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Mark:BRAVO!It's about time Devereux Emmet had his own society. There are numerous questions about him, his courses and his work and life and times and to date for those interested in him the only way to find things out has been to contact about 3-4 people who seemed the most familiar with various things about him.About a year ago I thought I might get pretty lucky in that vein. One of my favorite relations is a wonderful lady whose name today is Daphne Hallowell. I always knew her maiden name was Daphne Emmet but until last year I failed to consider if there was a connection to Devereux Emmet. So last year I asked her and sure enough he was her great-uncle. She said she would contact the person in the extended family she felt was the most likely to know about him and his life to see if any family papers or information existed and she did that but unfortunately it seems to be coming up pretty empty.Devereux Emmet and his family before, during and after him were pretty prominent however, there is no question of that.
Keep up the innuendo and the bile, Tom MacWood, it's definitely apparent in the last some years that's about all you're good for on this website and with everyone you communicate with on here!
Can I join? Are the dues resonable? This may be something that clubs on Long Island may be interested in. There used to be an Emmet Cup golf tournament between emmet clubs on Long island. I know there is something set up like this between Raynor / CB Mac clubs around the country.
I am organizing a Devereux Emmet Society to honor this underappreciated golf course architect. I will be publishing a quarterly newsletter and plans are in the works for a spring meeting to celebrate his work.
Michael Sweeney:I see you have Garden City attributed to Devereux Emmet.Do you think that's wise? I know, I know, the history books may say that but they may be no better than a third grade paper compared to some of the amazing in-depth research on here. I should remind you that Charles Blair Macdonald moved from Chicago to New York in 1900 and immediately joined GCGC. Knowing that important information, do you think it's possible that a 1900 GCA novice such as Devereux Emmet should be given such architectural attribution for GCGC? I mean what did he know in 1900 except where to get really cool looking white suits and shoes made and how to buy hunting dogs in South Carolina and sell them for a profit in Ireland? Is it possible that New York tried to iconize their own and unfairly minimize the contributions of outsiders as Philadelphia apparently did back then?Given the expert researchers/historians on here I wager that CBM should be ultimately given credit for designing GCGC or at least for being the driving force behind it. My precise wager would be 71% Macdonald and 23% Alexander Findlay. If you want me to go for the precise trifecta I can give that a shot too.
Back on topic. Clearly St George's has gotten some recent love from a crew of West Coast GCAers, yet many in NY area don't know about it. It seems like the clubs of Emmet and Emmet himself keep a lower profile. I have probably driven by Bonnie Briar a dozen times without thinking about it. Hopefully Mark can bring out some other courses. This is a list from World Golf, is it accurate?Devereux EmmetCourses Built * Belmont Hills Country Club - Private in St Clairsville * Blue at Congressional Country Club - Private in Bethesda * Blue/Green at Hartford Golf Club - Private in West Hartford * Bonnie Briar Country Club - Private in Larchmont * Capital Hills at Albany in Albany * Dudley Hill Golf Club in Dudley * East at Mohawk Golf Club - Private in Schenectady * Garden City Golf Club - Private in Garden City * Glen Head Country Club - Private in Glen Head * Gold at Congressional Country Club - Private in Bethesda * Green/Red at Hartford Golf Club - Private in West Hartford * Greenacres Country Club - Private in Lawrenceville * Hampshire Country Club - Private in Mamaroneck * Huntington Country Club - Private in Huntington * Huntington Crescent Club - Private in Huntington * Keney Park Golf Club - Public in Hartford * Mahopac Golf Club - Private in Mahopac * McGregor Links Country Club in Saratoga Springs * Mechanicville Golf Club - Semi-Private in Mechanicville * Nassau Country Club - Private in Glen Cove * Pelham Country Club - Private in Pelham Manor * Powelton Club, The - Private in Newburgh * Radisson Cable Beach & Golf Resort in Bahamas * Red/Blue at Hartford Golf Club - Private in West Hartford * Riddell's Bay Golf and Country Club in Bermuda * Ridgewood Country Club - Private in Danbury * Rockaway River Country Club - Private in Denville * Rockville Links Club - Private in Rockville Centre * Rye Golf Club - Private in Rye * Schuyler Meadows Club - Private in Loudonville * Seawane Club, The - Private in Hewlett Harbor * St. George's Golf & Country Club in East Setauket * St. Mary's Country Club - Private in Saint Marys * Wee Burn Country Club - Private in Darien * Wheeling Country Club - Private in Wheeling