As Chicago Golf Club prepares for the arrival of
United States Golf Association Amateur Championship,
Club professional Dave Foulis
proclaims the "very best of condition"
American Golfer September 1912
Barring such accidents as befell
the Denver course just before the start of the Western, the Chicago course
should be in the very best of condition for the tournament. Professional Dave
Foulis has had a corps of assistants at work on the course constantly, not only
building up, but keeping up and nursing it. It is felt now that the arrangement
of the course could not be improved upon and the only thing Foulis has to do is
to keep the condition of the ground and grass from slipping back. As he has
almost unlimited resources with which to work, there is no reason why the course
should not rank with any in the country when the tournament is started.
let me see is there any other way we could put a little more pressure on the
green keeping crew ?
don't think so.
Here is what British golf
"Americans suck at golf" Leach thought of the conditions as
reported in American Golfer magazine. "Thanks to the energy, ability and
discernment of David Foulis, the greenkeeper, it was in good condition, despite
the excessive heat, as it possibly be got to. I do not think I have ever seen
better putting greens on an inland course, and
their quality astonished me....."
The photo on the
left shows the 1st green (notice the cross cutting pattern) of the Chicago
Golf Club during the
1912 US Amateur with Mr. Jerome Travis putting. The photo on the right
shows Mr. Heinrich Schmidt
putting on the 2nd green with the great Mr. Chick Evans looking
picture below is off the ninth green, one of C.B. MacDonald's best.
Mr. Jerome Travers is putting and Mr. Chick Evans if watching. It is the
final round for the 1912 US Amateur Championship won bt Mr. Travers.
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