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

Section Officers - 1940 to 1959




Ed Dudley
1940

President---Ed Dudley---Philadelphia Country Club---Philadelphia & Gladwyne, PA
1st Vice President---Marty Lyons---Llanerch Country Club---Havertown, PA
2nd Vice President ---Charles Schneider---Concord Country Club---Concordville, PA
Secretary---Jimmy D’Angelo---Baederwood Golf Club (NLE)---Jenkintown, PA
Treasurer---Walter Brickley---Riverton Country Club---Riverton, NJ
Baederwood Golf Club was the old Huntingdon Valley CC course.
Spring meeting at Raymond’s Restaurant (Philadelphia), Monday April 15, 1940
Annual meeting and elections at Raymond’s Restaurant, Monday October 21, 1940



Ed Dudley
1941

President---Ed Dudley---Atlantic City Country Club---Atlantic City, NJ
1st Vice President ---Marty Lyons---Llanerch Country Club---Havertown, PA
2nd Vice President ---Ted Bickel Jr.---Beverly Hills Country Club---Upper Darby, PA
Secretary---Jimmy D’Angelo---Baederwood Golf Club (NLE)---Jenkintown, PA
Treasurer---Walter Brickley---Riverton Country Club---Riverton, NJ
Spring meeting at Raymond’s Restaurant (Philadelphia), Monday April 21, 1941
Annual meeting and elections at Raymond’s Restaurant, Monday October 20, 1941



Marty Lyons
1942

President---Marty Lyons---Llanerch Country Club---Havertown, PA
1st Vice President ---A.B. Thorn---Lancaster Country Club---Lancaster, PA
2nd Vice President ---Charles Schneider---Concord Country Club---Concordville, PA
Secretary---Jimmy D’Angelo---Baederwood Golf Club (NLE)---Jenkintown, PA
Treasurer---Walter Brickley---Riverton Country Club---Riverton, NJ
Spring meeting at Raymond’s Restaurant (Philadelphia), Monday April 20, 1942
Annual meeting and elections at Raymond’s Restaurant, Monday October 26, 1942



Marty Lyons
1943

President---Marty Lyons---Llanerch Country Club---Havertown, PA
1st Vice President ---A.B. Thorn---Lancaster Country Club---Lancaster, PA
2nd Vice President ---Charles Schneider---Concord Country Club---Concordville, PA
Secretary---Jimmy D’Angelo---Baederwood Golf Club (NLE)---Jenkintown, PA
Treasurer---Walter Brickley---Riverton Country Club---Riverton, NJ
Spring meeting at Raymond’s Restaurant (Philadelphia), Monday April 19, 1943
Annual meeting and elections at Raymond’s Restaurant, Monday October 4, 1943



Marty Lyons
1944

President---Marty Lyons---Llanerch Country Club---Havertown, PA
1st Vice President ---A.B. Thorn---Lancaster Country Club---Lancaster, PA
2nd Vice President ---Ted Bickel, Jr.---The Springhaven Club---Wallingford, PA
Secretary--- Jimmy D’Angelo (Len Sheppard---North Hills Country Club---North Hills, PA)
Treasurer---Walter Brickley---Cooper River Golf Club---Camden, NJ
Spring meeting Monday April 17, 1944
Annual meeting and elections at Helen Sigel’s restaurant (Philadelphia), Monday October 16, 1944
Jimmy D’Angelo moved to Oklahoma during the winter and Len Sheppard was appointed secretary.



Marty Lyons
1945

President---Marty Lyons---Llanerch Country Club---Havertown, PA
1st Vice President ---Ted Bickel Jr.---The Springhaven Club---Wallingford, PA
2nd Vice President ---Charles Schneider, Sr.---Lu Lu Country Club---North Hills, PA
Secretary---Len Sheppard---North Hills Country Club---North Hills, PA
Treasurer---Walter Brickley---Burlington Country Club---Mt. Holly, NJ
Spring meeting at Helen Sigel’s restaurant (Philadelphia), Monday April 9, 1945
Annual meeting and elections at Helen Sigel’s restaurant, Monday October 22, 1945



Marty Lyons
1946

President---Marty Lyons---Llanerch Country Club---Havertown, PA
1st Vice President ---Bruce Coltart---Seaview Country Club---Absecon, NJ
2nd Vice President---Ted Bickel Jr.---The Springhaven Club---Wallingford, PA
3rd Vice President ---Sam Spencer---Irem Temple Country Club---Dallas, PA
Secretary---Len Sheppard---North Hills Country Club---North Hills, PA
Treasurer---Walter Brickley--- Burlington Country Club---Mt. Holly, NJ
Seaview Country Club is now called Marriott’s Seaview Golf Resort.
Spring meeting at Llanerch Country Club, Monday April 15, 1946
Annual meeting and elections at the Ben Franklin Hotel (Philadelphia), Monday October 14, 1946



Marty Lyons
1947

President---Marty Lyons---Llanerch Country Club---Havertown, PA
1st Vice President---Ted Bickel Jr.---The Springhaven Club---Wallingford, PA
2nd Vice President ---Charles Schneider, Sr.—Lu Lu Country Club---North Hills, PA
Secretary---Jimmy D’Angelo---Langhorne Country Club---Langhorne, PA
Treasurer---Walter Brickley---Burlington County Country Club---Mt. Holly, NJ
Langhorne Country Club is now called Middletown Country Club.
Burlington County Country Club is now called Burlington Country Club.
Spring meeting at Llanerch Country Club, Monday April 21, 1947
Annual meeting and elections at Llanerch Country Club, Monday October 13, 1947



Ted Bickel, Jr.
1948

President---Ted Bickel Jr.---The Springhaven Club---Wallingford, PA
1st Vice President ---Charles Schneider, Sr.—Lu Lu Country Club---North Hills, PA
2nd Vice President ---Joseph “Bud” Lewis---Manufacturers Golf & Country Club---Oreland, PA
Secretary---Jimmy D’Angelo---Langhorne Country Club---Langhorne, PA
Treasurer---Walter Brickley---Burlington County Country Club---Mt. Holly, NJ
Spring meeting at Llanerch Country Club, Monday April 5, 1948
Annual meeting and elections at the Bungalow Inn (Jeffersonville), Monday October 18, 1948



Ted Bickel, Jr.
1949

President---Ted Bickel, Jr.---The Springhaven Club---Wallingford, PA
1st Vice President ---Joseph “Bud” Lewis---Manufacturers Golf & Country Club---Oreland, PA
2nd Vice President ---Al Keeping---Gulph Mills Golf Club---King of Prussia, PA
Secretary---Bill Boyle---Beverly Hills Golf Club---Upper Darby, PA (John Hayes---Riverton Country Club)
Treasurer---Walter Brickley---Burlington County Country Club---Mt. Holly, NJ
Sectional Vice President---Ed Tabor---West Shore Country Club---Camp Hill, PA
Spring meeting at the Broadwood Hotel (Philadelphia), Monday April 11, 1949
Annual meeting and elections at the Bungalow Inn (Jeffersonville), Monday October 24, 1949
Bill Boyle became a pro golf salesman and John Hayes was appointed to replace him in early 1949.

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Ted Bickel, Jr.
1950

President---Ted Bickel Jr.---The Springhaven Club---Wallingford, PA
1st Vice President---Joseph “Bud” Lewis---Manufacturers Golf & Country Club---Oreland, PA
2nd Vice President---Al Keeping---Gulph Mills Golf Club---King of Prussia, PA
Secretary---John Hayes---Riverton Country Club---Riverton, NJ
Treasurer---Walter Brickley---Burlington County Country Club---Mt. Holly, NJ
Sectional Vice President---Ed Tabor---West Shore Country Club---Camp Hill, PA
Spring meeting at the Broadwood Hotel (Philadelphia), Monday April 10, 1950
Annual meeting and elections at the Riverton Country Club, Monday October 16, 1950



Al MacDonald
1951

President---Al MacDonald---Langhorne Country Club---Langhorne, PA
1st Vice President ---Al Keeping---Gulph Mills Golf Club---King of Prussia, PA
2nd Vice President ---Joseph “Bud” Lewis---Manufacturers Golf & Country Club---Oreland, PA
Secretary---John Hayes---Riverton Country Club---Riverton, NJ
Treasurer---Walter Brickley---Burlington County Country Club---Mt. Holly, NJ
Sectional Vice President---Ed Tabor---West Shore Country Club---Camp Hill, PA
Langhorne Country Club is now called Middletown Country Club.
Spring meeting at the Riverton Country Club, Monday April 2, 1951
Annual meeting and elections at the Broadwood Hotel (Philadelphia), Monday October 15, 1951



Al MacDonald
1952

President---Al MacDonald---Langhorne Country Club---Langhorne, PA
1st Vice President ---Bill Boyle---Iron Rock Country Club---Pennsauken, NJ
2nd Vice President ---Joseph “Bud” Lewis---Manufacturers Golf & country club---Oreland, PA
Secretary---John Hayes---Riverton Country Club---Riverton, NJ
Treasurer---Walter Brickley---Burlington County Country Club---Mt. Holly, NJ
Sectional Vice President---Ed Tabor---West Shore Country Club---Camp Hill, PA
Iron Rock Country Club is now called Pennsauken Country Club.
Burlington County Country Club is now called Burlington Country Club.
Spring meeting at Riverton Country Club, Monday April 7, 1952
Annual meeting and elections at the Atlantic City Country Club, Monday October 20, 1952



Henry Poe
1953

President---Henry Poe---Reading Country Club---Reading, PA
1st Vice President ---Bill Boyle---Iron Rock Golf Club---Pennsauken, NJ
2nd Vice President ---Willie Polumbo---Kennett Square Golf & Country Club---Kennett Square, PA
Secretary---John Hayes---Riverton Country Club---Riverton, NJ
Treasurer---Walter Brickley---Burlington County Country Club---Mt. Holly, NJ
Vice President At-Large---Ed Tabor---West Shore Country Club---Camp Hill, PA
Spring meeting at the Broadwood Hotel (Philadelphia), Monday April 13, 1953
Annual meeting and elections at the Atlantic City Country Club, Monday October 5, 1953



Henry Poe
1954

President---Henry Poe---Reading Country Club---Reading, PA
1st Vice President ---Bill Boyle---Iron Rock Golf Club---Pennsauken, NJ
2nd Vice President ---Leo Fraser---Atlantic City Country Club---Northfield, NJ
Secretary---John Hayes---Riverton Country Club---Riverton, NJ
Treasurer---Walter Silkworth---Rydal Country Club (NLE)---Huntingdon Valley, PA
Vice President At-Large---Ed Tabor---West Shore Country Club---Camp Hill, PA
Vice President At-Large---Harry Obitz---Shawnee Inn & Country Club---Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
Spring meeting at the Broadwood Hotel (Philadelphia), Monday April 12, 1954
Annual meeting and elections at the Atlantic City Country Club, Monday October 11, 1954



Henry Poe
1955

President---Henry Poe---Reading Country Club---Reading, PA
1st Vice President ---Leo Fraser---Atlantic City Country Club---Northfield, NJ
2nd Vice President ---Walter Brickley---Burlington County Country Club---Mt. Holly, NJ
Secretary---Ken Gibson---Huntingdon Valley Country Club---Huntingdon Valley, PA
Treasurer---Walter Silkworth---Rydal Country Club (NLE)---Huntingdon Valley, PA
Spring meeting at the Barclay Hotel (Philadelphia), Monday March 28, 1955
Annual meeting and elections at the Atlantic City Country Club, Monday October 10, 1955



Henry Poe
1956

President---Henry Poe---Reading Country Club---Reading, PA
1st Vice President ---Leo Fraser---Atlantic City Country Club---Northfield, NJ
2nd Vice President ---Harlan Will---Lebanon Country Club---Lebanon, PA
Secretary---Angelo Paul---Meadowlands Country Club---Blue Bell, PA
Treasurer---Walter Silkworth---Rydal Country Club (NLE)---Huntingdon Valley, PA
Spring meeting at the Drake Hotel (Philadelphia), Monday April 9, 1956
Annual meeting and elections at the Atlantic City Country Club, Monday October 8, 1956



Leo Fraser
1957

President---Leo Fraser---Atlantic City Country Club---Northfield, NJ
1st Vice President ---Harlan Will---Lebanon Country Club---Lebanon, PA
2nd Vice President ---Al Keeping---Gulph Mills Golf Club---King of Prussia, PA
Secretary---Angelo Paul---Meadowlands Country Club---Blue Bell, PA
Treasurer---Walter Silkworth---Rydal Country Club (NLE)---Huntingdon Valley, PA
Spring meeting at the Barclay Hotel (Philadelphia), Monday April 8, 1957
Annual meeting and elections at the Atlantic City Country Club, Monday September 23, 1957



Leo Fraser
1958

President---Leo Fraser---Atlantic City Country Club---Northfield, NJ
1st Vice President ---Harlan Will---Lebanon Country Club---Lebanon, PA
2nd Vice President ---Al Keeping---Gulph Mills Golf Club---King of Prussia, PA
Secretary---Angelo Paul---Meadowlands Country Club---Blue Bell, PA
Treasurer---Walter Silkworth---Rydal Country Club (NLE)---Huntingdon Valley, PA
Spring meeting at the Sheraton Hotel (Philadelphia), Tuesday April 8, 1958
Annual meeting and elections at the North Hills Country Club, Monday October 6, 1958



Leo Fraser
1959

President---Leo Fraser---Atlantic City Country Club---Northfield, NJ
1st Vice President ---Harlan Will---Lebanon Country Club---Lebanon, PA
2nd Vice President ---Al Keeping---Gulph Mills Golf Club---King of Prussia, PA
Secretary---Angelo Paul---Meadowlands Country Club---Blue Bell, PA
Treasurer---Walter Silkworth---Flourtown Country Club, Flourtown, PA
Spring meeting at the Sheraton Hotel (Philadelphia), Monday March 16, 1959
Annual meeting and elections at the Atlantic City Country Club, Monday October 5, 1959

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