GOLF HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA

5th Annual Georgian College Students' Hickory Experience
Tangle Creek GCC, Barrie, Ontario, October 3, 2018

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On Wednesday October 3rd, 2018, a small contingent of GHSC members (and some helpers) were at Tangle Creek Golf and Country Club near Barrie, Ontario to take give students in the Georgian College Golf Facilities Operation Management program a chance to experience playing with hickory clubs.

GHSC President David Burgess, who lives in the Barrie area, has coordinated with those running the course at Georgian College to arrange this event for five running years now. This gives the students in the program a unique way to experience golf as it was played 100 years or so ago.

This year, as often previously, the weather was somewhat cold and blustery - only to be expected this far North late in the season. A little rain fell on participants during the event, also, but this did not stop all involved from having a good time.

Year after year this has proved a very worthwhile experience for the students and for the GHSC participants. Thanks to GHSC President David Burgess and Georgian College Convenor Tim Zado for making it happen again in 2018.


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Tangle Creek is a fine facility
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The course was in excellent shape, with smooth, undulating greens
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David Burgess briefs participants
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Some of the loaner equipment provided for the students to use
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David shows some of the students how it is done
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GHSC member Ken Leedham with his group of students
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GHSC member Ron Dunn with his group of students
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David Burgess and Harry Lawson with their students
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Ted Coldrey with his group of students
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Joanne Coldrey with her group of students
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Eric Reid was a unique participant - both a student in the program
and a GHSC member. Here he is (left) with his group.
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Despite the historic aspect, power carts were still used
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Some of the students showing their form with hickories
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Some of the students showing their form with hickories
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Some of the students showing their form with hickories
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Some of the students showing their form with hickories
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Some of the students showing their form with hickories
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Some of the students showing their form with hickories