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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.

Lionel Freedman, founder of the World Hickory Open, has passed away at 83. See the story below or on the Press Room page.

Membership renewals for many members came due Dec. 31. Check the News section below for information on how to renew.

We are always trying to update and improve the website. Let us know what you'd like to see, or of improvements we can make. Keep an eye on the Press Room for hickory related news. To that end, has a story been published on hickory golf in your area? Send us the link. Also videos, stories... anything on hickory golf. We're happy to share.

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. 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 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 […]

Long Island SoHG Golf Special

Sept. 22-24 Southward Ho and St. Georges Golf Club Long Island, N.Y. The Society of Hickory Golfers has arranged a special outing for its members at Southward Ho and at St. Georges Golf Club on Long Island, N.Y. SoHG member Richard Schmidt has acted as liaison with the two clubs and will handle RSVPs and registration fees. The itinerary includes a […]

Memories of Lionel Freedman

This page has been added to allow members and friends to share photos and memories of Mr. Lionel Freedman. Click here for a post about Lionel written by his daughter, Annetta, to the Edinburgh Evening News. Following are memories shared by Brian Schuman who forged a lasting friendship with Lionel at the World Hickory Open and through subsequent matches between […]

Lionel Freedman, World Hickory Open Founder, 1934-2017

Lionel Freedman, Founder of the World Hickory Open, passed away earlier today, Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. He was 83. Mr. Freedman was born in Chiswick, London in 1934. He attended boarding school from 1940–51 and was in National Service from 1952-54. His basic training was in the Suffolks, where he was attached to the 17th Training Regiment of the Royal […]

Louisville Golf Purchased by Texan Jeremy Wright

By Jim Davis The Louisville Golf Club Co. of Louisville, Ky. has been purchased by Jeremy Wright, of Houston, Texas. Wright, a medical sales representative, has been negotiating for several months with the estate of Mike Just, the company’s former owner, who passed away in October 2016. The estate, represented by Just’s widow, Lynn, and others weighed offers from several […]

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