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?
As winter plods along in the great white north, it is becoming more of a challenge to focus on my golf game. This happens every year about this time and I am fully prepared to accept the doldrums of the lack of golf. I know I am feel sorry for myself, but it is the time of year when my desire to play golf wanes. I do not mind practicing, however I love playing much more. I am not a traveler for golf, so I have a limited opportunity to reconnect with my game. So what is a golfer to do?
Over the years, my desire to play golf has waxed and waned. Depending on the stage of my game I was experiencing, the drive or desire to play golf was minimal or overpowering. As I enter the back nine of my career, I find that different things drive me to play golf. Of course, throughout all of my hills and valleys of my game, I remain grateful that I can play. Golf is a big part of my personal life and through it I remain centered with a perspective of what is important. Recently, I have notice my golf journey is taking a new path that is leading me backwards (historically) to the evolving roots of the my passion. I am not 100% sure what direction it will finally lead, but I am going to enjoy the ride.
For the third time in four years, the Golf Historical Society of Canada offered the opportunity to play a round of golf using hickory shaft golf clubs (hickories) at Osprey Links. As per previous years, I was teamed with Lorne Emery, GHSC Secretary and Ambassador. Lorne entertained our group for 18 holes with historical information about the creation of specific clubs, their origin and who played them. Additionally, he kept us laughing with funny tales about golf through personal stories. This event is definitely a highlight of my golf season and I am already looking forward to next year.
For the second year in a row, I was invited to play a round of golf by Bill Vossen. This invite was nothing out of the ordinary except our round was to be played with a set of hickory shaft clubs! The Golf Historical Society of Canada was hosting a few members at Osprey Links Golf Course to expose modern day players to a round of golf using equipment technology from the late 1800s and early 1900s. I have to say it that even though it was my second time using these amazing clubs, I found that the experience invigorated my golf game.