The Vintage Golf Collectibles Sale and Trade Show is quickly coming. Hosted by the Golf Historical Society of Canada, this trade show looks to be a must attend event. The interesting thing about this event is that it is taking place at the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame at the Glen Abby Golf Club. If you are interested in vintage clubs, hearing fantastic stories from the Historical Societies president, Lorne Emery, or just browsing for some new/old clubs then the trade show is the place to be.
Additionally, the World Hickory Golf Day is quickly approaching. If you want to play in event hosted by the Golf Historical Society of Canada, then see the flyer below. I have played in an hickory event and it is great fun. If you are able, I recommend you attend this fun golf tournament.
My love of golf expanded last year. As you may know, I bought some hickory shafted golf clubs. I am about three weeks away from pulling them out of storage and I am excited! In the meantime, I thought I would share some other golfers having fun hitting vintage clubs.
I wish I was there with them, but my turn on my own course is coming. What do you think? Does it look like fun?
If you have never tried using hickory shafted golf clubs, I highly recommend that you do. The modern swing may not fit exactly to maximize vintage equipment as Jordan Spieth found out. Spieth decided to spend some time with his Dad on the links using equipment that needs a bit more finesse when trying to maximize distance and accuracy. The challenges faced by a top tier professional are exactly the same as any amateur because the materials used, although considered top notch 100 years ago, cannot hold up to the power generated by professional golfers today. Having said that, golfers like Spieth can quickly adjust their swing in order to squeeze every yard out of these vintage gems.
As a member the Golf Historical Society Of Canada (GHSC), it was great to hear that they represented golf extremely well at last weekends Golf and Trade Show at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I know several of the Ambassadors who, I am sure, were in their glory talking about the historical aspects of golf. I was note able to attend this year, but I figured it was a good idea to share their experiences.
Do you do the same thing every time your practice or hit the links? Are you always looking for the next great club that will improve your game? Are you looking for that new technique that will change your game? There seems to be a plethora of ways to improve or expand our golf game if we really are looking. After an awesome discussion with Lorne Emery, President of the Golf Historical Society of Canada, he convinced me that looking backward might offer an easy way to lower our golf scores. As you might remember, I have recently decided to join the GHSC and venture down the road of hickory shaft golf clubs and I think I have found a new way to expand my game!