HICKORY GOLF NEWS

Membership Renewals
December 7, 2017

Dec. 7, 2017 As a majority of our memberships come up for renewal on Jan. 1, here’s a reminder on how all that works… When the new/current website came online in July 2016, membership renewal began to be tied to the member’s join date. Whenever that anniversary comes around, the website pops up a little button that tells you it […]

Jamie Anderson Headstone Project
December 6, 2017

We have received a request from British golf author and historian Roger McStravick to support his efforts to have a headstone raised on the grave site in St. Andrews of three-time Open Champion Jamie Anderson (1877, 78, 79). Roger is the author of St Andrews In the Footsteps of Old Tom Morris. The book contains a revealing portrait of Anderson […]

Results for 2017 Junior Hickory Classic

October 2017 – Reidsville, N.C. Over the past several years, youth interest in hickory golf has come up a notch or two. Dr. Bern Bernacki’s efforts with the First Tee of Pittsburgh has introduced several youngsters, and top players, to hickory golf as well as golf history. The National Hickory Champion annually fields several youngsters who wish to experience the […]

2018 Board Election Results
December 1, 2017

Two new voices and an SoHG veteran have been elected to the 2018 board (The following report is taken from the 2018 Autumn Wee Nip magazine.) December 2018 – Virginian Deal Hudson and Wisconsinite Greg Smith have been elected to three-year terms on the SoHG board. Board incumbent and SoHG equipment chair Rob Ahlschwede has been elected to a second […]

2018 Southern 4-Ball Hickory Championship

April 19-21 Highland Park Golf Course Birmingham, Ala. One of the earliest hickory golf events, the Southern Hickory Four Ball Championship is a must-play event on the hickory golf calendar. Hosted by Tad Moore on the Highland Park Golf Course in Birmingham, Ala., the event has enjoyed a full field for the past several years. It is one of the […]

Nov/Dec 2017 Met Golfer Story on Hickory Golf
November 29, 2017

December 2017 Our friends in the Metropolitan area of New England have been featured in the November/December 2017 issue of Met Golfer. The article’s author, Thomas Dunne, joined members of the Metropolitan Hickory Society for a round of hickory golf at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J. Dunne had already been introduced to hickory golf a few years ago on […]

Results of 2017 Mid Pines Hickory Open
November 21, 2017

Nov. 14, 2017 Southern Pines, N.C. It was a cold outing, with morning temperatures in the low 30s both Saturday and Sunday. That did not bother North Carolina’s Craig Stroup, whose two-day 156 was good enough for the Open Division title in the Mid Pines Hickory Open, Nov. 11-12. Two back in second place was Mark Hollingsworth of Bluffton, S.C. […]

Belvedere Golf Club Announced as 2019 USHO Venue
November 17, 2017

The Board of Directors of the Society of Hickory Golfers is excited to announce that the 2019 U.S. Hickory Open has been awarded to the Belvedere Club and the Belvedere Golf Club in Charlevoix, Mich.  The dates are June 20-22, 2019. Belvedere has hosted an annual hickory event every year since 2006. The golf course was established in 1925, designed by […]

All About Pinehurst
October 18, 2017

Heading to Pinehurst for the Mid Pines Hickory Open? Maybe stay for the annual Golf Collectors Society show? Check out this online magazine from Global Golf Post on things to see, places to golf (everywhere!), and great places to eat in the famous village.

Results of 2017 Gamble Sands Hickory Classic
October 15, 2017

Tonan drains monster playoff putt for Gamble Sands title Oct. 9, 2017 – Gamble Sands, Wash. This time it only went two extra holes, capped by a birdie-birdie finish (including an unlikely 75-foot putt) by Port Townsend pro Gabe Tonan, to capture the 2017 crown of the Gamble Sands Hickory Classic over Beau Forrest. Earlier this summer, the title of […]

2018 SoHG Board Elections
October 10, 2017

Five stand for three open seats on SoHG board Five SoHG members have kindly offered to serve on its board of directors to fill three open seats. Vacating the Board on Jan. 1, 2018, are Barbara Kopec, Bill Ernst, and Rob Ahlschwede. Board positions are for three-year terms. Standing for election are: Rob Ahlschwede, of Olympia, Wash., who is standing […]

Fraser Mann 2017 World Hickory Open Champion

Oct. 9, 2017 East Lothian, Scotland News Release – Issued on behalf of The 2017 LinkedGolfers World Hickory Festival by Scotland’s Golf Coast. In trying conditions, the players of the 13th LinkedGolfers World Hickory Open showed amazing patience, concentration and above all their sense of humour as they tee’d off yesterday morning at Kilspindie Golf Club on Scotland’s Golf Coast. “They […]

Results of 2017 N/S Challenge Matches
October 4, 2017

Memories, matches highlight N/S Challenge Sept. 18, 2017 The North/South Challenge Matches – Mike Just Memorial over the Sept. 17-19 weekend was a beautiful tournament played under near-perfect conditions on as sweet a golf course as you will find anywhere. The Donald Ross Course at the French Lick Resort in Indiana was celebrating its centennial, so it was a match […]

Results of 2017 North Texas Hickory Open
October 2, 2017

Sept. 30, 2017 Reported by Scott Pilgrim: The inaugural North Texas Hickory Open was a big ole Texas win this past weekend. Hosts Johnny Beach and I organized the event at the Old Course at Firewheel (Garland, Texas) with 32 participants in four divisions:  Open, Senior, Statesman, and a two-person scramble. Former PGA Tour and Senior Tour player Rives McBee was […]

Results of 2017 German Hickory Open
September 30, 2017

Sept. 30, 2017 Feldafing GC, Lake Starnberg 42 players from Austria, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, and the U.S. competed in the ninth edition of the German Hickory Championship which this year was played at historic Feldafing Golf Course on the shores of Lake Starnberg, some 30km south of Munich. The Championship started on Friday with a four ball best ball net […]

SoHG Housekeeping

The 2017 Autumn Wee Nip has been posted. Check it out online. If you ordered a print copy, it will be in the mail in a couple of days.
The SoHG Board elections are complete. See the news story and/or The Wee Nip for the results.
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.

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