Unfortunately, Mike apparently isn't quite ready to let go. I think my last few posts must have touched a nerve. Rather than address anything in them, I guess he figured he'd take his mentor's approach and just throw insults. I wonder why Mike goes into near hysterics whenever someone actually addresses the substance of the issues at hand?
And Dan, I don't view challenging Mike's 1930 deadline as negative. We could all learn something by exploring it further. Mike claimed his reason for changing the date was because he did not wish to include the new deal courses. So a simple question is, why cut off courses opened before the New Deal got going? Another simple question is, why not simply exclude New Deal courses and include others that came into being independent of the New Deal programs. Another simple question is, which of the courses on Tom's list was a WPA or "New Deal" project? You and Mike could copy a list of New Deal courses while you are at the Golf House, and that would give us a good place to start.
I am fascinated that no one is interested in hearing more about Cobbs Creek vs. Pine Valley, but I suppose Mike already knows all about it, and would rather it not come up. Sounds familiar.
If Mike ever calms down, I'd love to let Mike's portion of the conversation drift away. I said from the beginning that he neither capable of nor interested in discussing the early public courses rationally, and he proves me right in almost every post.
Tom MacWood, I thought I read recently that Balboa was redone by Billy Bell in the early 1920s with grass greens, etc. but I could be mistaken. I know it has always been a fairly short course, but then so has Cobbs.