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I DO COMBINED SHIPPING TITLE: EIGHTH ANNUAL TACOMA OPEN AMATEUR JUNE 16, 1941. ALLENMORE COURSE SIZE: 1 3/4" TYPE: CELLULOID PUBLISHER: NONE. HISTORY/BACKGROUND: The 18-hole "Allenmore" course at the Allenmore Public Golf Course facility in Tacoma, Washington features 6,026 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 68.3 and it has a slope rating of 118 on Rye grass. Allenmore golf course opened in 1931. Back in 1930 two far-sighted, golf minded businessmen, with the assistance of a few others, formed a corporation and decided to build a golf course. Sam Allen had a choice piece of property at S. 19th & Cedar St. containing 206 acres. The old Center St. Trolley line passed directly through the land, but that proved no obstacle in constructing one of the most beautiful public courses in the NW. Sam’s partner in the venture was William J. Dinsmore, retired oil distributor from Aberdeen. Combining the two partners’ names proved to be the ideal solution to finding a name for the course. After a few years the corporation was dissolved and Sam Allen took over on his own. Construction was started on July 12th 1930, with Ray Ball acting as the golf architect. Ball has been a very well-known golf professional in the PNW. During the clearing away period two and a half carloads of dynamite were used to remove over 2000 stumps. Installing a hose less watering system was a farsighted gesture on the part of the builders. At the time Allenmore was one of the few courses that watered from tee to green without the use of hoses. On August 14th 1931, the course was opened for play. The first official foursome to tee off contained Tacoma’s Mayor Melvin G. Tennant, Rev. C. Oscar Johnson, Ray Roberts’s president of Tacoma Country & Golf Club and Dr. Wilmot Read president of Fircrest Golf Club. Since both professional and amateur golfers have toured Allenmore’s well-groomed fairways and carpet like greens. In 1955, Allenmore became a 27-hole course. The new nine holes became the first nine of the 18 – hole course, leaving the original first nine, located across the road from the clubhouse, as an auxiliary nine-hole course. The following year the course was sold to the Tacoma Elks’ Club who still own and operate the course under the Elks’ Allenmore Corp. Golfers in and around the Tacoma area understandably are proud of the excellent golf course for its natural beauty and easy playability. Situated only two miles from downtown Tacoma, it is the most accessible course in the area. The Professional Golfers' Association of America (PGA of America) is an American organization of golf professionals that was founded in 1916. The Professional Golfers' Association of America was established on April 10, 1916, but the genesis of the first all-professional golf body in the United States was sparked by a luncheon on January 17, 1916, hosted by Rodman Wanamaker at Wanamaker's Store on Ninth Street and Broadway in New York City. HAVE FUN BIDDING AND ENJOY COLLECTING!MY AUCTION TERMS & DETAILS:1. All items are used and will have imperfections. All imperfections may not be described. Please examine the photos for the best information on the condition of any item. 2. DISCLAIMER: My auctions are for collectors, hobbyists, historians, antique dealers, etc. ~~ This listing is not to endorse the views expressed by the item, provide a forum, or invoke any action. 3. AGE OR DATE OF ITEMS: This is my best ESTIMATE. Use your best judgment in evaluating the age of an item. ~~ I never knowingly sell any reproduction. If you see a listing that is in error please notify me. 4. ITEM CONDITION: Appraisals of condition are my honest opinion, but, I can not identify every blemish or defect. ~~ Examine the photo. Please consider: All items are sold "AS IS." 5. WARRANTIES: I sell collectibles, not "consumer goods." Almost every item I sell is in "used condition" to some degree or another. There may be unidentifiable or latent scratches, dents, dings, defects and blemishes. I can not sell items "on approval." Here are my warranties I offer which supplements any eBay policies (which always take precedent): (A) WARRANTIED ONE YEAR FOR REPRODUCTIONS, FORGERIES, FANTASY: I will never knowingly sell a reproduction, forgery or fantasy item. If you determine and establish that an item purchased is a reproduction, forgery or fantasy item. Upon return I will refund all of your purchase price and charges for up to ONE YEAR from the date of purchase. (B) WARRANTIED THIRTY DAYS FOR MISREPRESENTATION: If you establish an item is factually misrepresented upon return I will refund all of your purchase price and charges within THIRTY DAYS from the date of purchase. Please read the auction and make your own determination about each item's condition and qualities.
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