Golf Historical Society of Canada

Tarandowah Golfers Club (2021)

The 10th hole at Tarandowah Golfers Club. (Courtesy of Tarandowah GC)

GHSC News Item: July 14, 2021 Post-1900 Hickory Play

Location: Tarandowah Golfers Club, Avon ON

Reported by: George Supol, GHSC Board Member

GHSC’s own Hickory Ambassador and Board Member, Lorne Emery, organized a casual hickory golf game at Tarandowah, a wonderful public links golf course located in Avon, Ontario between London and Cambridge. Twenty-five players joined together for the event including a few hickory newbies. We were also joined by two well-known Golf Journalists Association of Canada (GJAC) members, Rick Young and Dave Cowx.

Before the game, players got together to catch up with each other and enjoy lunch on the outdoor patio, and Paul Dietz (“The Club Doctor”) and George Supol organized a couple of tables for buying, selling and trading hickory clubs. Afterwards, players were able to rejoin on the patio to share stories of their golf experiences that day and to enjoy their favourite beverages. This gathering was the first time this was possible in many months, due to a relaxation of official COVID-19 restrictions. Representatives of Tarandowah’s ownership, management and golf staff joined us on the patio.

It was fun to play a links-style, local course with hickories just before the start of the 2021 British Open golf tournament in Sandwich, England. Tarandowah was in excellent shape and its large greens, pot bunkers, fescue and light winds added to the challenge.

A return trip to Tarandowah is scheduled for Thursday, August 26, 2021. Players wishing to attend should contact Lorne directly at

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