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Jud: after my sister put a steak knife through her palm making guac, she learned a trick: bisect the avocado, put pitted half on the counter, take a kitchen knife and chop into the pit so the knife gets stuck. Grasp avocado then rotate the knife and out pops the pit. A bit late but now you know.
Could someone post contact/website info for the Chicago Golf Heritage Society? I'd be interested in this, i tried the Google, but got nothing.
Dan: why do you think there isn't a lot of evidence of what Ross did? I have my theory. What's yours?Somebody obviously did a lot because if you ever see any of the old pictures of the 1908 through 1914ish course vs. the post-Ross course, it's as night and day as the 2002 course vs. the post-Prichard restoration. By the way, because our greens are shut until Saturday, inspired by the Reverse Jans, I played the course backwards last week so I played a lot of the old Whigham/CBM routing and the 1901 routing. So many of the corridors are the same, it was pretty easy. Certainly easier than the police-cruiser dodging necessary for a proper playing of the Reverse Jans. I got a few screwy looks, but most folks just chuckled.
Dan:There are still a few things I am curious about:1. If the committee members didn't do the actual original 9 hole addition, then who did?2. How involved was Gardner in the Ross changes? I have not seen anything that suggests that he was, at all. If anything, it almost seems like Alexander wanted fresh blood when he brought in Ross and Croke only a few years after Gardner had just rerouted the course.3. What was incorrect about the 1901 drawings?4. What happened to the holes to the north and east of the clubhouse? They are included in the 1901 map, disappear in the description of Gardner's new course, and then reappear in the Ross drawing (unless I missed something in my read).5. Who made changes in the routing to Gardner's course, which is evident in the descriptions of the holes at the southeast of the property? (I'm guessing those are the changes you suggest were made between 1908 and 1910.)Sven