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Ontario Hickory Tour Kick-off – Niagara-on-the-Lake May 30, 2014

Ontario Hickory Tour Off to A Good Start

The first event in the Ontario Hickory Tour was played on Friday, May 30, at the historic Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Course.

A record twenty-five players competed under very favourable weather conditions.

The "regulars" welcomed five "newbies" to the event – Steve Kirkpatrick, Gary Abbott, Vaughn Perusse, Ginny Sundstrum and Scott Burk.

Two styles of hickory golf were played. Seven people played in the Old Tom Morris Division, while using pre-1900 smooth face equipment. Eighteen played in the Bobby Jones Division, using post-1900 equipment.

Each participant played a match against the others in his / her division.

A skins game was also played within each division. Fifty additional points were earned for each skin.

Results – Old Tom Morris Division

Vern P continued his fine play in the Old Tom Morris Division, shooting 82. Closely behind him were Jim Wilhelm with an 83 and Jim Palk with 84.

Points gained in the matches were as follows…

Vern P – 265.0
Jim Wilhelm – 240.0
Jim Palk – 235.0
Ron Archer – 195.0
Frank Collis – 165.0
Doug Marshall – 130.0
Gunnar Eriksson – 100.0

Vern P had skins on holes 2 and 18.
Jim Wilhelm had skins on holes 3, 8 and 15.
Jim Palk had a skin on hole 4.

Final standings in the Old Tom morris Division after the first event are as follows…

Jim Wilhelm – 390.0 points
Vern P – 365.0 points
Jim Palk – 285.0 points
Ron Archer – 195.0 points
Frank Collis – 165.0 points
Doug Marshall – 135.0 points
Gunnar Eriksson – 100 points

Results – Bobby Jones Division

Rookie Scott Burk fashioned a fine 86 with his newly acquired MacGregor Duralite hickory shafted irons to lead the field in the Bobby Jones Division. Also at 86 was Ron Dunn, sporting a new hickory shafted driver.

Wayne Linton 's long and accurate drives left him in a tie for third with Bill Vossen at 88.

Points gained in the matches were as follows…

Scott Burk – 560.0
Ron Dunn – 555.0
Wayne Linton – 495.0
Bill Vossen – 490.0
Paul Dietz – 470.0
Adrian Buis – 435.0
Phil Kostandoff – 430.0
Vaughn Perusse – 370.0
Gary Abbott – 350.0
Doug Boslaugh – 340.0
Peter VanBeurden – 335.0
Bill Stewart – 330.0
Tony Matlock – 280.0
George Julie – 220.0
David Gallino – 205.0
Steve Kirkpatrick – 180.0
Ginny Sunstrum – 160.0
Pat Mihm – 145

Wayne Linton had skins on holes 4 and 12.
Peter VanBeurden had a skin on hole 5.
Vaughn Perusse had a skin on hole 17.
Tony Matlock had a skin on hole 18.

Final standings after the first event are as follows…

Wayne Linton – 595.0 points
Scott Burk – 560.0 points
Ron Dunn – 555.0 points
Bill Vossen – 490.0 points

Paul Dietz – 470.0 points
Adrian Buis – 435.0 points
Phil Kostandoff – 430.0 points
Vaughn Perusse – 420.0 points
Peter VanBeurden – 385.0 points

Gary Abbott – 350.0 points
Doug Boslaugh – 340.0 points
Bill Stewart – 330.0 points

Tony Matlock – 330.0 points
George Julie – 220.0 points
David Gallino – 205.0 points
Steve Kirkpatrick – 180.0 points
Ginny Sunstrum – 160.0 points
Pat Mihm – 145.0 points

The next Ontario Hickory Tour will be played at Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Course on July 11. The first tee time is at 10;00 a.m.

Please join us for some hickory golf!

Paul Dietz (clubdoc1@gmail.com or at 519.331.6585)