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Broadcast alerts: Far and Sure: An Intimate Behind the Scenes Look at The Making of the Feature Film 'Tommy's Honour' will air on NBC Saturday, March 25 at 2:30 p.m. ET, immediately before the telecast of the WGC Dell Match Play tournament. Also, Legends of Magnolia Lane is scheduled to air the hour before Sunday's broadcast of final round of The Masters on CBS. GCS member Sid Matthew is to have a major role in the feature, likely in his role as a major biographer of Bobby Jones, Charlie Yates and others connected with The Masters.

The National Hickory Championship is relocating to the St. Martins Course at the Philadelphia Cricket Club – same date, June 8-10. Check the tournament schedule page for more information. Updates to follow as details are finalized.

Preliminary schedule for the World Hickory Open has been posted below and on The Press Room page.

Special outing at St. Georges Golf & Country Club. SoHG member Richard Schmidt has arranged a special late-September outing for SoHG members at St. Georges, with an optional day at the Tillinghast-designed Southward Ho Golf Club. Check the Tournament Schedule under September for information.

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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.   What is modern hickory golf? If you are just visiting this site and want a quick look at modern hickory golf, SoHG member Deal Hudson has posted a great introductory video to YouTube. Check it out.   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

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 […]

2017 Pacific Hickory Cup Results in Tie

The second Pacific Hickory Cup was held Jan. 15-16 in Palm Desert, Calif. at the spectacular Shadow Mountain Golf Club designed by Gene Sarazen. This two-day event featured 54 holes of competition in the traditional Ryder Cup-style match play format.  Twenty-two players from Arizona and California teamed up to compete in Sunday morning Four-ball (best ball), afternoon Foursomes (alternate shot), and Monday […]

2017 North/South Challenge Match

Sept. 17-19 2017 North/South Challenge Match & Mike Just Memorial Tournament The Hill Course (designed by Donald Ross) French Lick Resort, French Lick, Ind. Sponsored by the Society of Hickory Golfers the North/South Challenge Match is planned as a Ryder Cup-style format with a maximum of 32-person teams from both North and South regional playing groups. The North/South Challenge Match […]

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