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Author(s):Bendelow, Stuart
Author Affiliation:Member, GCS
Title:[Tom Bendelow takes charge at Van Cortlandt Park]
Article Series:Van Cortlandt Park: The course that changed the course of American golf, part 2
Source:Golf Collectors Society Bulletin. June 2010, p. 12-13.
# of Pages:3
Publishing Information:Clinton, IL: The Golf Collectors Society, Inc.
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Course profile; Golf course renovation; History; Public golf courses
Facility Names:Van Cortlandt Park Golf Course, in Bronx, New York
Subjects' Names:Bendelow, Thomas
Abstract/Contents:Presents part two of a profile of Van Cortlandt Park Golf Course, which was established during the late 1890s in the Bronx, New York, to foster non-exclusive golfing. Focuses on the appointment of Thomas Bendelow as head of golfing operations in March of 1999, stating that "Bendelow was then, in fact, the most active golf course designer in the U.S. [United States] and had a hand in laying out the preponderance of courses that then existed." Details the redesigning of the course in 1900 from a nine- to an 18-hole course, stating that "at just under 6,000 yards, it was the longest public course in the country at that time - a real challenge when many were still playing with the gutty ball." Emphasizes that "the success of the Van Corlandt golf experiment laid the foundation for the growth of public golf in America. It would change how golf was perceived and eventually how, where, and who would play the game." Mentions the influence of A.G. Spalding on the growth of golf, stating that his objectives "focused on the manufacture and sale of golf equipment (balls, clubs, clothing, etc.)."
Language:English
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See Also:See also part 1 "[The establishment of Van Cortlandt Park Golf Club]" Golf Collectors Society Bulletin, March 2010, p. 14-16, R=167007. R=167007
Note:Pictures appear on separate unnumbered pages
Pictures, b/w
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Bendelow, S. 2010. [Tom Bendelow takes charge at Van Cortlandt Park]. GCS Bull. p. 12-13.
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