I happened to be searching Google today looking for an old photo of Harry Vardon from 1900, and I stumbled upon a photo the paper had purchased from the USGA to run with my story. (Above.) It's of Vardon and Walter Travis at a place called Oakland Golf Club, which was in Bayside, Queens.
I reread my story, decided to find the uncut version in my computer and reprint it here. I had also written a sidebar about Gene Sarazen and Fresh Meadow Country Club, in Flushing, Queens, and the two major championships it held. It's all below.