HICKORY GOLF NEWS

Teams Ready for 2018 Freedman Cup in Castelconturbia, Italy
February 19, 2018

Feb. 20, 2018 By Jim Davis Teams have been announced and a date set, May 1-5, for the 2018 Freedman Cup (formerly the International Hickory Cup). This international fixture of the Society of Hickory Golfers is played in the spirit of international goodwill and hickory golf in honor of the late Lionel Freedman* who did so much to promote both. […]

Canada’s CB Macdonald Tournament on Hold for 2018
February 17, 2018

Feb. 17, 2018 By Jim Davis For those of you wondering why there is no listing for the annual CB Macdonald and Eastern Canadian Hickory Championship on the schedule of events, we have some unfortunate news. Organizers say the event will not be held in 2018 and has been placed on indefinite hold, hopefully to return before long. “Unfortunately the […]

Wee Nip to Join The Golf in September 2018
February 13, 2018

By Jim Davis February 2018 – Some rather significant news for SoHG members this chilly February… As most of you know, the SoHG has committed to a greater level of collaboration with the Golf Collectors Society. One of those initiatives has been to develop a shared magazine, one that embraces our common interests in golf history, as well as our various […]

GolfWRX.com Interview with Will Jacoby
January 11, 2018

Jan. 11, 2016 – Will Jacoby is one of golf’s creative souls who puts his passion into his product. Many hickory golfers know those products well, because they are among the best out there. We are talking, of course, about Jacoby’s leather products that he and his company, Steurer & Jacoby, craft into beautiful golf bags, duffel bags, head covers, […]

Local Media Highlight’s Bo Turocy’s Passion for Hickory Golf
January 10, 2018

Jan. 10, 2016 – Bo Turocy is a PGA professional who currently works at The Golf Club at Briar’s Creek on Johns Island, S.C. He was recently featured in The Summerville Journal Scene’s e-edition in a story posted by Roger Lee. See the story here. Turocy, who recently ran for the SoHG board, has been involved in golf for over […]

Membership Renewals
December 7, 2017

Dec. 7, 2017 As a majority of our memberships come up for renewal on Jan. 1, here’s a reminder on how all that works… When the new/current website came online in July 2016, membership renewal began to be tied to the member’s join date. Whenever that anniversary comes around, the website pops up a little button that tells you it […]

Jamie Anderson Headstone Project
December 6, 2017

We have received a request from British golf author and historian Roger McStravick to support his efforts to have a headstone raised on the grave site in St. Andrews of three-time Open Champion Jamie Anderson (1877, 78, 79). Roger is the author of St Andrews In the Footsteps of Old Tom Morris. The book contains a revealing portrait of Anderson […]

Results for 2017 Junior Hickory Classic

October 2017 – Reidsville, N.C. Over the past several years, youth interest in hickory golf has come up a notch or two. Dr. Bern Bernacki’s efforts with the First Tee of Pittsburgh has introduced several youngsters, and top players, to hickory golf as well as golf history. The National Hickory Champion annually fields several youngsters who wish to experience the […]

2018 Board Election Results
December 1, 2017

Two new voices and an SoHG veteran have been elected to the 2018 board (The following report is taken from the 2018 Autumn Wee Nip magazine.) December 2018 – Virginian Deal Hudson and Wisconsinite Greg Smith have been elected to three-year terms on the SoHG board. Board incumbent and SoHG equipment chair Rob Ahlschwede has been elected to a second […]

2018 Southern 4-Ball Hickory Championship

April 19-21 Highland Park Golf Course Birmingham, Ala. 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. It is one of the […]

Nov/Dec 2017 Met Golfer Story on Hickory Golf
November 29, 2017

December 2017 Our friends in the Metropolitan area of New England have been featured in the November/December 2017 issue of Met Golfer. The article’s author, Thomas Dunne, joined members of the Metropolitan Hickory Society for a round of hickory golf at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J. Dunne had already been introduced to hickory golf a few years ago on […]

Results of 2017 Mid Pines Hickory Open
November 21, 2017

Nov. 14, 2017 Southern Pines, N.C. It was a cold outing, with morning temperatures in the low 30s both Saturday and Sunday. That did not bother North Carolina’s Craig Stroup, whose two-day 156 was good enough for the Open Division title in the Mid Pines Hickory Open, Nov. 11-12. Two back in second place was Mark Hollingsworth of Bluffton, S.C. […]

Belvedere Golf Club Announced as 2019 USHO Venue
November 17, 2017

The Board of Directors of the Society of Hickory Golfers is excited to announce that the 2019 U.S. Hickory Open has been awarded to the Belvedere Club and the Belvedere Golf Club in Charlevoix, Mich.  The dates are June 20-22, 2019. Belvedere has hosted an annual hickory event every year since 2006. The golf course was established in 1925, designed by […]

2018 Mike Just North/South Challenge Matches
November 5, 2017

May 31- June 2 Mimosa Hills Golf Club Morganton, N.C. This is the second year of what promises to be an intriguing and annual event on the hickory golf calendar. There are few other events like it which incorporate teams and match play. Hamp Munsey, former SoHG president and a co-organizer of the event with Chris Deinlein (also a former SoHG […]

All About Pinehurst
October 18, 2017

Heading to Pinehurst for the Mid Pines Hickory Open? Maybe stay for the annual Golf Collectors Society show? Check out this online magazine from Global Golf Post on things to see, places to golf (everywhere!), and great places to eat in the famous village.

SoHG Housekeeping

The 2017 Autumn Wee Nip has been posted. Check it out online. Click here to purchase a subscription.
The U.S. Hickory Open organizing committee is accepting applications for future venues. Click here to learn more.
USHO pages have been, and will be, updated as information becomes available.
Updated Championship Series points are posted. Click here.
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