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MCirba

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I may even get less sleep than Mr. Coble routinely got.
"Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent" - Calvin Coolidge

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Joe Bausch

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The Bausch Archives has been updated with over 500 golf articles from the 1913 Public Ledger.  Lots of good stuff here, of course much about Philadelphia golf (good Sunday articles by William Evans), and on Sundays there is usually an article on the MET section golf by P.C. Pulver.

All the articles are here:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1913_PublicLedger/index.html

Here is sample of the good stuff:


May 4, 1913:

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Joe Bausch

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Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (juicy 1913 Public Ledger articles up!)
« Reply #102 on: October 09, 2019, 05:14:24 PM »
The latest update to the Bausch Archives is the hole diagrams for the 1914 US Amateur at Ekwanok:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1914Ekwanok/index.html
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BCrosby

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Joe - Thanks for the update and your work on this.


I have not seen a better example of Victorian golf architecture. Remarkable.


It is so important to gather, organize and preserve these materials. More evidence of how much of the history of the game remains buried in newspaper archives. 


Bob

Joe Bausch

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The latest addition to the Bausch Archives is the 1900 Public Ledger golf articles:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1900PublicLedger/index.html
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Joe Bausch

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Scott Chisholm was a prominent golf writer about 100 years ago. He first wrote in the New York area, then moved to Los Angeles in 1920. He began writing almost daily for the Los Angeles Evening Express newspaper in 1920 and continued into 1926. About 5 years ago I started gathering up his articles off microfilm using interlibrary loan, and this was tedious to say the least. Thankfully last year Newspapers.com added the LA Express to its holdings which made it a bit easier to complete the task. I've gathered all his articles and any others of interest and have added them to the Bausch Archives. Happy clicking through them!

http://www.myphillygolf.com/archives.asp
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Joe Bausch

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The latest addition to the Bausch Archives are golf articles from the 1914 Public Ledger.  This paper has not yet been digitized; these are from good old-fashioned working with a microfilm reader. 

Juicy stuff here in particular from the Philly area:

http://myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1914_PublicLedger/index.html

If you use any of this material in a published article, it really would be courteous to reveal where you got it. 

Enjoy!
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Neil Regan

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This archive is an absolutely amazing collection.


When I browse through these articles, I am always struck with how much more adventurous golf seemed then.
Way more often than in our modern times the talk then was of the land and of the golfers’ quest across it.


And these articles are good reading for participants on this website particularly.
Architectural concepts and history are both implicit and explicitly discussed.
When we discuss things here, it is always good to know how things used to be,
and how things morphed into today.
And sometimes you can bump into some pretty blunt reminders of how GCA has simultaneously changed and stayed the same.
Here, for example, from 1914, is a discussion of narrowing fairways and building wild greens to increase difficulty.
The same words can be heard today, if you change the numbers hugely.


“ The fairways are being made only 50 or 55 yards wide.”


“ 10 years ago the fairways were wide and unbroken.
Today few fairways are wider than 50 or 55 yards.
...
Flat greens no longer maintain and
in their place are the undulating greens
with bumps and humps and hollows
to make the putting more difficult.
...
The fairways are mere islands in a sea of rough.
Instead of one tee you will find three tees of varying lengths.
...”






Grass speed  <>  Green Speed

Joe Bausch

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Neil:


So you're the one reading the Bausch Archives! 


 ;)
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Nearly all Delaware Valley golf courses in photo albums: Bausch Collection

MCirba

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Finally finding some time this week to put my hip boots on and wade in deeply.

Thanks for sharing, Joe!
"Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent" - Calvin Coolidge

https://cobbscreek.org/

Joe Bausch

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William Everett Hicks was a big writer last century in New York.  He wrote a bunch in the teens into the 20s for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.  He then switched to writing for the Brooklyn Times late in 1922.  Years ago I spent one day at the Brooklyn Public Library gathering about 6 months worth of the articles off microfilm.  Painful!

Thankfully about 2 years ago the Brooklyn Times was digitized and is part of the deluxe subscription at Newspapers.com.  Slowly but surely I've gathered all these Hicks articles and today make those from 1923 available for reading.  He wrote for the paper almost every day and many of them are juicy.

Go here to experience them:

http://myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1923Hicks/index.html

You'll find stuff like this on Shinneocock (June 28, 1923):

(this article is clickable to a larger size)

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Nearly all Delaware Valley golf courses in photo albums: Bausch Collection

PPallotta

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My goodness, Joe -- thank you, sir, for all your work and your generosity is sharing this. And hurrah to William Everett Hicks -- what a knowledgeable and clear/good writer he was. I started to copy out some of my favorite (and most 'relevant to today') paragraphs, but there were too too many. Talk about getting lost for a few days: start reading WEH and you can hardly stop.
Thanks again
Best
Peter

Neil Regan

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Joe,


Thanks again.


This latest addition includes a very detailed account of the first great Exhibition match at Winged Foot in 1923.
Jones and Sweetser played against Hagen and Sarazen.
36 holes, East in the morning, then West.


I have several accounts and pictures from that day, but never before such detail.
I knew Jones holed out for 2 from way off the 10th green,
but I now know that it was a magnificent flop from long right !
and rolled in slowly right in front of the eyes of the trick shot wizard of that era, Joe Kirkwood.


And that talk began that very day that Winged Foot deserved to host a National Championship.
Grass speed  <>  Green Speed

MCirba

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Wait...


Was the first Shinnecock course Willie Davis or Willie Dunn?
"Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent" - Calvin Coolidge

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Bret Lawrence

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Shinnecock was only nine holes and not 12, according to the 1891 routing map.  Maybe Mr. Parrish didn’t have a very good memory?  This article was written 30+ years after the fact. We can safely say it was designed by one of the famous Willies.


Thanks for putting these together Joe.

JMEvensky

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My goodness, Joe -- thank you, sir, for all your work and your generosity is sharing this. And hurrah to William Everett Hicks -- what a knowledgeable and clear/good writer he was. I started to copy out some of my favorite (and most 'relevant to today') paragraphs, but there were too too many. Talk about getting lost for a few days: start reading WEH and you can hardly stop.
Thanks again
Best
Peter



Yep--JB is about a +5 archivist.

Joe Bausch

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Now all the Hicks articles from the 1924 Brooklyn Times have been added to the Bausch Archives:

http://myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1924Hicks/index.html

More juicy stuff that you have to discover by clicking thru them!
« Last Edit: August 06, 2020, 06:01:32 PM by Joe Bausch »
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The site for the Cobb's Creek project:
https://cobbscreek.org/
Nearly all Delaware Valley golf courses in photo albums: Bausch Collection

Joe Bausch

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The latest addition to the Bausch Archives comes from the 1932 Brooklyn Times Union newspaper where over 50 Long Island country clubs are reviewed.

I wish there was more focus on the golf courses, but they are still excellent reads and come with photos:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1932BrooklynTimesGlimpses/index.html
@jwbausch (for new photo albums)
The site for the Cobb's Creek project:
https://cobbscreek.org/
Nearly all Delaware Valley golf courses in photo albums: Bausch Collection

Sven Nilsen

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The latest addition to the Bausch Archives comes from the 1932 Brooklyn Times Union newspaper where over 50 Long Island country clubs are reviewed.

I wish there was more focus on the golf courses, but they are still excellent reads and come with photos:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1932BrooklynTimesGlimpses/index.html


Here's the original thread covering these articles - https://www.golfclubatlas.com/forum/index.php/topic,67237.0.html
"As much as we have learned about the history of golf architecture in the last ten plus years, I'm convinced we have only scratched the surface."  A GCA Poster

"There's the golf hole; play it any way you please." Donald Ross

Joe Bausch

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The latest addition to the Bausch Archives at MyPhillyGolf is coverage by the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper of the 1958 PGA Championship at Llanerch CC, won by Dow Finsterwald.  This was the first year for the tournament being stroke play.

Direct link to articles here:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1958PGALlanerch_Inky/index.html
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Nearly all Delaware Valley golf courses in photo albums: Bausch Collection

archie_struthers

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 8) :-*


Joe never ceases to amaze me. He is a real treasure to all who love the game, we are particularly blessed to have him here in Philly.


Thank you , Joe!

Joe Bausch

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The latest addition to the Bausch Archives at MyPhillyGolf.com is coverage of the 1971 U.S. Open at Merion by the Philadelphia Inquirer.  As you might guess, the coverage was extensive. I've put all the articles and many neat photos in chronological order here:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/1971USOpenMerion_Inky/index.html
@jwbausch (for new photo albums)
The site for the Cobb's Creek project:
https://cobbscreek.org/
Nearly all Delaware Valley golf courses in photo albums: Bausch Collection

Joe Bausch

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The latest addition are many early articles on Llanerch CC, including a handful on the clubs that led to LCC:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/Llanerch_history/index.html
@jwbausch (for new photo albums)
The site for the Cobb's Creek project:
https://cobbscreek.org/
Nearly all Delaware Valley golf courses in photo albums: Bausch Collection

Joe Bausch

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The latest addition to the Bausch Archives is many early articles I have had (many for years off of microfilm) on Whitemarsh Valley CC, one of the grand old clubs in the Golf Association of Philadelphia:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/Whitemarsh_history/index.html
@jwbausch (for new photo albums)
The site for the Cobb's Creek project:
https://cobbscreek.org/
Nearly all Delaware Valley golf courses in photo albums: Bausch Collection

MCirba

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Great stuff, Joe.

Seems Samuel Heebner had a bigger initial design role than may be known these days.

And who were the "Macdonald and James Bray" guys who gave it their blessing?
"Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent" - Calvin Coolidge

https://cobbscreek.org/

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