HICKORY GOLF NEWS

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 […]

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.

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 […]

SoHG Housekeeping

The 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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