Monday, February 13, 2012
Geoffrey Cornish was the golf course architect for Wahconah Country Club's back nine built in 1960. He followed the routing plan created 30 years previously by Wayne Stiles. Cornish returned throughout the years to check the progress of the course. In 1996 he was hired by the club to lay out plans for a bunker reconstruction. He also gave the club ideas about mowing contours, greens enlargement, tree removal and new tee placements. Much of this work was completed over the next 5 years. Mr. Cornish would pop in from time to time over the years to gauge the overall progress or to just paint some bunker lines for the next days work. Mr. Cornish always walked never opting for a cart. He also enjoyed lunches in the clubhouse after he inspected the course. I'm personally glad I had a chance to meet him and I am proud to take care of a piece of property he had such a large role in developing. Geoffrey Cornish passed away last Friday at the age of 97.