College of Golf Students Compete with Hickory Shafted Golf Clubs

Seventy-five first semester students at Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management participated in a scramble golf tournament using hickory shafted golf clubs during their History of Golf class this week.

he students dressed in period clothing and used mid-irons, mashies, niblicks, and putters with hickory shafts to play The Legacy Golf Club Yellow Course, a private par-3 course designed by Jim Fazio. In the scramble format over 18 holes, 10-under par was the lowest score posted on Tuesday by Clark Gray, Josh Burdick, Glen Beaver, Keltus Emmerth, and Zach Gerlach. On Wednesday, 12-under par was the lowest score posted by Tyler McPherson, Taylor Hall, Ben Brown, Stanley Doura-Lamur, and Joshua Sobas. The opportunity to use replica golf clubs from the 1920’s gave the students an appreciation for the skills and abilities of golf’s greats of the era.

Champions such as Walter Hagen, Bobby Jones, Gene Sarazen, and Long Jim Barnes all shot incredible scores and won major championships using hickory shafted golf clubs. The students will also visit the PGA Museum of Golf and the Probst Library, located in the PGA Museum of Golf, in the coming weeks. The PGA Museum of Golf houses more than 6,000 hard-cover books, more than 3,000 handbooks and yearbooks, and some 600 volumes of bound periodicals, including every edition of the PGA Magazine dating back to its origin in 1920.

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