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YEAR
EVENT CITY STATE/COUNTRY POSITION
1878
Born May 10, 1878 England -
1890's
Worked for Mr. James Gow, possibly Muswell Hill Golf Club London England Clubmaker
1899
Emigrated to the United States, May 1, 1899 New York New York -
Yountakah Country Club Newark New Jersey Superintendent
Match against Peter Clank, Spring Haven Club Pro Indianapolis Indiana Player-Won
Match against John Brett, Tuxedo Club Instructor Indianapolis Indiana Player-Won
Match against Stewart Gardner, Garden City Pro Indianapolis Indiana Player-Lost
1900
Country Club Golf Links Indianapolis Indiana Club Professional / Greenskeeper
Match against W.V. Hoare (driving champ of America) Indianapolis Indiana Player
Indiana Golf Association Championship-First Annual Indianapolis Indiana Player
Goes to N.Y. to play "golf champions of the East." Player
Breaks leg jumping rope Indianapolis Indiana
1901
Upgrades to Country Club Golf Club Indianapolis Indiana Club Professional
Slips at Grand Theater and breaks knee cap Indianapolis Indiana
Filed lawsuit against Grand Opera House due to fall Indianapolis Indiana
Loses match against Bernard Nicholls (twice beat Harry Vardon) Indianapolis Indiana Player-Lost
Indiana Golf Association Championship-Second Annual Marion Indiana Player
Travels home to England England
1902
Returns to take charge of Country Club Links Indianapolis Indiana Greenskeeper, Instructor
Lawsuit dismissed Indianapolis Indiana
Loses match against Laurence Auchterlonie Indianapolis Indiana Player- Lost 9 down
Wins match against F.V. Lennon (Riverside Golf Course) Indianapolis Indiana Player-Won 4 up
Wins 9-hole match against F.V. Lennon, 4 up
Indiana Golf Association Championship-Third Annual Terre Haute Indiana Player
In Fort Wayne to give lessons Fort Wayne Indiana Instructor
French Lick Springs French Lick Indiana Greenskeeper
1903
French Lick Springs French Lick Indiana Club Professional
Match against Robert Fullerton (Expert at Country Club Links) Indianapolis Indiana Player-Lost 3 down
Kekionga Golf Club Fort Wayne Indiana Golf Instructor
Anderson Country Club Anderson Indiana Team Coach
Match with Peter Benson against William Geiger and F. C. Blanchard Fort Wayne Indiana Player
Match with Robert Fullerton, loses, Collis not in good condition Indianapolis Indiana Player
Gives instructions at Kekionga Golf Club Fort Wayne Indiana Instructor
Wins "much anticipated match" against Robert Fulterton, 8 up 7 Anderson Indiana Player
Collis, splitting time between French Lick and Anderson, will leave for London London England -
1904
Returns from England Indiana
Anderson Country Club Anderson Indiana Club Instructor
U.S. Open-(Glen View Club in Golf. IL) Cut Golf Illinois Player
French Lick Springs French Lick Indiana Club Instructor
Kekionga Club sets course record, 33 Fort Wayne Indiana Player
1905
Logansport Country Club Logansport Indiana Architect
Collis busy with the grounds at French Like may not be able to return to Logansport French Lick Indiana Professional
Moved to Chicago Flossmoor Ilinois Professional
6th Western Golf Open-Cincinnati Country Club Cincinnati Ohio Player T19
Western Golf Professional Association Championship Homewood Illinois Player
Homewood Country Club Flossmoor Illinois Club Professional
Winters in Pass Christian, MS Pass Christian Mississippi -
1906
Western Professional Golfer’s Association-Calumet Country Club Calumet Illinois Player
7th Western Open-Homewood Country Club Homewood Illinois Player T27
Denver Country Club redesign Denver Colorado Redesign
Homewood Country Club Flossmoor Illinois Greenskeeper
Travels to England London England
1907
Returns from England Homewood Illinois Resumes Duty
Homewood Country Club fire May 10 Homewood Illinois -
8th Western Open-Hinsdale Golf Club Hinsdale Illinois Player-WD
1908
9th Western Open-Normandie Golf Club St. Louis Missouri Player-NR
Fredd McLoed Vs. Harry Collis Fort Worth Texas Player
1909
Ingleside Country Club Phoenix Arizona Golf Instructor
1911
Took over full-time Homewood Greenskeeper Flossmoor Illinois Greenskeeper
Winter in Phoenix AZ to take charge of Ingleside Country Club Phoenix Arizona Club Professional
Harry Collis, George Duncan Vs. Chick Evans, Warren Wood Homewood Illinois Player-team won 6 up
South's Championship Memphis Tennessee Player
Travels to England (ailing mother) London England -
1912
Travels to England
Match against Stewart Gardner, Exmoor, Indoor Golf Chicago Athletic Assoc. Chicago Illinois Player- won 70 to 73
13th Western Open-Idlewilde Flossmoor Illinois Player-WD
Fred McLeod plays Harry Collis New Orleans Louisiana Player-lost 2 down
Jim Donalson Vs. Harry Collis San Antonio Texas Rained out
Went to California with Mr. Wouters (11-16-1912) - - -
Ingleside Country Club - Arizona Club Professional
1913
Lakeside Golf Club officially opened, 1925 Chikaming Country Club Lakeside Michigan Architect
San Marcos Golf Course Chandler Arizona Architect
Ingleside Country Club - Arizona Club Professional
Builds Suhwaro Hotel Chandler Arizona Building owner
Returns to England England

W.W.I Starts

1914
S. S. Carmania sailing from Liverpool to New York New York New York -
6146 South Dorchester Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637 Chicago Illinois Residence
Glen Oak Open - - -
Homewood Country Club fire in May Flossmoor Illinois -
Homewood CC name change to Flossmoor CC (07/06/1914) Flossmoor Illinois
National Open Championship-Midlothian Midlothian Illinois Player?
Opens golf store in Suhwaro hotel Chandler Arizona
1915
1440 E. 67th Place, Chicago, IL 60637 Chicago Illinois Residence
Olympia Fields Country Club Olympia Fields Illinois -
Flossmoor Country Club redesign - Illinois Architect redesign
1916
1529 East 68th Street, Chicago, IL 60637 Chicago Illinois Residence
Newton Country Club Newton Iowa Architect
PGA of America Executive Committee
Groundbreaking on Suhwaro Hotel across from the San Marcos Chandler Arizona Developer/Owner
1917
Draft registration for W.W. I service Chicago Illinois
Flossmoor Country Club Flossmoor Illinois Professional

W.W. I Ends

1919
Tri-City fourman team event-Meadow Lake Country Club Kansas City Missouri Player
La Palma Country Club Casa Grande Arizona Arizona
Meadowbrook Country Club Northville Michigan Redesign
Ten-day trip east, Pine Valley, "Aledo" (Lido?), Garden City - -
1920
1529 East 68th Street, Chicago, IL 60637 Chicago Illinois Residence
Declaration of Intention for US citizenship Chicago Illinois
Phoenix Country Club (4th and current location) Phoenix Arizona Architect
Casa Del Mar Country Club (Longwood Country Club) Crete Illinois Architect
Cherry Hills Country Club (Coyote Run Golf Course) Flossmoor Illinois Architect or Redesign
Suhwaro Hotel remodel, Mrs. Collis in charge of hotel Chandler Arizona
Engaged to layout Phoenix Country Club Phoenix Arizona Architect
1921
Laramie Country Club (Chicago Meadows Golf Course) Chicago Illinois Redesign
Engaged to layout a new course at Rockford Rockford Illinois Architect
Mrs. Collis leaves Suhwaro hotel, returns to Chicago Chandler Arizona
1922
Harlem Hills Country Club Rockford Illinois Architect
The New San Marcos Hotel Golf Club Chandler Arizona Architect
Urbana Country Club Urbana Illinois Architect
1923
Naturalization April 1, 1923 Chicago Illinois -
8222 South Sangamon, Chicago, IL 60620 Chicago Illinois Residence
Manor Country Club Rockville Maryland Architect
Urbana Golf and Country Club opening Urbana Illinois Supervisor
Beverly Country Club Beverly Illinois Superintendent
1924
Flossmoor Turf Nursery Incorporated Flossmoor Illinois President
Arizona first state tournament Phoenix Arizona Player
1925
Rhinelander Country Club officially opens Memorial Day weekend Rhinelander Wisconsin Architect
Denver Country Club Denver Colorado Redesign
Laramie Golf Club Chicago Illinois Redesign
Beverly Country Club Beverly Illinois Redesign
Staying at the Hotel San Marcos Chandler Arizona
1926
Returns to Flossmoor Flossmoor Illinois Superintendent
Glenwoodie Country Club Glenwood Illinois Architect
Indian Wood Country Club Park Forest Illinois Architect
Richton Park Golf and Country Club Richton Park Illinois Architect
1927
Robin Hood-planned development Harvey Illinois Developer/Architect
Professional Golfers' Supply Co. Chicago Illinois Treasurer
Pistaqua Heights Country Club McHenry Illinois Flossmoor Nurseries
Homosassa Country Club Homosassa Florida Architect
Casa Del Mar Golf Course Crete Illinois Architect
La Palma Golf Club La Palma Arizona Developer/Architect
1928
Greenbury Point Yacht and C.C.- U.S Naval Academy Annapolis Maryland Architect
Zurich Hills Country Club Lake Zurich Illinois Architect
Dundee Country Club Dundee Illinois Architect
Navajo Fields Country Club Tinley Park Illinois Architect
San Marcos Golf Club (18-hole course behind the hotel) Chandler Arizona Architect

Depression Starts

1929
Audubon Country Club Lousiville Kentucky Redesign
Flossmoor Turf Nursery patent "Flossmoor Bent Strain" Chicago Illinois Patent
Resigns from Flossmoor Country Club - - Greenskeeper
Submits bids to Board of Forest Preserve Commissioners: Edgebrook and Northwestern (aka Chick Evans Golf Course) Chicago Illinois Architect
Illinois Seniors Pro Golf Association Midlothian Illinois Player/Charter Member
1930
10018 South Bell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60643 (AKA 10018 S Irwin Ave.) Chicago Illinois Residence
Receives $4,050.00 payment from Board of Forest Preserve Commissioner Chicago Illinois
Edgewater Bay Golf Club Biloxi Mississippi Architect
Brookwood Country Club Fort Wayne Indiana Architect
1932
Exhibition game New Orleans Louisiana Player
Exhibition game San Antonio Texas Player
Exhibition game El Paso Texas Player
Arrives at Ingleside Phoenix Arizona Professional
1934
Century of Progress-International Friendship Garden Chicago Illinois Donates Creeping Bent Grass
Glenwoodie Golf Club Glenwood Illinois Professional
1936
Lincolnshire Country Club-Thursday March 26 Crete Illinois Superintendent
1937
Lincolnshire Country Club Crete Illinois Superintendent
Died at home on Indian Wood Country Club Park Forest Illinois -

Depression Ends

2019
Played Glenwoodie Golf Club Glenwoodie Illinios Harry Collis design
Creation of the Harry Collis Project
2020
Played Chikaming Country Club Lakeside Michigan Harry Collis design
Played Brookwood Golf Club Fort Wayne Indiana Harry Collis design
Played Flossmoor Golf Club Flossmoor Illinois Harry Collis redesign
Played Logansport Golf Club Logansport Indiana Harry Collis front 9 design
Played Rhinelander Country Club Rhinelander Wisconsin Harry Collis design
Played Tribute Golf Course (American Legion Post #10) Wausau Wisconsin Harry Collis design
Played Chicago Heights West Course (Chicago Heights Country Club) Chicago Heights Illinois Harry Collis design
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