GOLF HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA

Hickory Scramble
Cambridge GC, Cambridge, Ontario, May 30, 2019

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The first GHSC hickory scramble of 2019 was played at Cambridge GC, Cambridge, Ontario on Thursday May 30th 2019.

This was another one where the weather forecasts leading up to the event were most discouraging, predicting pretty much rain all day, at one point. However, as it turned out, the weather was excellent for golf, with some cloud, a little sun, and temperatures around 20. We felt the odd raindrop here and there... but it was never more than the odd drop.

Despite the lack of encouragement from the weather forecasters, 32 players turned up and teed off, and 4 additional guests joined us for dinner.

The course was in great shape, and I believe an enjoyable time was had by all the players. Quite a few of the day's players were guests new to hickory play.

Results were as follows:

PlaceScoreTeam
1-7Lorne Emery, John Hubert, Frank Nordquist, Mike Groothuis
2-6Paul Dietz, Dave Finn, Wayne Finn, Dave Brownlee
3-6Bill Southall, Bill Stewart, Rob Stephens, Brian Snell
4-4Rick Harper, Kathy Harper, Ian Clarke, Dave Burgess
5-3Vern Petry, Ron Wiens, Phil Kostandoff, Peter McPhedran
6-3Ken Leedham, Frank Hall, Patti Coulter, Russell Dick
7-2Ron Archer, Hendrick Vandergeld, Tony Matlock, Wayne Linton
8+1Gerald Achtymichuk, Chris Cade, Fran Troccia, Gord Kaardahl

After golf, participants enjoyed a convivial time in the pleasant clubhouse. Several trade tables were set up, and a number of folks went away with new clubs, or other treasures.

The day concluded with a fine steak dinner, courtesy of club chef Frank Nordquist - who also joined us as a player for the day.

Thanks to our photographers for the day, Frank Collis, who has done wonderful work for us at so many events, and event organizer Lorne Emery.
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Event organizer Lorne Emery, with Mike Groothuis,
Cambridge chef Frank Nordquist, and John Hubert
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Tony Matlock, Wayne Linton, Hendrick Vandergeld, and Ron Archer
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Russell Dick, Patti Coulter, Frank Hall, and Ken Leedham
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Bill Southall, Brian Snell, Rob Stephens, and Bill Stewart
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GHSC President Dave Burgess, Kathy Harper, Rick Harper,
and Treasurer Ian Clarke
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Dave Brownlee, Dave Finn, Paul Dietz, and Wayne Finn
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Fran Troccia, Chris Cade, Gerald Achtymichuk, and Gord Kaardahl
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Vern Petry, Phil Kostandoff, Ron Wiens, and Peter McPhedran
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Winners for the day, with a score of 7 under, Mike Groothuis,
John Hubert, chef Frank Nordquist, and Lorne Emery
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Joint runners up, at 6 under, Rob Stephens,
Brian Snell, Bill Stewart, and Bill Southall
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Joint runners up, at 6 under, Dave Finn,
Dave Brownlee, Paul Dietz, and Wayne Finn
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At 4 under, Ian Clarke, Rick Harper, Kathy Harper,
and GHSC President Dave Burgess
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At 3 under, Peter McPhedran, Ron Wiens,
Phil Kostandoff, and Vern Petry
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Also at 3 under, Frank Hall, Ken Leedham,
Patti Coulter, and Russell Dick
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Wayne Finn lines up a putt, watched by his group
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Paul Dietz follows his shot...
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and Dave Finn...
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Dave Brownlee...
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and Wayne Finn all take their turns on the tee
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Ken Leedham, Frank Hall, Russell Dick and Patti Coulter reading a putt
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Ron Archer follows his tee shot
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Wayne Linton sends one down the fairway
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Hendrick Vandergeld taking a turn on the tee
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Tony Matlock setting up...
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and getting one away
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Brian Snell finishes a shot
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Rob Stephens follows through
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Bill Southall looking stylish in blue
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Bill Stewart sets up...
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and gets one away
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Cambridge chef Frank Nordquist has a go with a hickory
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Event organizer Lorne Emery tees off
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Mike Groothuis on the tee
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and John Hubert
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Peter McPhedran tees off
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Ron Wiens finishing
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Vern Petry following his shot
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Phil Kostandoff taking his turn on the tee
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GHSC President Dave Burgess following through in style
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Rick Harper wacking one away
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Ian Clarke showing pro style
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Kathy Harper taking her turn on the tee
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A study in style from Gerald Achtymichuk
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Gord Kaardahl checks how it's going
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Chris Cade, another first timer at a GHSC event
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And Fran Troccia, also a first timer, I believe
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Frank Hall putts, watched by Russell Dick,
Patti Coulter, and Ken Leedham
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Ken Leedham trying to see what the pill is up to
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Russell Dick showing some style
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And even more stylish, Patti Coulter
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Long-time GHSC member Frank Hall takes a shot
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Wayne Finn, Dave Brownlee, Paul Dietz, and Dave Finn share a set up
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Tony Matlock, Wayne Linton, Hendrick Vandergeld, and
Ron Archer on the green
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Ron reads his putt
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Bill Southall, Bill Stewart, and Rob Stephens on the green
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Bill Southall takes a short putt
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Frank Nordquist and group follow his shot
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Phil Kostandoff putts from the fringe,
watched by Vern Petry and Ron Wiens
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Peter McPhedran, Vern Petry, and Ron Wiens follow a putt
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Kathy Harper putting with a wooden putter made by husband Rick
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Fran Troccia, Chris Cade and Fran Troccia watch Gord Kaardahl chip
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After the round, participants enjoy a relaxing drink
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Vern Petry, Peter McPhedran, Ron Wiens, and
Phil Kostandoff share a story
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GHSC President Dave Burgess chatting with players
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and posing with a prop
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Mike Groothuis, Frank Nordquist, Chris Cade,
Gerald Achtymichuk, and Gord Kaardahl finish their meal
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Patti Coulter, Russell Dick, Frank Hall, Ken Leedham, Dave Finn,
Paul Dietz, Wayne Finn, and Dave Brownlee, at the end of the day
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Organizer Lorne Emery shares a laugh with Ron Archer; Tony Matlock, Wayne Linton, Peter McPhedran, Phil Kostandoff, Ron Wiens, and Vern Petry face the camera
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Kathy Harper, Bill Southall, Brian Snell, Bill Stewart, and Rob Stephens finish their meal