The course generally has been sitting there, probably for many decades, known but to the locals. It could be a Ross, a MacKenzie or a Tillinghast courses take the name of their creator just as paintings are a Rembrandt, a Van Gogh or a lost Caravaggioor one of the others in the pantheon of great golf course architects.
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They would have condos, a shopping center, post office, rental cabins, a lodge and a ski area built on the old Fox estate.
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The honor roll itself is a piece of illustration board, about 24 by 30 inches, with the names pasted to it, and it sits where it fell, curled on the floor of a junk room on the third floor. A guest book shows that people from all over the country and from overseas have stopped in. Admission is free but donations are welcome.
The Tri-State PGA and the Pittsburgh-area club pros also have a room on the second floor devoted to plaques for their various competitions. But that, too, is comatose. The last listed champions are from Foxburg remains its quiet self, high above the Allegheny. But as an academic Girl who said hi in sorting out history, the Foxburg Housewives seeking real sex Hopkinton remains tantalizing.
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