Galt CC, Cambridge, Ontario, September 21, 2017
Please scroll to the bottom of the page to see some pictures from the event.
On Thursday September 21st, 2017 GHSC players with various friends, family and guests gathered at Galt Country Club, Cambridge, Ontario for a Hickory Hackers scramble.
The weather was fine and sunny, indeed unseasonably hot for late September.
The course was in fine condition, winding its way along the banks of the Grand River, and was much appreciated by the players.
After play, we enjoyed refreshment, and perused the items on display at the trade tables.
A chicken dinner was served, and enjoyed by all.
Even from the forward tees, the course was a little tougher than normal for our Hickory Hacker scrambles, playing at 5,455 yards, with some tricky pin placements. Scores ranged from two under to eight over the course par of 70:
68 - Paul Ready, Byron Ready, Zach Ready, John Duffy
68 - Craig Blair, Adrienne Blair, Brian Blair, Bill Southall
69 - Carol Ann Achtymichuk, Gerald Achtimychuk, Wayne Linton, Rick Harper
69 - Ron Archer, Frank Collis, Tony Matlock, Ron Dunn
70 - Russell Dick, Ken Leedham, Peter VanBeurden, Ron Wiens
70 - Eric Reid, Paul Dietz, Bill Vossen, Alan Kraft
72 - Doug Marshall, Bill Stewart, David Burgess, Jim Palk
73 - Nigel Birnie, Jeff Greenfield, Keith Sutherland
78 - Steve Lakomski, Michael Hart, William Hart, James Parker
Winners at 68, 2 under par, were the team made up of event organizer Paul Ready, with his two sons Zach and Byron, and John Duffy, and the team of Craig Blair with Adrienne Blair and Brian Blair, and Bill Southall. Seems in this case, that families who played together did well. Gerald Achtimychuk, who is also a member of Galt Country Club, and helped with setting up the event, playing with his wife Carol Ann, and Wayne Linton and Rick Harper, came in at 69, 1 under par. The only other team to beat par, also at 69, was made up of Ron Archer, Frank Collis (our photographer for the day), veteran Tony Matlock (who recalled caddying at Galt before WWII), and Ron Dunn.
Thanks to Frank Collis for his fine pictures of this event (see below).