Hickory Golf Association

Results of the 2010 … IOWA HICKORY CLASSIC ... Golf Tournament

September 15, 2010
The Hickory Golf Association held the 4th Annual Iowa Hickory Classic at Hyperion Field Club in the Des Moines, Iowa area the week end of September 10 & 11, 2010.

The course at Hyperion is a 100 year old Tom Bendelow design celebrating it’s centennial this season, and the hickory competition played at 5770 yards from tees that were historically accurate to the regular tees of original play in the year 1910.

Fifty players teed it up in this years competition featuring members of The Golf Collectors Society and The Society of Hickory Golfers as well as the host, HGA.

The Friday evening reception also enabled some spirited table trading, a historical display of clubs from 1860’s long nose play clubs to deep grooves and fancy faces.

Balls were also part of the time line display, featuring featheries, gutties, and mesh.

Scottish delicacies at the reception included smoked plank of salmon, shrimp in whiskey sauce, partan bree soup, steamed mussels, braised tenderloins of beef, as well as Scottish eggs and scones and sweetbreads for the sweet tooth. Awesome !!

It took 22 holes to determine this years Champion with Roger Andrews of Oklahoma and Jordan Angell of Iowa posting matching 76’s over 18 holes.

The Open medal play division sudden death playoff  lasted 4 holes with both players matching pars until Roger Andrews birdied to edge Jordan Angell for the title.

Congratulations to both players for such a wonderful display of hickory golf skills.

Hyperion member Jim Carothers defended his 2009 Senior division title shooting an 82 to edge John Hutton of Loveland, Colorado who posted an 83 to claim 2nd place.

The 2 man team competition was won by the Oklahoma duo of Bob Gardenhire and Bill Crowell with a team score of 70.  Russ Fisher and Bob Baldus, both of Des Moines placed second in the team event.

The Open division net Champion’s title was won by SoHG President Ken Holtz who shot 78 – net 70 and and the 2008 Open medal winner Dr. David Brown of Omaha also shot 78 – net 71 for 2nd place.

The Senior net division title was claimed by Fred Smeltzer of Camdenton, MO. with a net 69  and 2nd place with a net 70 went to Duane Baylor of Ralston, NE. over Don Kavalec of Omaha, Ne. also net 70 in the Senior division but placed 3rd in a card off.

The Ladies division had a field of four but claimed a large gallery of followers. Jeanne Swenson, of Kelley, Iowa fashioned a medal score of 98 to win that title, with 2nd place going to Cindy Austin of Omaha, NE. Chris Shanahan of Shelby, NE finished 3rd, and Darcie Breeden of Upland, CA playing with borrowed hickories for the first time ever, said she had the time of her life.

The field of this year’s Iowa Hickory Classic included players from the following states: Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri,
Arizona, and California.

Thanks to all of you for your participation……..Bill Reed