Hat tip to Anthony Pioppi for digging a great piece of history. While combing through the archives of Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mr. Pioppi found a newspaper clipping from June 28, 1917. The article features stories about the opening to two new golf clubs – St. George’s Golf & Country Club and Engineers Country Club.
St. George’s stands as architect Devereux Emmet’s finest design while Engineers is considered Herbert Strong’s best work.
Emmet had an attachment to St. George’s. He is said to have selected the site after years of searching Long Island. Emmet was governor of the club and and lived very near the course. Emmet made alterations to Engineers a few years after it opened.