HICKORY GOLF NEWS

Wee Nip Equipment Story
December 9, 2011

This essay/opinion is posted as a member’s response to the Autumn 2011 Wee Nip article on original and replica clubs. We invite you to post your comments too. What clubs to use?    Original or replica? That is the question. The autumn Wee Nip published a feature on the topic. Members of the SoHG board were not a little nervous […]

Tis the Season
December 8, 2011

‘Tis The Season First of all, the task of “winterizing all the Playables,” sorting and storing bags, balls and clothing; Second, auditing all the other clubs that have accumulated through impulse, habit, and bouts of “collecting” sickness, and making an early start on New Year Resolutions to confine myself to Playables only, and a divestiture of  non-qualifiers – pausing only […]

Mike Brown Award Winners
November 12, 2011

Frank Boumphrey, left, and Tad Moore, right, 2010 winners of the Mike Brown Award, present the award to 2011 co-winner Roger Hill. Roger Hill and Ralph Livingston III, both of Grand Rapids, Mich., were honored with the Society of Hickory Golfers’ annual Mike Brown award following the Mid Pines Hickory Open in Southern Pines, N.C. The award was announced following […]

InterState Tournament Receives Kansas City Media Attention
October 11, 2011

The September issue of “Tee Times Golf Guide,” a Kansas City publication, recently featured the InterState Tournament, held at The Club at Old Kinderhook at Lake of the Ozarks, Mo. Event director Peter Herrington is shown teeing off on the cover along with Bryant Murphy. It’s a nice feature on what is one of the season’s friendliest and most enjoyable […]

Hickory Play at the Dormie Club
October 5, 2011

INVITATION FOR PLAY AT THE DORMIE CLUB IN ADVANCE OF THE HICKORY GRAIL…   The Dormie Club is hosting the Hickory Grail, a biennial fixture of the British Golf Collectors Society that will be played Nov. 7-8. New SoHG member, Robert Birman, has made arrangements for two foursomes to play the Dormie Club on the morning of Monday, Nov. 7. […]

Canadian Gem at Niagara-on-the-Lake
September 29, 2011

The 2011 C.B. Macdonald Challenge a wonderful start to SeptemberBy Hugh Menzies Slightly shy of two centuries ago, Americans battled the Canadians at Niagara-on-the-Lake and came off second best. Not so on the weekend of Sept. 10-11, 2011. This time the American side emerged victorious in the annual C.B. Macdonald Challenge hosted by the oldest golf course in North America […]

Hickory Dream
September 22, 2011

I Have a “Hickory” Dream Before I outline my dream, let me note that the Oakhurst Links in West Virginia is acknowledged as the earliest golf course in the USA and has recently been acquired by a Foundation committed to its preservation. Secondly, that the SoHG and the HGA represent the Hickory Players of the USA and are committed to […]

Michigan Hickory Golfers at the McNabb Cup
September 19, 2011

See the Michigan Regional page (under “Groups and Mentors”) on this website for the full article and photos.

Long Island Hickory Generates Media Attention
September 15, 2011

Brian Schuman, organiser of the Long Island National Hickory Championship, is keen to promote golf in his region of the country. With such a rich history of golf, the region should be ripe to heed his efforts. For starters, the Long Island Golf News website has posted a favorable article on the Long Island National Hickory. Without further ado, you […]

ForbesLife Magazine Highlights Modern Hickory Golf

The September 2011 issue of ForbesLife features a story on hickory golf by James Dodson, a Pinehurst resident and author, who was introduced to the game at the 2009 Mid Pines Hickory Open. Tad Moore, Ken Holtz, Dr. Jay Harris and Mid Pines owner Kelly Miller are among those who guided Dodson through the nuances of niblick through jigger and […]

Hickory Grail in Pinehurst Following Mid Pines Hickory Open
August 26, 2011

European and U.S. Hickory Grail teams at Falsterbo, Sweden in 2009.   The seventh quest for the Hickory Grail is scheduled for Nov. 8-9 at The Dormie Club, in Pinehurst, N.C. Europe has the honor of defending the Grail, having taken it with a convincing victory over the Falsterbo links in Sweden in 2009. David Kirkwood of Gullane, Scotland captains […]

Who Will Win Championship Series Title?
August 17, 2011

     Josh Fischer is stoked about the 2011 Championship Series. He should be. Fischer is one of a handful of players who have an opportunity to win the inaugural Championship Series title.     The Championship Series of the Society of Hickory Golfers is a series of four events, the whole sponsored by Mountain Valley Spring Water. Point totals have been awarded […]

Greg Smith Featured on The Golf Affects Radio Show
August 15, 2011

  Greg and Ann Smith photograped on the Oakhurst Golf Links during a National Hickory Championship.   SoHG member Greg Smith of De Forest, Wisc. was invited to speak on The Golf Affects Radio show, WTSO AM in Madison, Wisc. Called the Big 1070, it is billed as Madison’s Sports Station. This show featured special guests Steve Stricker and Jerry […]

Hickory Golf, Then and Now
August 5, 2011

There are striking similarities between Hickory Golf of today and the last decades of the 19th century! Our engaging hobby is almost unknown to the golfing world outside our little band of Practitioners here and abroad, and attracts no professional reward or public notice, with the happy result that it can be competitive without risk of ungentlemanly conduct, and entirely […]

One Hacker’s U.S. Hickory Open
August 2, 2011

By Hugh Menzies French Lick, Indiana.  There is a name to conjure with. The name derives from a Frenchman who owned a salt works by a creek many moons ago.  Lick was a word used for creek back then. It is, as basketball cognoscenti know, the hometown of NBA great, Larry Bird. It was also, for three days of early […]

SoHG Housekeeping

Three SoHG Board positions come vacant with the new year. Five candidates have come forward for election. Check the news story for information. Voting will take place from Nov. 1-30. New board members will be announced Dec. 1.
The U.S. Hickory Open organizing committee is accepting applications for future venues. Click here to learn more.
USHO pages have been, and will be, updated as information becomes available.
Updated Championship Series points are posted. Click here.
As always, please send your letters, comments, photos, and articles for Wee Nip contributions to Jim Davis.

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