An in-depth look at the history and evolution of the C.H. Alison designed Davenport Country Club. Sam Snead arrived in the Quad Cities in 1951 in pursuit of a three-peat in the Western Open, staged that year at Davenport Country Club. The Western, which was first contested in 1899, was one of the early majorContinue reading “HONORING ALISON AT DAVENPORT C.C.”


Following is an index of posts which chronicle my geeky study of golf courses and attendant adventures. I am no journalist, but I do my best to share the experience of spending time at these special places, as well as give insights into their history and design. Part expression of gratitude for the generosity of myContinue reading “EMBARRASSMENT OF RICHES”

Polishing Hidden Gems – Jim Nagle, Brian Bossert and Bryn Mawr Country Club

Conversation about Chicago golf often focuses on the big names – Chicago Golf Club, Olympia Fields, Medinah – and fairly so.  But Chicago is also home to quite a few classic courses that qualify as hidden gems.  I am fortunate to have access to regularly play one of those gems, the Langford & Moreau designed BrynContinue reading “Polishing Hidden Gems – Jim Nagle, Brian Bossert and Bryn Mawr Country Club”