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2016 USHO at Lawsonia in Wisconsin

The U.S. Hickory Open is headed to Wisconsin in 2016, where it has been announced the competition will be held Sept. 15-17 at the Lawsonia Links, in Green Lake. The course was designed by the firm of William Langford and Theodore Moreau, who formed a golf course architecture partnership in 1918. The Lawsonia course opened in 1930. A web search […]

Spring 2015 Wee Nip and Last Days of Hickory Shaft

Click on the image to see a full-color online version of the Spring 2015 Wee Nip. Dear Members… The 2015 Spring Wee Nip has also been posted to This is an online publishing service that we are exploring. The page has several ways to view the issue. Explore them to see how to view in spreads or as single […]

Tiger and Hickories?

Recently, Sandy Lyle, the 1988 Masters champ, and the 1985 Open champion, took his Tad Moore hickories out for a round at Augusta. Turns out that Tiger Woods was interested in how that round went. Geoff Shackelford posted the brief story to his golf blog. It’s worth a read, and be sure to leave a comment about playing with hickories! […]

Wisconsin Hosts New Gutty Event

Earlier this year, Connor Lewis, who, for several years, has hosted the All American, a pre-1900 golf event, announced that a number of factors have led to the cancellation of this year’s tournament. While they wish Connor the best as he considers the future of the All American, the Wisconsin golfers, many of them keen gutty players, were loathe to […]

Recent Article on Hickory Golf Shows Interest in Sport

Thanks to Mike Stevens for bringing this article to our attention. Be sure to check it out. Click here for a Golfwrx article with Mike Stevens. Be sure to give this one a “like” and leave a positive comment. We had another link that Mike pointed out, but that link goes to a web page that lists several online magazines […]

SoHG Raises New Member Fee to $50

The SoHG Board recently voted to raise the new member fee to $50, effective July 1, 2015. It is the first raise in fees since the Society’s beginning in 2000. “The raise is long overdue and greatly needed as the Society tries to keep pace with costs of maintaining a website and running the organization,” says Hamp Munsey, president of […]

U.S. Hickory Open Registration Now Available

The 18th hole at Miami Valley Golf Club, home of the 2015 U.S. Hickory Open   The U.S. Hickory Open registration is up and running, says Ed Ronco, chair of the USHO committee. The registration is available by visiting the USHO tournament page on this website. Deadline for USHO registrations is June 27. “We’re pleased to have almost everything in […]

USHO Moves to Dayton Ohio for 2015

   The U.S. Hickory Open is moving to Dayton, Ohio, for 2015.   The premier hickory golf tournament in the United States will be held at the Miami Valley Golf Club, July 19-21. The SoHG Board approved the move at a recent meeting.    Miami Valley is a Donald Ross course that was completed in 1919. It has hosted such important […]

Lang Willie to Step Down as CHGA Captain

   Bill “Lang Willie” Engelson recently announced that he is stepping down as Captain of the Carolina Hickory Golf Association (CHGA). It is a role that he has held since the group’s founding in 2005.    Lang Willie recalled that five players met on a cool Friday in Pop’s Lounge at Mid Pines. “When the meeting was over an hour […]

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