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Eric Imig celebrates a putt at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and reproduction gutta percha golf balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
Sets of clubs await selection by golfers at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and reproduction gutta percha golf balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
Don Grasse gets first choice in selecting a set of clubs at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and reproduction gutta percha golf balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
Nick Karnos, left, and Jeff Osborne, right, help Wes Roberts track his drive at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and reproduction gutta percha golf balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
Reproduction gutta percha golf balls were provided at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and the balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
James Kopcha tees off at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and reproduction gutta percha golf balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
Kurt Imig checks clubs at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and reproduction gutta percha golf balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
Brothers Greg, left, and Eric Imig check out the equipment while waiting to tee off at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and reproduction gutta percha golf balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
Reproduction gutta percha golf balls were provided at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and the reproduction balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
Sets of antique clubs await selection by golfers at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and reproduction gutta percha golf balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States. "It's an imperfect game with these clubs," said Imig. "You don't have the shaft, the flex, the loft. It's more of a one versus one" type of match, he said.
Erik Hill
Despite antique gear, Rob Nelson hits the ball from tee to green at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Nelson in a club pro at Eagleglen Golf Course. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and reproduction gutta percha golf balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
Antique gear is used at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and reproduction gutta percha golf balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
Larry Merriman chips, left, as Darren Buss watches at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and reproduction gutta percha golf balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
Antique club in hand, Darren Buss studies a putt at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and reproduction gutta percha golf balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
Eric Imig mows the course at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and reproduction gutta percha golf balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
Frank Torres prepares to address a putt at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and reproduction gutta percha golf balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
Rafael Legoretta, left, and Jeff Osborne congratulate each other at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and reproduction gutta percha golf balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
Nick Karnos studies a putt at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and reproduction gutta percha golf balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
Wes Roberts hits out of trouble at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and reproduction gutta percha golf balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
Greg Imig celebrates an appearance by the sun at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and reproduction gutta percha golf balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
A bag and clubs rest at the edge of a green as players putt at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and reproduction gutta percha golf balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
Don Grasse chips onto a green at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and reproduction gutta percha golf balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
Don Grasse, left, and Frank Torres congratulate each other at the conclusion of their match at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Grasse moved on to the winners bracket. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and reproduction gutta percha golf balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
Old-style golf bags were provided for antique clubs at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and reproduction gutta percha golf balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
Eric Imig celebrates a putt at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and reproduction gutta percha golf balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
Sets of clubs await selection by golfers at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and reproduction gutta percha golf balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
Don Grasse gets first choice in selecting a set of clubs at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and reproduction gutta percha golf balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
Nick Karnos, left, and Jeff Osborne, right, help Wes Roberts track his drive at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and reproduction gutta percha golf balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
Reproduction gutta percha golf balls were provided at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and the balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
James Kopcha tees off at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and reproduction gutta percha golf balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
Kurt Imig checks clubs at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and reproduction gutta percha golf balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
Brothers Greg, left, and Eric Imig check out the equipment while waiting to tee off at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and reproduction gutta percha golf balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
Reproduction gutta percha golf balls were provided at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and the reproduction balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
Sets of antique clubs await selection by golfers at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and reproduction gutta percha golf balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States. "It's an imperfect game with these clubs," said Imig. "You don't have the shaft, the flex, the loft. It's more of a one versus one" type of match, he said.
Erik Hill
Despite antique gear, Rob Nelson hits the ball from tee to green at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Nelson in a club pro at Eagleglen Golf Course. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and reproduction gutta percha golf balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
Antique gear is used at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and reproduction gutta percha golf balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
Larry Merriman chips, left, as Darren Buss watches at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and reproduction gutta percha golf balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
Antique club in hand, Darren Buss studies a putt at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and reproduction gutta percha golf balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
Eric Imig mows the course at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and reproduction gutta percha golf balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
Frank Torres prepares to address a putt at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and reproduction gutta percha golf balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
Rafael Legoretta, left, and Jeff Osborne congratulate each other at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and reproduction gutta percha golf balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
Nick Karnos studies a putt at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and reproduction gutta percha golf balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
Wes Roberts hits out of trouble at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and reproduction gutta percha golf balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
Greg Imig celebrates an appearance by the sun at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and reproduction gutta percha golf balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
A bag and clubs rest at the edge of a green as players putt at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and reproduction gutta percha golf balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
Don Grasse chips onto a green at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and reproduction gutta percha golf balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
Don Grasse, left, and Frank Torres congratulate each other at the conclusion of their match at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Grasse moved on to the winners bracket. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and reproduction gutta percha golf balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
Old-style golf bags were provided for antique clubs at the first annual Historic Hickory Golf Tournament held Friday, September 6, 2013, at Fox Hollow Golf Course & Sports Dome in south Anchorage. Eighteen intrepid golfers turned out for match play using antique hickory shaft golf clubs and reproduction gutta percha golf balls procured for the occasion by course co-owner Kurt Imig. The event honored the 1913 U.S. Open, when American Francis Ouimet, age 20, stunned Britons Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff win to popularize the game in the United States.
Erik Hill
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