HICKORY GOLF NEWS

Hickory Hike to Promote Kindness
April 6, 2016

    Dear Hickory Golf Friends,   May 1, 2016 has been designated ‘NATIONAL HICKORY GOLF DAY‘ here in the United States. To coincide with NATIONAL HICKORY DAY,  I’d like to introduce a new and meaningful way to show your appreciation and love for the game of hickory golf.   As some of you may know, my family suffered an immeasurable […]

Stymied! Supplemental Information to Spring Wee Nip
April 5, 2016

The following information is supplemental to the article on stymies by John Fischer III in the spring 2016 Wee Nip. Below are pages from a 1915 USGA Bulletin article written by Alex Smith. The article is abreviated and his thoughts on the stymie begin near the bottom of the first column on the first page of that PDF. The article […]

Taking Turf

This British Pathé Film video from an exhibition match in 1928 shows Walter Hagen’s swing in action from the tee, the fairway and even a bunker. (You may have to sit through an advertisement first!)  Click here to see the video.

Making Modern Gutta Percha Balls

Click on the linek below for a YouTube video produced by Dave Brown on the making of modern gutta balls. Gutties in 2016.

Macdonald Smith Extras for Spring Wee Nip

Additional features to supplement the Spring 2016 Wee Nip article on Macdonald Smith. Click here for Golf Journal July 1994 Death by Love at Prestwick. Click here to go to the YouTube video of Macdonald Smith.

Stymied! Supplemental Information to Spring Wee Nip

The following information is supplemental to the article on stymies by John Fischer III in the spring 2016 Wee Nip. Below are pages from a 1915 USGA Bulletin article written by Alex Smith. The article is abreviated and his thoughts on the stymie begin near the bottom of the first column on the first page of that PDF. The article […]

Taking Turf

This British Pathé Film video from an exhibition match in 1928 shows Walter Hagen’s swing in action from the tee, the fairway and even a bunker. (You may have to sit through an advertisement first!)  Click here to see the video.

Making Modern Gutta Percha Balls

Click on the linek below for a YouTube video produced by Dave Brown on the making of modern gutta balls. Gutties in 2016.

Macdonald Smith Extras for Spring Wee Nip

Additional features to supplement the Spring 2016 Wee Nip article on Macdonald Smith. Click here for Golf Journal July 1994 Death by Love at Prestwick. Click here to go to the YouTube video of Macdonald Smith.

Mrs. Foreman’s Pub Update
March 21, 2016

Following is an update from Mungo Park, descendant of the great Park family of Musselburgh golfers, on efforts to spare the historic Mrs. Foreman’s pub from developers in the old Scottish town: All, Just a brief note to say that we are still bashing away at East Lothian planners, and responding to the new drawings that have been submitted by […]

USA IHC Team Edges World on Day One of IHC
February 24, 2016

   Quick report of Day One at the International Hickory Cup at the Mission Inn Resort at Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.    Team USA led by Captain Rick Woeckener edged a top-flite World Hickory Select Team in opening round fourball matches on Tuesday, Feb. 22. The home team took a 5-3 on the El Campeon course at the Mission Inn Resort.   […]

Tad Moore on Golf Channel’s “Morning Drive”
February 22, 2016

It’s clear that Tad Moore loves what he does. His putter designs have won majors and his connections in the golf world include such as Ian Woosnam and Sandy Lyle, both Masters champions. We’ll keep this short, because you want to get right to the program. Tad was featured on the Golf Channel’s “Morning Drive” on Sunday, Feb. 21. He […]

Celebrate National Hickory Golf Day

Well, it’s about time that hickory golf had its own day in the sun. Right? The annual calendar is fairly well populated with special days set aside for all manner of interests from Star Wars (May 4) to Left Handers Day (Aug. 13) and many many more (Middle Child Day?!). Now comes one for the hickory community – May 1 […]

Mrs. Forman’s Pub – Reference Number
February 16, 2016

Quick note,  should you receive a reply email from the Enviroment Department in Musselburgh, asking for the application reference number, it is: The application reference is  No. 15/01035/P This number was inadvertently ommitted from the letter all of us sent out.   As well, a second application has been filed to build two houses in Mrs. Forman’s garden and a reduction […]

HELP SAVE MRS. FORMAN’S PUB!!
February 15, 2016

  It is one of the oldest and most historic of golf pubs in the world and it is threatened by a developer who wants to turn it into a private home. There is scant time to act. The following letter was sent by Mungo Park, descendant of the famous Park family of Musselburgh, to members of the British Golf […]

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