Introducing The Bausch Collection of photos
By Joe Logan
I am delighted to report that we are adding a
terrific new feature and invaluable resource to MyPhillyGolf
– The Bausch Collection.
That’s the name I half-jokingly suggested for what
is a remarkable collection of photo galleries of golf courses in the
region. Haven’t played a course but want to get a sense of what
it looks like? Check out The
The first few galleries have already been uploaded
to MyPhillyGolf. To see them, on the
home page, go to the upper right-hand corner of the menu bar and click on the
drop-down under "Photos."
Toward the bottom, you’ll see the list of courses
– private and public -- whose galleries are already in place: Aronimink GC, Bella Vista GC, Blue Bell CC, Broad Run GC, Cobbs Creek GC, Inniscrone GC, Island Green GC and The ACE Club.
Then click on the galleries themselves, and each
individual photo for an expanded version.
What you see is only the beginning. In the
coming weeks, we will add photo galleries for another 50-60 courses in the
region. To my knowledge, it will be the most comprehensive
assemblage of Philadelphia-area course photos anywhere.
Collection is named for Joe Bausch, a Villanova
chemistry professor with a passion for golf course architecture. As he
plays courses, Joe snaps photos along the way, from every conceivable
angle. From the quality of the images, I assumed Joe was working
with some sophisticated single lens reflex camera with a top-dollar
lens. Not so. He get these results with a small, high-end
MyPhillyGolf came by
the photos because I happened to be playing a recent round of golf with Joe
at the GC at Glen Mills (gallery
coming soon) when he mentioned that the growing collection of galleries was
beginning to tax the limits of his 10-year-old Mac and wondered if
we’d like to host them.
I had to think about it for a full half-second
before I said, "You bet we would."
Collection has been a work in progress for quite some time,
as Joe points and shoots his way through the regional golf
landscape. If you know of a course that deserves to join the
collection, let me know and I will suggest it to Joe.
In the meantime, keep an eye out as we add more and
more course galleries -- and tell all your golf friends about The Bausch Collection.
So far as I know, the
Bausch Collection remains the most extensive, comprehensive data base of golf
course photos in the region.
We hope you use them as a resource and tour guide for your golfing