World Hickory Open Tees Off Oct. 11

  By Wendy Glass Carnoustie Country  On Oct. 11, almost 120 hickory golfers wearing stylish outfits inspired by the game’s 1920s and 1930s glory days will tee off at Panmure Golf Course for the first round of the World Hickory Open 2016, sponsored by LinkedGolfers. “Watching competitors from all over the world walk onto the first tee in their finest hickory golf […]

Mission Inn Centennial

March 30 El Campeon GC Howey in the Hills, Fla. WANNA GET AWAY? Mission Inn Resort and the Florida Hickory Golfers invite you to a centennial celebration of the resort’s famed El Campeon golf course at Howey in the Hills, Fla. Enjoy a day of golf as it was played in 1917 with hickory shafted clubs and then relax afterwards at the Gatsby […]

Mike Just, Owner of Louisville Golf, 1949-2016

Mr. Michael Just, 66, president and owner of Louisville Golf, passed away Sunday, Oct. 2,  after a long battle with cancer. With him was his wife of nearly 40 years, Lynn, his children, and other members of his family. Mr. Just was a well-known and beloved figure, not just in the hickory golf community where his hand-crafted clubs found a […]

Arnold Palmer 1929 – 2016

The golfers’ King    The sports world is saddened today by the passing of golf legend Arnold Palmer. There is little need, here, to revisit Arnie’s many accomplishments, you can find them from many sources. The fact that this writer feels it easy to write “Arnie” speaks volumes about the man. He was for all people; as Ben Jonson said of […]

Playoff Victory Crowns Moe as ‘Four-Peat’ USHO Champion

It was a finish you might expect from two talented golfers who have faced each other on more than one occasion. After 36 holes on the tough Links of Lawsonia, in Green Lake, Wisc., Cliff Martin of Los Angeles, and Jeremy Moe, pro at the Hardscrabble Golf Club in Fort Smith, Ark., each had carded a 151. Moe settled the […]

Tom Johnson Adds Another Gutty Title at 2016 CB Macdonald

The 14th annual Charles Blair Macdonald Challenge was played Sept. 9-11 at the historic Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Course. The course is the oldest in North America on its original site. It has been ranked in the Top 10 short courses in the world (excluding the United States) by Golf Magazine. The tournament format has been altered over the years, and the event is now […]

Golf History the Theme at Danish and EAGHC Championships

Christian Juel reports: The European Association of Golf Collectors and Historians (EAGHC) held its annual meeting Sept. 1-2 at the Danish Golf Museum. Current president of EAGHC, Mr. Poul Erik Jensen, curator of the Danish Golf Museum was the host of the event. Many interesting lectures were given, including Robin Bargman’s lecture Allen Culpepper Sealy in Pau; J. B. Kazmierczak […]

Maybe Scotland Should Be on Your Bucket List This Year!

By Mike Stevens Playing hickory golf in Scotland is the ultimate for anyone into that form of the game. I have had the great fortune to have participated in several World Hickory Opens since 2005. It is a fantastic experience and one that is very affordable. This year the tournament will take place at the Panmure Golf Club, right down […]

USHO Visits Monterey in 2017

The No. 1 hickory golf tournament in the United States will be held at the Del Monte Golf Course, July 10-12, 2017.  When golf made its way to California in the early 1890s the Hotel Del Monte built a 9-hole track that today is the site of the historic Del Monte Golf Course. It is one of two of the […]

36 Take the Field for California North-South

The 2016 CA Hickory “North-South” went off without a hitch. It is hard to believe that this was the fifth year of this annual event. 36 contestants braved the blue skies and mid 60’s temps in Pacific Grove on the Monetery Peninsula. For those from the area or travel to know how rare blue sky is in the mornings. Pacific […]

Advance Raffle Tickets Available for U.S. Hickory Open Items

Raffle tickets for donated items to the USHO are available for preview! Raffle prizes include golf packages, including Whistling Straits Irish Course & Lawsonia Links, a set of Louisville golf irons, fabulous golf bags, 2017 U.S. Open Tickets, 2016 Ryder Cup Pavilion Tickets, knickers, newsboy caps, free entry fee to the 2017 U.S. Hickory Open at Del Monte Golf Course, […]

Wisconsin Players Get Some Press in State Magazine

Check out this nice article from Our Wisconsin magazine that talks about the local hickory playing group. Looking very good, guys!   Click here to see the story.      

Shootout at Gearhart Mirrors Open Championship

Forty-three players from seven states converged on the northern coast of Oregon for a spectacular weekend of challenging hickory golf, camaraderie and high spirits at the third annual Gearhart Hickory Classic hosted by Northwest Hickory Players. The event unofficially began on Friday afternoon, July 15 as sixteen players participated in the club’s “superintendent’s revenge;” a mix of vintage and modern […]

Whitty Dipper for Poly Applications

By Howard Vogel In the  category of “shop notes” I, sort of, replaced an old Golfsmith tool with a very common shop remnant. Back in the “good-ole golden days” I attended a Golfsmith club repair class. We were working on persimmon heads back then, not realizing  that some of the  skill sets we used would transfer over later in life to wood shafts, and wood […]

Longtime Pacific Northwest Golfer, Collector Bob Lorentzen Passes Away

Martin Pool, a member of the both the SoHG and the GCS, asked that we post the notice of the death of a good friend. Happy to oblige, Martin. We’re sure that Mr. Lorentzen will be missed. Please click here to read Martin’s memoriam of Robert Lorentzen.

SoHG Housekeeping

The National Hickory Championship is relocating to the St. Martins Course at the Philadelphia Cricket Club June 8-10.
The USHO comes to Del Monte Golf Club, July 10-12, 2017. Mark your calendars now for Monterey, Calif. and the world's No. 1 hickory tournament.
If you have not yet done so, please renew your membership! Click here to get it done.
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