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PINE VALLEY GOLF CLUB

Pine Valley, New Jersey

1928

Unknown              Maxwell is listed as a member of Pine Valley on the club’s membership roster.  [“Pine Valley Golf Club: A Unique Haven of the Game”, by James W. Finegan (2000), Pg. 46]

1929

March 28              Maxwell will undertake the “remodeling of several of the greens of the Pine Valley golf course.”  Dean Woods “will supervise work on the course.”  [Paducah Sun-Democrat, March 28, 1929]

              

April                       Maxwell brings the original left 9th green at Pine Valley about 20' forward and builds bunkers behind it so that an overshot would not fall down the ledge into the 18th hole.  Maxwell also deepens and extends the bunker separating the old and new greens.  [“Pine Valley Golf Club: A Unique Haven of the Game”, by James W. Finegan (2000), Pg. 48]  Editorial Note:  According to Chris Clouser in “The Midwest Associate” (2006), Maxwell also changed the 8th green at approximately the same time as the 9th, although Clouser dates Maxwell’s work at Pine Valley to 1933-1935.

October                  Maxwell removes the hump in front of the 4th green and builds three bunkers to the right of 5th green at Pine Valley to counter the steep fall off into the woods.  [“Pine Valley Golf Club: A Unique Haven of the Game”, by James W. Finegan (2000), Pg. 50]

December 16        Maxwell, already a Nonresident Member at Pine Valley, is made an Honorary Member “in view of the services and advice which have been rendered by Mr. Maxwell to the Club, and in recognition of his offer to respond at any time to any request of the Club for improvements or minor changes in the course without compensation.”  [“Pine Valley Golf Club: A Unique Haven of the Game”, by James W. Finegan (2000), Pg. 51]

1930

May 7                    Maxwell is “in the east building courses”.  [Daily Ardmoreite, May 7, 1930]  Editorial Note:  It is not clear which courses Maxwell was working on “in the east” since his known projects at the time were in the Midwest (Michigan and Illinois) and Oklahoma.  It is possible, however, that the work described in this article includes Pine Valley.

1931

March 29              Maxwell “given a contract to remodel the Pine Valley golf course near Philadelphia.”  [Daily Ardmoreite, March 29, 1931]  Editorial Note:  It is not clear whether this is a reference to the work credited to Maxwell in 1929 or a contract for additional work.  We note that “The Architects of Golf” by Geoffrey S. Cornish and Ronald E. Whitten (1981) dates Maxwell’s work at Pine Valley to 1933 and “The Midwest Associate” by Chris Clouser (2006) dates them to 1933-1935.

1933

October 25            Maxwell leaves Ardmore for Philadelphia “on a business trip.”  [Daily Ardmoreite, October 29, 1933]  Editorial Note:  Although no specifics are given about the reasons for Maxwell’s trip to Philadelphia, it is possible that it related to work on Gulph Mills, Sunnybrook or Pine Valley.

1934

January 4              Maxwell “recently returned from Philadelphia.”  [Daily Ardmoreite, January 7, 1934]  Editorial Note:  Although no specifics are given about the reasons for Maxwell’s trip to Philadelphia, it is possible that it related to work on Gulph Mills, Sunnybrook or Pine Valley.

April 10                  Dean Woods leaves Ardmore for Philadelphia where he will be until the fall.  [Daily Ardmoreite, April 10, 1934]  Editorial Note:  Although no specifics are given about the reasons for Woods’ trip to Philadelphia, it is possible that it related to work on Gulph Mills, Sunnybrook or Pine Valley.

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