HICKORY GOLF NEWS
September 18, 2017
Pete Georgiady has announced that the 2018 National Hickory Championship will be played June 7-9 at the Mound Golf Course in Miamisburg, Ohio. The Mound GC is a 9-hole municipal course belonging to the City of Miamisburg (which has separate 18-hole course nearby). It was laid out as a WPA project in 1936, which does not constitute a gutty pedigree, admits […]
September 12, 2017
‘SuperCova’ too much for McNabb Cup field Sept. 12, 2017 – Whitehall, Mich. By MacDuff Nor stony tower, nor walls of beaten brass, Nor airless dungeon, nor strong links of iron, Can be retentive to the strength of spirit. Shakespeare: Julius Caesar, I, 1599 In a contemplative frame of mind, for his golf had many holes ago given way to […]
September 6, 2017
Aug. 28, 2017 – South Bend, Ind. Jeremy Wright, the new owner of Louisville Golf, won the 2017 Michiana Hickory Open golf tournament at the Warren Golf Course on the campus of Notre Dame University in South bend, Ind. Playing the course for the first time, Jeremy defeated defending champion Bert Coghill to claim the first place trophy, the $30 […]
August 31, 2017
Aug. 31, 2017 – Myrtle Beach, S.C. Mitch Laurance, the radio host and hickory golf aficionado from Myrtle Beach, S.C. is in the news for his hickory golf game. A week or so ago, the SoHG posted a story about Laurance and his appearance as the first hickory golfer in the World Amateur Championship held over various Myrtle Beach golf […]
August 23, 2017
Aug. 23, 2017 Alberta, Canada Ron Lyons’ Canadian Open Hickory Championship was featured in an article in GolfIndustryNetwork.CA which publishes news of the golf industry in Canada. The 18th playing of the event was completed this past weekend. Each year, Lyons and Co. honor a Canadian golf legend. This year’s inductee was Debbie Amirault, who, in 2011 became the first […]
August 22, 2017
Canada’s Gary Melanson is taking hickory golf to new heights Aug. 22, 2017 By Jim Davis Hickory golf clubs are making their way into more tournaments as SoHG members continue to introduce the old clubs into a variety of competitions. We just learned of Mitch Laurance’s entry in the Myrtle Beach World Amateur Golf Championship, the first hickory player in […]
Jeff Olsen takes 2017 title in 5-hole playoff Aug. 22, 2017 – Snoqualmie Falls, Wash. By Martin Poole The fairways were baked, running hard and fast. Plumes of dust rose in the air with each mashie shot. (Yes, Virginia, there is dust in Seattle.) With a recent record of 56 consecutive days without rain, the sites of the 3rd annual […]
August 21, 2017
From Tom Johnson Greetings everyone, Just a follow-up on the Foxburg Hickory Championship held on Friday and Saturday 8/11 and 8/10. Foxburg Country Club was in great shape, was a terrific host, and served as a perfect backdrop for a great event. Additionally, we were blessed with clear and moderately warm weather for all three days of the Championship. The course played […]
Mitch Laurance becomes first hickory player in long history of World Amateur Championship By Jim Davis If you really love hickory golf, like Mitch Laurance does; and you have a radio show, like Laurance does; and if you have media and presentation experience, like Laurance does; how much more can you do to promote your favorite sport? Well, you might […]
August 7, 2017
Hickory Golf returns to La Belle Golf Club – Home of the La Belle Legends Aug. 7, 2017 – A group of golfers from the Wisconsin Hickory Golfers recently took their game to La Belle Golf Club in Oconomowoc. La Belle has a long history dating back to 1896 and had such famous golf professionals as Willie Anderson and Alex […]
August 4, 2017
Aug. 3, 2017 – Hickory enthusiasts enjoyed a beautiful setting for the second annual Hickory State Championship at The Prairie Club on July 29-30. The battle for the Open Division came down to Dave Brown defending his title as he was able to hold off a charging Shawn Carollo and Mark Patterson. The Open Reserve Division was won by Pete […]
August 2, 2017
Sept. 16, 2017 Mere Creek Golf Club Brunswick, Maine Forrest Dillon, of Brunswick, Maine, has been practicing with his hickories since early May. His favorite track in the 9-hole Mere Creek Golf Club, which he says is just right for hickory golf. A recent member of the SoHG, Dillon often takes friends to the range and has them try a […]
August 1, 2017
A gallery of pictures taken by professional photographer Ali Johnson during the 2017 U.S. Hickory Open is now online here. It is recommended that visitors to the gallery DO NOT use the slide show feature to view the photos. That takes way too long as there are some 300 photos posted there. Unfortunately, there is no way to remove the […]
July 28, 2017
2017 marks 40th anniversary of historic championship July 2017 – Des Moines, Iowa By Bill Reed The Heart of America Hickory Championship began in 1978 with Warren “Ole” Olson, the tourney originator. Olson was from Denison, Iowa, and was a previous president of the Golf Collectors Society. This year’s tournament was the 40th edition and another GCS past president and […]
July 25, 2017
Gutty players keep hickory spirit strong in Wisconsin Organizers at the Wisconsin Gutty Challenge have a great time, but they also remember a keen friend of hickory golf – the late Mike Just, owner of Louisville Golf. Each year, tournament organizers present three first-place traveling trophies that are exact replicas of the Keeper of the Spirit trophy presented to Just […]
SoHG HousekeepingThree SoHG Board positions come vacant with the new year. Nominations for candidates may be sent to Ed Ronco. We'll post the candidates and their information to the website on Oct. 1. Voting will take place from Nov. 1-30. New board members will be announced Dec. 1.
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.
As always, please send your letters, comments, photos, and articles for Wee Nip contributions to Jim Davis.