2014-15 Championship Series

The 2015 Championship Series began with the Mid Pines Hickory Open in November 2014 and will 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 will begin the 2015-16 Championship Series season that will end with the 2016 USHO.

The 2014 Mid Pines Hickory Open was the first event in the current 2015 Championship Series.

For a summary of the 2014 event, click here.

For a PDF registration form for the 2015 event, click here.

To visit the Mid Pines Hickory Open website, with registration, scheduling, a photo gallery, and other information, 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 2015 event was the last Mountain Valley Hickory Open. It was held on the Audubon Park Golf Course in New Orleans. A wrap-up of the event can be seen by clicking here.

This was the second event in the 2015 Championship Series.

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 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.

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 10th annual Belvedere Hickory Open, June 18-20.  The Belvedere Club membership enjoys hosting the event and welcomed all participants and guests to Belvedere Golf Club and the lovely town of Charlevoix, Mich. The schedule included 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 enjoyed the “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 hosted a coat and tie dinner at the Belvedere “Casino.” The presentation of awards took place at the Saturday evening dinner.

This was the fourth event in the 2015 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
July 19-21
Miami Vally Golf Club, Dayton, Ohio

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The USHO will be played at the Miami Valley Golf Club, July 19-21. This is a Donald Ross course, c. 1919. Last year in Asheville, N.C., Jeremy Moe sucessfully defended his 2013 title. The MVGC hosted the 1931 Western Open and the 1957 PGA.

The 2015 USHO is the fifth and final event in the 2015 Championship Series.

To register for the USHO, click here. Best to register early, as the USHO usually has a full field and a waiting list.

More information on the USHO, including the schedule, hotel and travel options, 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 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.