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Shootout at Gearhart mirrors Open Championship

Forty-three players from seven states converged on the northern coast of Oregon for a spectacular weekend of challenging hickory golf, camaraderie and high spirits at the third annual Gearhart Hickory Classic hosted by Northwest Hickory Players. The event unofficially began on Friday afternoon, July 15 as sixteen players participated in the club’s “superintendent’s revenge;” a […]

Whitty Dipper for Poly applications

By Howard Vogel In the  category of “shop notes” I, sort of, replaced an old Golfsmith tool with a very common shop remnant. Back in the “good-ole golden days” I attended a Golfsmith club repair class. We were working on persimmon heads back then, not realizing  that some of the  skill sets we used would transfer over later in life […]

How’s your hickory golf knowledge?

by Brian Giboney June 7, 2016 Hickory golfer and parachutist Brian Giboney has posted a new article to This one is a short quiz with 10 challenging questions about some points of the hickory game. Click the link below and have a go.

Bubba at the NHC?

by SoHG June 3, 2016 Check out the link below to a Golfweek article about the inimitable Bubba Watson. A resident in the White Sulphur Springs area of W. Virginia, Watson has hinted to Pete Georgiady, organizer of the National Hickory Championship, that he might show up at the tournament one of these days. Could […]

Ben Hollerbach defends World Hickory Match Play title

The field at the third World Hickory Match Play Championship at the Philadelphia Cricket Club, May 23-25, 2016 It is becoming a familiar rivalry that brings to mind Jones and Sarazen, or Jones and Hagen, or Jones and just about anybody else. But Jeremy Moe, 2014 WHMP champ and Ben Hollerbach, the 2015 champ, have […]

Von Lossow defends Pacific NW title in Oregon

Northwest Hickory Players at the Pacific NW Hickory Championship Northwest Hickory Players Captain Jim von Lossow of Seattle successfully defended his title in the second annual Pacific Northwest Hickory Championship held at the historic Salem Golf Club (est. 1927) in Salem, Ore. and the OGA course in Woodburn, Ore. on May 14-15. Pre-tournament festivities began […]

Polish Hickory Championship moved to June

by SoHG May 18, 2016 Sofia Lelakowska, organizer for the Polish Hickory Championship, says the event was moved to June 17-19 because of heavy storms. The new event will be at the Modry Las Golf Club, designed by Gary Player. There’s also a classic car tour in the neighborhood at the same time!

National Hickory Golf Day a busy one

by SoHG May 3, 2016 From Vermont to California, hickory golf players celebrated a day set aside to promote their favorite sport. This website is not ideally suited to quick reporting of the many things going on, but the SOHG Facebook page, managed my Matt Dodds, has plenty to report. Be sure to visit and […]

Wear a ribbon on National Hickory Golf Day

by SoHG April 26, 2016 As most of you know by now, SoHG President Dave Brown lost his dear wife, Nancy, over this past weekend. Kevin Cawley, a close friend of Dave’s, has said that his group of hickory players are to wear ribbons at their May 1 National Hickory Golf Day tournament in memory […]