Thanks to everyone who showed up to celebrate the start of the 100th year at Eastmoreland. For an inaugural event, it warmed our hearts to see how many people came out from the community to participate....
Of course it wasn't all for volunteering. Everyone got a chance to check out the hickory sticks provided by Rob Ahlschwede, of Northwest Chapter of the Society of Hickory Sticks and fresh from the Gearhart 125th anniversary and hickory golf tournament.
The sticks for demo hitting in the range was a huge hit - literally - with everyone, including yours truly, amazed on how well the hickory stick clubs felt when striking the ball. As the immortal Ben Hogan says "… a well hit golf shot as a feeling that goes up the shaft, right into your hands-and into your heart.”
Vincent DiGiano managed to snap one of the hickory shafts in half - one that was modern replica, according to Rob, so not a big deal at all. Apparently a taking a hard hack like an axe-man chopping wood is not the smooth flowing swing from yesteryear by the likes of Chandler Egan, Frank Dolp and Bobby Jones.