The Hickory Challenge: Playing The Country Club’s 17th hole with Francis Ouimet-era clubs
En route to his victory at the 1913 U.S. Open, amateur Francis Ouimet birdied The Country Club’s par-4 17th hole in a playoff with Ted Ray and Harry Vardon. In honor of Ouimet’s landmark win, GOLF’s Darren Riehl and Brendan Walsh, The Country Club’s director of golf, tested their own skills on 17 with century-old hickory clubs. The result? Not exactly Ouimet-like.