In Loving Memory of Mike Just

Mike Just’s funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday, Oct. 7, in Louisville, Ky. In lieu of flowers, Lynn Just asks those who wish to honor the memory of Mike and his contributions to hickory golf to consider making a donation to the Society of Hickory Golfers. The Society hopes to use the donations to create a lasting tribute to Mike.

Donations by check may be sent to Ed Ronco, 336 Chestnut St. Wyandotte, MI 48192; or you may donate online through PayPal with the button below:

Click here to read remembrances of Mike.

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Mike Just Memorial raffle is being offered by Will Jacoby. Click here to see details on the Steurer & Jacoby website. Information is also posted below and on the Press Room page. Raffle ends Dec. 15.

Membership renewals for many members come due Dec. 31. Check the News section below for information on how to renew.

The Autumn 2016 Wee Nip has been posted, both online and in PDF format. Go to the "News/Forum" tab, then the Wee Nip, and click on the links.

Wee Nip print subscriptions for 2017. Click here for information.

Seven candidates stand for three SoHG board openings. Click here to see the story and view a PDF of the candidates' photos and info. Remember – voting ends Dec. 15. If you didn't get your ballot, let us know.

We are always trying to update and improve the website. Let us know what you'd like to see, or of improvements we can make. Keep an eye on the Press Room for hickory related news. To that end, has a story been published on hickory golf in your area? Send us the link. Also videos, stories... anything on hickory golf. We're happy to share.

Have your posted your latest scores?  – It's important that you keep an accurate and up-to-date posting of your hickory golf scores. Log in and check your scores to see that they are current. You should have, at the minimum, five scores posted for casual as well as tournament rounds, especially if you wish to play in Championship Series events and earn CS points.

The USHO comes to Del Monte Golf Club, July 10-12, 2017. Mark your calendars now for Monterey, Calif. and the world's No. 1 hickory tournament.

As always, please send your letters, comments, photos, and articles for Wee Nip contributions to Jim Davis. Welcome New Members! The following highly intelligent and perceptive hickory golfers have joined the SoHG since April. Thanks one and all for your support of the SoHG and its commitment to grow the game. We will try to post new names monthly in this space. David Atkinson   Walter Bankowski   Bruce Beaudoin   Jacob Bengtson   Steve Braun   Byron Brown   Sean Brushett   James Bucher   George Burgland   Brian Carroll   John Cova   Raymond Elliott   Thomas Fischer   Peter Flanigan   Peter Flory   Michel Gibson   Steven Haigler   Jerry Hawkins   Tad Herold   Jani Hietanen   James Jeselnick   Daniel Kaufmann Pat Kurz   John Larkin   David Lewis   Sam Maynard   Jim Maynard   Scott McAllister   Matthew McCarthy   Jack McDonnell   Joseph Mentz   Rick Meyer   Edward Miller   Scott Nishioki   Robert Pecor   Joseph Poirier   Joseph Pringle   Raymond Raccuglia   Randy Roberts   Eric Rodts   Michael Severson   Jeff Shafer   Steve Simer   Brian Smith   Robb Stuart   Glenn Thatcher   Tom Tracy   Bill Tucholski   Bo Turocy   Mina Ubbing   Steve Viskochil   Andrew J Von Lossow   Brian Weis   Ken Whitley   Gregg Whitley   Mark Wille   Larry Woods
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2017 Member Renewals… and beyond

Membership renewals for most of us are coming up and there have been a few changes with our new website that have made things easier to manage. For one thing, we can now manage our own passwords. As well, the website will notify us two weeks in advance of our membership expiration date. For those who fail to […]

Mike Just Memorial Donation and Raffle

Mike Just Memorial Donation courtesy of Will Jacoby Will Jacoby, to honor Mike Just, is offering a raffle with 100 percent of proceeds donated to a charity designated by Lynn Just, Mike’s widow. Click on the link below for greater details of the raffle. Raffle items include a set of the last set of irons […]

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Martin masters Mid Pines for 2016 Championship Series crown

Beautiful weather was the inducement to great play at the 13th annual Mid Pines Hickory Open in Southern Pines, N.C. Though late in 2016, the event is the season opener for the 2016-17 Championship Series of the Society of Hickory Golfers. Some 89 hickory golfers competed on the wonderful Donald Ross-designed Mid Pines course, a favorite of […]

World Hickory Open Champion Sandy Lyle is pictured with his trophies at Panmure Golf Club. 

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Sandy Lyle adds to ‘major’ titles with another World Hickory Open victory

World Hickory Open Champion Sandy Lyle is pictured with his trophies at Panmure Golf Club. © Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES Oct. 13, 2016 By Wendy Glass Carnoustie Country After two days of highly-competitive games between many of the world’s top hickory golfers, double Major winner Sandy Lyle has claimed the World Hickory Open Champion […]

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36 compete in second annual Gamble Sands Hickory Open

By Rob Birman Thirty-six determined golfers gathered for the second annual Gamble Sands Hickory Open, Oct. 8-9, hosted by Northwest Hickory Players and Gamble Sands.  The course is one of the latest additions by David Kidd, architect of famed Bandon Dunes.  And, while decidedly inland [200 miles inland from Seattle], the links resemble Bandon Dunes […]

Sandy Lyle, left, and players from around the world will tee off in the World Hickory Open on Oct. 11.

World Hickory Open tees off Oct. 11

  By Wendy Glass Carnoustie Country  On Oct. 11, almost 120 hickory golfers wearing stylish outfits inspired by the game’s 1920s and 1930s glory days will tee off at Panmure Golf Course for the first round of the World Hickory Open 2016, sponsored by LinkedGolfers. “Watching competitors from all over the world walk onto the first tee […]