Afton Golf Club Hosting First Hickory Classic

By: Patrick Newell

AFTON – Afton Golf Club owner Guy Dawson is bringing is love of golf history to the course Friday, Oct. 10 through Sunday, Oct. 12 for the First Annual Hickory Classic.

A collector of golf antiques – and someone who has traveled often to play in Ireland and Scotland – Dawson is conducting a tournament in which every player will play with authentic hickory-shafted golf clubs, and will use replica mesh-dimpled golf balls from the 1900s. “I found a company in California that rents sets of hickory clubs, and I ordered 40 sets to rent for this tournament,” Dawson said.

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