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 […]

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 […]

Georgia’s Ross Courses – a Dogleg Right
February 10, 2016

The February e-newsletter of the SoHG featured an entry by Jim Clawson regarding the Donald Ross golf courses in Georgia. Ross was certainly busy in the great Peach State. Jim, however, might have used an outdated source for some of his listings. In the spirit of getting things right, SoHG member Ben Hollerbach, of Brookhaven, Ga., wrote to offer a […]

Bylaws Revision Member Review
February 1, 2016

Revisions to the Bylaws will be proposed from time to time as current Board members attempt to keep them current and applicable to the changing needs of the membership. The PDF, below, begins with a summary of the proposed revisions along with the complete Bylaws themselves. The proposed revisions, including one for fostering geographic diversity on the Board, are intended […]

Florida CC Celebrates 90th with Hickory Outing
January 27, 2016

With clubs supplied from Jay Harris of Pinehurst, N.C., the Sara Bay CC in Bradenton, Fla., put together an enjoyable day for members, guests. Click here for an article on the event posted to the Bradenton Herald website. Click here for a YouTube video of the same outing.

Hickories Have Day in Sun at PGA Show

The very busy hickory golf demo booth at the PGA Merchandise Show. “Where can I get some of these clubs?” It’s a typical question at the yearly PGA Merchandise Show. From Jan. 26-29, this year, golf is center stage at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. This is the big show for golf, one that professionals, merchandisers, and […]

Loss of a Loved One
December 25, 2015

Friends, These notes of ours are commonly posted to keep our  community abreast of hickory golf news. Sometimes, though, things happen that affect all of us in a way that reminds of us of how precious life is. Our good friend in Melville, N.Y., Brian Schuman, just lost his daughter, Jordan, in a car accident. A journalism graduate of the […]

Autumn Wee Nip Now Online
November 22, 2015

To see the 2015 Autumn Wee Nip on Issuu.com as an online magazine, click here. To read the 2015 Autumn Wee Nip as a PDF of vertical pages, click here. For those of you who have ordered a print copy, these should be in mail the week of Nov. 30.

GolfWorld Video of 2015 World Hickory Open
November 10, 2015

The World Hickory Open continues on its course to become the world’s finest hickory golf event. This video captures many of the reasons why and is one of the most balanced on the subject of hickory golf that this writer has seen in some time. Click here to watch the video on YouTube.

In Praise of Hickory Golf
November 9, 2015

Curt Sampson’s books are on most of our bookshelves. He has written about Ben Hogan, The Masters, the British Open, Palmer and Nicklaus, and much more. There are some 14 books to his credit. Sampson, who lives in Texas, also enjoys a round or two of hickory golf when opportunity permits, and opportunity recently knocked from the direction of the […]

Lionel Freedman Interviewed by Mitch Laurance
November 1, 2015

There’s no finer exponent of hickory golf on the airwaves than Mitch Laurance, radio host extraordinaire. Recently, Mitch interviewed Lionel Freedman, host and organizer of the the World Hickory Open, one of the planet’s finest modern hickory golf tournaments. Here’s an exceprt from Mitch Laurance’s introduction to the Lionel Freedman interview: In a return visit to “Golf Connections,” speaking from […]

SoHG Housekeeping

Lost club found by the staff in the Mid Pines dining room after Sunday luncheon. Yours? Send a description to Jim Davis to claim
Three SoHG Board positions come vacant with the new year. Five candidates have come forward for election. Check the news story for information. Voting will take place from Nov. 1-30. New board members will be announced Dec. 1.
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.
As always, please send your letters, comments, photos, and articles for Wee Nip contributions to Jim Davis.

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