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THL FLTI kVILLL CLUB
January 22, 1907
ivdr. Rex A. FixlEy, President
The Peti )iville Club
Port- au-Prin ce.
Your Committee for investigating the possibility of constructing
a golf course at the Petionville Club has the honor of submitting below
a report covering the work it hes accomplished to date, together vith its
findings and recommendations:
The Committee has completed a topographical survey and map of the
property; it has made a scale model of the golf course which it has de-
signed; it hes obtained an option, good until August 8, 1938, to purchase
the necessary property for .500 (14 1/8 carreaux); it has obtained per-
mission to construct a golf course on the property and have free use of
it until such time, prior to uugust 8, 1938, as it is able to purchase
the land; it has constructed 400 yards of footpath; and it has carried
out the prelimnnary work on greens and fairways described below:
Bermuda Grass: Aough Cleared: o tal:
Acres .cres acres
Hole No. 1: Tee constructed 5/4 3 5 "/4
Green cleared 1/4 1/4
Hole No. 4: Green cleared 1/4 1/4
Hole lio. 8: Tee constructed 3/4 )/4
Green cleared 1/4 1/4
Hole No. 9: Two Tees constructed 3 2 5
Green cleared 1/4 1/4
Totals 3 3/ 6 3/4 10 1/2
The Corinittee has iiude careful investigation into the cost of
clearing lend anl preparing it for 9lantiif,. It has observed the results
obteinea through different methods of planting Bermuda grass, and of planting
gress in different soils; it has experimented in control' of erosion on new-
ly cleared land and the control of weeds;- it has observed climatic effects
on the growth of grass.
The Coimzittee has made a thorough study of the problem of fitting
the desired course to the terrain available. It hes drafted a large number
of alternative arrangements, el.d has chosen a final design which it believes
to be best adaptable to the terrain. In arriving at its decision, it be-
lieves tiht the final design, considering limitati ns as to terrain and to
finances, is thoroughly in keeping jwith the best practice in modern golf
a plan of the proposed course ,is attached. Details respecting the cost
of construction, a scheduled plan of construction, proposed methods of finen-
cing the work, observations regarding the proposed design of the course, and
the Coiamittee's recommendations, are given in the sections ;.ich follow:
I. LSTIiATED COST OF COiDTRUCTION1
Plan No. 1. (2000 yard course)
A. Contract Work
Hole Io.: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Total
hoeing, grading 15 12 15 10 30 1 12 10 It 124
Clearing, removal of topsoil,
grading screening topsoil,
replacement of topsoil,
rolling 15 12 12 15 'l1' 12 12 16 13 122 *
B ay Labor & Sup'rvisig.n
(Construction'of 'tees, 'paths, lanti ng
grass, weeding, rolling, general maintenance)
Nine months (April t De.aenber)
Five la.borers.at ,,0.20 per day 216
Supervi.sioh:. 15 per month 135 $ 351
C. Cultivating tools
Hoes, rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows, etc. 40
Turf rollers 30
Lawmvaowers 100 $ 175
Hole cups, poles and flags 50
Hole cutter and rib setter 15
Sprinkling cart 25
Ceddie House (thatched roof) 10
Benches, sandboxes, etc. 30 130
To forward: 902
'his figure does not include work on greens performed by the regular aai..tenance
rew, for which the sum of 3551 is alloct ted above.
,: .... Forvarded ; 902
Plus cost of land 500
Legal fees, survey, etc. 50 .55
Less contributions from gener 1
revenues of Club ** 300
Net cost of Plan No. 1. 1.250
To be carried out later from revenues:
Construction of sand traps
Improvement s to rough and to fairways
Construction of shelters, tool houses,
S""";'" bridges over drainage ditch, etc.
Plan 1'o, 2 (3000 yard course)
This plan consists of Plan io. 1 :enlarged by acquisition of sufficient ad-
di tional land to permit slight rearranreorent of course at ends of valleys and ex-
tension of fairways for approximately a further 1000 yards..
Plan No. 1 J 1.250
Purchase of b carreaux of land at 35 each *. 210
Survey, legal' ees, fenciiig, etc. 150
Construction of extension of fairways 100
Total cost of Plan No. 2 .. 1,710
II. SUGGSTJD TIL SCHIDULL FOR COINTRUCTIOLI
February, 1937: Rough-clearing, all fairways;
construction of greens (Contract) 4 45
Purchase tools, rollers, screens 75 120
March, 1937: Stumping, grading, rolling
fairways (Contract) 64
Construction o f greens (Contract) :42 106
April, 1937: Stumping, grading, rolling
fairways (Contract) 30
Construction of greens (Contract) 20
Planting, rolling greens 39 y 89
fay, 1937: Balance of contract work -45
Planting & rolling fairways, rolling greens 39 84
June, 1937: Planting fair!.'qys, ene ral main-
tenance of greens anr fainrays,
construction of tees' ... 39
July, 1937: Maintenance of greens and fairways,
weeding, construction of tees 39
august, 1937: Ditto- -' Dit.. 9
To fo nard. '516
Sbe cont' j.ced over period of 18 months in form of labor by boyr on
i gular cla.j payroll and by hire of additional labor -,hen club revenues
* is an alternative it might be found advisable and precticfble to rent or
lease the additional land needed.
Ni Forwarded 516
eptember, 1937: maintenance and improvement
fairways and rough i 39
Purchase of golf course equipment 65 104
Maintenance and improvement 39
Purchase of lawnmowers 100 139
ve ronber, .1937?:
Maigtenance and improvement 39
Purchase sprinking cart 25 64
Maintenance and improvement 39 --
Construction of caddie house,
sand boxes, benches, etc. 40
Unforeseen expenses 98 177
Total cost of construction 1,00@
January, 1938: Play begins on basis which will permit
club to finance maintenance and gradual 'im-
provement on self-supporting basis
August, 1938: Purchase of laid 550
III. FINlACING CONSTIJCTIOI OF THL COURSE
Funds needed, as indicated in Section II above, would be approximately
To April 30, 1937 315
To July 31, 1937 162
To October 31, 1937 282
To December 31, 1937 241
To August 31, 1938 550
Of the above, it is believed that about .400 could be expended safety from
the Club's available cash resources and operating profits during the period cf one
year and a half.
If the response of members to the present plan is favoirble, it is sug-
ested that: (1) the club begin work immediately, reserving O00O from its revenue
toward work on the project; and (2) that the balance of 1,250 be obtained
through one of the following plans:
a) By voluntary cash contributions obtained by securing
subscription ns from manbers.
The entire amount could be raised if each member contributed .,18,
with payments distributed over a period of eighteen months (approxima-
tely one dollar per member per month).
b) By an issue c f serial debentures, secured by the general
credit of the Club.
c) By restrictJit. ihe Club's activities for the period of one
year, and financing the project entirely from present dues
Receipts from dues alone exceed 5,b00 annually at present. If, by agree-
mernt of manmbers, these receipts are applied only to maintenance of the club
property, to unavoidable fixed charges and, say, to the operation of Cott- Plag,
and the bar at the Clubhouse, sufficient funds would be released tt
finance the project. Present club activities could be resumed after
one year, with the added feature of the new golf course.
d) By mortgaging the Club's property.
It should be possible to obtain sufficient funds in this way, although
probably at a cost somewhat higher than iL (b) above.
e) By leasing the necessary land.
Funds needed for the outright purchase of land constitute approxima-
tely one-third of the sum required. An appropriate long-term lease
would eliminate this item (except for rental costs.) The balance needed
could be obtained in any one of the ways indicated above.
f) By s.le of common stock of the Club to members.
This plan would require an increase in the authorized capital
IV. OBS EVaTI'OS RPG\RDING TELh DESIGN OF THL COURSE.
Objections to certain features of the proposed course have been brought
to the attention of the Conmittee.. These objections, and the Committee's com-
ments upon the points raised, are given below:
A. The design requires too much climbing on the part of the players.
a) An authority in golf course architecture (G.C. Thomas Jr)
in a published work on the subject of golf course design, expresses
the opinion th&t in nine holes, not more than one hole should re-
quire a climb of 100 feet, and not more than tvo holes a climb of
The highest climb on the proposed course is 85 feet (Hole No.9).
Next highest is a rise of 35 feet on No. 4, followed by 30 feet on
No. 5. The amount of climbing required is therefore considered to
be well v.ithin reasonable limits.
b) The course is so designed as to eliminate climbing as much
as possible. Greens and tees are purposely located in step-fashion,
permitting the player to break the climb froma the bottom of the val-
ley. Tees are invariably loaited-close to iroci'ing, greens reducing
walking between holes. The steepest climbs are located not on fairways
but on rough between tees and the be6innihg of the fairways. Paths are
built on an angle to permit'easy ascent of these slopes.
The opinion of the Committee is, therefore, that the course would
not be unduly fatiguing because of the hilly nature of the terrain.
B. The course is too short for championship play.
a) A good course of one-shot holes is better than a feature-
less course with ree-ter yardage.. .The present plan (Plan No. 1)
calls for a good short course.
b) Plan No. 1 easily and cheaply can be extended to 3,000
yards, following the design given in Plan No. 2.
C. The course is so located as to giv the player little protec-
tion from the wind.
a) This is True; but allowing. for. ind velocity is part .of
b) Ya:Ry f m ous courses-are loc tod on. the seashore, 'e
winds arc strong.
D. Two fairways (Nos. 1-& 8) cross at right angles.
a) This defect would be eliminated if Plan io. 1 were eventually
enlarged to Plan No. 2.
b) The crossing is located so that players on either fairway
are easily visible to players on the other.
c) The course is not likely to be so congested that cros-
sing fairways ; aold constitute a problem;
d) Famous courses abroad hive had crossing fairways
(St indrews, for example )
i. Course is too difficult for beginners.
a) The course is more difficult in appearance than in practice
(there are no long compulsory carries).
b) The design is such that the short player, by playing safe,
can always have reasonable assurance of a good lie and a
clear'path to the green and, as is quite proper, he is pen-
alized in strokes for his inability to play a long shot.
c) Beginners should easily be able to adapt their game to the
design of the course; in other words, they should (as is
proper) emphasize direction end placement of shots, rather
than distance alone.
F, Play cannot be seen from the Clubhouse.
This is true of most of the course, but
a) The IE. 9 green is immediLtely in front of the club veranda;
b) The Lo. 1 tee can be easily seen from tue club;
c) Play on greens 1 and 4 can be seen from the ver nda;
d) A spectators' shelter locE ted at i1o. 1 tee (130 yards in
front of club) would give spectators an exceptionally
good view of most of the play.
G. Plan does nt call for sand traps and other artificial hazards.
a) These can be added letter;
b) Use has been made of r tur.l hazards so as to make the play
interesting, and to give to the good player an incentive to
try his best stokes withoutt at the same time, penalizing
the short player unduly).
H. Fairways overlap or are too narrow.
a) It is not believed that congestion on course would be so great
that this defect would create a serious problem.
b) Except on short holes, fairways are regulation width (40 yards
iide at 100 yrrds from the Tee, increasing to j0 yards).
c) Narrov. (or overlapping) fainrays on short holes would be com-
pletely eliminated if Plan No. 1 were later expanded to Plan No.2.
I. Grass greens are expensive and difficult to maintain.
a) No data are available, but best opinion is tiat maintenance
costs in Haiti would d be in fevor of grass greens in preference
to sand greens.
b) Ori -inal outlay for construction is definitely less for
J. Soil is too rccKy to assure good fairways.
a) This is partly true, but only in the c se of h .1- Nios. 1 i 9
(on steep hillside).
b) Experiments demonatrtte that even on rocky slopes a satisfactory
growth of grass can be obtained.
o) lost of play would be on fairways built on soil relatively free
": from stones and easily :orked.
-v '^C O in PL ,N No. I
I 1Hole No.: Yards:
// VI I 325
/ 3\II 200
SIII c QO
J IV 160
L ir V 375
S \\ VI 200
"VI VII 150
II PLiJ No. 2
K) Hole No.: Ya is:
/ VI 350
if VIII 175
i i- ...I I 225
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