Championship Series



The 2017 Championship Series began with the Mid Pines Hickory Open in November 2016 and will end with the 2017 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.

Here is a key for the point totals chart. Full point CS events are in bold.

For information regarding the International Hickory Cup click here.



Mid Pines Hickory Open
Nov. 10-12, 2017
Season Opener for 2017-18 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 2017 Mid Pines Hickory Open will begin the 2018 Championship Series season that will end with the 2018 USHO.

As well, the 2017 tournament coincides with the 2017 annual general meeting and trade show of the Golf Collectors Society (Nov. 12-14). Plans are afoot to have a combined meeting at some point. We will keep you informed as plans develop.

The 2017 Mid Pines Hickory Open is the first event in the 2017-18 Championship Series.

A PDF registration form for the 2017 Mid Pines Hickory Open will be linked here when available.

For a summary of the 2016 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.

Reservations can now be made online for the Tutwiler Hotel. The group booking code is 4BA. Or, you may call the hotel directly at  1-877-620-8002. Your room must be booked by March 31, 2017.

Click here for a registration form for the 2017 tournament.

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.

Click here for information and registration form (last two pages of the document).

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
July 10-12, 2017
The Del Monte Golf Club, Monterey, Calif.

The USHO is at the Del Monte Golf Club, July 10-12, 2017. Opened in 1897, Del Monte Golf Course was designed by golf and polo enthusiast Charles Maud. It is the oldest course in continuous operation west of the Mississippi.  The 2017 USHO is the fourth and final of the major CS events in the 2016-17 Championship Series.

More information on the USHO can be found here.

Contacts: Rob Ahlschwede or  Dave Brown.


Qualifying events for reduced CS Points – SoHG members who play in qualifying hickory golf outings may earn CS points. Click here for information. Such CS Points Event tournaments include the Onion Creek Hickory Classic, the Arizona Desert Hickory, the Wisconsin Hickory Open, the Gamble Sands Hickory Classic and the Gearhart Hickory Classic. See their tournament listings on this website for information.