HICKORY GOLF NEWS
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 […]
July 21, 2017
July 21, 2017 – For all players considering the SoHG’s Long Island Special Sept. 22-24, now is the time to book rooms. On Aug. 10, the host hotel, the Holiday Inn Express Stony Brook, will release the room block being held for this outing. You are encouraged to make your reservations soon to get the discounted rate of $139 for […]
2017 USHO Champ finds a lot to like in hickory golf By Jim Davis Many eyes were on Jeremy Moe in Del Monte for the 10th annual U.S. Hickory Open. Most knew he had won the previous four in a row, and it would have been hard to not root for the likable pro from Florida, where he is now […]
July 14, 2017
Hickories in the mountains at inaugural White Mountain Classic July 8, 2017 – The inaugural playing of the White Mountain Hickory Classic was met with curiosity and enthusiasm at the beautiful and historic Omni Mount Washington Hotel. Seventeen players teed it up in knickers and button-down shirts under the Stableford scoring system. After a 20-minute rain shower, the weather cleared making […]
2017 USHO first-class from the start By Robert Birman Exasperating. Astonishing. Taxing. These words characterized so many players’ rounds at the 2017 U.S. Hickory Open. I suspect that many who traveled to Del Monte links in Monterey in mid-July presumed the 1897 design would be less than a “major” challenge. After all, how hard can an old track, and the […]
July 12, 2017
California resident Nico Bollini of Laguna Beach claimed the 2017 U.S. Open title in a one-hole playoff with early favorite Cliff Martin of Los Angeles. Both players shot 153 to earn their way to the playoff. For Martin, it is the second playoff loss in a row as Jeremy Moe of Boca Raton, Fla. claimed the 2016 title over Martin […]
July 3, 2017
July 3, 2017 By Jim Davis I am not from “these here parts,” as they say in some of these here parts, but I do enjoy hearing about passion for life and Texans are nothing if not passionate about many things. The state’s motto, the Lone Star State, though, I believe to be in error. A brief examination of its […]
Hot Gearhart celebrates 125th anniversary of historic course June 26, 2017 – Gearhart, Ore. By Rob Birman Twenty-eight players from five states and Canada contested the 2017 Gearhart Hickory Classic, marking two historic occasions. The first was the grand links’ 125th anniversary. The second, record-setting temperatures on the Oregon coast of 92 degrees on Saturday, June 24. Aside from the simply […]
June 21, 2017
U.S. Hickory Open site applications are being accepted by the SoHG. If your local play group has interest in hosting the U.S. Hickory Open, now is the time to contact the Society of Hickory Golfers selection committee with your proposal. The selection committee is accepting applications and is actively looking for locations and individuals to host the event. Please contact Bill […]
Where to golf next? Gotta be traditional for hickory golf. Golf writer Lisa D. Mickey has posted a story to the website Where To Golf Next, on the desirability of traditional courses for hickory golf. As well as Belvedere, she lists Chambers Bay, Bright-Grandview and Wawashkamo. Check it out here.
SoHG HousekeepingSoHG logo store now online. Click here to go to the page.
Rooms close out soon for Long Island Special. Click here for info.
Updated Championship Series points are posted. Click here.
Mike Brown Award nominations due Aug. 1. Click here to get it done.
As always, please send your letters, comments, photos, and articles for Wee Nip contributions to Jim Davis.