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Tom,You'd have us believe that you selected Emmett's 1908 Salisbury course for your list of greatest public golf courses through 1936, even though;1) It became the private Cherry Valley by 19182) It was evidently so accomplished architecturally that it was completely redesigned by Emmett for the CV club before 1927.You'd have us believe that you were talking about that one even though the subsequent Salisbury CC four-course complex that was created by Emmett in 1916 and beyond included today's well-regarded Eisenhower Park Red course which hosted the 1926 PGA Championship, and whose now defunct #1 course hosted the 1925 US Publinks.You thought that the Salisbury course on Long Island that hosted the 1925 US Publinks was the same one built by Emmett in 1908, and when I showed you your error, rather than admit that you don't know what you're talking about, you tell us this whopper. THAT is the only reason your list included the erroneous 1908 date from the get-go.I'm sure you're off now scavenging for some 1908 article declaring that the original course was the greatest thing since sliced bread, but that fact it was completely re-designed before 1927 for the private Cherry Valley club tells us clearly that would be incorrect.There is no point discussing any of this with a man who is not only a poseur, with little actual knowledge of his subject, but who is also now clearly intellectually dishonest.
"This is an excerpt from Daniel Wexler's Missing Links. Apparently the course was open for daily fee play from the very beginning."Tom MacWood:If you're offering that blurb and Daniel Wexler's Missing Links description of Audley Clarke's Beaver Trail as evidence that the course was a public course in the same sense that Cobbs Creek, for instance, was a public course, you sure don't know much about Jamestown, R.I. Maybe you should reread Dan Wexler's account of who he said the course was actually opened to. As I've said many times on here you are a very good researcher of all kinds of old material but unfortunately you're a very bad analyst of the material you find and what it actually means. I suspect that might be because you have almost no understanding of a whole lot of that world back then. It's one thing to just find all kinds of extraneous old material but to interpret what it means you have to first understand the historical context back then to put it into. Obviously you don't even though I would never expect you to admit that.
"TEPWas Beaver Tail a daily fee golf course?"Yes it was, but the question is for whom?
Quote from: JC Jones on July 15, 2010, 10:09:47 AMTom,Belvedere was not public when it opened. My recollection was it opened for public play in the 60's but I'd have to go back and check.This is from the 1926 Golf Course Guide, and it continued to be listed that way through the last Guide in 1931. It was a daily fee course in Fifties too.
Tom,Belvedere was not public when it opened. My recollection was it opened for public play in the 60's but I'd have to go back and check.