
#70
1915
Merion costs $2000 per month to maintain.



“All the big clubs employ a large staff of help. Run out to any course and you will find three or four motor or horse mowers at work, a half dozen or more men fixing the bunkers, two or three others cutting the greens and a host of Italians picking out the fall grass from the putting greens.”



“Since Pine Valley has come to be known as one of the greatest courses in the world the green fees there have been fixed at $2. This was done to discourage some golfers who wanted to play too frequently.”
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 7/8/2018)
Post by: Neil Regan on July 09, 2018, 02:06:18 AM
#71
1915
Photo of the new “globe standard” at Merion, aka the wicker basket.
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 7/8/2018)
Post by: Neil Regan on July 09, 2018, 02:20:30 AM



#76
1915
At Pine Valley, the 5th hole is described to a visitor.

 ‘It can’t be done’, said the visitor when he was told about it.
‘ On the contrary, it is not as hard as it looks,’, said George Crump, who was standing on the tee. Now, he has played that hole hundreds of times and it has no terrors for him. He thereupon started to demonstrate that it was not such a hard shot. He sent five or six balls in the pond.
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 7/8/2018)
Post by: Neil Regan on July 09, 2018, 02:38:58 AM
#94
1915
Philmont remodels several holes, based on holes at Pine Valley, St. Andrews, and North Berwick.
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 7/8/2018)
Post by: Joe Bausch on July 09, 2018, 04:38:32 AM
#53
Hugh Wilson laid out Seaview, Donald Ross trapped it.
  Is this correct ?

Yes.
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 7/8/2018)
Post by: Alan FitzGerald MG on July 09, 2018, 06:31:59 AM
Joe


this a great collection of info - I "wasted"a lot of time going through it!


Thanks!
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 7/8/2018)
Post by: MCirba on July 09, 2018, 10:51:16 AM
#53
Hugh Wilson laid out Seaview, Donald Ross trapped it.
  Is this correct ?
Neil,
I'm disappointed that you haven't read my Hugh Wilson IMO articles.   :'( ;) 

In any case, after designing both courses at Merion, the course at Seaview, doing odds and ends at North Hills and Philmont, doing numerous layouts for the new public course at Cobb's Creek, all within about a 3 years span off the side of his Insurance Company desk, in December 1914 Hugh Wilson stepped down from his Green Chairman role at Merion, citing pressure of business.

Seaview had been open for play since about June of 1914, but Clarence Geist fell seriously ill, which delayed the grand opening until January 1915.   Some commentary on the course was that it wasn't difficult enough, so in April 1915 Geist brought in Donald Ross to come up with suggestions and additional trapping.   Some of his suggestions (based on his drawings that hang in the clubhouse) were implemented, many were not.

That same month of April 1915 Hugh Wilson and Francis Ouimet played against Geist and Wilfred Reid, with the former team winning and Ouimet setting the course record.   

More details can be found here;
http://golfclubatlas.com/cirba-mike-who-was-hugh-wilson-pg-2/ (http://golfclubatlas.com/cirba-mike-who-was-hugh-wilson-pg-2/)

Also, it would be mistaken to think that the Wilson course before Ross had no trapping.   This June 1914 article describes the golf course, which is much the same course folks play today, by and large.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/916/41490618540_06ab4d5884_z.jpg)
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/927/43300152331_2967352836_b.jpg)
 
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 7/8/2018)
Post by: Neil Regan on July 09, 2018, 10:59:08 AM
#53
Hugh Wilson laid out Seaview, Donald Ross trapped it.
  Is this correct ?
Neil,
I'm disappointed that you haven't read my Hugh Wilson IMO articles.   :'( ;) 
...


Mike,


 My question was my method of using the GCA search function.
Seems better to me. 🙂
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 7/8/2018)
Post by: MCirba on July 09, 2018, 11:12:09 AM
#43


The purchase of Cobb’s Creek, to be laid out by Wilson, Smith, and Klauder.
Hi Neil,

That's correct, but in this circumstance the January 1915 article stating "aiding the park engineers in laying out the course" actually means the construction of the golf course, which would begin that April.

By that time, numerous design layouts had already been created by the GAP-appointed Committee and a final layout was approved in January 1915 (we have that map).

That Committee of "experts" with golf course design and construction experience included;

Hugh Wilson
George Crump
Ab Smith
George Klauder
Franklin Meehan
Dr. Simon Carr

The greens and hazards were constructed by William Flynn (superintendent at Merion at the time) and during the later phases of construction and grow-in Walter Travis helped out in some fashion.   George Thomas also later claimed he learned a great deal from watching Wilson at Cobb's Creek.
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 7/8/2018)
Post by: MCirba on July 09, 2018, 11:15:45 AM


Mike,


 My question was my method of using the GCA search function.
Seems better to me. 🙂


Neil,


Nicely played, happy to help.   ;D
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 7/8/2018)
Post by: MCirba on July 09, 2018, 11:19:22 AM

#37
And I did not remember that Travis had worked with Ross at Pinehurst.
How much work did he do there ?

Neil,

I'm disappointed you haven't read my series of articles on Walter Travis and his role at NGLA (and Pinehurst).   :'( ;) 

Seriously, here you go, Neil! 

http://golfclubatlas.com/cirba-mike-walter-j-travis-dropped-at-national-golf-links-of-america-truth-or-travesty-part-two-page-2/ (http://golfclubatlas.com/cirba-mike-walter-j-travis-dropped-at-national-golf-links-of-america-truth-or-travesty-part-two-page-2/)
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 7/8/2018)
Post by: MCirba on July 09, 2018, 11:34:32 AM
#71
1915
Photo of the new “globe standard” at Merion, aka the wicker basket.
Bonus points awarded for identifying the green at Merion the left-handed player is putting on towards the wicker basket.   ;D
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 7/8/2018)
Post by: Ed Homsey on July 11, 2018, 08:02:54 AM
#28
Hugh Wilson, “who is responsible for the two most excellent courses at Merion”, designed 2 new holes at Philmont in 1914.
  I suppose this is not news ?






#37
And I did not remember that Travis had worked with Ross at Pinehurst.
How much work did he do there ?




Neil--I fully support Mike's recommendation that you read his piece on Travis/Macdonald and the NGLA affair.  In addition, I thought you might like to see what Travis said about his role at Pinehurst.  Some rather audacious statements, but as the late Bot Labbance pointed out in his book "The Old Man", there is no one disputed Travis's claims, to our knowledge.  Here's link to Travis's article:


https://walterjtravissociety.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/1920-10-9-20-years-of-golf-am-golfer.pdf


Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 7/8/2018)
Post by: Ed Homsey on July 11, 2018, 08:05:44 AM
That link didn't come out as I expected, though when I clicked on it, it opened the article.  I'll try again:


https://walterjtravissociety.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/1920-10-9-20-years-of-golf-am-golfer.pdf
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 7/8/2018)
Post by: Sven Nilsen on July 11, 2018, 11:12:39 AM
I suppose you could argue that whatever Travis did at Pinehurst was so bad it took Ross 40 years to fix it.



Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 7/8/2018)
Post by: MCirba on July 11, 2018, 11:16:27 AM
I suppose you could argue that whatever Travis did at Pinehurst was so bad it took Ross 40 years to fix it.
You could, but you'd be mistaken.   ;)
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 7/8/2018)
Post by: Sven Nilsen on July 11, 2018, 11:35:23 AM
You'd be mistaken to argue that No. 2 as it exists today is in any way a Travis course.



Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 7/8/2018)
Post by: MCirba on July 11, 2018, 03:46:35 PM
You'd be mistaken to argue that No. 2 as it exists today is in any way a Travis course.

Sven,

If it's true as Travis contended that he convinced both Tufts and Ross to toughen the course into a test of strategic thinking and execution for the better player, while remaining navigable for the duff, I'd say his influence forever altered what became #2 in a way that is still relevant and felt to this day.

The rest is details.
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 7/8/2018)
Post by: Sven Nilsen on July 11, 2018, 04:50:54 PM
Mike:


As long as we're translating influence into design credit, you probably should be giving Madonald a bit more credit for Merion.


 ;)


Sven

Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 7/8/2018)
Post by: Joe Bausch on July 13, 2018, 11:59:23 AM
Two more recent additions to the Bausch Archives:

1.  Player's Cigarette Cards:  Championship Golf Courses

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/PlayersCigaretteCards/index.html

2.  Early newspaper articles on St. Davids Golf Club

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/StDavids_history/index.html
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 7/8/2018)
Post by: MCirba on July 13, 2018, 12:17:44 PM
Mike:


As long as we're translating influence into design credit, you probably should be giving Madonald a bit more credit for Merion.


 ;)


Sven


Well played.  ;)
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 7/13/2018)
Post by: Joe Bausch on August 20, 2018, 05:09:01 AM
The latest addition to the Bausch Archives is early articles on Rolling Green Golf Club:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/RollingGreen_history/index.html
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 8/20/2018)
Post by: Brad Tufts on August 20, 2018, 08:52:33 AM

Just saw the Players Cards on there...I actually have an original set of these at home someplace.


The plastic box they are in has "$300" as a price tag on it, but the person who gifted them to me said they got them for under $50...so I'm not really sure what they are worth! 


Very cool memento of the UK/Scotland courses.
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 8/20/2018)
Post by: D_Malley on August 20, 2018, 10:10:30 AM
I love how many of the articles about the origins of RG state that it is based on the English model where the golf course is the main focus not the clubhouse.


Quote: "Rolling Green is going in strong for the English idea that a golf club should be a golf club. The club and locker houses will be severely simple and all the spare money will be devoted to the upkeep of the golf course."

The clubhouse is merely a place for changing your "Togs" before and after your game.

How much did RG recently spend on clubhouse renovations?
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 12/2/2018)
Post by: Joe Bausch on December 03, 2018, 09:35:43 AM
The latest addition to the Bausch Archives is a series of articles from the 1928 Pittsburgh Press called "Golf Holes They Talk About".  It is a pretty cool series of articles:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/GolfHolesTheyTalkAbout/index.html (http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/GolfHolesTheyTalkAbout/index.html)

All the material in the Bausch Archives at MyPhillyGolf is here:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/archives.asp (http://www.myphillygolf.com/archives.asp)
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 8/20/2018)
Post by: Joe Bausch on December 17, 2018, 04:14:10 PM
The latest addition to the Bausch Archives is coverage of the 1956 UGA (United Golfers Association) National Open held at Cobb's Creek Golf Course.  Of note is that Charlie Sifford won it for the 4th year in a row, this time by 15 strokes over the 2nd place winner, Harold Wheeler (notable in that he played cross-handed!).  Also an interesting read is the controversy that occurred in the ladies competition.

Here is the somewhat limited coverage by the Philadelphia Tribune:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1956UGANationalOpen/index.html
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 12/17/2018)
Post by: Joe Bausch on December 17, 2018, 04:15:09 PM
The latest edition to the Bausch Archives is a series of articles (10 total) penned by Jerome Travers and published in the 1915-6 Philadelphia Public Ledger:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/TraversLedger/index.html (http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/TraversLedger/index.html)
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 12/30/2018)
Post by: Joe Bausch on December 30, 2018, 04:47:23 PM
Some of the drawings in those Travers articles are pretty cool!
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 12/30/2018)
Post by: Joe Bausch on January 20, 2019, 11:57:20 AM
The latest update comes courtesy of a new microfilm scanner at my school.  It does a significantly better job at scanning photos from old newspapers.  Hence, I went back and regathered the pictorials of various courses in the Philly area from the 1920 Public Ledger.  Some of these are really awesome.

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1920_PublicLedger_pictorials/index.html
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 01/20/2019)
Post by: Joe Bausch on February 01, 2019, 05:59:29 PM
This is my version of a Friday news dump.  These are articles by long time golf writer William Evans writing under the pen name Peter Putter in the Philadelphia Evening Public Ledger in 1917 and 1918.  Good stuff here!

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/PeterPutter/index.html (http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/PeterPutter/index.html)
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 02/01/2019)
Post by: Neil Regan on February 01, 2019, 09:08:50 PM
Joe,
 246 articles on a Friday dump ?
There must be a smoking gun in there.*
Any hints ?




*( Besides the well known fact that Gulph Mills was designed by Duncan Ross.)
http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/PeterPutter/pages/page_156.html (http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/PeterPutter/pages/page_156.html)
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 02/01/2019)
Post by: Neil Regan on February 01, 2019, 09:45:08 PM
Not a smoking gun, but very interesting for GCA types.


The detailed cost of construction of Gulph Mills, 1918


http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/PeterPutter/pages/page_166.html (http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/PeterPutter/pages/page_166.html)
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 02/01/2019)
Post by: Neil Regan on February 01, 2019, 10:09:34 PM
Ab Smith and Hugh Wilson responsible for Cobb’s Creek.
Hugh Wilson laid out the two Merion Courses.
Colt laid out Pine Valley, but Crump did the work.


Where was Bausch Archives when we needed it ?  :)


http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/PeterPutter/pages/page_3.html (http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/PeterPutter/pages/page_3.html)
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 02/01/2019)
Post by: MCirba on February 05, 2019, 02:09:27 PM
Hopefully others are silently enjoying these articles. 

Thanks for sharing, Joe...

I can't even imagine how twisted and misinterpreted the history of Philadelphia region (and other regions) golf course architecture would be without your incredible efforts to unearth contemporaneous accounts from all of these sources.
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (FANTASTIC update added 02/01/2019)
Post by: Mike_Trenham on February 05, 2019, 07:04:12 PM
Joe:


I found it interesting that the article on Tredyffrin CC from 10/01/17 noted that Alex Findlay is also designed Plymouth CC.  I’d never heard this before.


BTW I hear good things about the work being done by Ron Prichard and Tyler Rae over there at Plymouth or 1912 as it’s been renamed.


So much good stuff here.  Thanks Joe.
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (FANTASTIC update added 02/01/2019)
Post by: Joe Bausch on February 06, 2019, 09:17:09 AM
I found it interesting that the article on Tredyffrin CC from 10/01/17 noted that Alex Findlay is also designed Plymouth CC.  I’d never heard this before.

BTW I hear good things about the work being done by Ron Prichard and Tyler Rae over there at Plymouth or 1912 as it’s been renamed.

It took me quite some time to figure out who did the original nine holes at Plymouth and Findlay was always a candidate!

Note:  I have a blurb from the early 20's when Plymouth was thinking about expanding to 18 holes and the article says they intend to seek out Donald Ross.  But we know how this finishes, not with Ross, but Flynn.

And now Prichard and Rae.   :)
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (FANTASTIC update added 02/01/2019)
Post by: JMEvensky on February 06, 2019, 10:05:03 AM
JB,when do you have time to chemistry? ;D
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (FANTASTIC update added 02/01/2019)
Post by: Joe Bausch on February 06, 2019, 12:55:21 PM
JB,when do you have time to chemistry? ;D

You would not believe how many articles I recently gathered during Sunday's football game.   ;D

Another nice update to the Bausch Archives probably on Monday.
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (FANTASTIC update added 02/01/2019)
Post by: Neil Regan on February 06, 2019, 10:59:19 PM

One thing that appeals to me often in these old newspapers is the vibrant enthusiasm for the game of golf.
It was still a young game in America, and much more of an adventure than nowadays.
And being pre-internet, stories of courses and shots became legends and myths.
Nowadays when you hear of a great hole or shot, you check it out on the web.
Right away, the charm is gone because there is no waiting, no embellishing, no heightened imaginings.


Joe posted a few months ago a link to articles called Golf Holes They Talk About.
Great holes have always been a seminal to golf’s appeal.
But nowadays it seems we have heard already of every great hole, and seen every architectural notion somewhere.
I think we live in a time when golf courses have never been better,
yet it’s rare that they capture the thrill of the early days.


Below is a link to one of Joe’s finds,
an article about Oakmont and its #12, 621 yards, a “plague” to golfers in this “Hades” of golf.
A few tales of Jones and Armour, Fownes and Herron, Melhorn and Cooper.
It was still an era when you might ask how a golfer traversed “that long harassing route”,
and hear about each shot as an episode in an adventure
where golfers “epidemically died in droves.”
Nowadays, of course, the answer would more likely be a dronish monotone “Driver, 3 wood, wedge.”
Fun golf, perhaps, but not the same.


So, a few questions:
1. Are those thrilling days gone forever ?
2. How long would must a hole be to match this 621-yard test from 100 years ago ?
3. Does anybody know the history of the hole, when it was first hit in 2 shots, how often does that happen now ?


http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/GolfHolesTheyTalkAbout/pages/page_8.html? (http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/GolfHolesTheyTalkAbout/pages/page_8.html?)





Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (FANTASTIC update added 02/01/2019)
Post by: MCirba on February 09, 2019, 12:12:03 PM

One thing that appeals to me often in these old newspapers is the vibrant enthusiasm for the game of golf.
It was still a young game in America, and much more of an adventure than nowadays.
And being pre-internet, stories of courses and shots became legends and myths.
Nowadays when you hear of a great hole or shot, you check it out on the web.
Right away, the charm is gone because there is no waiting, no embellishing, no heightened imaginings.


Joe posted a few months ago a link to articles called Golf Holes They Talk About.
Great holes have always been a seminal to golf’s appeal.
But nowadays it seems we have heard already of every great hole, and seen every architectural notion somewhere.
I think we live in a time when golf courses have never been better,
yet it’s rare that they capture the thrill of the early days.


Below is a link to one of Joe’s finds,
an article about Oakmont and its #12, 621 yards, a “plague” to golfers in this “Hades” of golf.
A few tales of Jones and Armour, Fownes and Herron, Melhorn and Cooper.
It was still an era when you might ask how a golfer traversed “that long harassing route”,
and hear about each shot as an episode in an adventure
where golfers “epidemically died in droves.”
Nowadays, of course, the answer would more likely be a dronish monotone “Driver, 3 wood, wedge.”
Fun golf, perhaps, but not the same.


So, a few questions:
1. Are those thrilling days gone forever ?
2. How long would must a hole be to match this 621-yard test from 100 years ago ?
3. Does anybody know the history of the hole, when it was first hit in 2 shots, how often does that happen now ?


http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/GolfHolesTheyTalkAbout/pages/page_8.html? (http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/GolfHolesTheyTalkAbout/pages/page_8.html?)

Neil,

That's a terrific post and some great thoughts.

I do worry that some of the elemental, adventurous appeal of what should be a simple game is being lost to technology and profit and the search for BIGNESS.

The only question I've venture to answer is #2.   I used to ask here how long the 18th at Merion would have to be today for a modern player of 1950 Ben Hogan's length and ability to hit Drive, 1-iron (or 2-iron, can never remember which it was) on the last hole of the US Open.

To go back 100 years with hickory clubs it's almost unimaginable how long a 621 yard par five would have to be to play similarly but I suspect you'd need a toll booth somewhere along that stretch.
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 02/01/2019)
Post by: Bret Lawrence on February 09, 2019, 12:52:55 PM
Hopefully others are silently enjoying these articles. 

Thanks for sharing, Joe...

I can't even imagine how twisted and misinterpreted the history of Philadelphia region (and other regions) golf course architecture would be without your incredible efforts to unearth contemporaneous accounts from all of these sources.


Mike,


I have been silently enjoying these articles and photographs.  Thanks Joe for putting these together.


Bret
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (FANTASTIC update added 02/01/2019)
Post by: Joe Bausch on February 17, 2019, 10:57:48 AM
Before there was "Playing Lessons from the Pros", there was US Amateur champ Jesse Guilford writing for the Public Ledger:


http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/Guilford_EveningPublicLedger/index.html
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (another update added 02/17/2019)
Post by: Joe Bausch on February 25, 2019, 08:21:33 AM
A handful of courses from Monmouth County (NJ) were reviewed in the 1937 Daily Record (Long Branch, NJ).  Here is a link to them:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/DailyRecord1937/index.html
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (another update added 02/25/2019)
Post by: Joe Bausch on February 25, 2019, 12:38:33 PM
A ginormous update to the Bausch Archives today.  After William Evans left the Evening Public Ledger to write for the Philadelphia Record, a fellow by the name of Percy Sanderson eventually became the golf writer for the EPL.  Percy fought in WW1 for awhile, then came back to the EPL.  He wrote under the pen name "Sandy McNiblick".  He missed about 4 months of so in 1922 as he recovered from an auto accident that killed the sports editor of the EPL, Bob "Tiny" Maxwell.

Anyways, Sandy Mc wasn't quite the writer (at least to my brain) as William Evans, but he did write plenty.  There are probably over 700 articles penned by him from 1920-2.  And they are here in one spot to be slowly but sure digested:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/SandyMcNiblick_1920to1922EPL/index.html (http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/SandyMcNiblick_1920to1922EPL/index.html)
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (GINORMOUS update added 02/25/2019)
Post by: Joe Bausch on April 10, 2019, 12:07:46 PM
The latest edition to the Bausch Archives is a "Dream 18" article in the 1965 Greater Philadelphia Magazine.  Good stuff!

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1965_Dream18_PhillyMag/index.html
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (1965 Dream 18 update added 04/10/2019)
Post by: Joe Bausch on April 10, 2019, 02:09:31 PM
Another addition to the Bausch Archives this afternoon is a series of articles by Harry Vardon in the 1917 NY Evening Post:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1917_VardononGolf/index.html
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (1965 Dream 18 update added 04/10/2019)
Post by: Joe Bausch on July 09, 2019, 07:49:10 PM
The latest addition to the Bausch Archives is pretty much all the golf articles from the 1917 Public Ledger. Many of them are by prominent writer William Evans. Even those articles with byline “Joe Jigger” are almost certainly Evans.


Go here to relive history:


http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1917_PublicLedger/index.html (http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1917_PublicLedger/index.html)
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (articles from the 1917 Public Ledger now up)
Post by: mike_malone on July 10, 2019, 09:01:39 AM
If there’s a Philly Golf HOF Joe belongs in it. If there isn’t start with him.
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (articles from the 1917 Public Ledger now up)
Post by: Joe Bausch on July 24, 2019, 07:22:55 PM
Rinse, repeat, but really cool:  the latest addition to the Bausch Archives are pretty much all the golf articles from the 1918 Public Ledger in Philadelphia. Those articles by Joe Jigger are almost certainly penned by local golf writer William Evans.  Lots of fun nuggets here if you are willing to relive history!

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1918_PublicLedger/index.html (http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1918_PublicLedger/index.html)

That album includes good stuff like the opening of Gulph Mills (image clickable to a larger size):

(http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1918_PublicLedger/mediafiles/l125.jpg) (http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1918_PublicLedger/mediafiles/l125.jpg)
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (articles from the 1918 Public Ledger now up)
Post by: Joe Bausch on August 02, 2019, 12:40:03 PM
A good Friday news dump, here are all the golf articles from the 1912 Public Ledger:


http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1912_PublicLedger/index.html (http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1912_PublicLedger/index.html)


Some pretty darn good stuff in there.   ;D
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (1912 Public Ledger articles now available)
Post by: MCirba on August 02, 2019, 08:37:49 PM
Dear Joe,


Did anything noteworthy happen in Philadelphia golf in 1912?


Signed,
Curious
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (1912 Public Ledger articles now available)
Post by: Joe Bausch on August 04, 2019, 10:37:01 AM
Dear Joe,


Did anything noteworthy happen in Philadelphia golf in 1912?


Signed,
Curious


Not much.  Grin.
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (1912 Public Ledger articles now available)
Post by: Joe Bausch on August 04, 2019, 10:38:31 AM
The latest addition to the Bausch Archives is a series penned by Jock Hutchison called "Law of the Links".  He basically answers rules questions (these appeared in the 1922 Philadelphia Inquirer):

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/LawoftheLinks/index.html
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (Jock Hutchison "Law of the Links" now up)
Post by: Joe Bausch on August 04, 2019, 11:00:41 AM
Another nice Sunday addition to the Bausch Archives is a series of articles penned by Francis Ouimet for the 1920-1 Philadelphia Inquirer (I'm assuming it was a syndicated series):

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/FrancisOuimetInky/index.html (http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/FrancisOuimetInky/index.html)

Enjoy!  Time for me to sweat and play some golf on this hot afternoon....
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (series of articles by Francis Ouimet now up)
Post by: Joe Bausch on August 05, 2019, 08:38:50 AM
Let's start this Monday with a big set of articles.  In 1919 Perry Lewis was the writer assigned to cover golf for the Philadelphia Inquirer.  You can read any or all of his articles (in chronological order) here at the Bausch Archives at MyPhillyGolf.com:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/PerryLewis1919Inky/index.html
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (Perry Lewis 1919 Phila Inquirer articles up!)
Post by: MCirba on August 05, 2019, 10:30:24 AM
Fantastic stuff Joe!
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (Perry Lewis 1919 Phila Inquirer articles up!)
Post by: Joe Bausch on August 05, 2019, 02:55:27 PM
And here are Perry Lewis' 1920 golf articles in the Philadelphia Inquirer:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/PerryLewis1920Inky/index.html
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (Perry Lewis 1919/20 Phila Inky articles up!)
Post by: Joe Bausch on August 05, 2019, 03:34:04 PM

And here are Perry Lewis' 1921 golf articles in the Philadelphia Inquirer:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/PerryLewis1921Inky/index.html (http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/PerryLewis1920Inky/index.html)
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (Perry Lewis 1919-21 Phila Inky articles up!)
Post by: Joe Bausch on August 05, 2019, 04:04:46 PM
One more year (1922) of Lewis' Inky articles today:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/PerryLewis1922Inky/index.html

Some are real good, like this one (spans over two slides) on Joe Coble of Cobb's Creek fame:

(http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/PerryLewis1922Inky/mediafiles/l2.jpg)

(http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/PerryLewis1922Inky/mediafiles/l3.jpg)



Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (Perry Lewis 1919-22 Phila Inky articles up!)
Post by: MCirba on August 05, 2019, 05:26:48 PM
Tomorrow morning at the crack of dawn I will pay proper homage to Mr. Joe Coble, the true Rocky story in Philadelphia, by playing Community Golf Course in Dayton, OH where Coble won the 1924 US Public Links.
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (Perry Lewis 1919-22 Phila Inky articles up!)
Post by: Joe Bausch on August 05, 2019, 06:59:07 PM
Tomorrow morning at the crack of dawn I will pay proper homage to Mr. Joe Coble, the true Rocky story in Philadelphia, by playing Community Golf Course in Dayton, OH where Coble won the 1924 US Public Links.


Beautiful, man!
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (Perry Lewis 1919-22 Phila Inky articles up!)
Post by: MCirba on August 05, 2019, 07:18:34 PM
I may even get less sleep than Mr. Coble routinely got.
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (Perry Lewis 1919-22 Phila Inky articles up!)
Post by: Joe Bausch on August 09, 2019, 11:10:31 AM
The Bausch Archives has been updated with over 500 golf articles from the 1913 Public Ledger.  Lots of good stuff here, of course much about Philadelphia golf (good Sunday articles by William Evans), and on Sundays there is usually an article on the MET section golf by P.C. Pulver.

All the articles are here:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1913_PublicLedger/index.html (http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1913_PublicLedger/index.html)

Here is sample of the good stuff:

(http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1913_PublicLedger/mediafiles/l78.jpg)
May 4, 1913:

Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (juicy 1913 Public Ledger articles up!)
Post by: Joe Bausch on October 09, 2019, 05:14:24 PM
The latest update to the Bausch Archives is the hole diagrams for the 1914 US Amateur at Ekwanok:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1914Ekwanok/index.html (http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1914Ekwanok/index.html)
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (Oct 9, 2019 update: 1914 US Am hole diagrams)
Post by: BCrosby on October 11, 2019, 11:23:07 AM
Joe - Thanks for the update and your work on this.


I have not seen a better example of Victorian golf architecture. Remarkable.


It is so important to gather, organize and preserve these materials. More evidence of how much of the history of the game remains buried in newspaper archives. 


Bob
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (Oct 9, 2019 update: 1914 US Am hole diagrams)
Post by: Joe Bausch on January 25, 2020, 05:00:42 PM
The latest addition to the Bausch Archives is the 1900 Public Ledger golf articles:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1900PublicLedger/index.html (http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1900PublicLedger/index.html)
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (Jan 25, 2020 update: 1900 Public Ledger)
Post by: Joe Bausch on July 18, 2020, 06:28:04 AM
Scott Chisholm was a prominent golf writer about 100 years ago. He first wrote in the New York area, then moved to Los Angeles in 1920. He began writing almost daily for the Los Angeles Evening Express newspaper in 1920 and continued into 1926. About 5 years ago I started gathering up his articles off microfilm using interlibrary loan, and this was tedious to say the least. Thankfully last year Newspapers.com added the LA Express to its holdings which made it a bit easier to complete the task. I've gathered all his articles and any others of interest and have added them to the Bausch Archives. Happy clicking through them!

http://www.myphillygolf.com/archives.asp
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (July 18, 2020 update: Scott Chisholm articles)
Post by: Joe Bausch on July 27, 2020, 04:58:19 PM
The latest addition to the Bausch Archives are golf articles from the 1914 Public Ledger.  This paper has not yet been digitized; these are from good old-fashioned working with a microfilm reader. 

Juicy stuff here in particular from the Philly area:

http://myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1914_PublicLedger/index.html

If you use any of this material in a published article, it really would be courteous to reveal where you got it. 

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update: 1914 Public Ledger articles)
Post by: Neil Regan on July 28, 2020, 02:07:03 AM

This archive is an absolutely amazing collection.


When I browse through these articles, I am always struck with how much more adventurous golf seemed then.
Way more often than in our modern times the talk then was of the land and of the golfers’ quest across it.


And these articles are good reading for participants on this website particularly.
Architectural concepts and history are both implicit and explicitly discussed.
When we discuss things here, it is always good to know how things used to be,
and how things morphed into today.
And sometimes you can bump into some pretty blunt reminders of how GCA has simultaneously changed and stayed the same.
Here, for example, from 1914, is a discussion of narrowing fairways and building wild greens to increase difficulty.
The same words can be heard today, if you change the numbers hugely.


“ The fairways are being made only 50 or 55 yards wide.”


“ 10 years ago the fairways were wide and unbroken.
Today few fairways are wider than 50 or 55 yards.
...
Flat greens no longer maintain and
in their place are the undulating greens
with bumps and humps and hollows
to make the putting more difficult.
...
The fairways are mere islands in a sea of rough.
Instead of one tee you will find three tees of varying lengths.
...”




(https://i.postimg.cc/QCMXwSGD/F85-EFBDE-C5-A7-49-F3-9-E10-C213-AEB31-C97.png) (https://postimg.cc/tZLQV34v)

Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update: 1914 Public Ledger articles)
Post by: Joe Bausch on July 28, 2020, 05:10:04 AM
Neil:


So you're the one reading the Bausch Archives! 


 ;)
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update: 1914 Public Ledger articles)
Post by: MCirba on July 28, 2020, 12:23:24 PM
Finally finding some time this week to put my hip boots on and wade in deeply.

Thanks for sharing, Joe!
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update: 1914 Public Ledger articles)
Post by: Joe Bausch on July 30, 2020, 09:09:17 AM
William Everett Hicks was a big writer last century in New York.  He wrote a bunch in the teens into the 20s for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.  He then switched to writing for the Brooklyn Times late in 1922.  Years ago I spent one day at the Brooklyn Public Library gathering about 6 months worth of the articles off microfilm.  Painful!

Thankfully about 2 years ago the Brooklyn Times was digitized and is part of the deluxe subscription at Newspapers.com.  Slowly but surely I've gathered all these Hicks articles and today make those from 1923 available for reading.  He wrote for the paper almost every day and many of them are juicy.

Go here to experience them:

http://myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1923Hicks/index.html (http://myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1923Hicks/index.html)

You'll find stuff like this on Shinneocock (June 28, 1923):

(this article is clickable to a larger size)

(http://www80.homepage.villanova.edu/joseph.bausch/images/Hicks/Shinnecock_Brooklyn_Times_Union_Thu__Jun_28__1923_.jpg) (http://www80.homepage.villanova.edu/joseph.bausch/images/Hicks/Shinnecock_Brooklyn_Times_Union_Thu__Jun_28__1923_.jpg)
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update: 1923 Brooklyn Times articles)
Post by: PPallotta on July 30, 2020, 07:54:26 PM
My goodness, Joe -- thank you, sir, for all your work and your generosity is sharing this. And hurrah to William Everett Hicks -- what a knowledgeable and clear/good writer he was. I started to copy out some of my favorite (and most 'relevant to today') paragraphs, but there were too too many. Talk about getting lost for a few days: start reading WEH and you can hardly stop.
Thanks again
Best
Peter
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update: 1923 Brooklyn Times articles)
Post by: Neil Regan on July 30, 2020, 11:28:52 PM

Joe,


Thanks again.


This latest addition includes a very detailed account of the first great Exhibition match at Winged Foot in 1923.
Jones and Sweetser played against Hagen and Sarazen.
36 holes, East in the morning, then West.


I have several accounts and pictures from that day, but never before such detail.
I knew Jones holed out for 2 from way off the 10th green,
but I now know that it was a magnificent flop from long right !
and rolled in slowly right in front of the eyes of the trick shot wizard of that era, Joe Kirkwood.


And that talk began that very day that Winged Foot deserved to host a National Championship.
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update: 1923 Brooklyn Times articles)
Post by: MCirba on July 31, 2020, 09:28:10 AM
Wait...


Was the first Shinnecock course Willie Davis or Willie Dunn?
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update: 1923 Brooklyn Times articles)
Post by: Bret Lawrence on July 31, 2020, 10:16:30 AM
Shinnecock was only nine holes and not 12, according to the 1891 routing map.  Maybe Mr. Parrish didn’t have a very good memory?  This article was written 30+ years after the fact. We can safely say it was designed by one of the famous Willies.


Thanks for putting these together Joe.
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update: 1923 Brooklyn Times articles)
Post by: JMEvensky on July 31, 2020, 10:41:57 AM
My goodness, Joe -- thank you, sir, for all your work and your generosity is sharing this. And hurrah to William Everett Hicks -- what a knowledgeable and clear/good writer he was. I started to copy out some of my favorite (and most 'relevant to today') paragraphs, but there were too too many. Talk about getting lost for a few days: start reading WEH and you can hardly stop.
Thanks again
Best
Peter



Yep--JB is about a +5 archivist.
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update: 1923 Brooklyn Times articles)
Post by: Joe Bausch on August 06, 2020, 05:59:28 PM
Now all the Hicks articles from the 1924 Brooklyn Times have been added to the Bausch Archives:

http://myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1924Hicks/index.html (http://myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1924Hicks/index.html)

More juicy stuff that you have to discover by clicking thru them!
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (8/6/20 update: 1924 Brooklyn Times articles)
Post by: Joe Bausch on December 03, 2020, 09:52:27 AM
The latest addition to the Bausch Archives comes from the 1932 Brooklyn Times Union newspaper where over 50 Long Island country clubs are reviewed.

I wish there was more focus on the golf courses, but they are still excellent reads and come with photos:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1932BrooklynTimesGlimpses/index.html (http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1932BrooklynTimesGlimpses/index.html)
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (8/6/20 update: 1924 Brooklyn Times articles)
Post by: Sven Nilsen on December 03, 2020, 10:12:17 AM
The latest addition to the Bausch Archives comes from the 1932 Brooklyn Times Union newspaper where over 50 Long Island country clubs are reviewed.

I wish there was more focus on the golf courses, but they are still excellent reads and come with photos:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1932BrooklynTimesGlimpses/index.html (http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1932BrooklynTimesGlimpses/index.html)


Here's the original thread covering these articles - https://www.golfclubatlas.com/forum/index.php/topic,67237.0.html
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (12/3/20 update: 1932 Brooklyn Times LI CC's)
Post by: Joe Bausch on January 03, 2021, 01:12:15 PM
The latest addition to the Bausch Archives at MyPhillyGolf is coverage by the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper of the 1958 PGA Championship at Llanerch CC, won by Dow Finsterwald.  This was the first year for the tournament being stroke play.

Direct link to articles here:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1958PGALlanerch_Inky/index.html
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (1/3/21 update): 1958 PGA Champ by Phila Inq
Post by: archie_struthers on January 05, 2021, 11:01:51 PM
 8) :-*


Joe never ceases to amaze me. He is a real treasure to all who love the game, we are particularly blessed to have him here in Philly.


Thank you , Joe!
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (1/3/21 update): 1958 PGA Champ by Phila Inq
Post by: Joe Bausch on January 06, 2021, 10:50:39 AM
The latest addition to the Bausch Archives at MyPhillyGolf.com is coverage of the 1971 U.S. Open at Merion by the Philadelphia Inquirer.  As you might guess, the coverage was extensive. I've put all the articles and many neat photos in chronological order here:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1971USOpenMerion_Inky/index.html
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (1/6/21 update): 1971 US Open by Phila Inquirer
Post by: Joe Bausch on January 08, 2021, 05:50:20 PM
The latest addition are many early articles on Llanerch CC, including a handful on the clubs that led to LCC:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/Llanerch_history/index.html
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (1/8/21 update): early Llanerch CC articles
Post by: Joe Bausch on April 02, 2021, 12:09:12 PM
The latest addition to the Bausch Archives is many early articles I have had (many for years off of microfilm) on Whitemarsh Valley CC, one of the grand old clubs in the Golf Association of Philadelphia:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/Whitemarsh_history/index.html
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (4/2/21 update): early Whitemarsh CC articles
Post by: MCirba on April 02, 2021, 03:03:13 PM
Great stuff, Joe.

Seems Samuel Heebner had a bigger initial design role than may be known these days.

And who were the "Macdonald and James Bray" guys who gave it their blessing?
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (4/2/21 update): early Whitemarsh CC articles
Post by: Joe Bausch on April 03, 2021, 09:26:33 AM

And who were the "Macdonald and James Bray" guys who gave it their blessing?


Never heard of 'em.   ;)
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (6/26/21 update): 1939 US Open
Post by: Joe Bausch on June 26, 2021, 04:22:04 PM
The latest addition to the Bausch Archives is coverage of the 1939 US Open at Philadelphia Country Club by the Philadelphia Inquirer.  Lots of good stuff here where the articles are compiled in chronological order:

http://myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1939_USOpen_Inky/index.html
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (6/26/21 update): 1939 US Open
Post by: Joe Bausch on July 27, 2021, 12:01:18 PM
The latest update to the Bausch Archives is a compilation of early newspaper/magazine articles on Tavistock CC:

http://myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/Tavistock_history/index.html
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (7/27/21 update): Tavistock CC early articles
Post by: Joe Bausch on August 09, 2021, 12:21:25 PM
I've updated the Bausch Archives with something cool:  the 1966 US Amateur at Merion.  In this year it was stroke play and Canadian Gary Cowan edged Deane Beman in an 18-hole playoff.

Go here for all the articles from the Philadelphia Inquirer:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1966_USAmateur_Merion_Inky/index.html
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (8/9/21 update): 1966 US Amateur at Merion
Post by: Joe Bausch on August 09, 2021, 04:43:02 PM
Five years after winning the US Amateur at Merion in 1966, Gary Cowan wins again in 1971 at Wilmington CC.  This event was also stroke play and he holed out for 2 on the 18th hole with a 9 iron (now the current 9th hole, I think) in the final round and won by 3 strokes. 

Coverage of the tournament by the News Journal is here:

http://myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1971_USAmateur_Wilmington_NewsJournal/index.html (http://myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1971_USAmateur_Wilmington_NewsJournal/index.html)

Coverage of the tournament by the Morning News here:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1971_USAmateur_Wilmington_MorningNews/index.html
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (8/9/21 update): 1971 US Amateur at Wilmington
Post by: Joe Bausch on August 13, 2021, 03:16:37 PM
In 1989 the US Amateur Golf Championship was held at Merion Golf Club. Clemson University student Chris Patton won the title.

I've gathered all the articles from the Philadelphia Inquirer and present them here:

http://myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1989_USAmateur_Merion_Inky/index.html

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (8/13/21 update): 1989 US Amateur at Merion
Post by: Joe Bausch on August 16, 2021, 11:55:50 AM
The 2005 US Amateur Golf Championship was held at Merion Golf Club and was won by Edoardo Molinari of Italy.  I've compiled all the articles from the Philadelphia Inquirer and they are now part of the Bausch Archives at MyPhillyGolf:
 
http://myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/2005_USAmateur_Merion_Inky/index.html
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (8/16/21 update): 2005 US Amateur at Merion
Post by: Joe Bausch on August 25, 2021, 09:35:01 AM
The latest addition to the Bausch archives:

The Walker Cup in 1985 was held at the Pine Valley Golf Club. It was an exciting competition w/ the USA winning 13-11, the key singles match won by Scott Verplank 1-up over Colin Montgomery.

Read the coverage by the Philadelphia Inquirer here:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1985_WalkerCup_PineValley_Inky/index.html (http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1985_WalkerCup_PineValley_Inky/index.html)
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (8/25/21 update): 1985 Walker Cup at PV
Post by: Joe Bausch on October 29, 2021, 08:07:39 AM
I recently gathered up many articles from "Our Golf Correspondent" in the London Evening Standard. They are now part of the Bausch Archives:

http://myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/EveningStandard/index.html (http://myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/EveningStandard/index.html)

Happy Friday, and as always, enjoy!

Oh, I forgot to mention all the Philadelphia Inquirer articles on the 2013 US Open at Merion (won by Phil Mickelson Justin Rose) are here:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/2013_USOpen_Merion_Inky/index.html (http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/2013_USOpen_Merion_Inky/index.html)
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (10/29/21 update): articles from Evening Std
Post by: Joe Bausch on November 19, 2021, 01:45:40 PM
The latest additions to the Bausch Archives include course reviews by Joe Logan of the Philadelphia Inquirer that began in the mid-90s:

http://myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/PlayingARound/index.html

And around the same time course reviews by Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette:

http://myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/PittsburghPostGazette_reviews/index.html
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (11/19/21 update): Joe Logan reviews
Post by: MCirba on November 19, 2021, 02:17:43 PM
How dare Dulac diss South Park?   


Great stuff, Joe...thanks!
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (11/19/21 update): Joe Logan reviews
Post by: Joe Bausch on December 02, 2021, 02:28:53 PM
The latest addition to the Bausch Archives is course reviews from the 2008 Southtown Star newspaper:

http://myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/2008SouthtownStar/index.html (http://myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/2008SouthtownStar/index.html)
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (11/19/21 update): Joe Logan reviews
Post by: Joe Bausch on December 07, 2021, 08:17:40 AM
Bill Huffman penned a slew of golf course reviews for the newspaper The Arizona Republic from 1993-8.
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You can browse them all in the Bausch Archives at MyPhillyGolf:

http://myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/ArizonaRepublic/index.html
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (12/07/21 update): Bill Huffman reviews
Post by: Steve_ Shaffer on December 07, 2021, 11:34:54 AM
Joe,


Thanks for posting the AZ articles. Before I moved here full time in 2012, I was a frequent winter visitor starting in 1985 for vacations and business. These articles remind me of some experiences from those times. I remember playing Troon North when the pro shop was a trailer. I remember Desert Mountain Renegrade when it was the only course there. I remember the early days of TPC Scottsdale and my first experience at Desert Forest. . I learned about winter overseeding. After seeing the golf rates at Encanto, I should have played there more. In my golf library I have Bill Huffman's book- Arizona's Greatest Courses, Bradley Klein's History of Desert Forest and Joan Fedula's Golf in Scottsdale.   You need to visit and give your own reviews with pictures!
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (12/07/21 update): Bill Huffman reviews
Post by: Joe Bausch on December 08, 2021, 03:57:20 PM
Joe,


Thanks for posting the AZ articles. Before I moved here full time in 2012, I was a frequent winter visitor starting in 1985 for vacations and business. These articles remind me of some experiences from those times. I remember playing Troon North when the pro shop was a trailer. I remember Desert Mountain Renegrade when it was the only course there. I remember the early days of TPC Scottsdale and my first experience at Desert Forest. . I learned about winter overseeding. After seeing the golf rates at Encanto, I should have played there more. In my golf library I have Bill Huffman's book- Arizona's Greatest Courses, Bradley Klein's History of Desert Forest and Joan Fedula's Golf in Scottsdale.   You need to visit and give your own reviews with pictures!

Steve, an Arizona visit this spring is a possibility.
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (12/07/21 update): Bill Huffman reviews
Post by: Joe Bausch on December 08, 2021, 03:57:43 PM
For many years the Myrtle Beach Sun News did monthly golf course reviews that were really good!  You can browse them here in the Bausch Archives at MyPhillyGolf:

http://myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/MyrtleBeachSunNews/index.html (http://myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/MyrtleBeachSunNews/index.html)
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (12/08/21 update): Myrtle Beach reviews
Post by: David Federman on December 09, 2021, 08:26:07 AM
Thanks for posting Joe. The stories of Snead's meltdown on the 72nd hole in the 1939 US Open at Philadelphia CC were fascinating. First, I never realized that Sam was only 27 years old at the time. But what was more interesting is the similarity between Sam's triple bogey on the 72nd hole at Philadelphia  CC and Mickleson's double bogey on 72nd hole at Winged Foot, both costing each the elusive Open title. Both were directly caused not by their poor tee shots, but by mental lapses in their second shot. Snead stated after  the round that he knew never to attempt a fairway wood from the difficult rough, that he would always use an iron to get ball back in play. Instead, on that day, a the most crucial time, he tried an heroic wood from the rough, and the rest is history. Similarly, it was not Phil's drive which cost him the title, but his attempt at an heroic second shot, instead of safely getting ball back in play, which cost him, if not the championship, at least a tie and play-off.


Interesting that Snead was described as a "swashbuckler," much like Mickleson is today. The press was much kinder to Snead's self-destruction that it was to Mickleson years later.


Great articles.
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (12/08/21 update): Myrtle Beach reviews
Post by: Joe Bausch on December 09, 2021, 10:55:01 AM
Ron Agostini penned some golf course reviews for the Modesto Bee in 2003-4. You can browse them all here in the Bausch Archives at MyPhillyGolf:

http://myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/ModestoBee/index.html
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (12/08/21 update): Myrtle Beach reviews
Post by: Joe Bausch on December 09, 2021, 02:15:25 PM
Bill Gibson wrote some nice golf course reviews for the Post-Crescent newspaper (Appleton, WI) in 2006. They can be browsed in the Bausch Archives at MyPhillyGolf:

http://myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/PostCrescent/index.html
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (12/08/21 update): Myrtle Beach reviews
Post by: Joe Bausch on December 09, 2021, 04:30:09 PM
In the summer months for many years (2004-08), the Daily Journal newspaper (Vineland, NJ) reviewed South Jersey golf courses. Go to the Bausch Archives at MyPhillyGolf to browse:

http://myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/DailyJournal/index.html
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (12/08/21 update): Myrtle Beach reviews
Post by: Joe Bausch on December 14, 2021, 02:00:11 PM
In the 1970s the Minneapolis Star published a bunch of golf course reviews.  You can browse them all in the Bausch Archives at MyPhillyGolf:

http://myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/MinneapolisStar/index.html
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (12/08/21 update): Myrtle Beach reviews
Post by: Joe Bausch on December 14, 2021, 04:24:08 PM
In 2005 and again in 2007 the Camden Courier-Post published a whole bunch of reviews of Philadelphia area golf courses. You can browse them all in the Bausch Archives at MyPhillyGolf:

http://myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/CourierPost/index.html
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (12/08/21 update): Myrtle Beach reviews
Post by: Joe Bausch on December 19, 2021, 03:45:22 PM
From 1994-2006 the Public Opinion newspaper (Chambersburg, PA) published some nice reviews of Central PA golf courses. You can peruse them here in the Bausch Archives at MyPhillyGolf:

http://myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/PublicOpinion/index.html (http://myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/PublicOpinion/index.html)
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (12/19/21 update): Central PA reviews
Post by: Joe Bausch on December 25, 2021, 02:11:14 PM
In 2002 the Indianapolis Star published some golf course reviews. You can browse them all in the Bausch Archives at MyPhillyGolf:

http://myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/IndianapolisStar/index.html
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (12/19/21 update): Central PA reviews
Post by: Joe Bausch on December 30, 2021, 03:41:43 PM
From 1999-2003 the Fort Myers News Press newspaper published reviews of local golf courses.  Some are long, many are brief.
 
You can browse them all in the Bausch Archives at MyPhillyGolf:
 
http://myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/NewsPress/index.html
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (12/30/21 update): Fort Myers reviews
Post by: Joe Bausch on February 11, 2022, 09:41:36 AM
The latest addition to the Bausch Archives, fresh off the microfilm reader, are the golf articles from the 1902 edition of the Philadelphia Public Ledger newspaper:


http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1902PublicLedger/index.html
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (02/11/22 update): 1902 Public Ledger
Post by: Joe Bausch on February 18, 2022, 11:38:47 AM
The latest addition to the Bausch Archives is coverage of the USGA 1928 Public Links at Cobb's Creek golf course as reported by the Philadelphia newspaper the Evening Bulletin:


http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1928PublicLinksEveningBulletin/index.html
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (02/11/22 update): 1928 Public Links at Cobb's
Post by: MCirba on February 18, 2022, 12:34:13 PM
Pittsburgh's Carl Kauffmann was quite the stud.   Love the hole by hole match descriptions.
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (02/11/22 update): 1928 Public Links at Cobb's
Post by: Joe Bausch on February 28, 2022, 02:35:36 PM
The latest addition to the Bausch Archives, fresh off the microfilm reader, are the golf articles from the 1903 edition of the Philadelphia Public Ledger newspaper:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1903PublicLedger/index.html
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (02/28/22 update): 1903 Public Ledger
Post by: Joe Bausch on March 02, 2022, 04:55:53 PM

The latest addition to the Bausch Archives, fresh off the microfilm reader, are the golf articles from the 1904 edition of the Philadelphia Public Ledger newspaper:


http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1904PublicLedger/index.html


You might enjoy reading about the 1904 Women's National Amateur held at the Merion Cricket Club. 
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (03/02/22 update): 1904 Public Ledger
Post by: Joe Bausch on March 09, 2022, 04:26:19 PM
I've put into one album all the articles for the 1904 Women's US Amateur from the Public Ledger.  It was held at the Merion Cricket Club.

You can relive the tourney here:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1904WomensAmPublicLedger/index.html
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (03/02/22 update): 1904 Public Ledger
Post by: Joe Bausch on March 12, 2022, 03:36:19 PM
All golf articles from the 1905 Public Ledger newspaper are now available at the Bausch Archives:

http://myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1905PublicLedger/index.html
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (03/12/22 update): 1905 Public Ledger
Post by: Joe Bausch on March 12, 2022, 03:36:34 PM
In what started by my interest in the early history of Cobb's Creek golf course resulted in having thousands of early golf articles of mostly Philly area golf courses.  Many of these were gathered the old-fashioned way:  from microfilm.

Many are familiar with the Bausch Collection of golf course photos at MyPhillyGolf, and just yesterday a new addition was added to the site known as the Bausch Archives.  It is here where I'm slowly but surely putting up my research findings from the last 12 years.

Don't blame me if you spend way too many hours reading these articles.   ;)

The link:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/archives.asp (http://www.myphillygolf.com/archives.asp)
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (03/12/22 update): 1905 Public Ledger
Post by: MCirba on March 12, 2022, 04:16:13 PM
Great stuff, Joe.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (03/12/22 update): 1905 Public Ledger
Post by: Joe Bausch on April 06, 2022, 11:56:12 AM

The latest update to the Bausch Archives includes golf articles from Percy Sanderson (under the pen name Sandy McNiblick) in the 1916-1917 Philadelphia Evening Public Ledger.  Some juicy stuff within those many articles.


As always, enjoy!


http://myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/SandyMcNiblick_1916to1917EPL/index.html
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (04/06/22 update): 1916-7 Public Ledger
Post by: archie_struthers on April 07, 2022, 08:05:40 AM
 8)


Joe not only does these great photo journals but finds a way to get the ball around the course efficiently


thanks Joe
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (04/06/22 update): 1916-7 Public Ledger
Post by: Joe Bausch on May 12, 2022, 04:04:25 PM
The latest update to the Bausch Archives are all the golf articles from the Philadelphia Public Ledger newspaper in 1899.  The direct URL to the album with all 180 articles in chronological order is:


http://myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1899PublicLedger/index.html


There are a handful of articles by Horace Hutchinson that are pretty good, this one an example:


(http://www80.homepage.villanova.edu/joseph.bausch/images/misc/1899_PublicLedger_l20.jpg)
Title: Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (05/12/22 update): 1899 Public Ledger
Post by: Joe Bausch on June 17, 2022, 03:41:41 PM
The latest addition to the Bausch Archives are all the articles (~160) from the 1898 Philadelphia Public Ledger newspaper.  The URL for viewing them all in chronological order is here:


http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1898PublicLedger/index.html


Some interesting articles there, like these cool drawings (I think in 1898 the technology to print photographs wasn't readily available):


(http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1898PublicLedger/mediafiles/l123.jpg)