2017 Gutty and Post 1900 – Thornberry – Green Bay – Aug 26

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Saturday, August 26  Wisconsin Hickory Fun Event:
4th Annual Thornberry Creek at Oneida Historic “Double Sticks” Course

There is no entry form, entry fee or prize fee. This is a “Pay It Forward” event. Please confirm directly with Jim “Wally” Koss (text 1-920-655-2961 or wallywinsagain@gmail.com) as soon as possible but no later than August 15 so that we can get complete arrangements with the club, confirm pairings, etc. Participation is limited to the first 24 players. Do not delay, act today!

Both events allow traditional hickory or gutty clubs or both.
11:00 AM – Limited flight gutty ball (available at event): Braid or Park. Sand tees.
1:00 PM – Modern ball / McIntyre highly recommended. Wood or sand tees.

Meet at Jim and Judy Koss’ home (Thornberry Creek) for Irish brunch, camaraderie, and club swap. Directions will be provided to all contestants. Please arrive 8:18 – 8.22. Coffee and toxic beverages will be provided. Packer Hall of Famer, Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila (KGB) has been invited. He enjoyed meeting many of you last year.

If you choose to skip the hospitality, please arrive by 10:09 for the group photo.

Following the event, return to Jim and Judy’s home. Fiction and non-fiction stories are encouraged. Beverages and snacks. Presentation & Awards. On the road by 5.

A wee bit about the course and event as provided by our host Jim Koss:
Today, a golf green with two holes is a sight more common at a miniature golf facility than a real golf course. Nevertheless, there are courses — including one of the world’s most famous venues — where players can gaze out to the green and see two different-colored flags flying. As we all know, the most famous shared greens are on the world’s most legendary course, the St. Andrews Old Course in Scotland.

While we won’t be playing St Andrew’s (this year), you’ll be pleased to know that our hickory event features a historic layout experience! Although this course has been named the Iroquois, it originally opened in 1995 as the double-sticks course. In fact, the Thornberry logo highlights this feature and on Saturday, August 26, you’ll have an opportunity to participate in an authentic, historic, hickory experience.

The course features six large greens with two holes/pins and another three, #2, #4, and #5, have double greens. Each hole offers four teeing areas, ideal for gutty and traditional hickory. Course encourages bump and run.
Cost: Special 18-hole green fee: $42+tax, walk or ride. Pay the course when you check in.

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Bill "Ernie" Ernst is a Society of Hickory Golfers Board member and a coordinator of the Wisconsin Hickory Golfers.

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