HICKORY GOLF NEWS
May 1, 2017
U.S. Professional & Amateur Hickory Championship raises $1,500 for local charity By Mike Stevens In addition to the U.S. Pro & Amateur Hickory Championship celebrating the history of our game, it also raises money for a local charity group. Last week, I attended the monthly dinner meeting of Operation Helping Hand Tampa to present the donation from the annual hickory tournament at the […]
April 29, 2017
Author and SoHG member Deal Hudson has written a general article for Newsmax on hickory golf and the charm it restores to playing the game. The recent film release of “Tommy’s Honour” has many wondering about hickory golf, so Deal’s article is a timely one. Click here to check it out. And thanks, Deal, for your perceptive words on the […]
Oct. 7, 2017 Wolf Creek Golf Course Reidsville, N.C. The Lomison family of Pffaftown, N.C. is starting up a hickory event designed for younger hickory players. Following is their invitation, plus a registration form. From Seth Lomison: My parents and I have decided to start a Junior Hickory event for boys and girls ages 9-15. We have recently confirmed a […]
April 19, 2017
GCS/SoHG member Pete League notes that the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin where the film Tommy’s Honour is showing, is donating all proceeds from box office sales on Tuesday, April 18 to Community First! Village, a project of Mobile Loaves and Fishes. This is an Austin-based Catholic charity that provides food and clothing to the homeless. Several regional playing groups […]
One of our favorite authors, Bill Fields, has “done up” the Czar of the National Hickory Championship for Links Magazine. Pete Georgiady hosts the 20th NHC this year and Fields thought a story on the avid pre-1900 hickory enthusiast, author, and USGA Museum committeeman would be just right. We’re glad Links editors thought so, too. Click here to see Field’s […]
April 17, 2017
The Gutty Ball Challenge Match April 15, 2017 A long awaited gutty ball foursomes match took place at the Hollows Golf course near Richmond, Va., this 15th day of April 2017. From northern Virginia came the Park brothers, “Old Willa” (aka Deal Hudson) and Mungo (aka Tom Mehigan) to challenge the Morrises of central Virginia, Old Tom (aka Chuck McMullin) […]
April 6, 2017
The Golf Collectors Society is revitalizing its Speakers Bureau. SoHG members are invited to add their name to this list of voluntary speakers willing to speak to groups in their local communities on topics of golf, golf history, and hickory golf. Click here to learn more about the Speakers Bureau on the News page of the GCS website. Should be […]
March 30, 2017
A good field of more than 40 gents made the trek to Austin, Texas this March 23 for the Onion Creek Hickory Classic. Held on the legendary Onion Creek where the Legends Tour began, the event is always a cause for celebration. From the golf to the trade show and evening banquet, the overriding theme is a good time with […]
March 27, 2017
There are several pre-1900 gutty golf events planned for 2017, but the second annual Gutty Golf Spectacular on the Links at Summerly in Lake Elsinore, Calif., was the first to tee it up, played over March 11-12. Although the weather reached 90 degrees both days, the contestants had a blast! The links were in good shape for Saturday match play, using […]
March 25, 2017
Members of the Society of Hickory Golfers and the Golf Collectors Society have been extended an invitation to celebrate the U.S. premiere of the film Tommy’s Honour, based on the book by Kevin Cook. The film will open in 32 cities across the U.S. on April 14. Click here for a list of theaters. Sean T. Kelly, a career writer/publisher […]
March 11, 2017
Following is a preliminary schedule posted by Ewan Glen of St. Andrews Golf Co. Ewan is kindly taking up the herculean task of stepping in for our departed friend and World Hickory Open founder, Lionel Freedman. Through Deal Hudson of Virginia, Ewan asked that the following schedule be made available to as many interested hickory golfers as possible. Please visit […]
March 1, 2017
A record seventy-four hickory players from around the USA, Canada and including Johannesburg, South Africa came to Sun City West, Ariz. and the Pebblebrook Golf Course to compete in this year’s Arizona Desert Hickory Tournament. The tournament supported a field for Championship, Senior, New-To-Hickory, Super Senior and a Division of Lady Players. The weather offered perfect Arizona sunshine with temps […]
February 22, 2017
It was one for the history books. Doing her best imitation of Joyce Wethered, Orlando’s Ki Shui Liao used some inspired golf to secure the John Shippen Trophy at the 2017 United States Professional Hickory Golf Championship, held on February 20, in Temple Terrace, FL. An independent golf pro, Liao’s 75 was four shots clear of Tampa’s Jeff Leonard. The […]
January 14, 2017
The Northwest Hickory Players’ Rob Birman is not just a hickory golfer, and a good one, but a fine writer as well. His book reviews have often appeared in the Wee Nip and they are a staple on the website of the Northwest Hickory Players. In December, Rob posted a story he created with top European golfer Perry Somers. Original from […]
January 13, 2017
Sept. 16, 2017 Mere Creek Golf Club Brunswick, Maine (Note – This is how hickory golf spreads, with the joy and enthusiasm of one person who hopes to share the game with others. You can’t help but admire Forrest’s optimism and his hope that other golfers in his area will come on to experience a few shots with the great […]
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.