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--- 2016 Oakland City - Hickory ---
Lake Chabot
April 30 to May 01, 2016
Net Scores

Pos.
Player
Hcp
Status
R1
R2
Total
1
5
-8
68
68
136
2
15
-4
71
69
140
3
7
+6
78
72
150
4
20
+7
73
78
151
5
14
+18
83
79
162

94th Annual Oakland City - Hickory

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Sweeney smudging fingerprints on the Champion's Trophy dating all the way back to 1923.

May 1st, 2016 - National Hickory Golf Day
Five National Hickory Golf Day ambassadors from the NorCal Hickory group represented in the 94th Annual Oakland City at Lake Chabot Golf Course. This event originated in 1923 with the first winners playing with the same wooden clubs we've now brought back. Winners of this event are a who's who of NorCal golf and include names such as British Open winner Tony Lema.

This year there were just over 140 players traversing Lake Chabot's hilly terrain. This is a very unique event on a very hickory friendly 1922 built course where very little has changed. There are other 100 year old amateur events, but most are exclusively scratch championships and would discourage hickory golfers from participating. Not so here at Lake Chabot. This event is very accessible to all including a Senior Net & Men's Net division.

384

A big thnx to the staff and fellow competitors for allowing us to share our love of playing hickory golf. We always meet the nicest people at this event. The surprise hickory division trophy that the pro supplied was a nice touch, Thank you.

382

Congrats to Michael Scott in winning the Senior Net flight with hickory clubs! He received a FREE entry into next year's event along with $150 gift certificate. Nice shootin! :)

The 100th year of this event is fast approaching. If you have the time and are in the area, you should consider playing in the Oakland City Championship. You'll have a blast.... we sure did!

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Lake Chabot GC
1922 - Willie Loch

It has been great fun reading about the various activities each regional group did for National Hickory Golf Day. What a great idea Durel of APNational came up with to unite everyone. Look forward to being a part of this next year.


Update April 23rd:
Wishing the 5 hickory competitors luck in the 94th running of the Oakland City Championship this upcoming weekend. Kudos for stepping out of the norm and being the unique hickory golf ambassadors on National Hickory Golf Day. Hit 'em straight and show all those other 440cc titanium competitors how to have fun!

The brave hickory ambassadors:
Michael Scott
Kris Surano
Dana Niehaus
John Sweeney
Steve Henneuse


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Par 3 9th hole: Just a wee bit downhill!