Gearhart Hickory Classic: July 18-20
The Historic Gearhart Golf Links, Gearhart, Oregon is the site for this 36-hole, two-day event presented by the Northwest Hickory Players. There will be 4 divisions for competition–Open Championship, Senior (60 and over), Woman’s and Super-Senior (over 70), with gross and net awards in all divisions. All divisions will play 18 holes medal play each day to determine a winner.
6/29/22 UPDATE: FIELD IS NEARLY FULL. MAX IS 52 PLAYERS. RSVP NOW. ORGANIZER WILL KEEP A WAITLIST.
There will be an informal trade show Tuesday before the round and a dinner will follow the Tuesday round as well. An Award Ceremony will follow play on Wednesday. Play is scheduled for 12:30pm on Tuesday and 8:30 am on Wednesday with tee times oﬀ #1 both days.
Play will be with pre-1935 equipment, following the equipment guidelines laid out by the Society of Hickory Golfers–http://www.hickorygolfers.com/hickory-golf-equipment-guidelines_5127_ct.aspx. Any ball approved by the USGA for tournament play–which includes replica balls by several companies are approved for this tournament. If you have questions please address to Rob Ahlschwede at [email protected].
PRACTICE ROUND—Monday, July 18th
As in the past, the entry fee does not include the practice round fee as some players may choose not to play one. Jason is only charging us $50 for that round. Players are welcome to call the pro shop at 503-739-5037 to set up their own practice times. As July is the busy season for Gearhart it is suggested you contact them early to make a tee time. You are welcome to play that practice earlier in the week, and probably before then, by calling to arrange a time, making sure the pro shop knows you are playing your practice round for the event. Sorry, we get that reduced rate for only one practice round!!
There are several choices for lodging. Gearhart by the Sea Condo resort across the street can be reached at 503-738-8331 ext. 501(online, too, but by phone works best) They give us a 10% discount (mention Gearhart Hickory Classic). The McMenamins Gearhart Hotel at the course is a great choice—(503) 717-8159. There are many houses oﬀered on VRBO and AirBnB that can be available near the course. There are a few Bed and Breakfast places in Gearhart and a full range of hotels at Seaside, Oregon, 2 miles to the south and at Astoria, Oregon, 14 miles to the north. Any of these places can be found by searching online.
ATTIRE FOR PLAY
Players are encouraged, not required, to dress in period appropriate attire. That might include slacks and shirt and tie, plus-2s or plus-4s(knickers) and shirt and tie. Vest or jacket or similar if desired. Period appropriate headwear could be ﬂat caps, boaters, bowlers or similar. No shorts or baseball caps/visors please.
An informal buy/sell/trade event will be held prior to the Tuesday round. Planned time is 9am-11am. Location will be near the clubhouse. Usually have 8-10 vendors. There is no charge for having a table for the trading.