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Scarboro Golf and Country Club July 1st, 2012 - Canada Day
The Jack Rutherford Cup - Hickory Stick Open

On a warm and sunny Canada Day 18
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Paul Dietz and a team of cheerful troupers
of our veteran members joined with 52 members of the Scarboro Club to celebrate their 100th Anniversary. Format was a 5 person scramble with a mixture of mens and mixed foursomes groups. Dedicated to Jack Rutherford a longtime Scarboro Member and one of our four founding members it was special for a lot of us. Jack was well known for his dedication to Hickory Golf both at Scarboro and throughout the Golf collecting world. Scoring was a gross score adjusted by a net scoring system to adjust for the varying levels of golfing ability, devised by Pro Terry Kirkup. The result was a number
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Jeff Pineo and his team (and shades)
of quite low scores ranging from the low 60's up to the even par of 71. More importantly in polling the players, our members and Scarboro members alike, it seems that the event was a resounding success. The Scarboro members picked up the spirit of the event right away and had a great time experimenting quite successfully with the hickory equipment. It turns out they figured it all out very early in the round and then had great fun trying to make a respectable score. We have used this type of Scramble format for a number of years and with a number of the older clubs in Ontario. All have been quite successful but this
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Norm and another fearsome group of competitors
one was very special. First of all Scarboro is a terrific golf course! At only 6500 yds, short for a modern course, it has one beautiful hole after another. You stand on the tee looking down the fairway at a distant green which turns out to be very challenging once you get there. The members were a great help to a lot of us around the greens, as not only are they well contoured but also very "rapido". The history of the course having hosted four Canadian Opens in the good old days, is full of the praises of the best players of their times. To a man they described Scarboro as the best course they played on the PGA tour.
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An elegant team with a very dapper Phil Kostandoff
It always attracted a top field of competitors and was won by Hall of Fame players like Boby Locke, Sam Snead and Doug Ford. And Also by one non Hall of Famer, Dave Douglas one of the best players of his time. But most of all the best thing about our event was the organization and hospitality of the host club starting with Gm. Denis Matte and Head Pro Terry Kirkup. We were able to integrate with the welcoming members with little problems thanks to Terry's staff and were royally treated afterward in the clubhouse. We will continue to have these sort of events each year to help clubs celebrate their history.
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A slightly rakish Bob West and his team
Some will be larger and all will be fun but this one was very special. Our thanks to a great golf club and congratulations! Next year we are planning 100th celebrations with Barrie Country Club and Stratford Golf and Country Club. Stay tuned for more information in future Bulletins.
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Jeff Rogers and a very symetrical team
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The distinguished Doug Marshall and his team
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David Burgess and his team, and a beautiful swathe of green
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Proud Scot Bill Stewart and his team
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Ian Marshall and the winning team
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Jeff Forsyth and Barry Relph and team
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Don Zeigler and team, fit and ready to take on the lovely course
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Special trophies for the winners
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Our own version of the claret jug
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Pro Terry Kirkup and Ken Rutherford do the honours
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Winning team the Prieditis family with Ian Marshall
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Ken Rutherford says thank you