History of Golf Class Practices With Hickory Shafted Putters

Keiser University College of Golf students in the History of Golf class participated in a putting contest on the indoor putting green using hickory shafted putters. The purpose of the practice was to have students become familiar with the old style wooden shafted putters before proceeding to the golf course next week to play a round of golf with hickory clubs. The putting competition was a modified scramble format and the winners (Jordan Taylor, Jordan Clemons, Logan Rutter, Mario Wright, and DJ Richards) shot 13-under par for 18 holes. Students are studying the early equipment of the game and how Francis Ouimet won the 1913 U.S. Open Championship using hickory shafted clubs, defeating the great Harry Vardon and Ted Ray.

To further experience how golf was played in the early part of the 20thcentury, students will play with hickory shafted mid-iron, mashie, niblick and putter on a relatively short Savanna Golf Club course in a scramble format. This is one of the favorite parts of the History of Golf class.

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