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Mike:Just like with a number of these old courses I don't think the true architectural history is going to be found in newspapers, and particularly not in later newspapers. Like with most all of these other stories of those old courses I think the true story will only be found in contemporaneous material from the clubs themselves or the people who were originally involved from those clubs.I think this has been proven true again and again on here and elsewhere with the likes of Myopia, Merion, Pine Valley, Philmont and more recently Seaview, Cobbs Creek and North Shore. There have been others such as Concord and Kittansett where the material did not come from the clubs but from original architectural drawings that those clubs had been heretofore unaware of.
I've only skim read most of the posts and will attempt a more detailed reading this weekend.But, one question I have is the following.In the time frame/s that Colt visited AC, when travelling from Philly to AC by rail or motor, how close/convenient would that be to PV ? Was there a nearby rail stop for Clementon ?If Colt was traveling from Philly to AC and back, why wouldn't he avail himself of the opportunity to visit PV ?
There is a thread somewhere here where Tilly documents it all in a timeline (put together by Joe Bausch) that makes clear that Crump already had a good deal of the routing together before Colt arrived but Colt helped bridge the gaps and made many of his own contributions during what turned into something like a two week visit.