Kevin Mendik plays Pure Hickory Golf; using exclusively hickory shaft golf clubs, mostly circa 1905-1932; the same type of technology available to Golden Age golf architects and players. He is a member at Stiles’ home course of Brae Burn and sits on their Heritage Committee. Kevin has written or contributed to numerous publications about golf history and architecture, speaks at golf history functions, consults on restoration projects, and is a Course Rater for GolfWeek Magazine. He has a digital photo archive of golf courses visited from 2004 to present and is happy to provide images to clubs and individuals.
Mr. Mendik has worked for the Northeast Region of the National Park Service since 1990 where he handles environmental compliance associated with historic structure and landscape restorations at various NPS Units. He has consulted with various clubs regarding listing of their courses and/or clubhouses onto the National Register of Historic Places or for designation as a National Historic Landmark.
To visit the National Register Information System where you can search to determine golf courses and/or clubhouses that have either been placed on the National Register of Historic Places or designated as National Historic Landmarks go to http://nrhp.focus.nps.gov/natreghome.do?searchtype=natreghome. Please note that all listed golf courses and clubhouses are not contained in a single section, and may require multiple queries.