HICKORY GOLF NEWS

2011 Mike Brown Award Nominations Are Open
June 30, 2011

Mike was a cherished character whose life, personality and many larger-than-life qualities remain indelibly etched in the minds and memories of those who were fortunate to know him. The award celebrates his respect for the traditions of hickory golf; his dedication to growing the sport; and his passion for promoting lasting friendships through hickory golf. The award itself is Mike’s beloved […]

SoHG to Support Historic Golf in Florida

The Society of Hickory Golfers has agreed to be listed as a supporter of a new effort to identify and locate historic courses in the sunshine state. The Florida Historic Golf Trail (FHGT) Program “will greatly enhance public awareness of Florida’s historic golf courses, increase awareness of historic preservation, promote tourism throughout the state, and help provide an economic impact […]

New Board Officers for 2011-2012
June 13, 2011

The following were selected for new board positions for 2011-2012: President – Chris Deinlein President-Elect – Mark Wehring Treasurer – Mark Wehring Secretary – Ken Holtz Roger Hill will continue as membership chairman.

French Lick Hotels & Hill Course — Home of the 2011 USHO
June 6, 2011

The U.S. Hickory Open is to be hosted this year by one of the most famous resorts in the country. The claim began with salt. Flowing mineral springs in the area left salt deposits that attracted such animals as deer, buffalo and French fur traders. The latter never really settled in and when the British and Germans starting nosing around […]

Voting Completed for SoHG Board – Holtz & Speed Return, Rob Ahlschwede Added
May 23, 2011

Election results have returned Ken Holtz and Breck Speed to the SoHG Board and added a new member, Rob Ahlschwede. All will serve three year terms. Holtz, who is also serving as current SoHG president, thanked Andy Moye, Lionel Freedman, and Thomas Johnson for throwing their hat into the ring and their continued support of hickory golf. Holtz also extended […]

SoHG Member Publishes “The Caddie Who Won The Masters”
May 5, 2011

A new book is out by SoHG member John Coyne. The story follows a middle-aged amateur’s quest to win the Masters. Along the way he is dogged by a mysterious, tormented stranger and helped by a young, unknown caddie. Read more about the book here

Recreation of Match Between Tom Morris and Willie Park Sr. Goes to Perry Sommers
April 12, 2011

Starting April 12 and lasting four days, Perry Sommers of Australia and Randy Jensen of the USA recreated the celebrated match 141 years ago between two of history’s legendary golfers – Old Tom Morris and Willie Park Sr. At stake was the Marathon Medal, created for the event and played for over the four courses of the original challenge, St. […]

SoHG Unveils 2011 Championship Series & Player Point System
March 25, 2011

The 2011 Hickory Golf Championship Series is sponsored by Mountain Valley Spring Water and includes the following four events: Tad Moore Southern Hickory 4-Ball US Hickory Open The Heart of America Mid Pines Hickory Open To add a little spice to the Championship Series (CS), the SoHG board has developed a point system based on performance that, if all goes […]

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.
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