Whitty Dipper for Poly Applications
June 13, 2016

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
June 10, 2016

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.

How’s Your Hickory Golf Knowledge?
June 7, 2016

by Brian Giboney June 7, 2016 Hickory golfer and parachutist Brian Giboney has posted a new article to insidegolfnewspaper.com. This one is a short quiz with 10 challenging questions about some points of the hickory game. Click the link below and have a go. http://www.insidegolfnewspaper.com/the-hickory-corner-time-to-check-your-knowledge/

Bubba at the NHC?
June 3, 2016

by SoHG June 3, 2016 Check out the link below to a Golfweek article about the inimitable Bubba Watson. A resident in the White Sulphur Springs area of W. Virginia, Watson has hinted to Pete Georgiady, organizer of the National Hickory Championship, that he might show up at the tournament one of these days. Could be 2016 is the year. […]

Ben Hollerbach Defends World Hickory Match Play Title
May 26, 2016

The field at the third World Hickory Match Play Championship at the Philadelphia Cricket Club, May 23-25, 2016 It is becoming a familiar rivalry that brings to mind Jones and Sarazen, or Jones and Hagen, or Jones and just about anybody else. But Jeremy Moe, 2014 WHMP champ and Ben Hollerbach, the 2015 champ, have met for the third time […]

Von Lossow Defends Pacific NW Title in Oregon
May 19, 2016

Northwest Hickory Players at the Pacific NW Hickory Championship Northwest Hickory Players Captain Jim von Lossow of Seattle successfully defended his title in the second annual Pacific Northwest Hickory Championship held at the historic Salem Golf Club (est. 1927) in Salem, Ore. and the OGA course in Woodburn, Ore. on May 14-15. Pre-tournament festivities began on Friday with a gutty […]

Polish Hickory Championship Moved to June
May 18, 2016

by SoHG May 18, 2016 Sofia Lelakowska, organizer for the Polish Hickory Championship, says the event was moved to June 17-19 because of heavy storms. The new event will be at the Modry Las Golf Club, designed by Gary Player. There’s also a classic car tour in the neighborhood at the same time!

National Hickory Golf Day a Busy One
May 3, 2016

by SoHG May 3, 2016 From Vermont to California, hickory golf players celebrated a day set aside to promote their favorite sport. This website is not ideally suited to quick reporting of the many things going on, but the SOHG Facebook page, managed my Matt Dodds, has plenty to report. Be sure to visit and take in some of the […]

Wear a Ribbon on National Hickory Golf Day
April 26, 2016

by SoHG April 26, 2016 As most of you know by now, SoHG President Dave Brown lost his dear wife, Nancy, over this past weekend. Kevin Cawley, a close friend of Dave’s, has said that his group of hickory players are to wear ribbons at their May 1 National Hickory Golf Day tournament in memory of Nancy. Kevin thought it […]

Tragedy Strikes SoHG Community Again as Accident Takes Life of Nancy Brown
April 25, 2016

Nancy Brown, wife of David Brown, current president of the Society of HIckory Golfers, passed away on Saturday, April 23, from injuries sustained from a possible fall at the couple’s Omaha, Neb. home.  The couple had been married for 40 years and have three grown children and three granddaughters. Below are images of Nancy that were shared on Facebook by […]

Article in NW Mag Highlights Hickory Golf
April 11, 2016

by SoHG April 11, 2016 Ron Bellamy, a reporter for the Register-Guard in Eugene, Ore., writes about hickory golf in this story with a dateline of April 12. Click here for the story.

Auld Golfer Website
April 8, 2016

Please allow your Wee Nip editor a mulligan. The Spring Wee Nip offers a photo of Chris McIntyre on page 2 and lists his website with the unfortunate omission of two letters. The correct website is    www.auldgolfer.com Apologies for any inconvenience caused. JD

Spring 2016 Wee Nip
April 7, 2016

The Spring 2016 Wee Nip is now available for SoHG members. Click here to view the magazine on Issuu.com Click here to view the magazine as a downloadable PDF.

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 […]

Macdonald Smith Extras for Spring Wee Nip
April 5, 2016

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.

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