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 […]

Results of 2017 Wisconsin Hickory Open
September 29, 2017

Sept. 21-23, 2017, Green Lake, Wisc. The 2017 Wisconsin Hickory Open was to say, “quite unique” in many ways.  Although the attendance was down, the enjoyment level never faltered. After taking a break last year to host the USHO, the WHO started off sizzling (literally). The average temperature for the weekend was 93-95 degrees. That wasn’t the only thing that […]

2018 NHC Moves to Ohio
September 18, 2017

Pete Georgiady has announced that the 2018 National Hickory Championship will be played June 7-9 at the Mound Golf Course in Miamisburg, Ohio. The Mound GC is a 9-hole municipal course belonging to the City of Miamisburg (which has separate 18-hole course nearby). It was laid out as a WPA project in 1936, which does not constitute a gutty pedigree, admits […]

2017 McNabb Cup Results
September 12, 2017

‘SuperCova’ too much for McNabb Cup field Sept. 12, 2017 – Whitehall, Mich. By MacDuff Nor stony tower, nor walls of beaten brass, Nor airless dungeon, nor strong links of iron, Can be retentive to the strength of spirit. Shakespeare: Julius Caesar, I, 1599 In a contemplative frame of mind, for his golf had many holes ago given way to […]

Jeremy Wright Is 2017 Michiana Hickory Open Champion
September 6, 2017

Aug. 28, 2017 – South Bend, Ind. Jeremy Wright, the new owner of Louisville Golf, won the 2017 Michiana Hickory Open golf tournament at the Warren Golf Course on the campus of Notre Dame University in South bend, Ind. Playing the course for the first time, Jeremy defeated defending champion Bert Coghill to claim the first place trophy, the $30 […]

Hickories in the News at World Amateur
August 31, 2017

Aug. 31, 2017 – Myrtle Beach, S.C. Mitch Laurance, the radio host and hickory golf aficionado from Myrtle Beach, S.C. is in the news for his hickory golf game. A week or so ago, the SoHG posted a story about Laurance and his appearance as the first hickory golfer in the World Amateur Championship held over various Myrtle Beach golf […]

Canadian Open Hickory Championship in the News
August 23, 2017

Aug. 23, 2017 Alberta, Canada Ron Lyons’ Canadian Open Hickory Championship was featured in an article in GolfIndustryNetwork.CA which publishes news of the golf industry in Canada. The 18th playing of the event was completed this past weekend. Each year, Lyons and Co. honor a Canadian golf legend. This year’s inductee was Debbie Amirault, who, in 2011 became the first […]

Top Canadian Amateur Competes at High Level with Hickories
August 22, 2017

Canada’s Gary Melanson is taking hickory golf to new heights Aug. 22, 2017 By Jim Davis Hickory golf clubs are making their way into more tournaments as SoHG members continue to introduce the old clubs into a variety of competitions. We just learned of Mitch Laurance’s entry in the Myrtle Beach World Amateur Golf Championship, the first hickory player in […]

SoHG Housekeeping

Lost club found by the staff in the Mid Pines dining room after Sunday luncheon. Yours? Send a description to Jim Davis to claim
Three SoHG Board positions come vacant with the new year. Five candidates have come forward for election. Check the news story for information. Voting will take place from Nov. 1-30. New board members will be announced Dec. 1.
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.
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