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“Hey Walt, remember telling me about that Brit doing great work with you at your club. Think he’d be willing to pop on over and help us figure out what to do with the piece of property we just bought. I know you’re plenty busy with playing and helping Chuck out there on the Island. We’d love to have you involved, but no pressure.”“Sure thing J.P., H.H. would[size=78%] be all over that and I’m sure he’d do a bang up job. Not really my thing right now, what with the magazine and all and still trying to keep the game up to beat Travers. Be happy to stop by at some point down the line and take a gander at what H. H. comes up with.”[/size]It could have been as easy as that.
Bedford Springs GC/ Philmont CC/ Springhaven CC/ Newport CC -The source I have for the work here is the Sept. 1909 American Golfer article posted above. I have not seen anything for any of them that note any involvement by Travis.
But the Travis name wouldn't have been attached as either the designer nor the supervisor of design, in my opinion.
Williamsport CC/ Youngstown CC - The main source I have here is the article in the Mayfield post above. I'll wait for Mike to fill in the information he has on any Travis connections here.To clarify, I'm more interested in reports of Travis taking on a role in the design process than I am in reports of Travis referring the club to Barker.
I would add that Barker also maintained a rigorous playing schedule through the period.
Well, they have the date wrong for Barker at Springhaven, as the project was reported on in Sept. 1909.
Mike:What is your evidence that M and W visited Merion a month after Barker?Sven
Quote from: Sven Nilsen on January 15, 2023, 04:24:05 PMMike:What is your evidence that M and W visited Merion a month after Barker?SvenSven,It wasn't a month. I was thinking they visited Merion in July but that's when the Board sent their circular.We know Barker's visit (requested by Joseph Connell) was on June 10th, 1910 because he wrote his letter that same day. The Macdonald and Whigham visit (at the invite of Rodman Griscom) was referred to as a separate event and CBM wrote his findings on June 29th, 1910. How much time passed between his visit and the letter is unknown.
Why would CBM need to recommend Barker in his letter, dated June 29th, if had already done so and knew that Barker had already seen the site?
That Bedford Springs routing looks older to me.