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2017 World Hickory Open Schedule

Following is a preliminary schedule posted by Ewan Glen of St. Andrews Golf Co. Ewan is kindly taking up the herculean task of stepping in for our departed friend and World Hickory Open founder, Lionel Freedman. Through Deal Hudson of Virginia, Ewan asked that the following schedule be made available to as many interested hickory golfers as possible. All will […]

Spring Gathering in Illinois

April 7–8 Hillcrest Golf Center, Washington, Ill. Metamora Fields, Metamora, Ill. The 2017 Spring Gathering of the Honorable Company of Hickory Golfers  is scheduled for April 7-8 with casual play on Friday at Hillcrest Golf Center, Washington, Ill.; and the main event on Saturday at Metamora Fields, Metamora, Ill. This is a gutty golf event. For whomever can be in the area Friday, play will […]

Stovall Takes 2017 Arizona Desert Hickory Title Over Record Field

A record seventy-four hickory players from around the USA, Canada and including Johannesburg, South Africa came to Sun City West, Ariz. and the Pebblebrook Golf Course to compete in this year’s Arizona Desert Hickory Tournament. The tournament supported a field for Championship, Senior, New-To-Hickory, Super Senior and a Division of Lady Players. The weather offered perfect Arizona sunshine with temps […]

Ki Unlocks Winning Performance for U.S. Pro Hickory Championship

It was one for the history books. Doing her best imitation of Joyce Wethered, Orlando’s Ki Shui Liao used some inspired golf to secure the John Shippen Trophy at the 2017 United States Professional Hickory Golf Championship, held on February 20, in Temple Terrace, FL. An independent golf pro, Liao’s 75 was four shots clear of Tampa’s Jeff Leonard.  The […]

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 […]

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