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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

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 […]


  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

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 Jim, however, might have used an outdated source for some of his listings.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

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 […]

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 […]

Florida CC Celebrates 90th with Hickory Outing

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.

Loss of a Loved One

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

To see the 2015 Autumn Wee Nip on 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.