A Chronicle of the Philadelphia Section PGA and Golf in the Philadelphia Area
by Peter C. Trenham

Section Officers - 1921 to 1939




Bob Barnett
1921

President---Robert “Bob” Barnett---Tredyffrin Country Club---Paoli, PA
Vice President---Jack Campbell---Old York Road Country Club---Philadelphia, PA
Secretary---Vincent O’Donnell---Pro Golf Sales
Treasurer---Walter Wood---Pro Golf Sales
First annual meeting and election of officers, Friday December 2, 1921
A.G. Spalding & Bros.’, 1210 Chestnut Street (Philadelphia)



Bob Barnett
1922

President---Robert “Bob” Barnett---Tredyffrin Country Club---Paoli, PA
Vice President---Frank Coltart---Philadelphia Country Club---Philadelphia, PA
Secretary---Stanley Hern---Pro Golf Sales
Treasurer---Walter Wood---Pro Golf Sales
Tredyffrin Country Club closed in the mid 1940s.
Annual meeting and elections, Tredyffrin Country Club, Monday 12, 1922



Joe Seka
1923

President---Joseph “Joe” Seka---Cedarbrook Country Club---Wyncote, PA)
Vice President---Jack Campbell---Old York Road Country Club---Philadelphia, PA
Secretary---Vincent O’Donnell---Pro Golf Sales
Treasurer---Walter Wood---Pro Golf Sales
Bob Barnett was reelected president for 1923 but in March 1923, he left the Section.
On Wednesday March 21 Joseph Seka was elected president to take Barnett’s place.



Herb Jewson
1924

President---Herb Jewson---Roxborough Country Club---Lafayette Hill, PA
Vice President---George Peters---Gulph Mills Golf Club---King of Prussia, PA
Secretary---Vincent O’Donnell---Pro Golf Sales
Treasurer---Len Sheppard---Pro Golf Sales
Roxborough C.C. became Eagle Lodge C.C. and then the Ace Club with new designs.
Spring meeting, Wednesday March 19, 1924



Herb Jewson
1925

President---Herb Jewson---Roxborough Country Club---Lafayette Hill, PA
Vice President---David Cuthbert---Ashbourne Country Club---Cheltenham, PA
Secretary-Treasurer---Len Sheppard---Pro Golf Sales
Annual meeting and elections, Tuesday February 3, 1925
Annual meeting and elections at Green’s Hotel (Philadelphia),
Wednesday December 16, 1925



Herb Jewson
1926

President---Herb Jewson---Roxborough Country Club---Lafayette Hill, PA
Vice President---David Cuthbert---Ashbourne Country Club---Cheltenham, PA
Secretary-Treasurer---Len Sheppard---Pro Golf Sales
Spring meeting, Monday April 12, 1926
Annual meeting and elections at Green’s Hotel (Philadelphia), Monday December 20, 1926



Herb Jewson
1927

President---Herb Jewson---Roxborough Country Club---Lafayette Hill, PA
Vice President---Dave Cuthbert---Ashbourne Country Club---Cheltenham, PA
Secretary---Leo Shea---Riverton Country Club---Riverton NJ
Treasurer---Len Sheppard---Pro Golf Sales



Dave Cuthbert
1928

President---Dave Cuthbert---Ashbourne Country Club---Cheltenham, PA
1st Vice President---Lou Goldbeck---Bala Golf Club---Philadelphia, PA
2nd Vice President---Jim Edmundson, Sr.---North Hills Country Club---North Hills, PA
Secretary---Herb Jewson---Roxborough Country Club---Lafayette Hill, PA
Treasurer---Len Sheppard---Pro Golf Sales
Annual meeting and elections at Boothby’s Café, 1235 Chestnut St (Phila.),
Monday January 16, 1928



Lew Goldbeck
1929

President---Lew Goldbeck---Bala Golf Club---Philadelphia, PA
1st Vice President---Jim Edmundson, Sr.---North Hills Country Club---North Hills, PA
2nd Vice President---Leo Shea---Riverton Country Club---Riverton, NJ
Secretary-Treasurer---Charles Schneider---Rydal Country Club---Huntingdon Valley, PA
Rydal Country Club closed in the 1990s.
Annual meeting and elections at Boothby’s Café, 1235 Chestnut St. (Phila.),
Monday January 15, 1929

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Jim Edmundson
1930

President---Jim Edmundson, Sr.---North Hills Country Club---North Hills, PA
1st Vice President---Leo Shea---Riverton Country Club---Riverton, NJ
2nd Vice President---Alex Duncan---Philadelphia Cricket Club---Flourtown, PA & Philadelphia, PA
Secretary-Treasurer---Robert Stalker---Huntingdon Valley Country Club---Huntingdon Valley, PA
Annual meeting and elections at Boothby’s Cafe, 1235 Chestnut St. (Phila.),
Friday January 24, 1930



Alex Duncan
1931

President---Alex Duncan---Philadelphia Cricket Club---Flourtown, PA & Philadelphia, PA
1st Vice President ---Ed Clarey---Juniata Golf Club---Philadelphia, PA
2nd Vice President ---Lou Goldbeck---Bala Golf Club---Philadelphia, PA
Secretary-Treasurer---Herb Jewson---Roxborough Country Club---Lafayette Hill, PA
Robert Stalker died just before his term as secretary-treasurer ended in January.
Roxborough Country Club became Eagle Lodge Country Club and was later completely redesigned.
Annual meeting and elections at the Penn Athletic Club, Monday January 19, 1931
Annual meeting and elections at the Denckla Building (Philadelphia), Monday November 2, 1931



Alex Duncan
1932

President---Alex Duncan---Philadelphia Cricket Club---Flourtown, PA & Philadelphia, PA
1st Vice President ---Ed Clarey---Juniata Golf Club---Philadelphia, PA
2nd Vice President ---Percy Vickers---The DuPont Country Club---Wilmington, DE
Secretary-Treasurer---Herb Jewson---Roxborough Country Club---Lafayette Hill, PA
Annual meeting and elections at McCallister’s Restaurant (Philadelphia), Monday November 7, 1932



Herb Jewson
1933

President---Herb Jewson---Roxborough Country Club---Lafayette Hill, PA
1st Vice President ---Ed Dudley---Concord Country Club---Concordville, PA
2nd Vice President ---Ed Ginther---Newark Country Club---Newark, DE
Secretary-Treasurer---Al Nelson---Yardley Country Club---Yardley, PA
Concord Country Club was called Brinton Lake Club until 1927.
Annual meeting and elections at McCallister’s Restaurant (Philadelphia), Monday November 6, 1933



Herb Jewson
1934

President---Herb Jewson---Roxborough Country Club---Lafayette Hill, PA
1st Vice President ---Ed Dudley---Philadelphia Country Club---Philadelphia, PA & Gladwyne, PA
2nd Vice President ---Ed Ginther---Newark Country Club---Newark, DE
Secretary-Treasurer---Al Nelson---Yardley Country Club---Yardley, PA
The Philadelphia Country Club’s Bala Course in Philadelphia was sold in the late 1950s.
Annual meeting and elections at McCallister’s restaurant (Philadelphia),
Monday October 29, 1934



Ed Dudley
1935

President---Ed Dudley---Philadelphia Country Club---Philadelphia, PA & Gladwyne, PA
1st Vice President ---Charles Schneider---Concord Country Club---Concordville, PA
2nd Vice President ---Bob Aitken---Lu Lu Country Club---North Hills, PA
3rd Vice President--- Al Nelson---Yardley Country Club---Yardley, PA
Secretary-Treasurer---Walter Brickley---Riverton Country Club---Riverton, NJ
Al Nelson moved to the Hopewell Country Club and the New Jersey PGA before the spring meeting.
Spring meeting at Raymond’s Restaurant (Philadelphia), Monday April 15, 1935
Annual meeting and elections at Llanerch Country Club, Monday November 4, 1935



Ed Dudley
1936

President---Ed Dudley---Philadelphia Country Club---Philadelphia, PA & Gladwyne, PA
1st Vice President ---Bob Aitken---Lu Lu Country Club---North Hills, PA
2nd Vice President ---Jim Govan---Pine Valley Golf Club---Pine Valley, NJ
Secretary-Treasurer---Walter Brickley---Riverton Country Club---Riverton, NJ
Spring meeting at Wanamakers Department Store (Philadelphia), Monday March 23, 1936
Annual meeting and elections at the Hotel Walton (Philadelphia), Monday October 26, 1936



Ed Dudley
1937

President---Ed Dudley---Philadelphia Country Club---Philadelphia, PA & Gladwyne, PA
1st Vice President ---Clarence Hackney---Atlantic City Country Club---Northfield, NJ
2nd Vice President ---George Sayers---Merion Cricket Club---Ardmore, PA
Secretary-Treasurer---Walter Brickley---Riverton Country Club---Riverton, NJ
Merion Cricket Club became Merion Golf Club in 1943.
Spring meeting at Riverton Country Club, Monday April 12, 1937
Annual meeting and elections at the Hotel Walton (Philadelphia), Monday October 25, 1937



Ed Dudley
1938

President---Ed Dudley---Philadelphia Country Club---Philadelphia, PA & Gladwyne, PA
1st Vice President ---Clarence Hackney---Atlantic City Country Club---Northfield, NJ
2nd Vice President ---Marty Lyons---Llanerch Country Club---Havertown, PA
Secretary-Treasurer---Walter Brickley---Riverton Country Club---Riverton, NJ
Spring meeting at the Hotel Walton (Philadelphia), Monday April 11, 1938
Annual meeting and elections at Llanerch Country Club, Monday October 10,1938



Ed Dudley
1939

President---Ed Dudley---Philadelphia Country Club---Philadelphia, PA & Gladwyne, PA
1st Vice President ---Marty Lyons---Llanerch Country Club---Havertown, PA
2nd Vice President ---Clarence Hackney---Atlantic City Country Club---Northfield, NJ
Secretary-Treasurer---Walter Brickley---Riverton Country Club---Riverton, NJ
Spring meeting at Riverton Country Club, Monday April 17, 1939
Annual meeting and elections at Raymond’s Restaurant (Philadelphia), Monday October 16, 1939

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