Florida Hickory Golfers – RESULTS – Winter Park Hickory Classic

January 21-22, 2023

A full field took to the historic 1914 Winter Park 9 which is listed as one of the top ten 9-hole golf courses in the United States. The course played firm like a links that you would find at the home of golf. The two-day event consisted of 18 holes on day one and 9 holes where only 4 clubs were allowed on day 2. Trophies were awarded for gross and net score. Former tour pro Wally Armstrong of Maitland fired a 73 to win the day while Sanford’s Richard Boggs was the net leader with 68. The lady’s champ was BJ Hayden from Middleburg at 82 with Marci Likens of Winter Springs at net of 66. Handicap adjustment might be in order. Day two’s 4 club challenge brought in some blustery wind, but it did not effect Gil Feagin of Myrtle Beach who toured the links at even par 35 while Jim Davis of Grand Rapids netted 30. Once again BJ Hayden took low with 43 and Marci Likens was net with 36. It was a fantastic weekend with players coming from several states and Canada to participate. A big thanks to Bill and Elizabeth Geisler for organizing all the activity and to David and Jenn Webster for hosting a dinner gathering after Saturday’s round. Kudos also to Rich Grula and Natalie Wells for arranging lunch each day. Also, a nod to Marci for birddogging everyone’s accurate handicap. Would also like to thank Tad Moore of Selma and Will Jacoby of Louisville for their generous donations to help make this a special weekend.

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