Golf Historical Society of Canada

The Thornhill Club - 100th (2022)

The Thornhill Club's new Centennial Clock and three GHSC Hickory Ambassadors

GHSC News Item: June 14-15, 2022 – The Thornhill Club – 100th Anniversary (2022)

Reported by: Jeff Rogers, GHSC President

On June 14 1922, The Thornhill Club opened its facility for the first time to a beautifully designed Stanley Thompson golf course that was destined to become a true gem. A photograph of that day’s participants taken on the first tee hangs proudly in the clubhouse lounge, and on June 14th 2022, one hundred years later to the day, a photograph of those celebrating the Club’s Centennial was taken in precisely the same place.

GHSC Hickory Ambassadors were present on course on the 14th of June (Ladies’ Day Celebrations) and the 15th of June (Mens’ Day Celebrations) offering all participants a chance to hit a tee shot on select Par 3 holes on both the Long and Short Courses, in order to experience what it might have been like for golfers exactly 100 years earlier. A display of Golf Memorabilia was also set up near the putting green where participants were invited to try out 100-year old putters with gutty and featherie historical replica golf balls. From all reports, both venues were very well received.

First-time hickory players did themselves proud by hitting many fine shots including a few landing quite close to the pin. Our Ambassadors noted that there were several loud and happy birdie putts made and the feedback that we received from The Thornhill Club’s membership was very positive on all counts. Of course, those who managed to hit their shots close to the pin, typically suggested that they take the loaner mashie or other club used along with them for the rest of their round. 

GHSC extends a hearty “Congratulations!” to the The Thornhill Club as it continues to celebrate this historic milestone, and we thank the Club’s Membership and Administration for inviting us to play a part in the celebration. We believe that we provided an enjoyable experience for all involved, and made this a memorable day for everyone. I know that our team of Ambassadors truly enjoyed our time at The Thornhill Club.

Below are some pictures of the two-day event taken at the par-threes, putting green, and outdoor dining areas.

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