On Thursday, Oct 12, the Golden Valley Historical Society (GVHS) will host a program on the history of golf at Theodore Wirth and Brookview, two Golden Valley courses with a long and fascinating history.
Roxann Maxey will present “From Glenwood to Theodore Wirth,” the history of the first public course in Minnesota and second largest city-owned course in America. She is the Golf Operations Manager for Theodore Wirth Golf Course.
Ben Disch and Brett Johnson will present “Brookview Golf – Then and Now,” the rich history of Brookview, originally a private course and country club built in the 1920s by Archie Walker and his father, lumber magnate T.B. Walker. Disch is Brookview’s Operations Manager, Johnson is the Assistant Operations Manager.
The Thursday, Oct 12 program is at 7 pm in the GVHS Historic Church, 6731 Golden Valley Rd. Admission is free and open to the public.
The Chalet at Glenwood, 1920s. Vintage postcard courtesy of Nokohaha.com.