<HTML> <HEAD><TITLE>The Original Fendrich Golf Course - W h Diddel John Baburnich </TITLE></HEAD> <BODY BGCOLOR="#FFFFFF" link="#A62A2A" vlink="#000000" alink="#FF0000" background="http://members.evansville.net/boneyard@evansville.net/colban.jpg/images/background.jpg"> <A NAME="top"></A> <center> <TABLE BORDER=0 WIDTH=330 CELLPADDING=5 CELLSPACING=0> <TR><TD ALIGN="center"> <TABLE BORDER=0 CELLPADDING=0 CELLSPACING=0> <TR><TD><IMG SRC="http://web.usi.edu/boneyard/boneyard_banner.jpg" alt="The Boneyard"></A></TD></TR> </TABLE> <!-- <IMG width=195 height=21 SRC="http://members.evansville.net/boneyadr/banpage.JPG" alt="The Evansville Boneyard"> --> <hr> <align=center> </TABLE> </center> <p> <!-- START right side image and pullquote --> <table align=right border=0 cellpadding=2 cellspacing=2 width=100> <tr> <td><br> <center> <center> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <center> <font FACE="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size=+1></font><br> <center> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <center> <font FACE="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size=-1 color=#cc0000 ></I></b></font><br> <center> </td> </tr> </table> <!-- END right side image and pullquote --> <font FACE="Times, Times Roman" size=+3><b>The Original Fendrich Golf Course - 1951-1969 - Evansville, IN. <br> <font size="-1"><i>By John Baburnich</font></i><br><br> <a href="http://www.evansvilleboneyard.org/fendrich_golf_course_5.jpg"><img src=" http://www.evansvilleboneyard.org/fendrich_holes.jpg" border=0></a> <br> <b><font size="-1" face="verdana, arial, Helvetica">Click image to enlarge.<br><br> <b><font size="-1" face="verdana, arial, Helvetica">In 1951 the city of Evansville, Indiana built and opened Fendrich Golf Course <BR> (originally named Pigeon Creek Golf Course)<BR> with this original design, by iconic Hoosier figure W.H. Diddel.<BR>Due to the expansion of the Dixie Bee Highway to four lanes (now US 41) the original<BR> course lost three holes and was redesigned in 1969 and re-opened to today's layout. </b></font> <font FACE="Times, Times Roman" size=+1><b> </font></b><br> <font size="-1"><b> <br><i> <br></i></font> </b></i> <p> <font size=+1 FACE="Times, Times Roman"> <P>Front Nine </b> <p>Hole #1.- 354 Yards - Par 4. - Same green as today except the tee was 20 yard back. <P>Hole #2 - 173 Yards - Par 3. - Tee was today's #9 tee, hit to the south. <P> Hole #3 - 396 Yards - Par 4. - Tee in the middle of today's #9 fairway and you played to today's #2 green. <P> Hole #4 - 383 Yards - Par 4. - Today's #13 Hole. <P> Hole #5 - 564 Yards - Par 5. - Today's #14 tee played to today's #15th green. <P> Hole #6 - 398 Yars - Par 4. - Today's #16th hole. Out of bounds right. <P> Hole #7 - 231 Yard - Par 3 - The green is today's #17 green but tee was 231 yards back making you have to carry the sandtraps. <P> Hole #8 - 403 Yards - Par 4 - Tee was back near the near the Weinbach/Diamond Ave curve and played to today's #10 green. <P> Hole #9 - Tee just to southwest of Today's #10 green and played as a dogleg right to today's #18 green, Out of Bounds right. <p> Back Nine <P>Hole #10 - 423 Yards - Par 4 - Tee was today's #10 tee to a green that was a between today's #2 tee and today's #10 green. <P> Hole #11 - 360 Yards - Par 4 - Tee was near the large tree left of today's #11 green and played to today's #12 green. Played as a large dogleg right. <P> Hole #12 - 350 Yards - Par 4 - Today's #3 hole. <P> Hole #13 - 378 Yards - Par 4 - Todays' #4 tee and went to a green near Diamond avenue. Now part of US Highway 41. <P> Hole #14 - 166 Yards - Par 3 - Tee headed south towards today's #4 green, If you were long and left you were in the big hole in front of today's #5 tee. <P> Hole #15 310 Yards - Par 4 - Dogleft left with tee along today's US 41 towards north/northwest. <P> Hole #16 356 Yards - Par 4 - Today's #6 hole. <P> Hole #17 200 Yards - Par 3 - Tee was today's #7 tee that played to about to top of the hill in today's #7 fairway. <P> Hole #18 - 522 Yards - Par 5 - Teed off from the the top of the hill on today's #7 hole and played south to a green near Diamond Avenue. Out of bounds right and left on 2nd shot. <P> Most players remember the course with the front and back nines reversed. Bob Gerst won the 1953 Fendrich Open and the nines had been reversed by then. <P> Donnie Shull, Keith Bagby and Steve Pritchett helped remember and describe the old course. <p> <a href="http://www.evansvilleboneyard.org/fendrich_golf_course.htm">About the Designer W.H. 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