HICKORY GOLF NEWS
January 11, 2017
Sept. 24 Omaha Country Club Omaha, Neb. The 2017 River City Hickory Championship is played in honor of Johnny Goodman and includes a Nebraska Hickory Hall of Fame Banquet. Last year’s inaugural inductees were Alexander Findlay, Johnny Goodman, and Randy Jensen. This year’s inductees are Dr. Gary Wiren and Sam Reynolds. This is a limited field event of from 20-24 […]
January 10, 2017
This page has been added to allow members and friends to share photos and memories of Mr. Lionel Freedman. Click here for a post about Lionel written by his daughter, Annetta, to the Edinburgh Evening News. Following are memories shared by Brian Schuman who forged a lasting friendship with Lionel at the World Hickory Open and through subsequent matches between […]
January 9, 2017
Lionel Freedman, Founder of the World Hickory Open, passed away earlier today, Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. He was 83. Mr. Freedman was born in Chiswick, London in 1934. He attended boarding school from 1940–51 and was in National Service from 1952-54. His basic training was in the Suffolks, where he was attached to the 17th Training Regiment of the Royal […]
January 2, 2017
By Jim Davis The Louisville Golf Club Co. of Louisville, Ky. has been purchased by Jeremy Wright, of Houston, Texas. Wright, a medical sales representative, has been negotiating for several months with the estate of Mike Just, the company’s former owner, who passed away in October 2016. The estate, represented by Just’s widow, Lynn, and others weighed offers from several […]
Membership renewals are now due for most of us and there have been a few changes with our new website that have made things easier to manage. For one thing, we can now manage our own passwords. As well, the website will notify us two weeks in advance of our membership expiration date. For those who fail to heed this dire cautionary note […]
December 30, 2016
Bill Engelson writes: Many of you may not have heard that Evan Mickle, the son of our hickory brother, Jay Mickle, died unexpectedly the day after Christmas. Evan leaves behind his wife, Christy, and two young children, Henry, 4 years old, and Holly who recently turned one. Many of you may not have known Evan, but he is linked to […]
December 20, 2016
It’s not every hickory win that gets a mention in an established regional golf magazine. So when Tom Tracy, 66, or Star, Idaho, got asked for a couple of words from Pacific Northwest Golfer magazine, he thought it was something special. “They rarely publish any news of hickory golf,” Tracy said, “so this was quite something.” Tracy, by the way, won […]
December 16, 2016
Elections for the 2017 Society of Hickory Golfers Board ended Thursday, Dec. 15, with Ed Ronco, Durel Billy, and Ben Hollerbach elected to three-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2017. Hugh Cameron, Michael Shiff, Bob Platt, and Scott McAllister also stood for office. We’re grateful to them for running and hope they will try again for the three new board posts […]
November 30, 2016
Mike Just Memorial Donation courtesy of Will Jacoby Will Jacoby, to honor Mike Just, is offering a raffle with 100 percent of proceeds donated to a charity designated by Lynn Just, Mike’s widow. Click on the link below for greater details of the raffle. Raffle items include a set of the last set of irons that Mike created and played; […]
November 29, 2016
We just love it when city fathers agree that a historic old golf track must be preserved. Such enlightened thinking is rare these days among city fathers. Thus, when the mindful custodians of what is good and right in Winter Park, Fla. decided that their little municipal course must be saved and renovated, well, the cause of mashie and niblick […]
November 19, 2016
May 7 Golf Courses Everywhere Every city, Everywhere North America and abroad National Hickory Day is the second annual event for a yearly homage to hickory golf, designed for the first Sunday in May. The promotion was proposed by SoHG member Durel Billy, who is chairman of the APNational Golf Club in Seattle, Wash. Hickory golfers, regional hickory golf groups, the Golf […]
November 18, 2016
May 12-13 Whistling Straits and Irish Course Kohler, Wisc. Agenda for the Kohler Challenge: Your entry fee includes your greens fee for both Friday on the Straits course and Saturday on the Irish course and your corresponding caddie fee for the Straits course on Friday (caddie is mandatory) and awards. What it does not include is your tip on Friday for the caddie (course […]
November 17, 2016
May 20 Golf Club Svratka Svratka, Czech Republic Built in 1932, Svratka Golf Club is celebrating the 85th anniversary of the club and 70th anniversary of the course. Start: 10: a.m. from hole No. 1 or shotgun – depending on the number of players Form of Play: The Championship will be decided by brutto – stroke play – over 18 holes according to the lowest score. In case […]
November 7, 2016
Beautiful weather was the inducement to great play at the 13th annual Mid Pines Hickory Open in Southern Pines, N.C. Though late in 2016, the event is the season opener for the 2016-17 Championship Series of the Society of Hickory Golfers. Some 89 hickory golfers competed on the wonderful Donald Ross-designed Mid Pines course, a favorite of many of the participants. The competitors […]
October 29, 2016
The Spring 2018 will be the last version of the stand-alone Wee Nip. News was just released that the magazine will fold into a new publication called The Golf. That will launch in September 2018. SoHG members will continue to have access to two magazines a year. Beginning with September 2018, our hickory golf news will be carried within The […]
SoHG HousekeepingThe 2017 Autumn Wee Nip has been posted. Check it out online. Click here to purchase a subscription.
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.
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