Florida Tartan Tour Kicks Off First Event
In spite of heavy rain beforehand, the Professional Hickory Golfers Association Tartan Tour’s first event at historic Temple Terrace Golf and Country Club was completed on what turned out to be a nice afternoon. Tour co-director Mike Stevens boosted by steady play and a more than competent short game managed to win the first leg of tour’s opening event with a score of 77. The course played a bit longer than usual as the wet fairways limited any roll but otherwise the condition was excellent with the greens presenting their usual subtle difficulty.
Mike Stevens 77 ($250)
Tim Heath 81 ($100)
Tom McCrary 84 ($50)
Mike Tracy 86
Terry Decker 91
Scott Bowles 98
The PHGA Tartan Tour is a chance for modern day professionals to experience golf as played when the game first arrived in America on courses designed for hickory equipment. Entry fee is $50 which goes into the purse at each event. Clubs are provided to players who need them for each event. Next stop for the tour will be at Orlando’s Dubsdread Golf Club on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015. Built in 1924. Many of golf’s greatest played there including Patty Berg, Ben Hogan, Sam Snead and Babe Zaharias.
Entry form is available on PHGA website at www.prohickorygolfers.com or by e-mail to Mike Stevens at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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