Harvey Firestone began construction ... in Akron, Ohio ... of the Firestone Country Club back in 1929 for his employees at the Firestone Rubber and Tire Company.
Copied and pasted from the Ohio History Central webpage:
"In 1954, the first professional tournament was held at the Firestone Country Club. Known as the Rubber City Open, this tournament lasted until 1960. In that year the Professional Golf Association (PGA) Championship occurred at the club. The PGA has held its championship at the Firestone Country Club in 1960, 1966, and 1975. Beginning in 1961, the American Golf Classic took place at Firestone. This tournament remained at the club until 1976. In 1962, the World of Series of Golf began to hold an event at the Firestone Country Club. By 1976, this tournament had evolved into one of the leading competitions on the PGA tour schedule. This event ended in 1998.
The main tournament currently held at the Firestone Country Club is the World Series of Golf's WSG-NEC Invitational. The NEC Corporation sponsors the tournament. First held in 1999, the International Federation of PGA Tours organizes and sanctions the event. Generally, the tournament field is one-half the size of those in other tournaments. This is an invitation only event with the best golfers in the world invited to participate. Tiger Woods won the first three tournaments in the series."
The Firestone CC will host this year's World Golf Championships ... through this weekend August 1 - August 5.
FSMPA forum will be commemorating this by hosting a golf match on the TW06 platform as well as a fly-in with MSFS.
The event will be staged in a different era which will be 1935.
TW06 allows for the attire that was dawned by golfers during this time ... using the players and or dress from either the Old Tom Morris era or the Ben Hogan era on your own personal player will be acceptable
Any MSFS period aircraft, in either sim, up to and including the Douglas DC-3 ... it didn't come out until the following year .. but we'll make the exception for those that haven't flown on the Airways yet.
TIME and DATE
Sunday 5 Aug 2012 .... 1600 ZULU and run until probably 2100 ZULU .... long time? .... yep, read on.
I will be on the FSHost server much earlier as I plane to fly in from Cox-Dayton Int'l (KDAY) and use the Civil Airways and Radio Range stations of the period.
Then after arriving in Akron-Fulton Int'l (KAKR) I will wait for those that have expressed an intent to play and then begin an 18 hole round whose format will be decided at tee time which will be 1815 ZULU.
Participants may pick and choose a 2 hour window or certainly hang out for the whole event.
Roughly 2 hours in the air and just over 2 hours on the golf course depending on format maybe sooner.
Come out to meet me at Dayton, OH ... fly in and go home.
Show up on the FSHost server at about an hour out of Akron, OH at an airport of your choice ... fly-in ... play 9 and go home.
No fly in at all just be on TS3 by 1815 ZULU and play all 18 holes.
You will find the Firestone CC download at: http://www.coursedownloads.com/cours...n.asp?gameid=8
In order to participate in the flight via the US Civil Airways you will need to download install rr40.zip found at the library here.
There are several zips that will put the Radio Range equipment in other aircraft, but the included DC-3 will work perfectly.
See the included maps and charts for proper flight planning along the Green 4 and Blue 15 Airways utilizing the RR stations at Dayton, Columbus, and Akron.
I will be traveling in a special Ford Trimotor that should be in the library by weeks end or can be made available upon request before hand.
SERVERS and PASSWORDS
We will be using our FSMPA Flight sim Server found at fsmpa.hopto.org and the TS3 server found at the same address.
There will be no passwords initially ... any subsequent will announced at the time of their install.
Hope to see a hundred, but at least two of us to fly-in Sunday 5 Aug 2012, between 1600 ZULU out of KDAY to KAKR maximum or any interim airport to suit your schedule.
18 Hole Tee Time at Firestone will be 1815 ZULU ... feel free to play only 9 holes if that's all the time you can muster.
QUESTIONS and COMMENTS
As needed right here ...