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Philadelphia Record golf articles
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12, 1919: Cobb's Creek ineligible for GAP, "Trees a great
handicap" at Cobb's, "Best Holes of Cobb's Creek Layout Spoiled Because
Greens Are Too Shady", GAP, WGAP, Fairmount Park Commission, Gulph
Mills, Tredyffrin, Pine Valley.
19, 1919: "Pine Valley's Angel Was Grinnell Willis", GAP
meeting, "Revival Soon to Start", "Cornish Plaque on Display".
26, 1919: USGA, St. Andrews, stymie and lost ball rules, Mrs.
2, 1919: Pinehurst, sand greens.
9, 1919: GAP matches, Aronimink, Eddie Styles, Whitemarsh
Valley, Donald Ross.
23, 1919: Remembering the 1916 National Am semifinal match
between Robert Gardner and Jesse Guilford.
2, 1919: Llanerch, USGA, WGAP.
9, 1919: Philadelphia Country Club, Belmont Golf Association,
Aronimink, Harrison Townsend, GAP, Pinehurst.
23, 1919: Pine Valley, Merion, Whitemarsh Valley, Pipe and
6, 1919: Lynnewood Hall Cup, Pinehurst Tin Whistles, Oakmont,
Merion, Bogey Club of the Philadelphia Cricket Club.
13, 1919: Shawnee, Atlantic City CC.
20, 1919: Donald Ross, Torresdale, Overbrook, Anominink,
Whitemarsh Valley, Ross interview.
27, 1919: Fred Knight golf marathon, Shawnee, more from
Donald Ross, Wilfred Reid.
11, 1919: Suburban Cup matches.
18, 1919: Review of upcoming city women's individual
championship at St. Martins, Fairmount Park Commissioners vote to allow
outdoor sports in the park on Sundays, Cobb's Creek GC, Stenton CC.
25, 1919: Philadelphia Cricket Club, "Mrs. Stetson's Plucky
Golf, "Mrs. Barlow a Consistent Golfer".
8, 1919: Junior golf in Philly, GAP dinner match at Merion,
Griscom matches, prohibition.
15, 1919: Lynnewood Hall Cup at Huntingdon Valley, junior
tourney at North Hills, Wilmington, Bala, prohibition, Fridolyn Cup at
Philmont, Jack McDermott.
22, 1919: Lynnewood Hall Cup at Huntingdon Valley, "Newton's
Water Shot", "Spectacular Drive by Sharwood".
29, 1919: somehow I must have goofed on the microfilm
gathering as this article is the same as June 22, 1919!
6, 1919: Sunnybrook, Donald Ross, Frederick W. Taylor
("Taylor greens"), Samuel Y. Heebner.
20, 1919: Interclub matches.
27, 1919: Rules of golf.
3, 1919: Whitemarsh Valley couples tourney, "The Old Affinity
10, 1919: Upcoming National Amateur at Oakmont, upcoming
Women's National Amateur at Shawnee.
17, 1919: Preview of 3-day invitational tourney at Merion,
preview of Philadelphia Open at Whitemarsh Valley, "More Open Air
Activity" because of prohibition.
24, 1919: Review of some matches from 3-day invitational
tourney at Merion, "Platt's March to Golf Favor", "Ouimet's Illness
Exaggerated", "Evans' Friends Yet Unconvinced".
31, 1919: Recap of National Am at Oakmont, "Platt Minus Dozen
Pounds", "Hoffner Trounced White Decisively", "Merion Dates to Be
Changed", "Maxwell's Strong Medal Game", "Talman Hits Wet Course".
7, 1919: Preview of upcoming September tourneys, "Local
Golfers Likely for Lesley Cup", "St. Martins Cup Golf".
14, 1919: Marcus Greer, J. Wood Platt, George Hoffner, John
J. Beadle, "May Have Herron Here Wednesday", North Hills "Lionizing
21, 1919: John Beadle of Llanerch, "The Whitemarsh Corn and
Beans", "Naming Mr. Maxwell", "Geist Cup Renewal".
28, 1919: Review of upcoming Women's National Amateur at
Shawnee, "Mrs. Barlow Had Good Year", "Miss Caverly's Woods Behaving",
"State Title Now Reposes Here" with Pat Grant.
5, 1919: Bala celebrates George Hoffner, North Hills
celebrates with Woody Platt, and Walter Reynolds by Aronimink, Stenton
club champion is seventeen-year-old T. Rodman Hanson, and Donald
MacBean the 17-year-old club champ at Old York Road.
12, 1919: Recap of Women's National Amateur at Shawnee,
winner Miss Alexa Sterling, "The Fatal Jigger", "Locals Made Miss
19, 1919: Mrs. Ronald H. Barlow (and all her tournament
wins), H.H. Cornish memorial tourney.
26, 1919: Talk of all the big local tournaments for the year.
2, 1919: NY/Philly intercity match canceled, proposed "Mixed
Matches Would Interest".
9, 1919: USGA, R&A, standardization of the golf ball,
Schnectady mallet putter, Walter Travis, George Crump, "Enter the
Mammoth Caves", "Progress by the Duffer", "Stymie Looks Like a Fixture".
16, 1919: More on the effect of prohibition on golf club
23, 1919: Golf ball talk, "Not So the Hickory", "Juniors in
30, 1919: History of national championship golf in the city,
Pine Valley, Whitemarsh Valley.
14, 1919: Stenton Country Club, Mt. Airy Country Club,
"Stenton Club Grows Rapidly", "New York Golfers Wise".
21, 1919: Philmont Country Club, Whitemarsh Valley Country
Club, Donald Ross.
28, 1919: USGA annual meeting, rules of golf.
11, 1920: USGA, Western Golf Association, "Oakmont Real
18, 1920: Upcoming annual GPA meeting, "Parry in Hallowell's
Place", "Why the Small Entry Links", "Just One in Each Club".
25, 1920: Locations for local 1920 tourneys, "Stimulating
Junior Interest", "Dinner Tournament", "Curtail Amateur Title Play",
"Shake-Up in Officers" for WGAP, "Bigger Purse for Pros" in
1, 1920: Overbrook Golf Club, Donald Ross, Max Marston, "Home
and Home Club Matches", "Two Clubs Leave League".
8, 1920: Donald Ross, "The Rise of Mrs. Stetson".
15, 1920: All clubs raising dues because of upcoming
prohibition, "Two Classes of Members", "The Most Profitable Hole",
discussion of upcoming local tourneys in 1920.
22, 1920: Average drive length of good players, "Conceding
Beaucoup Yards", "The Medal Superstition"
29, 1920: Dates of national tourneys, "Our Pros After British
Honors", "Suburban Cup Boom", "Midweek Matches Preferred", "Local Teams
Rounding Up Players".
7, 1920: British pros (Vardon, Ray, Duncan, Mitchell) to tour
country, "Pinehurst Play a Harbinger"
14, 1920: Upcoming local women's matches/tourneys, "April 20
Real 'Ladies' Day", Philadelphia "Cricket Club's Three Courses", "Won't
Leave St. Martin's".
21, 1920: Babe Ruth and long drives, preview of upcoming
tourney at Atlantic City, "Shift British Women's Title Dates",
"Tredyffrin in Suburban League", "Four New Ones at Pine Valley".
28, 1920: Guest green fees, "No Tax on Green Fees", four new
holes at Pine Valley ("Lots of Carry to 14th" and "Grass the Problem"),
"The Invasion of Ireland" by American women players.
4, 1920: Men's Suburban Cup matches, "Add Labors of
Hercules", "Hugh Willoughby's Comeback", "George Hoffner's Prospects".
11, 1920: Popularity of golf at local clubs, "The Golf
Porker" (pace of play), etiquette.
18, 1920: Huntingdon Valley's excellent color schedule,
Springhaven's 20 page schedule, cost of golf labor, rules questions.
25, 1920: Golf rules question, "Rules Under Fire", "Golfers
Not Always Wise to Rules".
2, 1920: Suburban Cup matches, "Woodbury Team Well Balanced",
"Women Golfers Laugh at Rain".
9, 1920: British women's championship at Royal County Down,
"American Women May Fool Britons", "Golf Rules Discussion", "Lost Ball
in Match Play", "Standardized Ball".
16, 1920: Women's matches in Philadelphia Cup, men's Suburban
Cup matches, women golfers are good sportsmen.
23, 1920: Importance of knowledge of the rules of golf,
betting in golf, upcoming open championship of Britain.
30, 1920: Miss May Bell wins women's golf championship of
Philadelphia, "New Champion Has Confidence", "Caddie Spoiled Her Card"
at earlier Geist Cup, "Year's Record Is Clean"
6, 1920: Max Marston wins Patterson Cup at Philadelphia
Cricket Club, thoughts on changing how Suburban Cup series runs.
13, 1920: Mrs. Ronald Barlow wins Eastern women's
championship, preview of the upcoming Lynnewood Hall Cup and Wilmington
20, 1920: Philadelphia women win Griscom Cup, conditioning at
Huntingdon Valley, Wilmington Country Club.
27, 1920: Proposed revised stymie rule, discussion of
4, 1920: Walter Hagen's poor performance in the British open
championship, archaic rules, review of Pennsylvania State amateur
11, 1920: Interesting match between Max Marston and Woodie
Platt (Platt is routed). visitors like reconstructed Aronimink, Donald
Ross, plead for junior golf leadership.
18, 1920: Increased players in the junior championshop, J.
Franklin Meehan, talk about upcoming Vardon/Ray visit to the area,
discussion of Llanerch Country Club.
25, 1920: "Long Jim" Barnes victory at Shawnee, more on
upcoming Vardon/Ray tour, prominent area golfer suggests new blood
needed in GAP, poor etiquette discussed in recent local tournament.
8, 1920: Standardization of the golf ball talk (the Spalding
"50"), discussion of low scores by Laurence Ayton of Evanston.
15, 1920: More discussion of Vardon and Ray, new golf rules.
22, 1920: Golf is now a younger man's game but older fellows
can still win, upcoming annual tourney at Bala, local courses for
Vardon/Ray matches announced.
29, 1920: Starting time logistics at Bala tournament, Philly
entrants to upcoming National Amateur at Engineers, father/son event at
Springhaven, upcoming tourney at Philly Cricket and Geist Cup at
5, 1920: Younger golfers have been doing well in recent
National Ams, "Local Stars Likely to Qualify" for National Am, "Golf
and Tennis Compared".
12, 1920: Detailed discussion of the recent National Amateur
at Engineers, "Platt Gets Back at Herron", "Tricky Course for
19, 1920: Discussion of Evans beating Ouimet in finals of
National Amateur, "Shawnee Course Tests Merit" of Evans, "Ray and
Vardon Here This Week" (Aronimink, Huntingdon Valley, and Merion).
26, 1920: Review of recent local Vardon/Ray matches, "Might
Have Given Platt a Chance", "Galleries Well Behaved".
3, 1920: Local women golfers in National Amateur at Mayfield,
Max Marston not pleased with invitation response for tourney at Merion
(won by J. Wood Platt), discussion of players available Leslie Cup.
10, 1920: J. Wood Platt is best local golfer this season,
"Marston Early Eliminated", "Jockeying Out of Play in Golf
(Metropolitan Golf Association chastised), "Torresdale Course Pleases
17, 1920: Discussion of the best women golfers in the
country, more on J. Wood Platt.
24, 1920: Evans' listing of the 10 best men golfers locally
(Platt is #1).
31, 1920: Evans' listing of the 10 best women golfers locally
(Mrs. Clarence H. Vanderbeck is #1). "Gulph Mills Course a Good One".
7, 1920: Evans ranks the best 8 male amateurs in the country
(Chick Evans is No. 1), "Opinion Divided on Four Places", "Tennis
Spoils Girl Golfers".
14, 1920: Whitemarsh Valley and Pine Valley as possible
upcoming National Amateur sites, a detailed discussion of the holes at
21, 1920: Summer greens versus winter greens, criticism of
the Women's National Amateur near Cleveland, Western Golf Association
rule changes, USGA rule changes.
5, 1920: Critiqueing the USGA, importance of caddying/caddies
to the game, criticism of the by-laws of GAP.
12, 1920: Financing plan of the Aronimink Country Club,
Country Club of Lansdowne discussion, membership costs of local clubs.
19, 1920: Discussion of the best golfers in or from our
region, "McDermott a Wonderful Golfer", more talk on the Western Golf
Association and the USGA, "Title Meets Here Rare".
2, 1921: Upcoming annual GAP meeting, preview of big upcoming
golf season, more on prohibition effecting golf club finances, McCall
Field and William Flynn.
9, 1921: Creation of USGA green section, C.V. Piper and R. A.
Oakley, "Take Money for Green Committee", "Committees to Exchange
Ideas", "Money Wasted in Seeds".
16, 1921: Changes to USGA Executive Committee (six members
chosen from various sectional organizations), Rule changes ("Stymie
Thing of Past"), "To Go After British Titles", "Hard for Our Women
23, 1921: Changes to format of Philadelphia amateur
championship, more on USGA green section, Whitemarsh Valley awarded
both men's and women's championships, new handicap system for women,
30, 1921: Caddy chatter (cost, selling balls they find,
smoking), "Schools Help Caddies", "Caddie a Good Advertiser".
13, 1921: Taxing golf dues, upcoming local invitational
tournaments, Suburban Cup and women's interclub match chatter.
20, 1921: Cost of some local clubs, increased popularity of
golf at McCall Field, "Popularity of Cobb's Creek Course", more rules
of golf discussion.
27, 1921: Philly has four excellent women golfers, "Interclub
Tourney in April", "Open Championship" tentatively scheduled at Pine
Valley, new watering system at Pine Valley, challenge of Pine Valley.
6, 1921: Format of Suburban Cup matches and women's interclub
13, 1921: Possible public golf in South Philadelphia (League
Island Park), cost to travel to play overseas, "Sport for Every One",
"Not Men of Wealth".
20, 1921: Rules of match play explained.
27, 1921: More on match play rules.
10, 1921: Wilfred Reid and municipal golf in Wilmington, more
on J. Wood Platt, still more on the rules of golf.
17, 1921: More on the origin of the Cobb's Creek GC, More
Philly "Municipal Courses Needed", "Women Golfers Start Season".
24, 1921: Miss Alexa Stirling in England, "What English
Imagine", "Local Professional Group", "Barnes Unquestionably
Best", Philadelphia Team Cup.
1, 1921: The floater golfer discussion (golfer who plays
everywhere but does not belong to a club), American team of amateur
golfers have left for England, "Life of Champion Not a Happy One".
8, 1921: Golf is a game of dignity (not to be played without
a shirt), "Goat Tournament Had Its Day", "Kickers' Handicap", "One-Day
Events Popular", a "floater golfer" responds to previous column.
15, 1921: The draw for the upcoming British amateur
championship at Hoylake, "Platt Meets Major Boyd".
22, 1921: Draw for American women in British women's
championship, "American Year in Sport" (both in golf and tennis),
"Evans and Ouimet America's Hopes" for British amateur, "More Honors
for Cricket Club".
29, 1921: Discussion of the American golfers lack of success
in the British amateur, and format of the event discussed (Bobby Jones
refusing to come back unless a 36-hole affair), "Every American Effort
Failed", "Every American Effort Failed".
12, 1921: Poor showing of American women in British
championship, tournament at 9-hole Country Club of Lansdowne, soon to
be played at Lynnewood Hall Cup, Fridolyn Cup, dinner tournament at
Merion, discussion of two courses in Chicago (Skokie and South Shore).
19, 1921: Record turnouts in local tourneys, "Worth of
Daylight Saving", "Rival Champions May Meet Again" (Miss Leitch and
Miss Stirling), Platt back from overseas and talks about experience.
3, 1921: Whitemarsh fetes city champion Lucius Deming,
"Better Golfer Always Wins", "Whitemarsh Standardizes Card", "British
Golfers Coming", talk about new Tredyffrin Country Club.
10, 1921: "Fine Sportsmanship by Boys" at Philmont junior
tourney, "Young Golfer Made of Stern Stuff", praise for organizer J.
17, 1921: Men's interclub matches, "Britons Poor Sportsmen",
"Want Change in Cup Match".
24, 1921: Discussion of US Open winner Jim Barnes, "Golf Life
of Pro Short", "Golf a Humblin' Game", "Stars Crave Open Title".
21, 1921: Interesting rules situation at Aronimink,
Philadelphia Golf Club at Cobb's Creek GC, resort golf in New York and
28, 1921: After low scores at Western open golf championship
in Cleveland the writer wonders if courses out west are too easy,
upcoming "State Open Tournament at Merion","Other Sports Besides
25, 1921: Mrs. Clarence Vanderbeck had very good season even
with loss at Mary Thayer Farnum Cup, "Marked Reversal of Form", Marston
loses to Ouimet in National Amateur in St. Louis.
2, 1921: Chatter about many big tourneys, much about the
recent National Amateur, "Guilford's Masterful Golf".
9, 1921: Topsy-turvy year in golf, "Even Barnes Falls", "Many
Overawed by Stars".
16, 1921: The Berthellyn tournament and the very popular Mrs.
Caleb Fox, "Fine Field in Cup Tournament",
23, 1921: The tough job of a green chairman, "Crab Grass a
Pest", recent exhibition match at Tredyffrin CC.
30, 1921: Rotary event at Aronimink, "Another Trying Hole" at
Aronimink, discussion of Miss Cecil Leitch's game.
6, 1921: John Beadle of Cederbrook has solid season even with
13, 1921: Talk of upcoming new 18 at Cricket Club, possible
expansions for Whitemarsh, Philmont, and Lu Lu, "Need Another Municipal
Course", "Other Cities Ahead of Philadelphia".
20, 1921: Winter rules now in effect, "All-Year-Round
Courses", "Need of Another Municipal Course" as Cobb's Creek is very
4, 1921: Taxes paid by local golf clubs, "Tax Relief Helps
Clubs", "Passing of Nine-Hole Courses", Bala looking to expand to 18
11, 1921: Apparel for golfing, "Farewell to Ducks" (duck
trousers), lack of popularity of golf among Penn freshmen students.
18, 1921: Statistics from the state golf championship played
at the east course at Merion.
22, 1922: Upcoming local amateur championship at Pine Valley,
local open championship at east course at Merion, junior tourney at
Torresdale, J. Weston Hibbs of Gulph Mills urges standardized
accounting system for clubs, more on Cobb's Creek and the need for
another municipal course.
5, 1922: Long article on why the need for more municipal golf
12, 1922: The problem of handicapping women golfers, "Adopt
Western System", "Handicaps Give Satisfaction".
19, 1922: Discussion of upcoming Suburban Cup League,
"Divisions on Varied Line", "Western Golfers Favor Uniform Code".
26, 1922: Golf tournaments in the south, "Industrial Sports
Big Problem", miniature course at McCall Field.
12, 1922: More discussion on Pine Valley, "Barnes Rates Pine
Vally High", many quotes from Barnes concerning Pine Valley, "Holes
Linger in Golfers' Mind".
26, 1922: Golf so popular nearly all local clubs have wait
list for membership, "First Big Event of Year" is local championship at
Pine Valley, "Bala Starts Next Month", "Green Valley New in
9, 1922: USGA restores the stymie, "Blow at Steel Shafted
16, 1922: Interclub matches, "Cricket Club Youngsters to
Front", discussion of format for upcoming National Amateur at Skokie.
23, 1922: High participation in women's interclub matches,
"Merion is Hit Hard", "Cricketers Dangerous Factors", "Wallingford Cup
30, 1922: Local club matches, "Graceful Act by Aronimink".
7, 1922: Invitation tourney at 9-hole course at Bala replaced
9-hole tourney at Belfield, "Interclub Golfers in Tight Race".
14, 1922: Upcoming 2-day tourney at Green Valley CC in
Roxborough, "Interclub Race Nears End".
21, 1922: WGAP handicap list out, "Women's Plan Better",
"Clubs Aid (U)Pennsylvania".
28, 1922: Women's interclub champ is Country Club, "Country
Club Springs Surprise", "Well-Balanced Team Factor".
4, 1922: Local amateur championship at Pine Valley this week,
Cobb's Creek players can play if invited by GAP Executive Committee,
detailed discussion of the origin and development of Pine Valley, "Hard
Test for Golfer", J. Wood Platt current record holder with 72.
9, 1922: Platt won the local amateur championship Pine
Valley, Max Marston the Lynnewood Hall Cup, "New Junior Record" for
junior golf championship at Torresdale-Frankford CC, J. Franklin Meehan.
23, 1922: Summary of US Open at Skokie won by Gene Sarazen,
criticism of Skokie as a golf course, "Whitemarsh Showed Poor Club
13, 1922: All 18 greens at Bala grown with vegetative
propagation of grasses, two new greens at Pine Valley (sixth and ninth)
used this process, "Single Plant Valuable", "Numerous Greens Planted".
27, 1922: Discussion of favorites for upcoming National
Amateur, "Platt Looms as Possibility", favorites for Women's National
Amateur, "No Pronounced Favorites".
3, 1922: Discussion of the course at Brookline for National
Amateur, "Guilford and Oiumet Favored", summary of Public Links
tournament in St. Louis, more on restrictions of Cobb's Creek players
in some events.
10, 1922: Comparison of golf and tennis championships,
"Sweetser Outstanding Star".
17, 1922: Interview with a greenkeeper that has transitioned
to course constructor, "Great Future for Young Men", lessened
popularity of exhibition matches.