2014-15 Championship Series

The Championship Series is sponsored by Mountain Valley Spring Water, which is proud to associate its premium water with a “premium golf experience.” The 2014-15 Championship Series will begin with the Mid Pines Hickory Open in November, and end with the 2015 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. 6-8, 2015
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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 2015 Mid Pines Hickory Open begins the new Championship Series season that will end with the following year's USHO.

For a summary of the 2014 event, please click here.

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

Mountain Valley Hickory Open
March 16-17, 2015    Audubon Golf Course, New Orleans, La.

The 2014 MVHO launched the Championship Series in Pinehurst on the famous resort’s newly renovated No. 3 course. Event host Breck Speed says the 2015 event will be on the Audubon Park Golf Course in New Orleans. You can bet that any MVHO held in the New Orleans area will be something to experience. Stay tuned for this one. Practice round on Sunday, March 15. The competition format includes two rounds of stroke play, both net and reserve, on Monday and Tuesday. Tuesday’s round will be a shotgun start in order to accommodate travel plans. Welcoming reception with food, beverages, and club swap on Sunday evening.

For the 2014 results, please click here.


The Southern Hickory 4-Ball Championship
April 23-25, 2015
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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 has enjoyed a full field for the past several years.

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

Contacts: Email Tad Moore or Keith Cleveland.

The Southern 4-Ball Hickory Championship is sponsored by Belfor Property Restoration.


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The Belvedere Hickory Open
June 18-20, 2015

The Belvedere Golf Club hosted the 9th annual Belvedere Hickory Open, June 12 -14.  The membership is honored to have 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.

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

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


The U.S. Hickory Open
2015 date and location TBA

The USHO enjoyed splendid weather and one of the best courses to date in Asheville, N.C., at the Country Club of Asheville, home of a 1928 course designed by Donald Ross. Jeremy Moe sucessfully defended his 2013 title. Asheville and its surrounding mountains provided a stunning setting for hickory golf’s world-class “major.” The event is the final event in an abbreviated 2014 CS as, beginning with 2014, the new CS will begin its year in Mid Pines and end with the 2015 USHO.

More information on the USHO can be found on the official Web site at www.ushickoryopen.org.

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: Dave Brown, or Rick Woeckener.