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The original 6-hole course was laid out in the Spring of 1893, not 1892. Willie Campbell laid out a new 9-hole course in 1894, and lengthened it in 1895. In January or February of 1896 (it was reported in the March issue of The Golfer) the golf committee - Quincy A. Shaw, Laurence Curtis and Geo. E. Cabot - sent out a circular to the membership that the present course was inadequate. They proposed new land be secured and the course expanded to 18 holes at a cost of $20 per member. I don't know if it went to vote, and if it did the result, but I do know the course was not expanded until 1899, and beginning in 1896 QA Shaw and Herbert Leeds, Brookline's two best golfers, were playing at Myopia. In March of 1896 it was announced Campbell would not be rehired at Brookline, and by the summer of '96 he was the pro at Myopia.
Trying to guess what the original nine looked like is an exercise in futility IMO, especially considering the speculation is based largely on Weeks suspect book. I'd be surprised if the original nine ran off the Myopia property as Weeks suggested. Three of Mike's holes are on land owned by Hopkins. Also the seond hole was known as Kennels, Mike's second hole is no where near the kennels.
Call me a masochist, but this is one possibility for the layout of the original nine hole course at Myopia, based on a few assumptions;1) The names of the holes would indicate that the first hole and final four are pretty well known.2) The idea that golf was played on Dr. Hopkins land
3) The name of the second hole being "Miles River", leading me to believe it would have played towards the river, and towards today's 4th green.
6) The statement by John P. May that the original course played at 2,025 yards.
Tom,Where are you seeing that today's par three 3rd hole is called "Kennels"?
David,Reading page 42 again, it is a second mention that Hopkins allowed play on the fringe of his estate. I doubt Weeks quoting whoever would get it wrong twice.
At the same time, it sounds like the original course was just barely on Hopkins land, not all the way out to where four and five sit now.