9th Iowa Hickory Classic a Gem

Congratulations to the medal winners and all of the players and participants of the 2015 Edition of the Iowa Hickory Classic Golf Tournament. The Friday evening reception featuring a dinner of Scottish delights was presented by Hyperion’s Chef Joe York. (My God, I love Scotch Eggs and the lobster bisque was to die for.)
 
The 9th edition of this Midwest hickory tournament changed venues this year due to a regrassing program at Hyperion Field Club.
 
The architect of the 1910 Hyperion course was Scotsman Tom Bendelow. He was also was the architect of the 1901 Waveland Golf Course in Des Moines, Iowa, which is the oldest municipal golf course west of the Mississippi River. (Just to name drop, Bendelow also designed Olympia Fields and Medinah’s 1, 2, & 3 ).
 
Turn-of-the-century engineer Warren Dickinson was the actual course builder of both Waveland and later Hyperion, so it felt comfortable and nearly like home to these following players:
 
The play was inspired and special recognition to the following hickory golfers:
 
Open Medal Champion:            Gary Youngberg………Ames, Iowa……. …………72
Open Reserve Champion:         Larry Krebsbach………Lincoln, Neb……………..67
 
Senior Medal Champion:           Chris Hardy……………Port Byron, Ill…………..75
Senior Reserve Champ :            Ray Gustafson……….Des Moines, Iowa…………58
 
Ladies Medal Champion:           Jeanne Swenson…….Kelley, Iowa………………..93
Ladies Reserve Champion         Chris Shanahan………Shelby, Neb……………..87
 
Statesman Medal Champion:     Russell Fisher……….Des Moines, Iowa…………93
Statesman Reserve Champ:      Charles Mulligan…….Haigler, Neb………………71
 
Scramble Champions: John Piffer, John Overton, & grandson Jackson Overton
                                                                             all of Indianola, Iowa……61
 
Scramble 2nd Place: Duane Baylor, Ron Luster of Omaha, Neb. teamed
       teamed with Gary Grimes & Dean Townsend of Des Moines, Iowa………..70
 
 
Thanks to all players, participants and attendees. Hope to see you at a hickory friendly 
course in the near future.
Thanks again,  Bill Reed….The Hickory Golf Association
 

 Morning at Waveland Golf Course

 Perfect drive on 18

 Bill Reed gets after it.

 The observatory behind No. 7 green.

 Jim Koss on a tee under gorgeous skies.

 The trophy.

Waveland Golf Course, c. 1910.