HICKORY GOLF NEWS
July 3, 2017
Hot Gearhart celebrates 125th anniversary of historic course June 26, 2017 – Gearhart, Ore. By Rob Birman Twenty-eight players from five states and Canada contested the 2017 Gearhart Hickory Classic, marking two historic occasions. The first was the grand links’ 125th anniversary. The second, record-setting temperatures on the Oregon coast of 92 degrees on Saturday, June 24. Aside from the simply […]
June 21, 2017
U.S. Hickory Open site applications are being accepted by the SoHG. If your local play group has interest in hosting the U.S. Hickory Open, now is the time to contact the Society of Hickory Golfers selection committee with your proposal. The selection committee is accepting applications and is actively looking for locations and individuals to host the event. Please contact Bill […]
Where to golf next? Gotta be traditional for hickory golf. Golf writer Lisa D. Mickey has posted a story to the website Where To Golf Next, on the desirability of traditional courses for hickory golf. As well as Belvedere, she lists Chambers Bay, Bright-Grandview and Wawashkamo. Check it out here.
Charlevoix, Mich. – Chuck McMullin of Williamsburg, Va. is one of the founding members of the Society of Hickory Golfers, an enthusiastic golf collector and a summer resident in the Charlevoix, Mich. area. As well, the hickory golf veteran has a lovely swing and it was this that caught the eye of roving reporters at the Belvedere Golf Club during […]
Lefty from Missouri tames renovated Belvedere course June 19 – Charlevoix, Mich. Bill “Ernie” Ernst from Neenah, Wisc., did his best, but could not overcome a first round four-shot deficit thrown up by lefty Zach Kratofil of St. Louis, Mo. The strapping young man from Missouri mixed towering drives with accurate approaches and deft putting to take the 2017 Open […]
June 19, 2017
Lovely day for hickory golf in Philadelphia June 11 – Philadelphia, Pa. More than perfect weather greeted hickory golfers at the 2017 Philadelphia Hickory Open. They found good friends and a 1920s gem of a William Flynn course, perfect for the good old clubs. Ben Ellis, of Waldorf, Md., made it worthwhile. He shot the low medal round of 76 […]
June 12, 2017
(June 12, 2017) — The Philadelphia Cricket Club’s St. Martins course was nicely suited to Bill Geisler’s game. The Winter Springs, Fla. native and current president of the Society of Hickory Golfers, claimed the winner’s trophy in the 20th playing of the National Hickory Championship. In the Open Division, Geisler finished with a 157, three clear of second place champ […]
June 5, 2017
Match Play rules day for players in Auld Golf event at Bandon Dunes May 28, 2017 – Bandon Dunes, Oregon By Chris McIntyre Sponsored by the Auld Golf Society and playing by AGS guidelines (that being antique clubs, replica golf balls, 7-9 clubs in a set), 20 players enjoyed auld golf at its finest over the weekend of May 27-28 2017. […]
May 30, 2017
The deadline is fast approaching for the 2017 U.S. Hickory Open. June 15 is the date, so please get your registration in soon. Organizers want to be sure they get the player gifts ordered on time and do the many other things needed to set up a great event for everybody. Click the USHO page on this website to register […]
May 19, 2017
May 17, 2017, Pickering, Ont., Canada – Originally planned for May 7 to coincide with the Hickory Golf Day in the U.S.A., mother nature didn’t co-operate, so the event was re-scheduled. Thus, on May 17, an enthusiastic group took part in celebrating hickory golf and honouring Norm Moreau, an original founder of the Golf Historical Society of Canada, at the […]
May 17, 2017
May 12, 2017, Greenfield, Mass. – The second annual Alexander Findlay Hickory Open showed that hickory golfers in Massachusetts know their history. Findlay was one of the great pioneers of golf in the U.S. He built the Country Club of Greenfield’s course in 1896. As for the current contest, Patrick Maddock, assistant golf pro at Greenfield, reports that Gary Pomichter took the […]
May 2017, Brisbane, Australia – He came, saw, and conquered the U.S. Hickory Open at French Lick in 2011 and now Alan Grieve is making the news, Golf Australia News, for being the first player – in a very long while – to win a monthly medal playing with hickory golf clubs. Check out the story on Alan by clicking […]
May 16, 2017
Whistling Straits tests hickory golfers May 12-13 – Haven, Wisc. It was two beautiful days of golf at Whistling Straits Golf Course. For those of you who have played this event in the past, I know what you are thinking. Ice, snow and the like. Far from it. On Saturday, on the Irish course, comments of it being just a tad […]
May 8, 2017
All American and gutty golf are back at Arsenal Island May 8, 2017 – Rock Island, Ill. On May 6-7, 25 dedicated hickory players came together to revive the All-American Hickory Open at the Arsenal Country Club in Rock Island, Ill. After nearly three weeks of rain, the weather finally broke for a wonderful weekend of fellowship and gutty golf. It was good […]
May 5, 2017
It’s been a crazy year for weather, but the 2017 Southern Hickory 4-Ball Championship — held April 20-22 in Birmingham, AL — was blessed with blue skies, a Highland Park golf course in beautiful condition, and the best golfers and competition anywhere. Host Tad Moore was busy with tournament details but was pleased that all participants and guests seemed to enjoy […]
SoHG HousekeepingThree 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.