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2013 Championship Series Winners Announced

   Immediately following the Mid Pines Hickory Open, several members of your Board were at work in an adjacent meeting room to determine the overall Championship Series winners. They were hard put to do so in a timely manner, knowing as they did that the banquet was ongoing nearby. In addition, final CS results were held up until the Mid […]

Fine Golf Examines the Art of Hickory Golf

Fine Golf is a website that was created to promote the “running game,” that style of golf that approaches greens along the ground. It espouses a natural approach to greenkeeing, and a style of play that promotes creativity on courses that are not preeminently fair, rather that follow the natural lay of the land and mostly dry, bumpy and running. […]

Captains Selected for 2014 International Match

  Your Society has been planning an international match with an European team for nearly a year. The inaugural event is to take place in conjunction with the World Hickory Open in 2014. David Brown of Omaha, Neb. has been selected to Captain the North American team. David Kirkwood, current Captain of the British Golf Collectors Society, and five-time Captain […]

World Hickory Match Play Championship Set for June 2014

   Brian Schuman, that indefatigable hickory golf entrepreneur, has announced that the U.S. Hickory Players Club and the Metropolitan Hickory Society have combined forces to create a World Hickory Match Play Championship.   The inaugural event is scheduled for June 2014 at the Philadelphia Cricket Club, site of the 1907 and 1910 U.S. Open Championships. The field will be limited to […]

The Renaissance at Mid Pines

Around the nation, hickory golfers hone their skills for the fifth and final leg of the U.S. hickory championship to be held in November at the Mid Pines golf course. Anticipation would be high in any year but there is a new twist for 2013. The course amid the North Carolina sandhills so loved by hickory wielders has been re-done […]

Gullane Golf Club Course Review

West Links Road Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland, EH31 2BB 44 (0) 1620 842 255 www.gullanegolfclub.com/ From Golf Courses of the British Isles (1910), Bernard Darwin writes of Gullane “There is probably no other golfing centre that is quite so good as Gullane, in the East Lothian.” He added that the turf there is the “finest, smoothest and most delicate that […]

Swiss Pro Takes 2013 World Hickory Open Title

Paolo Quirici, winner of the World Hickory Open 2013.Photo courtesy of www.carnoustiecountry.com.    After three days of top-class hickory golf on two historic Carnoustie golf courses, the World Hickory Open 2013 was won by Swiss golf professional Paolo Quirici.   “What a highly enjoyable event,” said Quirici, who only took up hickory golf two years ago.  “It was like going back in […]

Scottish Adventure Players Victorious in Grand Hickory Match

   Lionel Freedman, far left, front row, stands next to Brian Schuman. Rick Woeckner holds the Cup won by the Team USA.    Team USA won the cup at the Grand Hickory Match, on Tuesday, Oct. 1, with a score of 16-12. The event was held following the World Hickory Open, Oct. 1-2, at Carnoustie, Scotland. Team USA member Rick […]

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