HICKORY GOLF NEWS

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 […]

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 Housekeeping

The 2017 Autumn Wee Nip has been posted. Check it out online. If you ordered a print copy, it will be in the mail in a couple of days.
The SoHG Board elections are complete. See the news story and/or The Wee Nip for the results.
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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