GOLF HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA

GHSC 30th Anniversary Celebration
3rd Annual East-West Hickory Challenge
and Anniversary Scramble
Port Hope GCC, Port Hope, Ontario

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

The Golf Historical Society of Canada took to the links this past weekend. Equipped with only Brassies and Mashies (old clubs), they kept in the spirit of turn of the century style golf. #golfhistoricalsociety

Posted by Port Hope Golf and Country Club on Thursday, July 19, 2018

Video of this event on Port Hope GC's Facebook

On a beautiful Sunday summer day some 49 hickory players gathered at Port Hope to enjoy some hickory golf.

With the cooling breezes from adjacent Lake Ontario tempering the very hot sun, it was a most pleasant day on the challenging golf course.

The day started with a trade show, which, given the fine weather, we were able to hold outdoors. Many interesting items were offered for sale, and participants enjoyed viewing and dealing in the shade of the trees.

Twenty eight players played a two man scramble East vs West, with the East triumphing 12 to 9 in well competed matches.

Seventeen more players played our normal 4 person scramble with the team of Jeff Rogers, Dave Blocksidge and Chuck Vetere low scorers with a fine result of 59, 8 under par.

The course was in excellent condition, and offered some spectacular views as the holes wound their way up and down steep slopes, past mature trees, and round verdant ponds. Greens were often well defended, with some fierce bunkers.

After golf the folks adjourned to the Historic Penryn Park mansion for a tasty steak dinner and the presentation of the prize trophies.

This was the third East-West Match, and the East takes the lead with their second win in this rivalry. Next year we will play our fourth challenge, to be held at BraeBen in Mississauga, off the 401 at Mavis Rd.

Congratulations to all who attended and enjoyed this event. To the organizers Jeff Rogers and Doug Marshall, who received hearty applause from the players, thank you! Thanks also to Bob West who rounded up an Eastern team and made the matches possible.

Summary of Results:

Match Play: East 12 points – West 9 points

Names of the winning and losing East / West Challenge team members:

EAST WINNERS – Bob & Amanda Sly, Gord Thomas, Ken De Kok, Glen Fast, Walt Soetens, Bob West, Dave Greenland, Fred Boland, Mike Hart, Wayne Tode, Andrew Laliberte, Richard Saxe & Mac Gervan.
WEST TEAM – Bill Southall, Bill Stewart, Vern Petry, Phil Kostandoff, James Palk, Eric Reid, David Burgess, Ron Archer, Russell Dick, Jim Parker, Alan Lew, Adrian Buis, Dave Finn & Ken Leedham.

Teams scoring the maximum 3 points for their side were Glen Fast / Walt Soetens, Gord Thomas / Ken Dekok, and Bob West / Dave Greenland for the East and Russell Dick / Jim Parker and Adrian Buis / Alan Lew for the West. All of the matches were quite close, with many ending on the last hole of each nine.

GHSC SCRAMBLE SCORES

59 (-8) – Jeff Rogers, Dave Blocksidge, Chuck Vetere
63 (-4) – Adrienne & Craig Blair, Paula & Joe McLean
65 (-2) – Kathy & Rick Harper, Jeff Forgrave
67 (-) – Stan Lapidus, Paul Edwards, Chris Smith
71 (+4) – Carol & Gerald Achtymichuk, Ariane & Harold Macdonald

Frank Collis, who has taken fine photographs for us at so many events, unfortunately had to miss this event.
Many thanks to Port Hope marshal Dave Bland who stepped into the breach and took over 400 pictures for us.
Thanks also to Joe McLean for his snaps of the prize-giving.
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Chris Smith tends his well stocked table at the trade show
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Trade show exhibitor Stan lapidus chats with a customer Craig Blair
while fellow exhibitor Walt Soetens looks on
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The setting for the trade show was beautiful
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Doug Marshall and Bob West handle registrations
and co-ordinate teams
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Doug and Bob taking a moment out of their
busy schedule to chat
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Bob Sly makes a point to fellow Eastern players
Gord Thomas, Bob West and Fred Boland
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Doug Marshall was ably assisted in the registration
process by his wife Marg
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Fred Boland and Mac Gervan head for the off
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Eastern player Ken Dekok chats with his
opponents Phil Kostandoff and Vern Petry
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Carol Achtymichuk and husband Gerald
warm up with some practice swings
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Gerald and Carol in their cart,
ready to head to the tee
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Phil Kostandoff and Vern Petry relaxing
before being conducted to their first hole
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GHSC President Dave Burgess heading
into the clubhouse for a last pit-stop
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Players ready in their carts
chat before the off
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Doug Marshall and Bob West make last minute group
changes, watched by Ken Leedham and Jeff Rogers
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A group shot of all the participants –
you really need to click to see the large version!
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Organizer Jeff Rogers need YOU
(for something...)
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Scramble team Ariane & Harold Macdonald
and Carol & Gerald Achtymichuk
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Scramble team Paul Edwards, Chris Smith and Stan Lapidus
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Scramble team Craig & Adrienne Blair and Paula & Joe McLean
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Scramble team Jeff Forgrave and Kathy & Rick Harper
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First West twosome Bill Stewart and Bill Southall
out for their match
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Mike Hart, playing for the East tends the flag
with Lake Ontario just across the railway
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Russell Dick tends the flag, while Fred Boland watches the putt
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The setting of the course was beautiful, with many holes
offering spectacular views (and challenges)
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Russell Dick and Jim Parker for the West vs.
Mike Hart and Fred Boland for the East
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Russell and Jim on their cart
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Kathy Harper chips up, watched by husband Rick
and team member Jeff Forgrave
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Cart paths wound their way through a magnificent setting
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Bob West and Dave Greenland for the East vs.
Dave Burgess and Ron Archer for the West
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Ron, Dave, Bob and Dave pose for another shot
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GHSC President Dave Burgess follows through
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Bob West keeps his eye on the ball
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Walter Soetens and Glen Fast for the East vs.
Jim Palk and Eric Reid for the West
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Vern Petry and Phil Kostandoff for the West vs.
Ken De Kok and Gord Thomas for the East
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Amanda Sly makes a putt, watched by husband Bob
and opponent Bill Stewart
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Amanda Sly checks her putting result
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Bill Stewart and Bill Southall for the West vs.
Amanda & Bob Sly for the East
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Eastern player Mac Gervan gets one away,
watched by partner Richard Saxe
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Dave Finn and Ken Leedham for the West vs.
Richard Saxe and Mac Gervan for the East
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Alan Lew and Adrian Buis for the West vs.
Andrew Laliberte and Wayne Tode for the East
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Event organizer Jeff Rogers and Dave Blocksidge
relax in the cart between shots
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Jeff Rogers follows through
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Scramble team Jeff Rogers, Chuck Vetere and Dave Blocksidge
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Organizer and MC for the day Jeff Rogers presents the trophy
to Bob West for the winning Eastern team
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Jeff presents the scramble trophy to Dave Blocksidge,
Chuck Vetere - and himself