Championship Series


The 2016 Championship Series began with the Mid Pines Hickory Open in November 2015 and will end with the 2016 U.S. Hickory Open. Each year, the overall Championship Series winner and other Championship Series medalists will be announced at the Mid Pines Hickory Open.  For additional information regarding the Championship Series Point System click here.
Click here for current point totals.

For information regarding the International Hickory Cup click here.



Mid Pines Hickory Open
Nov. 4-6, 2016
Season Opener for 2016-17 CS

The first event in the scheduling of the Championship Series, the Mid Pines Hickory Open in Southern Pines, N.C. provides a great setting on one of Donald Ross’ classic gems. Often hosting as many as 100 players, including international visitors, the tournament features a foursomes competition at neighboring Pine Needles on the Friday of the event. Practice rounds are available all day Friday at Mid Pines. Trade show on Saturday at Mid Pines. The golfing center of Pinehurst is nearby as is the Tufts Archives, a repository of Donald Ross history. The 2016 Mid Pines Hickory Open will begin the 2017 Championship Series season that will end with the 2017 USHO.

The 2016 Mid Pines Hickory Open is the first event in the 2016-17 Championship Series.

Click here for a PDF registration form for the 2016 Mid Pines Hickory Open

For a summary of the 2015 event, click here.

Contacts: Email Graham Gilmore or call him at 910-692-9362.


The Southern Hickory 4-Ball Championship
April 20-22, 2017

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 is especially enjoyed for its southern hospitality. This is the second of the major CS events on the calendar for 2016-17. For a tournament summary of the 2016 event, click here.

Contacts: Email Tad Moore or Keith Cleveland.


The Belvedere Hickory Open
June 15-17, 2017

The Belvedere Golf Club will host the 12th annual Belvedere Hickory Open June 15-17.  The Belvedere Club membership enjoys hosting the event and welcomes all participants and guests to Belvedere Golf Club and the lovely town of Charlevoix, Mich. The schedule includes a Thursday practice round (golfing spouse welcome, too), daily range balls, tournament favors, lunch at the turn on both Friday and Saturday afternoons, and complimentary cocktails after each tournament round. Everyone enjoys a “Welcome to Charlevoix Party” on Thursday evening and a heavy hors d’oeuvres party with entertainment at the Belvedere Clubhouse on Friday evening. On Saturday evening the Belvedere Club hosts a coat and tie dinner at the Belvedere “Casino.” The presentation of awards takes place at the Saturday evening dinner.

This will be the third event in the 2016-17 Championship Series.

For a wrap-up of the 2016 event, check the Tournament Results pages of this website.

For information, contact Dennis “Marty” Joy at



The U.S. Hickory Open
Sept. 22-24, 2016
The Links of Lawsonia, Green Lake, Wisc.

The USHO is at the Links of Lawsonia, Sept. 22-24, 2016. This is a Langford & Moreau course, c. 1929. The 2016 USHO is the fourth and final of the major CS events in the 2015-16 Championship Series.

More information on the USHO, the course and historical data from past events can be found here.

Contacts: Ed Ronco or  Dave Brown.


NEW FOR 2015-16, CS Points Events – SoHG members who play in qualifying hickory golf outings may earn CS points. Click here for information. Three such CS Points Event tournaments have qualified. These are the Onion Creek Hickory Classic, the Arizona Desert Hickory, and the Wisconsin Hickory Open. See their tournament listings on this website for information.