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The late Charlie Sifford honed
his golf skills at Cobbs Creek

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The History Of A Golf Historian
by Joe Juliano
Global Golf Post, July 7, 2014

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Read the Article here in Adobe (.pdf) format

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Golf Association of Philadelphia
Spring Edition - Member Profile

"Pete Trenham traces region's
professional golf history, and
then some"
by Fred Behringer

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Sanctioned and Endorsed by the
Golf Association of Philadelphia and the
Women's Golf Association of Philadelphia
•    Golfers' Record 1903    •

The game of golf in Philadelphia dates back to 1893. One of the first publications that chronicles early golf in the Quaker City is the 1903 Golfers’ Record. This 208 page book details the history of the first seven years of the Golf Association of Philadelphia and the Women’s Golf Association of Philadelphia. It also includes information and complete membership lists of more than 20 golf clubs from Philadelphia to the New Jersey shore.

    View Golfers' Record 1903.

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Johnny McDermott inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame.


Philadelphia’s own Johnny McDermott is featured in this video tribute narrated by long time sportscaster, Jack Whitaker.  Born in 1891, McDermott learned to play golf as a caddy at the old Aronimink Golf Club in West Philadelphia.  In 1910 he lost a three- way playoff for the U.S. Open at the Philadelphia Cricket Club but the next year he was victorious in Chicago, becoming the first American born golfer to win the U.S. Open.  In 1912 he successfully defended his title in Buffalo.  100 years after winning two U.S. Opens back-to-back, McDermott is being recognized in his hometown with his induction into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame.

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Jim Fraser inducting Johnny McDermott into the Hall of Fame on Thursday, November 8, 2012.

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•     The 1962 PGA Program Booklet     •

August 1, 2012

Fifty years ago the 44th PGA Championship was played at the Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. Through the efforts of Aronimink Golf Club and Bill Orr, a longtime Aronimink member, we are able to now have the program book from that championship on our website. The winner was Gary Player, the first non-resident of the United States to win what is one of golf’s four major championships. First prize was $13,000.

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•     Whitemarsh Township Native, Joe Daley, Wins Major Senior Title     •

July 1, 2012
by Pete Trenham


Photo - Hunter Martin, Getty Images
Joe Daley, who grew up in Whitemarsh Township, won the Constellation Senior Players Championship on the first Sunday of July (2012). Daley held off the biggest names in senior professional golf at the Fox Chapel Golf Club to win one of the PGA Champions Tour’s major championships. His 14 under par 266 gave him a two stroke margin of victory over Tom Lehman (268). Olin Browne (269) was third while Fred Couples (270) and Mark Calcavecchia (270) tied for fourth. Daley learned to play golf as a caddy at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. As a teenager he ran the driving range at the Cricket Club for the golf professional Bruce MacDonald. After graduating from Old Dominion University he worked as a credit manager. At the age of 31 he decided to try professional golf. He spent 20 years playing various professional golf tours. Daley won twice on the PGA Tour’s second tour and earned a place on the PGA Tour on two occasions only to lose his card at the end of the year each time. As a senior he failed to qualify for the PGA Champions Tour but in 2011 he managed to get into seven tournaments and won just under $70,000. A fourth place showing at the Senior PGA Championship in May 2012 earned him a spot in this event.

       Click here to read the article at Philly.Com/Sports
       Click here to read Larry Dorman's column and Joe's
         interview video at the ChampionsTour.com
       Click here to read Joe's story in our
         Leaders & Legends 2000-2009 page


•     Here Today, Gone Tomorrow     •
The Philadelphia Area's Lost Golf Courses

by Jeff Silverman
GAP Magazine, Spring, 2011, Volume 5, Issue 1


Tredyffrin Country Club - Paoli, PA
In 2011 Jeff Silverman, a renowned golf writer, penned an article on lost golf courses in the Philadelphia area for the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s quarterly magazine. The aerial photo on the first page shows the Tredyffrin Country Club in Paoli which hosted the newly formed Philadelphia PGA’s first Section Championship in 1922. Silverman’s article goes on to mention a number of golf courses in and around Philadelphia that no longer exist. I have attached a list of golf facilities extending from the Philadelphia region to the Jersey shore that have ceased to exist since golf was first played here in 1893. If anyone knows of a golf facility that should be added to this list I can be contacted at trenpga@yahoo.com.

       Click here to read Jeff Silverman's Article in GAP Magazine.

•     All Star Golf 1962     •


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All-Star Golf, a weekly syndicated television show in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, featured the greatest golf professionals of that time. On back to back days in the summer of 1962 the Philadelphia Country Club hosted two of those events. On the first day the Hebert brothers, Jay and Lionel, opposed each other and on the second day it was Sam Snead vs. Bob Goalby. A point of interest for the Snead-Goalby match was that it was the first time that Snead had been to the Country Club since 1939 when he made a triple-bogey eight on the last hole to lose the U.S. Open. The 52-minute video of the Snead-Goalby match can be viewed here.

   Click here to watch the video on You Tube.


Fire Photo by Harris & Leach
•     May 6, 2012     •

Clubhouse Destroyed At Former Cedarbrook Hill Country Club
What Had Once Been The Cedarbrook Country Club

    Click here to read about the fire and some
interesting history on the golf course.



A Hugh Wilson Design
•     Thursday, April 26, 2012     •

    The History of Cobb's Creek Golf Course

    Joe Logan's Article (myphillygolf.com) about this History

    Ed Abrams Article (teeitupphilly.com) about this History

Researched by Dr. Joe Bausch and Written by Mike Cirba
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