HICKORY GOLF NEWS

Wee Nip Subscriptions for 2017
October 29, 2016

There are still plenty of us who enjoy sitting down with our favorite books and periodicals. Just something nice about relaxing in a good chair with a good read and a soothing beverage at hand. Though the SoHG’s Wee Nip can always be viewed online, you have the option to subscribe to the printed version. It’s easy to do. For U.S. members […]

Frank Flood Wins Jersey Shore Outing of MHS
October 21, 2016

Participants in the Metropolitan Hickory Society’s Jersey Shore outing had a beautiful day to golf on Oct. 19. Frank Flood of Connecticut took home the Open Division Championship with a sweet 80 at the wonderful Spring Lake Golf Club in Spring Lake, N.J. Jon Byron shot a fine 83 to take home the Runner-Up Medal in the Open Division. In […]

Old School

Golf lovers head to Green Lake to play the sport the way it began by Aaron Becker aaronb@riponprinters.com The new golf pro at Lawsonia wondered if he’d stepped into a time machine. “It doesn’t feel like 2016, Josh Carroll thought as he tooled around the Green Lake Course in late September. “Everyone’s got the hickory shaft. The club makes a […]

Nebraska Golfers Celebrate Johnny Goodman, Add Hall of Fame
October 18, 2016

Newly renamed as the Johnny Goodman River City Hickory Championship, this event of the Nebraska Hickory Golfers Association was held at the Happy Hollow Country Club on Oct. 15. In conjunction with the event, the NEHGA inaugurated a Hickory Hall of Fame, inducting as its first three honorees Alexander Findlay, Johnny Goodman, and Randy Jensen. Twenty players in the 2016 […]

Wisconsin Newspapers Finds USHO a Colorful Story
October 17, 2016

From the DeForest Times Sun Prairie, Wisc. By Joe Pruski A century ago it would have been common for men in knickers and plaid vests to talk about their mashies, jiggers, and niblicks while setting off on an early morning round of golf. While those days, and much of the equipment from that era, are long gone, a growing group of enthusiasts led by the […]

Short Video of Sandy Lyle at World Hickory Open
October 16, 2016

The following video of Sandy Lyle at the 2016 World Hickory Open is on the Reuters News website. Click here to see the video.

Seven Vie for Three SoHG Board Openings
October 14, 2016

Oct. 14, 2016 Seven SoHG members have indicated they would like to stand for three open board positions. One position was created by the passing of Mike Just, whose Board term, along with Dave Brown and Hamp Munsey, ends on Dec. 31, 2016. Each Board term is for three years. The seven candidates are Durel Billy, Hugh Cameron, Ben Hollerbach, Scott McAllister, Bob […]

Remembrances of Mike Just
October 13, 2016

Memories of Mike from several of his close friends and acquaintances. Plus a few photos from here and there. Mike Just was not only a friend but he was also a business partner. When I started making the first new wood shafted clubs since the early 1930s here in the USA I went to Mike to make the wooden heads […]

Sandy Lyle Adds to ‘Major’ Titles with Another World Hickory Open Victory

World Hickory Open Champion Sandy Lyle is pictured with his trophies at Panmure Golf Club. © Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES Oct. 13, 2016 By Wendy Glass Carnoustie Country After two days of highly-competitive games between many of the world’s top hickory golfers, double Major winner Sandy Lyle has claimed the World Hickory Open Champion title for 2016. “I’m delighted […]

Hickory Golf Like Falling Out of Plane for New Player
October 12, 2016

By Brian Giboney (Brian Giboney is an SoHG member who has been an avid parachutist for years. He is a long-time contributor to Parachutist magazine and also pens the occasional free-lance golf article. He was happy to share this outing with his friends in the SoHG. – Ed.) In life we all meet some very unique people.  Through my passion for the sport of […]

Golf Writer Discovers Thrill of Hickory Golf

Leave it to Bill “Ernie” Ernst to hook another guy on hickories. This time it was Midwest Golfing Magazine writer Glen Turk who tried them out at Sand Hollow Resort in Utah, and again with pal Brian Weis of GolfTrips.com at the La Belle Country Club near Milwaukee. What did he think? He’s a golf writer. He wrote it all […]

World Hickory Open Tees Off Oct. 11
October 7, 2016

  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
October 4, 2016

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
October 3, 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
September 26, 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 […]

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