EddieBreeden is a school teacher and lives in Upland, CA. and has been playing Hickory Golf exclusively since 2008. Eddie usually plays in about four Hickory tournaments a year (including the two he hosts in California each year. He has a goal to play golf in all 50 states. Some of his best showings were: 1st place at 2009 GCS San Diego with a 79, 2nd place at 2009 Heart of America held at Omaha Field Club in Nebraska with a 79, a top 10 finish at 2009 US Hickory Open in North Carolina, and two top ten finishes at the National Hickory Championship at Oakhurst Golf Links in West Virginia 2011 and 2012. Eddie collects Spalding (baseball cleek mark) hickory clubs and vintage California golf course post cards.
In his bag: Eddie has multiple play sets for hickory golf. A regular 1920's play set, a pre 1900 gutty set, a California club set, and multiple clubs just for the heck of it.
1920's Play set Pre 1900 Smooth face
Brassie - Unknown MakerPlay Club - Forgan splice neck
Spoon - Spalding Kro-fliteCleek - SPALDING all caps/block letters
Mid Iron - George NicollIron - Spalding Special
Mashie/4 Iron - Spalding Kro-fliteLofter - Tom Stewart with Tom Morris oval or SPALDING all caps
Mashie-niblick - Tom StewartNiblick - Tom Stewart small head
Niblick - Spalding symetricPutter - Tom Morris splice neck
Niblick - Maxwell flanged niblick
Putter - Burke
Chris McIntyre is from San Diego, CA. A great guy who has done a lot for the game of Hickory golf. I met Chris at the GCS national meeting in 2006 at Las Vegas. Chris has his own business within Hickory golf. His company and website is called Play Hickory. On his website you can find tons of information on Hickory club rentals and modern playable Hickory era golf balls. His new Victor mesh ball is the best ball you can play with Hickory clubs! He also makes new gutta percha golf balls for people and tournaments that play pre-1900 Hickory clubs.
Play Set - (An all Scotland made set)Driver - Alex Herd, 10 degree Spoon - Fred Robson Special, 20 degreeTrouble - S. Haynes "The Retriever", 30 degree Mashie - A. MacDonald, 30 degreeMashie - T. Stewart *Harry Vardon 36 degree Baxspin Mashie - Gibson Maxwell *Benny Sayers 40 degreeMashie-niblick - Gibson 45 degree Niblick - Gibson W.L. Ritchie 50 degreeFlanged niblick - Gibson Maxwell 56 degree Putter - J.H. Taylor "Rite Spot"
JohnBoyd is a school teacher and lives in Corona, CA. Though new to Hickory golf, he has taken to the game and its history/traditions. The 2011 GCS region 9 event was his first in Hickory golf, and came away a winner in more ways than one. Not only did he take home an award, but he was also the lucky recipient to win and take home a set of Hickory golf clubs as a prize. Since then he has played in a handful of Hickory outings and also was a participant in the inaugural North-South at Pacific Grove Golf Links in Monterey, placing third in the Open division.
Play set - Driver - Wilson Capital Mid-iron - Macgregor3 Iron - Spalding Kro-flite Mashie/5 iron - Wright&Ditson Signature Mashie-niblick - WilsonianNiblick - No name Putter - Mills aluminum mallet
PatAnderson is a hickory golfer from Carmel, CA. He has attended many hickory golf events in the past as well as attending the first North-South in Monterey.
Play set - Driver - Louisville Golf replica1-8 Irons - Walter Hagen by LA Young Co. Iron Man sand wedgeA & F brass wedge (for sand) Brassie - MacgregorWood - Forgan Bulldog Putter - Louisville Golf Replica all wood
Kris Surano is a hickory golfer from Pacific Grove, CA. New to hickory golf, Kris has a knack for starting with a bang. In his first Hickory Golf tournament he finished 1st as the 2012 North-South Champion. Firing an 80 first round and a 76 in the second round for a 2-day total of 156 and a 2-stroke lead. Kris will be back to defend his title at the 2013 North-South held at Pacific Grove Golf Links.
Play Set - Driver - Unknown makerBrassie - Con Harders Spoon - Hillerich & Bradsby "The Kernel" Mid Iron, Mid-Mashie, Mashie-Iron, Mashie, and Spade-Mashie - Walter Hagen International 205's Mashie-Niblick - Wilson Walker CupNiblick - Hillerich & Bradsby Grand Slam Putter- Hillerich & Bradsby Grand Slam
Paul Biocini is a long time hickory golfer from Valley Springs, CA. Paul has participated in many hickory tournaments across the country, winning as tournament champion in Austin, TX in 2009, and most recently finishing in 2nd place at the 2012 North-South in Pacific Grove with a nice 2-day total of 158.
Play Set - Brassie - English madeBaffy - Forgan Bull DogDriving Iron- MacGregor 4 Iron - Spalding Bobby JonesMashie - MacGregorShort Mashie - MacGregor Mashie-Niblick - Tom StewartNiblick - MacGregor Niblick - H&B Blaster Wedge (sand)Putter - No name
All irons are flanged and are swing weighted to D-6. The woods are swing weighted to D-1.
RichardCanapo lives in Big Lake, WA. Though he is new to hickory, he has as much passion and fun for the game as anyone. 2013 will be his first year playing in hickory tournaments and events. He plans to compete in his first event in June at the North-South in Monterey. After several conversations with Richard, I believe his 2013 rookie season as a hickory golfer will be one he will never forget. Think we hooked another one guys!
Play Set - Louisville Golf = Spoon, Benny, Mid-Iron, Mashie-Niblick, Niblick, and Calamity Jane Putter.
Doug Richards is a long-time hickory player from Huntington Beach, CA. A long ball hitter from the left side, Doug has competed in many hickory events, and often takes home some hardware too! He and his lovely wife Kat have attended the North-South event in Monterey in 2012 and 2013, and hope for many more.
Play Set - Driver & Brassie - Wright & DitsonMid Iron - Cann & Taylor JH Taylor Mid Iron - Wright & Ditson AH FindlayNiblick - Hillerach & Bradsbury Putter - No name brass headed
* Play set is a rotating collection of clubs
Buck Barrie is an avid hickory golfer from Borrego Springs, CA. A long-time hickory player, Buck has played and competed in many events across the country. Playing hickory golf a couple times a week, don't ask Buck his favorite club..... "I don't have one, it might break!
Play Set - Driver - Wilsonian 10Brassie - Charlie Boyd Havana Cuba Spoon - Haynes Maiden MagnumBaffy - A.G. Spaldning
Irons - a matched set of irons (1-8) Palakonas Hardy Bros. Alnwick, England. Jigger - MacgregorSand Iron - Hagen Iron Man Putter - Crighton/Harrower side pendulum
Brian Malison is a long time hickory player from Viaslia, CA. Brian has been a Lutheran pastor for 27 years, and a GCS member for almost as long (20 years). He has attended many CA hickory events throughout the years, and usually has a good shot at taking home a trophy. Although Brian plays more modern golf than hickory, one of his favorite things to do is meet up with other golfers on the course and beat them by a few using his 90 year old hickory sticks.
Play Set - Driver - Forgan Sherlock SoleBulldog - W.R. Thompson 2-iron - BurkeMid-iron - Olympic Mashie - Wright & DitsonSky-iron - Spalding Pitching Mashie - SunderlandPitcher - MacGregor Backspin Niblick - Aston 53 degreeNiblick - Walter Hagen Iron Man Putter - Hackbarth forked putter
Erik Beer discovered hickory golf late in 2013 at a small hickory tournament outfitted by Chris McIntyre's Play Hickory. It only took one round to convince Erik that he needed his own set. He has been playing almost exclusively hickory since the beginning of 2014. Erik Beer also brews some really good Beer.
Play Set - Brassies - MacGregor, and MacGregor Edgemont All Tom Stewart Irons - Driving Mashie, Mashie Iron, 3-Iron, Mashie, Mashie-niblick, 50 and 56 degree niblicks Putter - AJ Reach
Kurt Olsen is from Laguna Beach, CA. New to hickory golf in 2013, Kurt came across a matched set of Leyland Irons, hand forged in Scotland irons that he could not pass up. He has been playing hickories often, and participated in his first hickory event at the 2014 North-South in Pacific Grove, but still plays modern golf as well. Kurt says "Playing hickories is very enjoyable, and I've met some very interesting and friendly people".
Play Set - Brassie - Piccadilly (full sole plate) Matched set of Leyland Irons = 1 iron, 2 iron, 3 iron, Mashie, Mashie-niblick, Niblick, Putter
Bob Keeler is an Orange County hickory player. He is an architect living in Corona del Mar. he really had not played much golf (except for the occasional client golf game) for the past 30 years. Prior to that he did play competitive Junior, HighSchool, and College golf in Southern California. He got back into golf, and into hickory golf early in 2014.
Play Set - Brassie - Louisville Golf Jack WhiteCleek - Louisville Golf MacGregor B25 Mid-iron - The Wisonian (flanged)Mid-iron - J.R. Langlands Special Mashie - Wilsonian/Thos E. Wilson & Company muscleback Mashie-niblick - MacGregorNiblick - Harry C. Lee Co. Putter - Hangen Triangle Blade
Chuck McCollum is a hickory golfer from Rocklin, CA and Mesa, AZ. Since joining in the hickory golf cirvuit, he has participated in numerous events. Chuck first played a round of hickory golf about 20 years ago at Old Musselburgh in Scotland with rented clubs. He never thought much of it until playing at Old Bandon in 2012 with rented clubs from Chris Mac. His first hickory event was the 2013 AZ Desert Hickorywhere he won the Senior Gross by 11 strokes. Top 10's at both the 2013 and 2014 North-South and at the US Hickory Open at Seaview last year. Chuck plays about 75% hickory now, and also caddies part time on the LPGA.
Play Set - Drivers - Wilsonian and MacGregorBrassie - Tad Moore replica Bulldogs - Burke Special and Spalding Gold Medal 6
George Nicoll (Leven Scotland) irons consisting of: Cleek, Braid, Mashie, Spade mashie, Mashie-niblick, and Niblick. A Spalding niblick 19, and J.A. Martin flanged niblick round out the irons. Putter - Travers Mallet
Patrick Rynn is a professional Blues musician that hails from Toledo Ohio via Chicago and now lives in San Diego. He has been playing hickory golf since 2012. When he is not recording or touring nationally as well as internationally, he enjoys the golf channel as well as listening to good music and partaking in fine cigars. He has taken part in two consecutive North-South tournaments and CA Hickory Opens as well. Patrick says that he enjoys playing the links courses. Other interests include reading about golf history and trying to recreate the hickory golf fashion and attire as authentic as possible.
Play Set - Driver - Buhrke Co. "Pro Par" Fancy FaceBrassie - Loitreres Plus Four Special from Ireland Spoon - Columbia SpecialDriving iron - Hillerich & Bradsbury Grand Slam Mid iron /2 - Tom StewartMid-mashie (3) - WLS Mashie iron (4) - MacgregorMashie (5) - Sovereign stainless Mashie-niblick (6) - Macgregor Popular diamond back Mashie-niblick - RobRoy Niblick - BurrKey BuiltPutter - Patrick Rynn Mahogany Mallet
Mark Wille is a CPA from Orange County. He started playing golf 8 years ago, and has been playing hickories for just over a year now. Mark's first full set of irons (Sunningdale's) have been played on courses such as St Andrew's, Pebble Beach, North Berwick, Spyglass Hill, Torrey Pines, Sunningdale (England), and Swinley Forrest to name a few.
Play Sets - Driver/Brassie - Sunningdalebrand Putter - Sunningdale brand blade Irons - All Sunningdale's.
Driver/Brassie - Jack White Sunningdale (England) Irons - E. Sales Sunningdale (England) irons