2015-16 Championship Series

The 2016 Championship Series will begin with the
Mid Pines Hickory 
Open in November 2015 and
will end with the 2016 U.S. Hickory Open. Each year,
the overall CS winner and other CS 
medalists will be 
announced at the Mid Pines Hickory Open.

Mid Pines Hickory Open
Nov. 4-6, 2016
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The first event in the scheduling of the Championship Series, the Mid Pines Hickory Open in Southern Pines, N.C. provides a lovely setting. Often hosting as many as 100 players, including international visitors, this is one of Donald Ross’ finest courses, perfect for hickory play. Neighboring course at Pine Needles hosts a foursomes competition on Friday of the event. There's practice rounds all day, Friday, at Mid Pines. Trade show on Saturday at Mid Pines. The golfing center of Pinehurst is nearby as is the Tufts Archives, a repository of Donald Ross history. The 2016 Mid Pines Hickory Open will begin the 2017 Championship Series season that will end with the 2017 USHO.

The 2015 Mid Pines Hickory Open was the first event in the current 2016 Championship Series.

For a summary of the 2015 event, click here.

To visit the Mid Pines Hickory Open website, click here.

Contacts: Email Graham Gilmore or call him at 910-692-9362.

The Southern Hickory 4-Ball Championship
April 21-23, 2016
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One of the earliest hickory golf events, the Southern Hickory Four Ball Championship is a must-play event on the hickory golf calendar. Hosted by Tad Moore on the Highland Park Golf Course in Birmingham, Ala., the event is especially enjoyed for its southern hospitality. This was the third event in the 2015 Championship Series. For a tournament summary, click here.

For a wrap-up of the 2014 event, check the Tournament Results pages of this website.

Contacts: Email Tad Moore or Keith Cleveland.


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The Belvedere Hickory Open
June 16-18, 2016

The Belvedere Golf Club hosted the 11th annual Belvedere Hickory Open, June 16-18.  The Belvedere Club membership enjoys hosting the event and welcomes all participants and guests to Belvedere Golf Club and the lovely town of Charlevoix, Mich. The schedule includes a Thursday practice round (golfing spouse welcome, too), daily range balls, tournament favors, lunch at the turn on both Friday and Saturday afternoons, and complimentary cocktails after each tournament round. Everyone enjoys a “Welcome to Charlevoix Party” on Thursday evening and a heavy hors d’oeuvres party with entertainment at the Belvedere Clubhouse on Friday evening. On Saturday evening the Belvedere Club hosts a coat and tie dinner at the Belvedere “Casino.” The presentation of awards takes place at the Saturday evening dinner.

This was the third event in the 2015-16 Championship Series.

For a wrap-up of the 2015 event, check the Tournament Results pages of this website.


For information, contact Dennis "Marty" Joy at    golfbelvedere@gmail.com.


The U.S. Hickory Open
Sept. 22-24
The Links of Lawsonia, Green Lake, Wisc.

The USHO will be played at the Links of Lawsonia, Sept.22-24, 2016. This is a Langford & Moreau course, c. 1929. This year, July 20-21, on the Miami Valley Golf Club course in Dayton, Ohio, Jeremy Moe sucessfully defended his 2014 title for a three-peat victory.

Click here for information on the 2016 USHO.

The 2016 USHO is the fourth and final event in the 2015-16 Championship Series.

Registration and information will be announced when available.

More information on the USHO, information about the course and historical data from past games can be found on the official web site at www.ushickoryopen.org.

For results of the 2015 USHO, click here.
For results of the 2014 USHO, click here.
For results of the 2013 event, click here.

For a wrap-up of the earlier events, check the Tournament Results pages of this website.

Contacts: Ed Ronco or  Dave Brown.

NEW FOR 2015-16, CS Points Events – SoHG members who play in qualifying hickory golf outings may earn CS points. Click here for information. Three such CS Points Event tournaments have qualified. These are the Onion Creek Hickory Classic, the Arizona Desert Hickory, and the Wisconsin Hickory Open. See their tournament listings on this website for information.