Grayson plays hickory golf to better his skills as a golfer. True golf is not about the equipment, rather about being creative with the club that is in your hand and the shot you want to play. The club can be a modern steel shaft or a hickory stick.
Grayson won the 2014 Washington State Hickory Open at The Home Course on October 4th, 2014 with his impressive round of 76 which featured birdies on holes #10 & #11. After former PGA Tour player Jim Von Lossow won the 2015 state championship with his impressive round of 75, Grayson bounced back to win the 2016 hickory state championship with a course record 74. The round included birdies on #5 & #16. 74 also ties the tournament record set by Colin Gants in 1999 in relation to par.
To put these hickory golf rounds into perspective, Harry Vardon's average score during his 7 major championships was 76.9. Harry had no rounds in 60's and several rounds in the low 80's. Hickory golf is very challenging to say the least and also extremely fun because pars feel like birdies.
Here are the historical scores of The Washington State Hickory Open:
The State Champions
I 1993 Fred Smith 81 Allenmore GC
II 1994 Colin Gants 78 Allenmore GC
III 1995 John Henry Williams 75 Allenmore GC
IV 1996 Colin Gants 76 Allenmore GC
V 1997 Colin Gants 77 Allenmore GC
VI 1998 Colin Gants 75 Allenmore GC
VII 1999 Colin Gants 72 Jefferson Park
VIII 2000 Robert Lorentzen 77 Jefferson Park
IX 2001 Colin Gants 75 Jefferson Park
X 2002 Colin Gants 77 West Seattle GC
* 2003- 2013 no events were held*
XI 2014 Grayson Giboney 76 The Home Course
XII 2015 Jim Von Lossow 75 The Home Course
XIII 2016 Grayson Giboney 74 The Home Course
XIV 2017 Gabriel Tonan 75 The Home Course
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