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Knappster readers of this website know that golf was another major interest of both Joseph P. Knapp and his son Joe F. (Doty) J. P. was a founder of the Bellport Golf & Country Club in 1899 and when he lived in Sands Point and he was a member of the Garden City Golf Club in the early 1900's playing in tournaments all over the U.S. and Europe. J. P. was the Florida State Champion winning all the marbles at Palm Beach in 1910. Dodi or was it Doty Knapp, had his own private 9 hole course built by Clarence Penney on the south part his estate in Mastic Beach that went from the bay all the way up to where Elm Road is today.
As with the discovery of the Shinnecock photo on the previous page, these photos are from American Golfer magazine which has been digitized by the efforts of Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles
THE METROPOLITAN GOLF ASSOCIATION TEAM 1910
Made up from several clubs in the NY Metropolitan area.
"Boys Will Be Boys"
A 45 YEAR OLD J. P. KNAPP LOOKS ON AT THE ANTICS IN THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS OF WEST VIRGINIA JUNE OF 1909
HOLY COW! LOOK AT HER GO JOE
Everyone watches closely as J. P. Knapp Tee's Off In Virginia in 1915. LOOKS GOOD... Note The Ladies and their attendants, who probably carried the chairs for them. I would not be surprised if Elizabeth Laing McIlwaine (Mrs. J. P. Knapp II) is one of the ladies sitting in the gallery. I like J.Ps. Hat !...again very casual...
"ALL IN THE FAMILY"
ARCHIE AT THE BUNKER
Archibald G. McIlwaine II was Elizabeth Knapp's son and J.P's Stepson and a bonafide golf prodigy. The first photo was taken in 1913, second photo in 1915. Two years later Archie would be flying missions in Europe during WW1. His interest in aviation may of been what sparked JP to build the Knapp Sea Plane base in Mastic Beach and his step brother Doty to become a Navy flyer also. There's a lot more about Archie, the Knapp's and their airplanes here