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At this rate I won't need to research and write anything as minds seem to be made up already. Merry Christmas, GCA maniacs.
Quote from: MCirba on December 25, 2022, 09:14:41 AMAt this rate I won't need to research and write anything as minds seem to be made up already. Merry Christmas, GCA maniacs. Mike,Is this something that you are doing in your role as the historian of the Walter Travis Society?
I am in for the dual visit. Bring it on Shel
Mike Y, As to your last post, I will stipulate that we often over complicate this subject. But I suggest that when you read some of the literature from the early days, there was a lot of the same going on. The difference was that, for the most part, they were better writers and the subject was brand new. What you call beard pulling today was ground breaking then.
It probably makes sense to go through each of Barker's projects and note which ones (a) have a record of Travis involvement, (b) which ones would make sense for Travis to be involved, and (c) which ones were most likely Barker on his own. I'll try to do this chronologically the best I can.Garden City GC - Certainly Barker's first work in the U.S. Prior to Barker's arrival in the fall of 1907, the wheels had already been put in motion to further improve Garden City. While Travis was undoubtedly the driving force behind the changes, Devereux Emmet was still serving on the Greens Committee and he and others would have had a say and perhaps a good bit of input into the proposed plans.Feb. 1908 Golfers Magazine -