Electronically digitized by the Palos Verdes Library District, from the Palos Verdes Homes Association Photograph Collection held in the Local History Room. Copyright status must be investigated before publishing or commercial use. To obtain permission and images for publication purposes please contact the Palos Verdes Library District.
Image shows golfer MacDonald Smith (1892-1949) finishing his swing at the Palos Verdes $2,500 "Open" Golf Tournament, which was held December 30 & 31, 1927 through January 1, 1928 at the Palos Verdes Golf Club. Mr. Smith, wearing a hat, sweater and plus-fours, took first place at the tournament. A large chalk board and group of tournment officials with other competing golfers are visible in background, with the golf course in the distance. The two-story, eleven-room Spanish-style clubhouse [not visible], is located at 3301 Via Campesina in Val Monte. The golf course, which was designed by George C. Thomas Jr. and built by William P. Bell, opened on November 15, 1924, with landscaping designed by the Olmsted brothers. Date Built: 1924 Photo Source: Palos Verdes Homes Association Citation: Palos Verdes Bulletin, February 1928, p. 1. PVH building permit #22.
1 photographic print (b/w); 7.25 x 9.25 in.
pvld:1687 bar code: 000028522 negative number: 739
Portraits Smith, MacDonald Palos Verdes Golf Club (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.) Country clubs--California--Palos Verdes Estates Golf Tournaments