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Advance Raffle Tickets available for U.S. Hickory Open items

Click here to learn how to purchase advance raffle tickets for U.S. Hickory Open prizes.

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.

Want to play in the World Hickory Open in Scotland this year? Mike Stevens invites more USA players to join the eight who are already going. He says it is not that expensive. Click here to learn more.

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36 take the field for California North-South

The 2016 CA Hickory “North-South” went off without a hitch. It is hard to believe that this was the fifth year of this annual event. 36 contestants braved the blue skies and mid 60’s temps in Pacific Grove on the Monetery Peninsula. For those from the area or travel to know how rare blue sky […]

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Advance Raffle Tickets available for U.S. Hickory Open items

Raffle tickets for donated items to the USHO are available for preview! Raffle prizes include golf packages, including Whistling Straits Irish Course & Lawsonia Links, a set of Louisville golf irons, fabulous golf bags, 2017 U.S. Open Tickets, 2016 Ryder Cup Pavilion Tickets, knickers, newsboy caps, free entry fee to the 2017 U.S. Hickory Open […]

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Shootout at Gearhart mirrors Open Championship

Forty-three players from seven states converged on the northern coast of Oregon for a spectacular weekend of challenging hickory golf, camaraderie and high spirits at the third annual Gearhart Hickory Classic hosted by Northwest Hickory Players. The event unofficially began on Friday afternoon, July 15 as sixteen players participated in the club’s “superintendent’s revenge;” a […]

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Ben Hollerbach defends World Hickory Match Play title

The field at the third World Hickory Match Play Championship at the Philadelphia Cricket Club, May 23-25, 2016 It is becoming a familiar rivalry that brings to mind Jones and Sarazen, or Jones and Hagen, or Jones and just about anybody else. But Jeremy Moe, 2014 WHMP champ and Ben Hollerbach, the 2015 champ, have […]

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Keeper of the Spirit soars at Wisconsin Gutty Challenge

Mike Just honored by Wisconsin hickory players The Wisconsin Gutty Challenge, July 21-23, was played under challenging conditions, but the course was a gem and so was our company. As many are becoming aware, Eagle Springs is a golf gem, frozen in time. Exit the main road, and you’veleft the 21st century. In a minute, […]

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Masterly performance at Belvedere for Cliff Martin

The 16th hole at the Belvedere Golf Club. The 11th playing of the Belvedere Hickory Open was June 16-18. The event, hosted by the Belvedere Club (c. 1871) has drawn much praise for the hospitality of its members, the organization, and detail with which the event is managed, and the outstanding William Watson golf course, […]