The hickory shafted clubs and balls used in the 1920’s are being provided by playhickorygolf.com, a national company which accommodates similar tournaments throughout the U.S.
The tourney will be open first to the club membership and will be limited to 40 players. “We will open it up to non-members if we don’t have a full field,” says Kristen Samp, head professional. “And if we get a big response we may be able to add a few players. We’re also encouraging players to dress in that time period with Plus Fours and argyle socks.” Golf apparel from that era is available at golfknickers.com.
Hickory clubs were made popular by the legendary Bobby Jones, who reportedly went through 1,000 clubs before commissioning his first set of custom playing irons. “Finding a set of clubs like those Bobby Jones played with is very rare,” says playhickorygolf.com’
A set of hickory shafted irons includes a 3 through 9, pitching wedge, sand wedge and putter. Loft varies from 22 degrees to 56 degrees. “There is no greater feeling in the world of golf then hitting a hickory iron pure,” said playhickorygolf.com.
Further information on Lawrence Country Club or the tournament is available at lawrencecountryclub.com or by calling the pro shop at 785-843-2938..