Favorite Links for Hickory Golfers

There are numerous websites of general interest to the hickory golfer. Gathered here are a few you may enjoy. Should you know of others that should be listed here, by all means let us know. Send the information and link to Jim Davis.

General Information
Hickorygolf.com The premiere site for information about hickory golf, by a founding Society of Hickory Golfers member, the late Ralph Livingston III. This site contains much valuable information on club maintainence and repair.
Hickory Golf Hub Social site devoted to hickory golf. Chat, visit, share courses and general information. Offered by SoHG members Richard and Kathy Bullock.
Fine Golf Lorne Smith shares information about golf courses that deliver that “joy to be alive” feeling and the traditional running game. Focus is on U.K. A website, with features, blogs and book reviews. Regular e-newsletter. Great site.
The Hickory Golfer The website of SoHG member Roger Brinkley. Blog, course reviews, clubs, and restoration tips and tricks.
Golf Antiques This site by Eugene Farrelly of the U.K. offers info on clubs, books, postcards, and prints. He also works on clubs for U.K. players and collectors.
AuldGolfer.com This site is from the genius of auld golf guru Chris McIntyre. You’ll find club maintenance techniques in video format, a wonderful list of historical books available as e-books, and more to come as Chris develops the site. Don’t miss this site.
Olde Philadephia Golf Shop This site run by John Hoch links to his shop in Philadelphia where he offers all sorts of goodies from hickories, to balls, books, art, old bags, medals, etc. Have a look. Great site.
Golf for All Ages This site is run by Chuck Furjanic, the well-known value guide author. You will find a variety of golf gifts, auction information, antique clubs, and other golf collectible info. Great site.
 Senior Golf Insider A new site devoted to the senior golfer. Not specifically hickory golf, but nonetheless interesting for Jim Achenbach’s insights into the senior game.
Golf History
The British Golf Museum Where better to find out about golf than in St. Andrews, the home of golf. Using diverse displays and exciting interactives, the museum tells the story of British golf from its origins in the middle ages to the present day.
Golf Club Atlas Commentry on the world’s finest courses by Ran Morrissett. Information on golf course design, architects and history.
Golf Historian – David Joy Historian David Joy brings golf history to life through his website. Info on golf ball history, courses in Fife, and the Morris family.
Historic golf rules Want to know the rules of golf for a certain period? This site will tell you all! A magnificent compendium by John Hutchinson.
Persimmon Golf Today
“A place to discuss the merits, challenges, and joys of traditional golf in the modern age.”
Scottish Golf History This wonderful site was created by Neil Laird and is wonderfully organized for easy reference and research.
National Sites – multilingual sites from other countries
Golf Links Sweden A bilingual site (check the union flag in the top right corner for the English version). Watch the video, even though the commentary is Swedish.
Finnish website www.golfantiikki.fi/. Even those who don’t know Finnish can admire the magnificent pictures.
Premier Hickory Golf Tournaments
National Hickory Championship Results and information, including a great account of Oakhurst Links.
World Hickory Open News, results, and information on this event.
U.S. Hickory Open Official site for the U.S. Hickory Open Championship.
Other Societies
British Golf Collectors Society The British Golf Collectors Society, founded in 1987, promotes interest in the history and traditions of golf.
The Auld Golf Society
A place to share knowledge and learn more about golf in the transitional era from the late 1800s to 1920 or so. Fine newsletter for updates on new articles and events.
European Association of Golf Historians and Collectors Promotes the history and heritage of golf in Europe.
The James Braid Golfing Society The James Braid Golfing Society is dedicated to the memory and spirit of James Braid. It upholds the essential traditions and values of the game and aims to pass them on to future generations.
The R&A Golf’s original rule-making body with information on championships, equipment, history and other good stuff.


Donald Ross Society Formed in 1989 by a dedicated group of golf course architecture enthusiasts to honor the memory of golf courses of the pre-eminent Scottish golf course architect Donald J. Ross and to help preserve the character and tradition of the courses he designed.
Golf Collectors Society The Golf Collectors Society (USA) is an international organization dedicated to preserving golf’s treasures and traditions.
Golf Historical Society of Canada  Information on hickory clubs, Canadian hickory golf events, history, and resources.
Shivas Irons Society  Based on the book Golf in the Kingdom, the SIS is devoted to exploring the mystical and transformative properties of golf. It sponsors various regional golf outings. Books, art, and other info on its website.
Stanley Thompson Society The Stanley Thompson Society was founded in 1998 to research, record, and publicize the life and works of Canada’s Stanley Thompson (1893-1953). Thompson was one of the world’s leading golf course architects. His main work spanned the 1920s to the early 1950s.
The Tillinghast Association Mission: To share with fellow golfers W. Tillinghast’s historical perspective and vision on golf, the greatest game.
The Walking Golfer  A site devoted to the benefits of walking when golfing. Walkability ratings and course reviews, interviews, blog and other good stuff.


The Australian Golf Heritage Society Encourages the collection, research, recording, and preservation of golf history in Australia. Info on hickory golf events, museum, members forum, news, and articles.
Travel and Vacations
Haversham & Baker Golfing expeditions dedicated to the best possible golf travel experiences.
Morton Golf Holidays Golf vacations in Scotland.
Wilkinson Travel Services Golf tours and vacations to the U.K.
World Travel A U.S. travel agency with special ties to hickory golf. Mention SoHG when you contact them for premium service.