Northwest Hickory Players

Washington State Hickory Championship
August 10

2019 Washington State Hickory Championship
August 10, 2019
Trophy Lake Golf and Casting Club Port Orchard, WA

COMPETITION:
Individual gross and net competition in four divisions: Open at 6,162 yards, Seniors at 5,654 yards, Statesmen and Women’s at 5,342 yards. First Starting time 10:30 am. Trophy Lake Golf and Casting Club, 3900 SW Lake Flora RD Port Orchard, WA 98367 – (360) 874-8337.

ENTRY FEE:
$78 includes green fees, carts, range balls, competition awards, and hosted beer/ wine and cheese plates, plus $5 to support the operations of the NW Hickory Players. The normal green fee rate in August is $90 but Steve Franich negotiated a great discounted rate for us.

Steve and Cherie Franich will host the awards ceremony with beer, wine and cheese plates from 4-6 p.m. at their home following the tournament.

Deadline to enter is August 1st. Field is limited so get your entries in early.

THE COURSE:
Two years ago, when we played the course, every fairway shot felt like the ball was teed-up because the grass was so perfect. The course was designed by award-winning architect John Fought. Trophy Lake offers a daring, risk/reward golf experience with sloping fairways, expansive greens and more than 80 deep-faced, white-sand bunkers strategically placed throughout the course’s 7,206 yards. The drama is heightened by the serene setting and awe-inspiring views of the Olympic Range and Mount Rainier.

AWARDS and ACCOLADES
• Ranked #10 on Golf.com’s ‘Best Golf Courses You Can Play in Washington’ ratings (2016)
• Ranked #10 in Washington on Golfweek’s ‘Best Golf Courses’ ratings (2016)
• Ranked #3 in Washington on Golfweek’s ‘Best Golf Courses’ ratings (2007)
• Ranked #2 in Washington on Golfweek’s ‘America’s Best Courses You Can Play’ ratings (2006)
• Ranked as the 15th ‘Most Challenging Course in Washington State’ by USGA (2004-2005)
• Ranked ‘Third Best Daily Fee Course in Washington’ by the Seattle Post Intelligencer reader survey (2003)
• Rated ‘Best Public Golf Course in Region’ by the Seattle Post Intelligencer reader survey (2003)
• Among ‘America’s Top Golf Courses’ according the Zagat Survey (2003)

EQUIPMENT: Hickory-shafted clubs as approved by the Society of Hickory Golfers. Period attire is encouraged. Rental clubs are available.

TEE TIMES: August 10 (Saturday): Tee Times: 10:30 am start (Photo 10:15 am)
Awards and hosted refreshments: 4 pm to 6:00 pm

Contact Kit Ledbetter 425-507-5789; email ledbetterkit@gmail.com or Steve Franich at 253-405-9666 with questions. Also check our website at www.nwhickoryplayers.org for updates.