Sept. 21-23, 2017, Green Lake, Wisc.
The 2017 Wisconsin Hickory Open was to say, “quite unique” in many ways. Although the attendance was down, the enjoyment level never faltered. After taking a break last year to host the USHO, the WHO started off sizzling (literally). The average temperature for the weekend was 93-95 degrees. That wasn’t the only thing that was hot.
On Thursday, the practice round was played as a 2-man, net, best-ball event that ended with a decisive victory for Frank Rosenzweig and Jim “Wally” Koss. Frank posted an outstanding round of 83 (with a triple bogey on the first hole) for a net 57.
Day 1 of the tournament started with the temperature in the mid-80s by 9 a.m. under clear skies and a light breeze. A perfect day for golf. At the end of the rounds, Peter Flory led the Open division with a round of 72; George Burgland led the Senior division with an 81; and David Boyd’s 84 topped the Super Seniors.
After a great evening of traditional Friday night fish, we began the second round Saturday morning with pretty much the same weather. After the final scores were tallied, Peter Flory was the Open champ with a great score of 72/74/146. First Place Net went to Jeff Guerard with a 131. On the Senior side, George Burgland took the top spot with two great rounds of 81/81/162. Mark Larson took the First Place Net with a 129. In the Super Senior division, it was David Boyd who claimed victory with an impressive 84/79/163. Bill Murphy took the top spot in the net division with a 141.
The WHO committee would like to congratulate all the winners, and thank Oliphant Management, The Golf Courses of Lawsonia and everyone who attended for making this another great event. We look forward to seeing everyone next year.