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C.B. Macdonald Challenge

Sept. 8-10 Niagara Golf Course Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada Please consider this your personal invitation to join the Golf Historical Society of Canada at the 15th annual C.B. Macdonald Tournament and the Eastern Canadian Hickory Championship Click here for Entry Form. The unique location and format of this tournament makes it a favorite for avid hickory players! Entry fee is $285 and includes Friday’s […]

10 Questions with Perry Somers

The Northwest Hickory Players’ Rob Birman is not just a hickory golfer, and a good one, but a fine writer as well. His book reviews have often appeared in the Wee Nip and they are a staple on the website of the Northwest Hickory Players. In December, Rob posted a story he created with top European golfer Perry Somers. Original from […]

2017 Gearhart Hickory Classic

June 23-25 Gearhart Golf Links Gearhart, Ore. The historic Gearhart Golf Links is the site for the 36-hole, two-day event. There will be four divisions for competition – Open Championship; Senior (60 and over), both with a gross and net; and a Woman’s and a Super-Senior (over 70). All divisions will play 18 holes medal play each day to determine a winner. Prizes will be awarded […]

River City Hickory Championship

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 […]

Memories of Lionel Freedman

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 […]

Gutty Golf Spectacular

March 11-12 The Links at Summerly Lake Elsinore, Calif. The Pacific Coast Hickory Golfers are pleased to announce their second annual Gutty Golf Spectacular, the first all-gutty tournament west of the Mississippi. The Links at Summerly provide a near-perfect setting to test the old sticks and the auld game. The event will take you back in time, promise the event’s hosts. The […]

Lionel Freedman, World Hickory Open Founder, 1934-2017

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 […]

Louisville Golf Purchased by Texan Jeremy Wright

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 […]

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2017 Member Renewals… and Beyond

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 […]

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