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Karl,Thank you for your reply. The closest estimate I can come up with is early 1922. Judging by the listing for Mt. Bruno they had selected the site for a Championship but likely hadnít played it yet. A course that didnít make the list is Shorehaven Country Club in Norwalk, CT, which Willie had visited as early as April 1922.Here is an article about Willie Park at Shorehaven from April 03, 1922: This course was designed by Park, but constructed by Robert White when Park went back to Scotland. There are a few Shorehaven articles in this thread, but Iím not sure this one has been posted.Bret
Karl,Great stuff. Anything on Gullane? Thanks.
BTW, Do you know what the eighteen hole design of Park Jr.'s was in Syracuse, NY? It is mentioned in the below 1923 newspaper clipping. KarlWillie Park article, 12 Jul 1923 Washington, DC Times newspaper
Karl,I have never seen a reference to Willie Park at Syracuse. Thanks for posting these articles. They are a great addition. I have several articles from Canadian Golfer that Iíve been meaning to post on here. I will try to get them up here this week. The Canadian Golfer articles cover a great deal of Willie Parkís work throughout Canada.Bret
Karl,I canít say for sure whether Willie Park Jr. designed the layout you posted in 1929. If you look in the American Annual Golf Guides for 1926, 1929 and 1930-31, the course is listed at 3 different lengths in three separate years.In 1926 Abitibi was a 2,950 yard, 9-hole course established in 1921. In 1929 Abitibi was a 2,604 yard, 9-hole course established in 1925In 1930-1931 Abitibi was a 2,620 yard, Par 34, 9-hole course established in 1925.To me it sounds like the course may have been reestablished in 1925 and they seemed to tinker with the layout regularly. The guides are sometimes unreliable, so itís hard to say if Willie designed the course you posted in 1929. It would be helpful to find more information on this club to answer your question.Bret