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World Hickory Open Launches with Valentine Edging Matthew

  Catriona Matthew and Rick Valentine at Montrose Links, host of the World Hickory Open 2013. Photo courtesy of Catriona Matthew Competes Against Hickory Golf Champion to Launch World Hickory Open 2013 By Carnoustie Country    The British Open may be grabbing the headlines – but it’s not the only international golf tournament making the news. To launch the […]

Mike Just Is 2013 Mike Brown Award Honoree

  Mike Just, owner of the Louisville Golf Company, has been selected as the 2013 Mike Brown Award honoree. The award is named for the late Mike Brown, shown at right, who epitomized those values that hickory golfers hold dear: Respect for the traditions of hickory golf; Dedication to growing the game of hickory golf; and Passion for promoting lasting […]

Jeremy Moe Leads After Round 1 at USHO

Early leaders in the USHO include: Open Division: Jeremy Moe, 71; Craig Stroup, 75; and Richard Bullock, 76. Open Division Net: William Geisler, 66; Craig Stroup, 71; and Richard Bullock, 72. Senior Open: Michael Shiff, 78; Mike Henderson, 83; Dave Brown, 84. Senior Net: Michael Shiff, 70; Glen Rapoport, 70; Paul Dietz, 70. Super Senior: Rob Downie, 88; Hugh Menzies, […]

The History of Spalding Golf Clubs

Early history The company was founded in 1876, the year that Albert Spalding was pitcher and manager of the old Chicago team for which “Pop” Anson and Evangelist Billy Sunday played. It was Spalding’s Chicago team that first appeared in regulation baseball uniforms. It was Spalding’s company that standardized early baseballs and developed the modern baseball bat with the pronounced […]

Ben Wright Interview Kicks Off Hooked on Hickories Radio Show

Mitch Laurance of Myrtle Beach, S.C. launched a “Hooked on Hickories” radio show with guest Ben Wright. Mitch, who was also the first member profiled in the SoHG Member Profile series (see attached PDF), is a commentator for ESPN Championship Billiards, an actor, television host, and producer of On The Green Video Showcase from Myrtle Beach. Mitch hopes to produce […]

LPGAs Catriona Matthew Has a Date with Hickories

In a sign that more professional golfers are beginning to discover or, at least, acknowledge, the growing hickory golf movement, the 2009 Ladies British Open champion Catriona Matthew has scheduled a three-hole exhibition match with the 2012 World Hickory Open champion Rick Valentine. Matthew, pictured below with her 2009 Ladies Open trophy, is an accomplished player who began her LPGA […]

The Walking Golfers Society

Rob Rigg loves to walk while golfing and thought that a blog might be a good idea to share experiences about the courses he enjoys. Well, that turned into a very fine website with interviews and articles, course reviews, and walkability ratings. Under its website, the WGS lists as its mission: The Walking Golfers Society is committed to walking when […]

NHC Title Decided in One-hole Playoff

By MacDuff In the end, only one of them could win. In the end, Andy Just of Jefferson, Ind., USA, would emerge as 2013 National Hickory Championship victor, beaming the while and deserving of the rich applause and resounding hurrahs that greeted him as he walked off the 19th green following a one-hole playoff victory over Bobby Sly (Kingston, Ont., […]

Shoprite Classic Visits Bay Course at Seaview

The Shoprite Classic of the LPGA Tour is playing on the Bay Course at Seaview Resort this weekend. It’s a great opportunity to see the young pros on the very course the U.S. Hickory Open will play July 15-17.   The Shoprite TV coverage is on the Golf Channel from noon to 2 on Friday, May 31, and from about […]

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