HICKORY GOLF NEWS
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 […]
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 […]
SoHG HousekeepingThe 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.