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Joe Bausch

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Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives
« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2018, 08:22:47 AM »
More added to the Bausch Archives this morning, of particular interest for articles concerning NY City area golf courses:  1922-3 writings of William Everett Hicks of the Brooklyn Times.

http://www.myphillygolf.com/archives.asp
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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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Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (last updated 4/19/2018)
« Reply #26 on: April 19, 2018, 11:29:25 AM »
More of interest to Long Island golfers, a wonderful 1935 series of articles by Ralph Trost of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle on the "Perfect Golf Course":

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/LIPerfectGC/index.html
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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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Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (last updated 4/19/2018)
« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2018, 10:07:58 AM »
"In the Cup" series from 1919-21 in the Philadelphia Inquirer has been added to the Bausch Archives:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/InTheCup/index.html
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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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Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (last updated 4/20/2018)
« Reply #28 on: May 08, 2018, 10:16:40 AM »
The latest addition to the Bausch Archives is epic:  articles from the Philadelphia Golfer magazine.  This monthly periodical appears to have been published from 1922-1930.  The Free Library of Philadelphia has many of the issues, but not all of them.  I went broke (!) photocopying the articles of high interest to me and they are available at MyPhillyGolf at this direct link:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/PhiladelphiaGolfer/
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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

MCirba

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« Reply #29 on: May 08, 2018, 11:06:17 AM »
Anyone with even a passing interest in Philadelphia region golf and golf courses during the Golden Age of Architecture period will find these fascinating and informative.

Thanks, Joe!   ;D
"Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent" - Calvin Coolidge

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Joe Bausch

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« Reply #30 on: May 08, 2018, 02:45:38 PM »
I also have some digitized versions of the Philadelphia area "19th Hole" monthly magazine, published between 1939 and I think at least 1946.  One of the half dozen issues I have digitized happens to be the inaugural one from March 1939:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/19thHoleMarch1939/index.html

A second issue from July of 1941 has now been added:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/19thHoleJuly1941/index.html

And this issue from July of 1942:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/19thHoleJuly1942/index.html

And this issue from March of 1944:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/19thHoleMarch1944/index.html

And this issue from July of 1944:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/19thHoleJuly1944/index.html

And this issue from March of 1946:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/19thHoleMarch1946/index.html

And the last issue in my current collection of 19th Hole magazines is now here:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/19thHoleSeptember1946/index.html
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@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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Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (epic update added 5/8/2018)
« Reply #31 on: May 18, 2018, 11:32:15 AM »
The Bausch Archives has been updated with three albums concerning the 1950 US Open at Merion as covered by the Evening Bulletin.

You can find them here:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/archives.asp
@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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Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 5/18/2018)
« Reply #32 on: July 08, 2018, 03:22:37 PM »
Around 1914 the Public Ledger newspaper published something that is similar to the Parade Magazine from my childhood in the 70s, and it was called the Sports Magazine.  Some of these Sunday issues of the Sports Magazine made it onto the microfilm of the PL, but most did not.  I figured they were gone forever.

Yet the other day I was back at the Free Library looking for something else and discovered some of these prized Sports Magazine issues are on microfilm only at the Free Library.

I digitized all of them although the FL has new scanners and at times I struggled to get the scans focused.  But still, this material from mid 1914 to mid 1916 is awesome. 

Read all about it here in the Bausch Archives at MyPhillyGolf:

http://www.myphillygolf.com/uploads/archives/PublicLedgerSportsMagazine/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

Neil Regan

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Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 7/8/2018)
« Reply #33 on: July 09, 2018, 12:42:19 AM »
Really special.
I just started browsing.
George Crump photo, it does not make you think that guy will go on to greatness.
Francis Ouimet with a VERY modern-looking putter. A pre-Odyssey (an Iliad?)
Tillinghast’s first, Shawnee, described as unlike any other in the country.
What next....
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Neil Regan

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Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 7/8/2018)
« Reply #34 on: July 09, 2018, 01:07:18 AM »
#28
Hugh Wilson, “who is responsible for the two most excellent courses at Merion”, designed 2 new holes at Philmont in 1914.
  I suppose this is not news ?






#37
And I did not remember that Travis had worked with Ross at Pinehurst.
How much work did he do there ?
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Neil Regan

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« Reply #35 on: July 09, 2018, 01:26:45 AM »
#43


The purchase of Cobb’s Creek, to be laid out by Wilson, Smith, and Klauder.
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Neil Regan

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« Reply #36 on: July 09, 2018, 01:34:27 AM »
#51 and #52


Ouimet vs Crump at Pine Valley, 1915.
 Ouimet used his brassey to drive. He carried it 240 over the bunker on #6.
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Neil Regan

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« Reply #37 on: July 09, 2018, 01:38:03 AM »
#53
Hugh Wilson laid out Seaview, Donald Ross trapped it.
  Is this correct ?
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Neil Regan

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« Reply #38 on: July 09, 2018, 01:51:15 AM »
#67


1915, Golf Architects now in Demand, Scientific Bunkering a Necessity.
  Donald Ross can size up a course in 2 days, and give you detailed diagrams of each hole with every hazard and bunker drawn with their exact shape and depth.
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Neil Regan

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« Reply #39 on: July 09, 2018, 02:02:14 AM »
#70
1915
Merion costs $2000 per month to maintain.



“All the big clubs employ a large staff of help. Run out to any course and you will find three or four motor or horse mowers at work, a half dozen or more men fixing the bunkers, two or three others cutting the greens and a host of Italians picking out the fall grass from the putting greens.”



“Since Pine Valley has come to be known as one of the greatest courses in the world the green fees there have been fixed at $2. This was done to discourage some golfers who wanted to play too frequently.”
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Neil Regan

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« Reply #40 on: July 09, 2018, 02:06:18 AM »
#71
1915
Photo of the new “globe standard” at Merion, aka the wicker basket.
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Neil Regan

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« Reply #41 on: July 09, 2018, 02:20:30 AM »



#76
1915
At Pine Valley, the 5th hole is described to a visitor.

 ‘It can’t be done’, said the visitor when he was told about it.
‘ On the contrary, it is not as hard as it looks,’, said George Crump, who was standing on the tee. Now, he has played that hole hundreds of times and it has no terrors for him. He thereupon started to demonstrate that it was not such a hard shot. He sent five or six balls in the pond.
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Neil Regan

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« Reply #42 on: July 09, 2018, 02:38:58 AM »
#94
1915
Philmont remodels several holes, based on holes at Pine Valley, St. Andrews, and North Berwick.
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Joe Bausch

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Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 7/8/2018)
« Reply #43 on: July 09, 2018, 04:38:32 AM »
#53
Hugh Wilson laid out Seaview, Donald Ross trapped it.
  Is this correct ?

Yes.
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@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

Alan FitzGerald MG

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Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 7/8/2018)
« Reply #44 on: July 09, 2018, 06:31:59 AM »
Joe


this a great collection of info - I "wasted"a lot of time going through it!


Thanks!
Golf construction & maintenance are like creating a masterpiece; Da Vinci didn't paint the Mona Lisa's eyes first..... You start with the backdrop, layer on the detail and fine tune the finished product into a masterpiece

MCirba

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Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 7/8/2018)
« Reply #45 on: July 09, 2018, 10:51:16 AM »
#53
Hugh Wilson laid out Seaview, Donald Ross trapped it.
  Is this correct ?
Neil,
I'm disappointed that you haven't read my Hugh Wilson IMO articles.   :'( ;) 

In any case, after designing both courses at Merion, the course at Seaview, doing odds and ends at North Hills and Philmont, doing numerous layouts for the new public course at Cobb's Creek, all within about a 3 years span off the side of his Insurance Company desk, in December 1914 Hugh Wilson stepped down from his Green Chairman role at Merion, citing pressure of business.

Seaview had been open for play since about June of 1914, but Clarence Geist fell seriously ill, which delayed the grand opening until January 1915.   Some commentary on the course was that it wasn't difficult enough, so in April 1915 Geist brought in Donald Ross to come up with suggestions and additional trapping.   Some of his suggestions (based on his drawings that hang in the clubhouse) were implemented, many were not.

That same month of April 1915 Hugh Wilson and Francis Ouimet played against Geist and Wilfred Reid, with the former team winning and Ouimet setting the course record.   

More details can be found here;
http://golfclubatlas.com/cirba-mike-who-was-hugh-wilson-pg-2/

Also, it would be mistaken to think that the Wilson course before Ross had no trapping.   This June 1914 article describes the golf course, which is much the same course folks play today, by and large.



 
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"Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent" - Calvin Coolidge

https://cobbscreek.org/

Neil Regan

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Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 7/8/2018)
« Reply #46 on: July 09, 2018, 10:59:08 AM »
#53
Hugh Wilson laid out Seaview, Donald Ross trapped it.
  Is this correct ?
Neil,
I'm disappointed that you haven't read my Hugh Wilson IMO articles.   :'( ;) 
...


Mike,


 My question was my method of using the GCA search function.
Seems better to me. 🙂
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MCirba

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Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 7/8/2018)
« Reply #47 on: July 09, 2018, 11:12:09 AM »
#43


The purchase of Cobb’s Creek, to be laid out by Wilson, Smith, and Klauder.
Hi Neil,

That's correct, but in this circumstance the January 1915 article stating "aiding the park engineers in laying out the course" actually means the construction of the golf course, which would begin that April.

By that time, numerous design layouts had already been created by the GAP-appointed Committee and a final layout was approved in January 1915 (we have that map).

That Committee of "experts" with golf course design and construction experience included;

Hugh Wilson
George Crump
Ab Smith
George Klauder
Franklin Meehan
Dr. Simon Carr

The greens and hazards were constructed by William Flynn (superintendent at Merion at the time) and during the later phases of construction and grow-in Walter Travis helped out in some fashion.   George Thomas also later claimed he learned a great deal from watching Wilson at Cobb's Creek.
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"Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent" - Calvin Coolidge

https://cobbscreek.org/

MCirba

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Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 7/8/2018)
« Reply #48 on: July 09, 2018, 11:15:45 AM »


Mike,


 My question was my method of using the GCA search function.
Seems better to me. 🙂


Neil,


Nicely played, happy to help.   ;D
"Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent" - Calvin Coolidge

https://cobbscreek.org/

MCirba

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Re: Introducing the Bausch Archives (latest update added 7/8/2018)
« Reply #49 on: July 09, 2018, 11:19:22 AM »

#37
And I did not remember that Travis had worked with Ross at Pinehurst.
How much work did he do there ?

Neil,

I'm disappointed you haven't read my series of articles on Walter Travis and his role at NGLA (and Pinehurst).   :'( ;) 

Seriously, here you go, Neil! 

http://golfclubatlas.com/cirba-mike-walter-j-travis-dropped-at-national-golf-links-of-america-truth-or-travesty-part-two-page-2/
"Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent" - Calvin Coolidge

https://cobbscreek.org/

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