2014 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.” Please note that, beginning with 2014, the Championship Series will begin with the Mid Pines Hickory Open in November, and end with the following year's U.S. Hickory Open. Each year, the overall CS winner and other CS medalists will be announced at the Mid Pines Hickory Open. Thus, the 2014 CS will comprise only four events, from the Mountain Valley Hickory Open through the 2014 USHO. The 2014 Mid Pines Hickory Open will begin the new "wrap-around" CS season.


Mountain Valley Hickory Open
March 14-16, 2014

The 2014 MVHO launched the Championship Series in Pinehurst. The famous resort’s newly renovated No. 3 course was chosen for its wonderful Donald Ross design and its historic association with the Pinehurst area. There's additional excitement in 2014 as the U.S. Open will be played on the Pinehurst No. 2 course. The competition includes two rounds of stroke play, both net and reserve, on Saturday and Sunday. Sunday’s round will be a shotgun start in order to accommodate travel plans. Welcoming reception with food, beverages, and club swap at The Carolina, an historic Pinehurst hotel, on Friday evening.


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 continues to grow in stature with full fields 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 12-14, 2014

The Belvedere Golf Club hosted the 9th annual Belvedere Hickory Open, June 12 -14.  The membership is honored to have the event included as one of five in the Society of Hickory Golfers Championship Series sponsored by Mountain Valley Spring Water. All participants and guests were welcomed to Belvedere Golf Club and the lovely town of Charlevoix, Mich.
William Ernst of Neenah, Wisc. won the 2014 event, which included a Thursday, June 12 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. There was 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 hosted a coat and tie dinner at the Belvedere “Casino.” The presentation of awards will take place at the Saturday evening dinner. Friday and Saturday parties are on a cash bar basis.

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
Aug. 14-16, 2014

The USHO heads to Asheville, N.C., in 2014, to the Country Club of Asheville, home of a 1928 course designed by Donald Ross. The beautiful Asheville area with its proximity to lovely mountains is the setting for an arts-lively community, as well as the home of one of America’s greatest estates – the 250-room Biltmore Estate (built by George Vanderbilt). A stunning setting for hickory golf’s world-class “major.” This major hickory event of the United States is part of the Championship Series sponsored by Mountain Valley Spring Water. The event is also 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 the full results of the 2013 event from the Bay Course of the Seaview Golf Resort in Galloway, N.J., click here.
For a wrap-up of the earlier events, check the Tournament Results pages of this website.

Contacts: Dave Brown, or Rick Woeckener.


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Mid Pines Hickory Open
Nov. 7-9, 2014
Season Opener for the 2014-15 Championship Series

The first event in the new 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. Remember, the 2014 Mid Pines Hickory Open begins the new Championship Series season that will end with the following year's USHO. With the 2014 Mid Pines event, the CS returns to a five-event format.

For a summary of the 2013 event, please click here.

Click here to download a 2014 Mid Pines registration form.

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