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Broadcast alerts: Far and Sure: An Intimate Behind the Scenes Look at The Making of the Feature Film 'Tommy's Honour' will air on NBC Saturday, March 25 at 2:30 p.m. ET, immediately before the telecast of the WGC Dell Match Play tournament. Also, Legends of Magnolia Lane is scheduled to air the hour before Sunday's broadcast of final round of The Masters on CBS. GCS member Sid Matthew is to have a major role in the feature, likely in his role as a major biographer of Bobby Jones, Charlie Yates and others connected with The Masters.

The National Hickory Championship is relocating to the St. Martins Course at the Philadelphia Cricket Club – same date, June 8-10. Check the tournament schedule page for more information. Updates to follow as details are finalized.

Preliminary schedule for the World Hickory Open has been posted below and on The Press Room page.

Special outing at St. Georges Golf & Country Club. SoHG member Richard Schmidt has arranged a special late-September outing for SoHG members at St. Georges, with an optional day at the Tillinghast-designed Southward Ho Golf Club. Check the Tournament Schedule under September for information.

If you have not yet done so, please renew your membership! Click here to get it done.

Have your posted your latest scores?  – It's important that you keep an accurate and up-to-date posting of your hickory golf scores. Log in and check your scores to see that they are current. You should have, at the minimum, five scores posted for casual as well as tournament rounds, especially if you wish to play in Championship Series events and earn CS points.

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.

As always, please send your letters, comments, photos, and articles for Wee Nip contributions to Jim Davis.   What is modern hickory golf? If you are just visiting this site and want a quick look at modern hickory golf, SoHG member Deal Hudson has posted a great introductory video to YouTube. Check it out.   Welcome New Members! The following highly intelligent and perceptive hickory golfers have joined the SoHG since April. Thanks one and all for your support of the SoHG and its commitment to grow the game. We will try to post new names monthly in this space. David Atkinson   Walter Bankowski   Bruce Beaudoin   Jacob Bengtson   Steve Braun   Byron Brown   Sean Brushett   James Bucher   George Burgland   Brian Carroll   John Cova   Raymond Elliott   Thomas Fischer   Peter Flanigan   Peter Flory   Michel Gibson   Steven Haigler   Jerry Hawkins   Tad Herold   Jani Hietanen   James Jeselnick   Daniel Kaufmann Pat Kurz   John Larkin   David Lewis   Sam Maynard   Jim Maynard   Scott McAllister   Matthew McCarthy   Jack McDonnell   Joseph Mentz   Rick Meyer   Edward Miller   Scott Nishioki   Robert Pecor   Joseph Poirier   Joseph Pringle   Raymond Raccuglia   Randy Roberts   Eric Rodts   Michael Severson   Jeff Shafer   Steve Simer   Brian Smith   Robb Stuart   Glenn Thatcher   Tom Tracy   Bill Tucholski   Bo Turocy   Mina Ubbing   Steve Viskochil   Andrew J Von Lossow   Brian Weis   Ken Whitley   Gregg Whitley   Mark Wille   Larry Woods

Long Island SoHG Golf Special

Sept. 22-24 Southward Ho and St. Georges Golf Club Long Island, N.Y. The Society of Hickory Golfers has arranged a special outing for its members at Southward Ho and at St. Georges Golf Club on Long Island, N.Y. SoHG member Richard Schmidt has acted as liaison with the two clubs and will handle RSVPs and registration fees. The itinerary includes a […]

Memories of Lionel Freedman

This page has been added to allow members and friends to share photos and memories of Mr. Lionel Freedman. Click here for a post about Lionel written by his daughter, Annetta, to the Edinburgh Evening News. Following are memories shared by Brian Schuman who forged a lasting friendship with Lionel at the World Hickory Open and through subsequent matches between […]

Lionel Freedman, World Hickory Open Founder, 1934-2017

Lionel Freedman, Founder of the World Hickory Open, passed away earlier today, Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. He was 83. Mr. Freedman was born in Chiswick, London in 1934. He attended boarding school from 1940–51 and was in National Service from 1952-54. His basic training was in the Suffolks, where he was attached to the 17th Training Regiment of the Royal […]

Louisville Golf Purchased by Texan Jeremy Wright

By Jim Davis The Louisville Golf Club Co. of Louisville, Ky. has been purchased by Jeremy Wright, of Houston, Texas. Wright, a medical sales representative, has been negotiating for several months with the estate of Mike Just, the company’s former owner, who passed away in October 2016. The estate, represented by Just’s widow, Lynn, and others weighed offers from several […]


2017 Member Renewals… and Beyond

Membership renewals are now due for most of us and there have been a few changes with our new website that have made things easier to manage. For one thing, we can now manage our own passwords. As well, the website will notify us two weeks in advance of our membership expiration date. For those who fail to heed this dire cautionary note […]

CHGA Mourns Loss of a Family Member

Bill Engelson writes: Many of you may not have heard that Evan Mickle, the son of our hickory brother, Jay Mickle, died unexpectedly the day after Christmas. Evan leaves behind his wife, Christy, and two young children, Henry, 4 years old, and Holly who recently turned one. Many of you may not have known Evan, but he is linked to […]

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