Canadian Open Hickory Championship – 2015 dates – Aug 10-14

The 2014 Canadian Open Hickory Championship week held at the Legends August 11-15th was another unqualified success!

flag.cdn.open1.20.swd80Participants utilized wood shaft golf clubs of a bygone era for the entire week.  The week started with two practice rounds on Monday and Tuesday.  An 18 hole 4-man scramble held Wednesday showed that the old clubs still  had some shots in them with a winning score of 12 under par!  A Bar-B-Que followed play Wednesday evening.  Thursday brought the annual 27-hole Ryder cup format with Canada edging out a victory over their US counterparts.  Players were treated Thursday evening to a BBQ and a tour of the Legends Golf Car Museum – 65 vintage golf cars from 1949-1969 … everything from a one-seater to a five-seater.  Friday featured the 27-hole stroke play tournament in conjunction with the annual Legends day – this year honouring Ray Milne for his contribution to golf and service at the Highlands G.C. (more on Ray Milne to come  in the Legends section of the blog).  The Championship division was won by Ben Plaunt with a stellar two under par over 27 holes.  Runners up included Terry Bader, Michael Ream, Ken Plaunt and Brendan Tomiak.  The Senior division over 27 holes featured a 3-way tie for the gold medal with Legends local Chris Ream, John Bergerran of Houston and Paul Biocini of Modesto sharing the honours.  All in all a fine week of hickory golf, camaraderie and fun!

For details and entry form for the 2015 event, choose the “HICKORY” menu choice on the main page.

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One of the golf cars from the Legends Golf Car Museum