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Author(s):Bendelow, Stuart
Author Affiliation:Member, GCS
Title:[The establishment of Van Cortlandt Park Golf Club]
Article Series:Van Cortlandt Park: The course that changed the course of American golf, part 1
Source:Golf Collectors Society Bulletin. March 2010, p. 14-16.
# of Pages:3
Publishing Information:Clinton, IL: The Golf Collectors Society, Inc.
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Course profile; Golf; Golf courses in the community; Golf industry trends; History; Public golf courses
Facility Names:Van Cortlandt Park Golf Course, in Bronx, New York
Subjects' Names:Bendelow, Tom
Abstract/Contents:Profiles the golf course Van Cortlandt Park, focusing on the state of golfing during the late 1800s. States that "virtually all golf courses of the time were private club courses, only open to members and guests." Explains that "in 1895, [the Mosholu Golf Club] persuaded New York City park commissioners to allow them to lay out a nine-hole course within Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx [New York]." Details the surge of beginner golfers who frequented the course, which eventually became known as "The House of the Philistines." Describes the process of Park Commissioner August Moebus' reorganization of the course and hiring of a "'qualified golf expert' to be put on the parks board's payroll with full authority of the Van Cortlandt Park links." Suggests that the course represented a "grand experiment that would transform American golf and municipal recreation for generations to come."
See Also:See also part 2 "[Tom Bendelow takes charge at Van Cortlandt Park]" Golf Collectors Society Bulletin, June 2010, p. 12-13, R=167011. R=167011
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Bendelow, S. 2010. [The establishment of Van Cortlandt Park Golf Club]. GCS Bull. p. 14-16.
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