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Monographic Author(s):Bendelow, Stuart W.
Item is a:*Biography
Monograph:Thomas `Tom' Bendelow: The Johnny Appleseed of American Golf, 2006.
# of Pages:231
Publishing Information:Savannah, Georgia: Williams & Company
Collation:231 pp.
Evaluative Review:Appears in Michigan Golfer Magazine, Spring 2007, p. 18, by Art McCafferty.
Evaluative Review:Appears in The CGS Bulletin, September 2014, v. 200, p. 21, by Peter Yagi.
Keywords:TIC Keywords: History; Personal profile; Golf course development; Municipal golf courses; Golf course architects; Golf course design
Facility:Van Cortlandt Park, in Bronx, New York
Subjects' Names:Bendelow, Thomas
Business:Spalding & Bros., in Chicago, Illinois
Business:Wilson Sporting Goods Co., in Chicago, Illinois
Business:American Park Builders Co., in Chicago, Illinois
Abstract:Includes: Aberdeen, Scotland (1868-1892); America (1892-1898); Van Cortlandt Park (1898-1900); Harry Vardon's First American Tour (1900); The Spalding Years (1901-1917); Managing for Thos. E. Wilson Company (1917-1920); The American Park Builders (1920-1931); The Last Years (1931-1936); and Postscript: Bendelow's Golfing Philosophy.
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Subject Headings:
Golfers -- Biography; Golf courses
Note:Pictures, b/w
Note:Includes foreword by Michael J. Hurdzan and Geoffrey S. Cornish, ASGCA; pp. 11-12
Note:Includes appendix: "The Golf Courses of Thomas Bendelow"; pp. 175-210
Note:Includes appendix: "Sketches of a Course Design"; pp. 211-220
Note:Includes appendix: "The Published Writings of Thomas Bendelow"; pp. 221-223
See Also: Other items relating to: Golf Course Design books (recent)
Quotable Quotes:"Tom Bendelow's career in golf course design began in 1894 and came to a close forty years later, at the end of the Golden Age of Golf Design, shortly after the beginning of the Great Depression. During that time he helped create more golf courses than any other architect -- more than five hundred of them -- based on the documentation presented in this book. The number of Bendelow courses would quite likely rise to more than seven hundred if more course histories were known. Most if not all of these were original designs, not remodeling jobs. In spite of this enormous body of work, Bendelow's contribution to the growth of the game has not been well documented, recognized or appreciated until now."
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Bendelow, Stuart W. 2006. Thomas `Tom' Bendelow: The Johnny Appleseed of American Golf. 231 pp. Savannah, Georgia: Williams & Company.
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