PGA Professional combines new drivers with classic drives

River Place CC Classic Car contest and Golf Demo Day
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Club companies from Cobra to Wilson to Titleist participated in the River Place Country Club demo day, where they were paired with cool cars from several different decades.
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Friday, November 02, 2012 | 12:31 a.m.

Like many PGA Professionals across the country every year, Chris de Keratry recently hosted a demo day at River Place Country Club in Austin, Texas.

Unlike the others, however, he didn’t just provide some contemporary clubs for his attendees to check out. He also provided a collection of classic cars.

“I wanted to do something for the neighborhood and have a little fun,” de Keratry, the PGA head professional at River Place CC, told the Four Points News newspaper.

De Keratry’s original idea was to get four or five cool cars to pique the interest of the golfers, and he approached a friend about lining them up. But everything’s bigger in Texas and de Keratry wound up with an eclectic ensemble of 30 awesome autos along with the latest gear from seven club companies, as well as a variety of activities for kids and an afternoon-long cookout.

Among the cars on display were a 1937 Dodge, a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible, a 1958 BMW Isetta and a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette. The cars were judged – perhaps thankfully, the golfers were not – and the winning vehicle was a rare 1989 Lamborghini Countach.

The day went so well that de Keratry is already planning another one for next spring. And just to mix things up, he’s thinking about pairing the clubs with something else that goes far and fast -- Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

To see more images from River Place CC’s demo day, click here.

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