OGA plays host to Oregon Hickory Open
It was a throwback day on the fairways and greens at the Oregon Golf Association Golf Course on Saturday, July 31, in Woodbury.
Golfers came dressed in old-fashioned regalia for the Oregon Hickory Open, an event that dictates golfers must play with clubs from 1933 or earlier. An exception was made if the clubs are re-creations in the style of 1933 and earlier.
The old-timey pants, socks and hats were a plus, bringing the past to life.
There were a few golfers who dropped out of the field due to a heat advisory for the Woodburn area the day of the Open, but according to event organizer Brad Harvey the event was a success. It will bring a few more eyes to the state of Oregon, which plays host to the U.S. Hickory Open at Gearhart in September.
"We've been playing Hickory golf for quite a while, and we wanted to showcase Oregon a little more because we have the U.S. Open at Gearhart this year, so we're trying to expand it," Harvey said. "A lot of it is in Washington, with the Northwest Hickory players. This is the first time we've had it in Oregon; we're trying to expand it to multiple states."
The Oregon Hickory Open was played for a second day on Sunday, Aug. 1, this time at the Salem Golf Club course.
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