Woodlands Golf Club 15 December 2021
Winner Max Findlay
Born in Maldon – 10 January 1862
5th Annual Hickory Players Tournament
Maldon Golf Club
Sunday July 18th 2021
Scratch and Handicap
Trophy to Scratch Winner
The fourth consecutive year of the ‘Cup’ was played in April.
Usually comprising three rounds of 12 holes, this year’s event was modified to a single round of 18 holes.
With Covid-19 restrictions looming and travel unlikely, to keep the event alive, a decision was made to run a “ Remote Cup “ by inviting International golfers to play their rounds at their own courses on day as close as possible to the same day as the Australian players.
There were teams and individual players representing Australia from Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales, and Queensland and they competed against Internationals from three US states and New Zealand.
Unfortunately, a strong entry of 13 Canadians had to withdraw due to the country’s own lockdown restrictions.
In the field of 86 players, there was increased interest from Professionals with total of 11 playing including 6 Australians.
The format was Stableford, as it was felt by using each player’s official world handicap it accommodated differences in the lengths and Par of the courses played in a manner stroke play could not.
For this year’s event, a section for Women was introduced with a team from Melbourne and Arizona USA competing and it is anticipated the numbers will grow in future events.
Around the remote locations as players got under way and results started to come in
several posts and photos appeared on Facebook pages, showing players enjoying their rounds and embracing the 2021 modified event.
The Americans performed well but it was Australia’s Professional Tim Sayers playing at Bankstown GC Sydney winning the scratch event for the fourth year in a row.
In the team events the USA were convincing winners.
Locally here in Victoria the host club was The Valley on the Mornington
Peninsula and on a superb Autumn afternoon 27 players enjoyed their 18 holes.
At the after golf function, players enjoyed a splendid dinner as results and presentations were made.
To close the day, the playing group gave thanks and a round of applause to The Valley Golf Club and its staff and particularly to acknowledge organisers, members Peter Stickley and Brenda Rogers, whose hard work ensured this innovative way to run the 2021 event was successful and contributed to the growing interest in hickory golf.
1st Tim Sayers 36pts Australia
2nd Jim von Lossow 34pts USA
3rd Corey Cruikshank 30pts Australia
4th Lee Hunt 29 Australia
Hickory Cup (Scratch)
Winner Tim Sayers 36pts Australia
Runner up Jim von Lossow 34 pts USA
Winners Men: 94 points
Jim von Lossow USA
Andrew von Lossow USA
Paul Murphy USA
Tom Carstens USA
Runners up Men: 90 points
Tyler Barron USA
Mark Taylor USA
Ryan Camp USA
Ron Sebold USA
Winners Women: 58 points
Rylee Stovall USA
Playa Schultz USA
Abbey Shutte USA
Raylee Bowers USA
Runners Up : 49 points
Brenda Rogers Australia
Kim Hastie Australia
Shelley Turek Australia
Temporary Format 2021
In order to assure where possible the continuation of the Cup during 2021 and to avoid cancellation of travel arrangements, the Cup will be played in Melbourne with games also played in remote locations both Nationally and Internationally.
YOU ARE INVITED
Melbourne 30th April 2021 (12 Noon)
The Valley Golf, Sport and Leisure
10b Country Club Drive, Safety Beach 3936
International and remote Australian locations April 16-29 to suit
Results must be registered by 12 noon Est 30th April
Scoring – Stableford utilizing the British Golf Collectors Society handicap coversion rules.
Replica clubs may be used and balls of your choice.
Competitors must have personal insurance and agree in no event to make claim for injury or losss from Organizer/s of the event.
Period dress encouraged – please send photos with results (not compulsory).
Each team is encouraged to include a Professional.
Wednesday 2nd June
Friday 4th June
Hire Sets available
Entry Form & Details
As golf returns and clubs welcome members and visitors back, our hickory enthusiasts were the first to the hit the fairways and enjoy some competition.
Metropolitan Golf Club hosted this 9-hole event and glorious spring weather was enjoyed, as players competed for the Frank Shepherd and Burtta Cheney trophies.
The winner of Frank Shepherd trophy for men was Grant McKay and Kim Hastie on her home course won the women’s Burtta Cheney trophy.
Players enjoyed some delicious snacks and Metropolitan hospitality at the after-golf presentations.
In keeping with tradition President Graeme Ryan came to talk to the group and present the winners with their trophies.
After months of lockdown, it was wonderful to be back enjoying the company of fellow members again.
The Golf Society thanks Metropolitan for a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.
Honorary Secretary Kim Hastie
A good group of regular hickory players and guests participated in the final event for the year at the regular Christmas break up venue Woodlands Golf Club.
With the course in great condition and fine weather, the hickory enthusiasts enjoyed their 9 holes followed by a BBQ dinner.
Garry Bos and Paul Burgess announced the ever consistent Peter Stickley as the winner of the day.
All agreed it was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon to close out the year and we look forward to many more events in 2021.
The Golf Society and hickory coordinator Max Findlay thank Woodlands Golf Club for their hospitality.