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 is only the second tournament sponsored by the SoHG, the U.S. Hickory Open being the Society’s primary tournament emphasis.
Organizer Chris Deinlein says the event is designed to serve both as a celebration of the centennial of the Resort’s Donald Ross-designed Hill Course and as a memorial tournament in honor of Mike Just, who passed away this past October 2017.
“Mike played high school and college matches on this course,” Deinlein says. “The Resort’s golf representatives are thrilled to have the Society return for these matches and equally honored to host the Mike Just Memorial.”
The North/South Challenge Matches and Mike Just Memorial are a special one-time tournament that may be repeated in future years depending upon participant interest.
The format calls for practice rounds on Sunday followed by Monday foursomes in the morning and an afternoon of fourball matches. Tuesday will bring singles matches.
Rates at the French Lick Resort hotel have been negotiated at $159 per night. Call the hotel at 812-936-9300 and mention the following code to get the negotiated rate: 0917HSO
An awards dinner is in the works, but a Sunday night cocktail reception is planned.
Contact Deinlein at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.