Date: July 18, 2013
Author: Tony McLean / Golf Society

GSA Hickory Day at Kingston Heath

well-presented Kingston Heath golf course was once again the meeting place for our group of dedicated hickory golfers on Sunday 22 April 2013.

Twelve in number faced the starter for a 10-hole event, following a 12 noon lunchtime snack.

Among the starters, we were pleased to welcome two very keen golf historians, and writers, in Michael Sheret from Sydney and Brendan Moloney.
The eventual winner of the Men’s event was one of our newest members, Martin Maguire, from Commonwealth GC. Martin had an extremely creditable 22 points for the 10 holes and was duly presented with the Frank Shepherd Trophy. Martin owns a collection of hickories and we trust he maintains a keen interest in future GSA hickory days. The Ladies winner was Jean Gilbert, who expressed her thanks on being presented with the Burtta Cheney Trophy by President Geoff Vincent.

To round out the day, the longest drive was won by Max Findlay (mens) and Paula Gompertz (ladies) and Nearest the Pin by Tony McLean (mens) and Paula Gompertz (ladies). Well done to Paula.

Many thanks to Max Findlay for, once again, supplying sets of hickories to those players who required them.

Thanks also go to Cliff George for his kind offer to undertake any repairs required to the hickories, which constitute an integral part of the above trophies.