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Tom,You'd have us believe that you selected Emmett's 1908 Salisbury course for your list of greatest public golf courses through 1936, even though;1) It became the private Cherry Valley by 19182) It was evidently so accomplished architecturally that it was completely redesigned by Emmett for the CV club before 1927.You'd have us believe that you were talking about that one even though the subsequent Salisbury CC four-course complex that was created by Emmett in 1916 and beyond included today's well-regarded Eisenhower Park Red course which hosted the 1926 PGA Championship, and whose now defunct #1 course hosted the 1925 US Publinks.You thought that the Salisbury course on Long Island that hosted the 1925 US Publinks was the same one built by Emmett in 1908, and when I showed you your error, rather than admit that you don't know what you're talking about, you tell us this whopper. THAT is the only reason your list included the erroneous 1908 date from the get-go.I'm sure you're off now scavenging for some 1908 article declaring that the original course was the greatest thing since sliced bread, but that fact it was completely re-designed before 1927 for the private Cherry Valley club tells us clearly that would be incorrect.There is no point discussing any of this with a man who is not only a poseur, with little actual knowledge of his subject, but who is also now clearly intellectually dishonest.
Tom MacWood,See...I knew you'd be scavenging. Sounds really, really impressive.Why do you think they completely overhauled this masterpiece before 1927?p.s. courses like Beaver Tail and Belvedere were essentially the resort courses of their day, where rich folks "summered", so their inclusion in your list is dubious ,at best. Do you think the average working stiff was spending their summers in Jamestown or along Lake Michigan in Charlevoix? Or perhaps in Southampton or Garden City?I have an article that calls Salisbury Links a resort, as well, but as far as I care, keep it on your list because it reflects the overall quality of what you came up with rather well, I'd say.
Cobbs Creek was superior to Belvedere?