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Hickory Hackers Scramble
BraeBen GC, Mississauga, Ontario, Sept. 13, 2018

Please scroll to the bottom of the page to see some pictures from the event.

The last Hickory Hackers scramble event of the 2018 season was played at BraeBen Golf Course in Mississauga on Thursday September 13th.

The weather was beautiful, fine and windy, slightly cool. The course played well and afforded beautiful views out over the city from its high elevation.

Attendance was good, including a substantial contingent from Eastern Ontario, and all had a good time.

No scheduled meal was included, since the start was staggered rather than a shotgun, but players enjoyed food and refreshment in the clubhouse after play, and several members set up trade tables offering an interesting selection of golf implements and memorabilia.

I have not been able to obtain the full scores for the event.

The winning group was composed of George Supol, Ron Archer and Ron's guest Hendrick van der Geld, the General Manager and Executive Professional at Dundas Valley GC - they came in with an incredible score of 14 under par (see picture of their scorecard below - 12 birdies and an eagle).

Runner-up group was Russell Dick, Patti Coulter, Dave Blocksidge and Ken Leedham, with a score of -10. I believe there were a couple of groups at -9, but I'm afraid I don't have full details.

Unfortunately Frank Collis, who has done such sterling work taking photographs for us, was unable to attend. A number of those attending have assisted by supplying pictures that they took with their phones - thanks to Russell Dick, George Supol, Stan Lapidus and Nick Waterfield.

Ken Leedham, GHSC Web Master
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The winning scorecard - George Supol, Ron Archer and
Hendrick van der Geld, with an incredible score of -14
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Runner-up team, Dave Blocksidge, Patti Coulter and
Ken Leedham, Russell Dick taking the picture
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Guest Greg Thomas playing in his first GHSC hickory event
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Greg Thomas playing an approach shot
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Team mates Ken Hopkins & Greg Thomas
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GHSC President David Burgess playing from the fairway
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Youngest player for the day Eric Reid teeing off in his inimitable style
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Ken Hopkins, Greg Thomas, David Burgess and Stan Lapidus
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President David Burgess getting hold of things
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Eric Reid makes a chip shot, watched by Gail Julie
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David Burgess tees off in style
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Bob Sly contemplates the vista
whilst Amanda takes a picture
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Amanda Sly & Elizabeth Savill
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Bob Sly, Amanda Sly & Nick Waterfield
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Bob & Amanda Sly
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Patti Coulter looking out at the GTA towers
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Players teeing up on the links-style course
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A view of the city towers from the tee
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The undulating, links-style course was in great shape,
other than some unrepaired divots :(
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Another view from the tee, players on the green
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The course is never flat, and has many bunkers
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Another view
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Dave and Patti head back to the carts,
having a successful and enjoyable round