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Chris Buie

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A Listing of Historic Articles
« on: March 14, 2012, 09:08:36 AM »
A while back I posted a link to this website I stumbled on. There are many things on there but what is relevant here is that they have a lot, if not all, of the old Golf Illustrated and American Golfer magazines.

http://www.la84foundation.org/

I look through it from time to time and bookmarked some articles that I enjoyed. You may enjoy looking through some of them as well.

The Ideal Course - 1927
http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/GolfIllustrated/1927/gi282g.pdf


The Sahara - NGLA - 1914 - by C. B. MACDONALD and H. J. WHIGHAM
http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/GolfIllustrated/1914/gi2i.pdf


The Alps - NGLA - 1914 - by C. B. MACDONALD and H. J. WHIGHAM
http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/GolfIllustrated/1914/gi3i.pdf


The Redan - NGLA - 1914 - by C. B. MACDONALD and H. J. WHIGHAM
http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/GolfIllustrated/1914/gi4h.pdf


NGLA - 1910
http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/AmericanGolfer/1910/ag43d.pdf


The Lido Golf Course - by C. B. MACDONALD - 1915
http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/GolfIllustrated/1915/gi34k.pdf


GREENKEEPING PROBLEMS OF THE LIDO COURSE - By PETER W. LEES
http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/GolfIllustrated/1915/gi35i.pdf


LEADING PROS NAME STAR HOLES - 1934 - GRANTLAND RICE
http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/AmericanGolfer/1934/ag3710m.pdf


The Birth of Baltusrol - 1926
http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/GolfIllustrated/1926/gi256h.pdf


PLANS FOR THE IDEAL GOLF COURSE - 1932 - Dr. Alister Mackenzie - Augusta
http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/AmericanGolfer/1932/ag356p.pdf


Problems in Remodeling Courses - 1933 - Dr. Alister Mackenzie
http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/AmericanGolfer/1933/ag368q.pdf


GOLF FOR LONDON'S GUESTS - 1920
http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/GolfIllustrated/1920/gi132h.pdf


PICKING THE GREATEST HOLES - 1934 - By GEORGE LOW, SR., and OLIN and
MORTIE DUTRA
http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/AmericanGolfer/1934/ag3712o.pdf


Pine Valley 1927 - By Thomas H. Uzzell
http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/AmericanGolfer/1927/ag307r.pdf


Pine Valley - 1915 - By Simon Carr
http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/GolfIllustrated/1915/gi4j.pdf


Famous Golf Courses of America: Pine Valley - 1927
http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/GolfIllustrated/1927/gi264g.pdf


The Pine Valley Story - 1932
http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/AmericanGolfer/1932/ag355i.pdf


Pine Valley - 1915 - by Walter Travis
http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/AmericanGolfer/1915/ag144f.pdf


THE CONSTITUENTS OF A GOOD COURSE - 1909 - Walter Travis
http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/AmericanGolfer/1909/ag17f.pdf


More Public Courses Needed - 1926
http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/GolfIllustrated/1926/gi246f.pdf


The Proposed Golfers Club - 1927
http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/GolfIllustrated/1927/gi272ac.pdf


The Merion Courses - 1924
http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/GolfIllustrated/1914/gi23h.pdf


Deal and Troon
http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/GolfIllustrated/1923/gi191g.pdf

Mark_Rowlinson

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Re: A Listing of Historic Articles
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2012, 11:40:01 AM »
Thank you for the link. Most interesting.

Jeff Loh

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Re: A Listing of Historic Articles
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2012, 12:20:46 AM »
Freakin amazing stuff! Many Thanks

Tim_Cronin

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Re: A Listing of Historic Articles
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2012, 10:22:06 PM »
Chris, thanks. Great stuff there.
The website: www.illinoisgolfer.net
On Twitter: @illinoisgolfer

Tom_Doak

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Re: A Listing of Historic Articles
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2012, 10:27:20 PM »
Chris:

I still have many photocopies of old articles like those from my days perusing the basement of the Cornell Ag School library.  Some terrific stuff in them.  One of my favorite articles of all was Sir Ernest Holderness' list of favorite golf holes, which featured such courses as St. Enodoc, Pennard and Dornoch ... courses rarely talked about in those days.


Mac Plumart

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Re: A Listing of Historic Articles
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2012, 10:36:53 PM »
Just bookmarked this one.

Thanks Chris!!
Sportsman/Adventure loving golfer.

Chris Buie

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Re: A Listing of Historic Articles
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2012, 11:44:52 PM »
Tom, is this the article you were talking about?

http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/GolfIllustrated/1928/gi284h.pdf

I was thinking about doing a compilation of these types of articles - similar to Ed Oden's terrific routing and maps thread - but I'm kind of focused on some other matters. It might be a good idea for someone else to do if they feel inclined.

There are a couple of articles I read recently that may be of interest to you. One is an editorial called "The Farce of Olympic Golf":
http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/GolfIllustrated/1920/gi134f.pdf

(BTW, I don't think it is a farce.)

Another is an interesting looking place on Long Island I don't recall hearing of before.

Timber Point
http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/GolfIllustrated/1925/gi225g.pdf

Steve Salmen

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Re: A Listing of Historic Articles
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2012, 12:31:43 AM »
Chris,  thanks for posting the link Tom referred to.  Upon glancing at the author's 18 favorite holes, it struck me as why he'd choose #18 at Machrihanish, one of the weakest holes in Scotland.  Then I remember how the old green sat roughly where the pro shop lies today.  What a hole it must have been.

Robert Kimball

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Re: A Listing of Historic Articles
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2012, 02:12:12 PM »
Here is a cool pic from the front of American Golfer -- this was right before the first tournament. This is an interesting view of the 4th green (then the 13th). I love the tounge that wraps around the bunker, and look how open it is. Very cool stuff. Thanks for finding it. Rob


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