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Arnold Palmer has passed away at 84 years old.  – The sports world, over the next several days, will have many stories about this golf legend. Visit the Press Room page on this website for more on Arnie.

Jeremy Moe wins his fourth USHO title  – Check out the story on the Tournament Results page of this website. You may also check the results for the entire field on the Bluegolf Tournament Systems website. Just click here for complete results.

Want to see what ProTracer looks like when pros use hickories? Click here for a taste of what happens when they tested it at an European tour event.

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.

Want to play in the World Hickory Open in Scotland this year? Mike Stevens invites more USA players to join the eight who are already going. He says it is not that expensive. Click here to learn more.

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The 10th hole at the Links of Lawsonia.

Playoff victory crowns Moe as ‘four-peat’ USHO champion

It was a finish you might expect from two talented golfers who have faced each other on more than one occasion. After 36 holes on the tough Links of Lawsonia, in Green Lake, Wisc., Cliff Martin of Los Angeles, and Jeremy Moe, pro at the Hardscrabble Golf Club in Fort Smith, Ark., each had carded […]

The field at the 2016 CB Macdonald Championships

Tom Johnson adds another gutty title at 2016 CB Macdonald

The 14th annual Charles Blair Macdonald Challenge was played Sept. 9-11 at the historic Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Course. The course is the oldest in North America on its original site. It has been ranked in the Top 10 short courses in the world (excluding the United States) by Golf Magazine. The tournament format has been altered over the years, […]


Ellington weathers McNabb maelstrom

Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! rage! blow! You cataracts and hurricanoes, spout Till you have drench’d our steeples, drown’d the cocks! You sulphurous and thought-executing fires, Vaunt-couriers to oak-cleaving thunderbolts, Singe my white head! And thou, all-shaking thunder, Smite flat the thick rotundity o’ the world! Crack nature’s moulds, an germens spill at once, […]

AP National Captain Barry Field, left, with Grayson Giboney and Durel Billy, tournament director.

Grayson Giboney adds second Washington State Hickory Open title

Thirty-four golfers competed in the 2016 Washington State Hickory Open on Saturday, Sept. 10. The venue was the Washington State Golf Association’s Home Course in DuPont, Wash. The Home Course was an assisting course to Chambers Bay at the 2010 USGA Amateur. The greens were very firm and fast,, which made scoring brutal with hickory golf clubs. The wind […]

A beautiful day for golf at the Hyperion Field Club. Shown here is hole No. 9.

They play it old school in Iowa

The beautiful Hyperion Field Club in Johnston hosted the annual Iowa Hickory Classic on Sept. 9-10. This private club is a favorite of the 53 contestants who regularly travel from throughout the Midwest to test the 1910 Tom Bendelow design. It is a treat to enjoy the Classic’s swap meet and trade show on Friday night […]

The 2016 Foxburg players.

Seth Lomison is Foxburg’s 2016 champ

By Tom Johnson Greetings Hickory Golfers, The Championship was held Aug. 12-13, at the historic Foxburg Country Club, in western Pennsylvania. The Foxburg Country Club was established in 1887.  For this event, Foxburg was set up to play as a par 73, at 4,750 yards. The weather forecast for the practice and tournament rounds was less […]