development, would become fierce rivals in many inter-club matches in the years to come. In November 1919, Rainier hired its first golf professional, Robert Collins, who was born in Scotland and came from a family of golf professionals. Collins would take charge of the actual construction of the course, as well as make golf clubs and give instruction. Rainier hired its second golf professional, Frank Orchard, in June 1921. Orchard had been the golf professional at Bellingham Golf and Country Club for the previous six years and had recently designed Skagit Golf and Country Club near Mount Vernon. Orchard’s stint at Rainier was short, lasting only a few months. Frank Noble was hired as the next golf professional and he would remain at Rainier until 1927. Other notable professionals at Rainier were Walter Pursey, formerly of Inglewood, who was there from 1941 to 1953 and Ray Bennett from 1960 to 1982. On New Year’s Day, 1923, the clubhouse, at a cost of $20,000, complete with furnishings, was opened. In June 1923, Rainier hired Macan to complete the construction of the greens of the second nine. In addition Continued on page 18 Diagram of Holes 10-18 (now 1 – 9) Seattle P-I - Aug. 29, 1920 Seattle Daily Times - Feb. 23, 1919 16 GOLF WASHINGTON | MAY 2019