GOLF HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA

Welcome to the Golf Historical Society of Canada – We play with them... We collect them... We learn about them.

Hickory Hackers Scramble
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).
Click on small pictures below to see full-size version.
Click to see full size image
Doug Marshall, Bill Stewart, David Burgess and Jim Palk
Click to see full size image
Craig Blair, Adrienne Blair, Brian Blair and Bill Southall
Click to see full size image
Steve Lakomski, Michael Hart, William Hart and James Parker
Click to see full size image
Carol Ann Achtymichuk, Gerald Achtimychuk, Wayne Linton and Rick Harper
Click to see full size image
Eric Reid, Paul Dietz, Bill Vossen and Alan Kraft
Click to see full size image
Russell Dick, Ken Leedham, Peter Van Beurden and Ron Wiens
Click to see full size image
Ron Archer, Frank Collis, Tony Matlock and Ron Dunn
Click to see full size image
Paul Ready, Byron Ready, Zach Ready and John Duffy
Click to see full size image
Nigel Birnie, Jeff Greenfield and Keith Sutherland
Click to see full size image
Enjoying friendly chat and refreshment after play
Click to see full size image
Winning group Paul Ready, Zach Ready and John Duffy (missing Paul's other son Byron)
Click to see full size image
Also at 68, 2nd by regression, Bill Southall, Craig Blair, Adrienne Blair and Brian Blair
Click to see full size image
At 69, Wayne Linton, Carol Ann Achtymichuk, Gerald Achtimychuk and Rick Harper
Click to see full size image
Also at 69, Ron Dunn, Ron Archer, Tony Matlock and Frank Collis
Click to see full size image
At 70, Peter Van Beurden, Ron Wiens, Russell Dick and Ken Leedham
Click to see full size image
Also at 70, Bill Vossen, Eric Reid, Alan Kraft and Paul Dietz
Click to see full size image
At 72, Doug Marshall, Bill Stewart, David Burgess and Jim Palk
Click to see full size image
At 73, Nigel Birnie, Keith Sutherland and Jeff Greenfield
Click to see full size image
At 78, Michael Hart, William Hart, James Parker and Steve Lakomski
Click to see full size image
Tony Matlock recalls working as a young caddy at Galt CC back in the 1930s