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Hitting Hickory Golf Clubs

By admin May9,2024

A few years back, I was introduced to playing golf with hickory shafted clubs. Thanks to Lorne Emery, President of the Golf Historical Society of Canada, I am hooked on playing these vintage beauties. I enjoy hitting them and having to use different course management strategies in order to shoot well. When I first started swinging the hickories I was challenged because I did not understand the swing I needed to perform to maximize the play of wooden shafted golf clubs. Well, fortunately I do now and it is much easier than I thought.

Hitting hickories is not as challenging as I thought. Apparently, I did not have to change my swing to match the new/old equipment. I did not understand that at first, but I sure do now.

Lorne Emery hitting hickories

Playing golf with hickories is great fun. I have found that I focus more on my swing which equates to a better swing with my modern clubs. I know it sounds a little funny, but having been introduced to hickory golf clubs has improved my game. On a side note, I do play from the forward tees, but this makes zero difference to my time on the links because I see what it is like to play my home course from an entirely different perspective.

There are many ways to play golf. I find that playing with hickories is great fun and it has renewed my passion for the game. Now that I understand how to hit hickory shaft clubs, I only see more fun in my future.

On a different note, my friend Charlie and I missed the World Hickory Golf Day. at the Cambridge Golf Club. Lorne Emery reported that 39 players tee it up at which included 10 hickory rookies. All had a great time. I played in the event last year, but could not attend this year; however, I am definitely planning to be there next year.

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!

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