Tommy’s Honour Helping Homeless

Tommy’s Honour raising funds for homeless in Austin, Texas GCS/SoHG member Pete League notes that the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin where the film Tommy’s Honour is showing, is donating all proceeds from box office sales on Tuesday, April 18 to Community First! Village, a project of Mobile Loaves and Fishes. This is an Austin-based Catholic charity that provides food […]

Gutty Challenge Match – Parks Vs. Morrises

The Gutty Ball Challenge Match April 15, 2017 A long awaited gutty ball foursomes match took place at the Hollows Golf course near Richmond, Va., this 15th day of April 2017. From northern Virginia came the Park brothers, “Old Willa” (aka Deal Hudson) and Mungo (aka Tom Mehigan) to challenge the Morrises of central Virginia, Old Tom (aka Chuck McMullin) […]

2017 Onion Creek Results

A good field of more than 40 gents made the trek to Austin, Texas this March 23 for the Onion Creek Hickory Classic. Held on the legendary Onion Creek where the Legends Tour began, the event is always a cause for celebration. From the golf to the trade show and evening banquet, the overriding theme is a good time with […]

White Mountain Hickory Classic

July 8 Mount Washington Course Breton Woods, N.H. Dear Hickory Golf Enthusiasts, The New Hampshire Hickory Golf Association invites hickory golfers from New England and beyond to play in the inaugural White Mountain Hickory Classic. The event will take place on Saturday, July 8 at the Omni Mount Washington Resort in beautiful Bretton Woods, N.H. This historic course opened for play in […]

Results for 2017 Gutty Golf Spectacular

There are several pre-1900 gutty golf events planned for 2017, but the second annual Gutty Golf Spectacular on the Links at Summerly in Lake Elsinore, Calif., was the first to tee it up, played over March 11-12. Although the weather reached 90 degrees both days, the contestants had a blast! The links were in good shape for Saturday match play, using […]

Tommy’s Honour Premieres on April 14

Members of the Society of Hickory Golfers and the Golf Collectors Society have been extended an invitation to celebrate the U.S. premiere of the film Tommy’s Honour, based on the book by Kevin Cook. The film will open in 32 cities across the U.S. on April 14. Click here for a list of theaters. Sean T. Kelly, a career writer/publisher […]

2017 World Hickory Open Schedule

Following is a preliminary schedule posted by Ewan Glen of St. Andrews Golf Co. Ewan is kindly taking up the herculean task of stepping in for our departed friend and World Hickory Open founder, Lionel Freedman. Through Deal Hudson of Virginia, Ewan asked that the following schedule be made available to as many interested hickory golfers as possible. All will […]

Stovall Takes 2017 Arizona Desert Hickory Title Over Record Field

A record seventy-four hickory players from around the USA, Canada and including Johannesburg, South Africa came to Sun City West, Ariz. and the Pebblebrook Golf Course to compete in this year’s Arizona Desert Hickory Tournament. The tournament supported a field for Championship, Senior, New-To-Hickory, Super Senior and a Division of Lady Players. The weather offered perfect Arizona sunshine with temps […]

Foxburg Hickory Championship

Aug. 11-12 Foxburg Country Club Foxburg, Pa. From tournament host Tom Johnson: Greetings everyone, Everything is coming together for the 2017 Foxburg Hickory Championship. 2017 is our ninth year. We our fortunate the Club and its members have permitted us to use this great course and amenities. It is perfect for pre-1900 golf, one of the treasures of our pastime. Entries have begun […]

Ki Unlocks Winning Performance for U.S. Pro Hickory Championship

It was one for the history books. Doing her best imitation of Joyce Wethered, Orlando’s Ki Shui Liao used some inspired golf to secure the John Shippen Trophy at the 2017 United States Professional Hickory Golf Championship, held on February 20, in Temple Terrace, FL. An independent golf pro, Liao’s 75 was four shots clear of Tampa’s Jeff Leonard.  The […]

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The National Hickory Championship is relocating to the St. Martins Course at the Philadelphia Cricket Club June 8-10.


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Welcome New Members! The following highly intelligent and perceptive hickory golfers have recently joined the SoHG. Thanks one and all for your support of the SoHG and its commitment to grow the game.

Ross Baker, Alex Beasley, Sandy Bucher, Joseph Cerre, James Chambasian, James Christian, Chester Conant Jr, Otey Crisman lll, Enrico Degiacomi, Phillip Farr, James Fisher, Dale Fulcher, Michael Garrison, Zachary Glass, David Hall, Deal Hudson, David Ivey, Bruce Johnson, Garylee Johnson, David Kelly, Chris Kennedy, Robert King-Scott, Jeff Lefferts, Brian Malison, Scott McAllister, Joseph Mikan, Douglas Montgomery, Larry Noel, Jeffery Olsen, Mark Parris, Ron Perlman, Jeremy Rahn, Robert Reheard, Nicholas Sapnar, Michael Scott, Matt Stovall, Sue Robertson Truxal, Jim VanSlambrouck, Jeff Weber, Grant Westthorp