The premier hickory golf tournament in the United States will be held at the Miami Valley Golf Club in Dayton, Ohio, July 19-21.
Miami Valley is a Donald Ross course that was completed in 1919. It has hosted such important events as the 1931 Western Open (won by Ed Dudley over Walter Hagen) and the 1957 PGA, the last held at match play. Players such as Bobby Jones, Sam Snead, Tommy Armour, Byron Nelson, and Babe Didrickson Zaharias have played exhibitions there. The graceful old clubhouse opened in 1930.
SoHG President Hamp Munsey, who visited the course along with Mike Just, Bill Geisler, Tim Flynn, and Chris Deinlein, said the members are excited about having the tournament at their club.
“They are very happy to have us and the facilities are very amenable to our trade show and receptions,” he said. “The course is in great condition.”
A look at mean temperatures, for those who recall the heat of French Lick, are expected to be in the mid-80s.
Click here to visit the U.S. Hickory Open website for full details on scheduling, rules, and other tournament information.
Important Notes for Registration
You must be an SoHG member to participate in the U.S. Hickory Open. All registration forms, whether through this page's registration site, or from the PDF form, allow one to join the SoHG or renew a lapsed membership.
Click here for a PDF registration form that can be mailed, with a check for payment, to SoHG Treasurer Jim Clawson. The preferred method of registration is by credit card through this website.
Tables for the Sunday night trade show may be arranged for $25 each by contacting Ed Ronco at 734-624-2498, or by noting this purchase on the USHO registration form.
Deadline to register is June 27. Your application must be received by this date.
Hotel registration deadline is also June 27.
No refunds will be offered after July 9.
Advertisements in the USHO program
For the first time, anyone may purchase an ad in the program to support the USHO.
Contact Jim Davis for information.
Deadline for advertisements is June 20.
Click here for information on ad sizes and rates.
Host hotel is the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 33 East Fifth St., Dayton, Ohio. We encourage all participants to register here. Call 937-224-0800 or 855-914-1429 for reservations. Be sure to mention the “Society of Hickory Golfers” to receive a rate of $109 per night (normal rate is $165).
To get this rate YOU MUST CALL THE HOTEL DIRECTLY. We have 55 rooms blocked out so there certainly is room for us. You will not get the reduced rate if you book your hotel room online.
You must book by June 27 to be guaranteed this rate.