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Joey Chase

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Re: Devereux Emmet Society
« Reply #225 on: February 26, 2013, 02:48:50 PM »
Jim,
That was quick work.  I've spent some time at Silver Spring and had always known of it as a White course.  I had never heard the Emmet or Banks stuff before, not that I would question it.  I would love to see more proof about the idea that Banks had a routing that was used by White.  Like you say, even the club's website acknowledges only White. 

Jim_Kennedy

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Re: Devereux Emmet Society
« Reply #226 on: February 27, 2013, 11:53:15 PM »
Glad this thread came back to life.

I have notations of a number of courses that do not appear on the MacWood list noted earlier in the thread that have been attributed to Emmet from different sources.

If anyone has any information on the following, I'd greatly appreciate hearing if these are misattributions, courses known by different names or mysteries that have already been cleared up:

Fulton Estate (CT) - NLE, Mainly known as Hob Nob Hill, less than a mile from my house.   :'(   info in earlier posts 
Silver Spring (CT) 
Clauson’s Inn fka Coonamessett GC (MA)
Green Hill Yacht & CC (MD)
Antlers GC (NY) -  Amsterdam NY, DE enlarged it in 1922/23- now known as Rolling Hills Battle Island GC (NY)
Brentwood GC (NY)
Iroquois GC (NY)- info in earlier posts
Manhasset GC (NY)
Oswego CC (NY) - Another redo of an existing course. I think his work was redone by AWT, if I"m not mistaken
Pawling G&CC (Design Only) (NY)- Never got built, as far as I know
Schalren CC (NY) - built for the Masons in Schenectady, NY
St. Regis River GC (NY) - info in earlier postsTuscarora CC (NY)
Willow Ridge f/k/a Green Meadow (NY) -info in earlier posts

"I never beat a well man in my life" - Harry Vardon

Jim_Kennedy

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Re: Devereux Emmet Society
« Reply #227 on: February 28, 2013, 12:09:03 PM »
Sven - Brentwood was a nine hole course. In 1924 Emmet redesigned it, w/Phil Turnesa doing the 'constructing'. The club's website lists Emmet, and I've come across a couple of articles mentioning Emmet as the architect.
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Chris_Blakely

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Re: Devereux Emmet Society
« Reply #228 on: February 28, 2013, 12:50:23 PM »
Sven - Brentwood was a nine hole course. In 1924 Emmet redesigned it, w/Phil Turnesa doing the 'constructing'. The club's website lists Emmet, and I've come across a couple of articles mentioning Emmet as the architect.


Brentwood GC, NY is all Emmet.  Allout of neat stuff still out there as well.

Chris


Jim_Kennedy

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Re: Devereux Emmet Society
« Reply #229 on: February 28, 2013, 01:14:02 PM »
Chris,

These are from '24 and '25:



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Dave Doxey

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Re: Devereux Emmet Society
« Reply #230 on: June 15, 2013, 08:11:23 AM »
Before Mark takes on creating detente between posters or figuring out the sexuality of private men who have been dead for 75 years  ;), perhaps we can refocus on Mark's updated course list with the help of many here:

http://devereuxemmetsociety.blogspot.com/2010/11/devereux-emmet-course-list.html

Anything still missing?



The blog seems to have gone away.  Did it move somewhere or just go away?

Ronald Montesano

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Re: Devereux Emmet Society
« Reply #231 on: June 15, 2013, 06:50:24 PM »
the URL has either been hacked or poached...hope Mark didn't let it lapse.
Maybe for 2022
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Ian Andrew

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Re: Devereux Emmet Society
« Reply #232 on: July 29, 2013, 04:02:22 PM »
Does anybody have or know of a good biography of Emmet?

I've been hired by Huntington Country Club and would like to put together a biography as part of the Master Plan.


Regards,

Ian

Mark McKeever

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Re: Devereux Emmet Society
« Reply #233 on: July 29, 2013, 04:05:40 PM »
Ian, what does the course really need done besides mowing out some fairway and green surfaces?  I was out there last year and thought the course is delightful.

MM
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David Harshbarger

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Re: Devereux Emmet Society
« Reply #234 on: July 29, 2013, 07:31:55 PM »
Does anybody have or know of a good biography of Emmet?

I've been hired by Huntington Country Club and would like to put together a biography as part of the Master Plan.


Regards,

Ian

Ian, Mark has been working on one.
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Andrew Carr

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Re: Devereux Emmet Society
« Reply #235 on: December 18, 2015, 02:49:15 PM »
As a big fan of Devereux Emmet, Ian Andrew & Mark Chalfant, I'm bumping this thread in hopes of reigniting the discussion of a Socieity for Mr. Emmet.  I, for one, would be very interested in participating in such a Society.

Ian Andrew

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Re: Devereux Emmet Society
« Reply #236 on: December 18, 2015, 02:54:48 PM »
Ian, what does the course really need done besides mowing out some fairway and green surfaces?  I was out there last year and thought the course is delightful.


Interesting to answer that after the fact. It was mainly grassing work (done), some tee work (ongoing), tree removal (almost all done) and the area around the clubhouse ended up as part of the conversation too.



You can see the mow outs and tree removal around the 11th
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Robert Emmons

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Re: Devereux Emmet Society
« Reply #237 on: December 25, 2015, 08:49:00 AM »
and 8 new tee's, so far...RHE

Joe Bausch

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Re: Devereux Emmet Society
« Reply #238 on: December 25, 2015, 01:10:26 PM »
and 8 new tee's, so far...RHE


Sounds like 2016 is going to be very good at HCC!
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Andrew Carr

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Re: Devereux Emmet Society
« Reply #239 on: December 25, 2015, 01:19:57 PM »
It's such an amazing place that seems to get better every time I go there.

Can we all set an ambitious goal for 2016 of getting an Emmet Society off the ground?

Anyone who is involved in another architects society care to give us some advice for starting?

Dave Doxey

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Re: Devereux Emmet Society
« Reply #240 on: November 18, 2022, 04:24:31 PM »
Does the Devereux Emmet Society still exist?  All links or sites mentioned no longer work.

Connor Lewis

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Re: Devereux Emmet Society
« Reply #241 on: November 25, 2022, 08:54:44 PM »
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.


I am extremely interested in doing a podcast on the History of Devereux Emmet. He is on my very short list of architects.

Jeff Schley

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Re: Devereux Emmet Society
« Reply #242 on: November 26, 2022, 03:39:47 AM »
Conner please do the podcast, in today's age unless a history is documented online outside of books etc. it seems like it will continue to erode.
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mark chalfant

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Re: Devereux Emmet Society
« Reply #243 on: November 28, 2022, 08:51:57 PM »
Dave, Jeff and Connor,


Thank you for your interest in Devereux Emmet! I will be creating a new Emmet website early in 2023.





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