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Excerpt From The American Golfer

     From the archives we travel to August 1913, 100 years ago, to the pages of Walter Travis’ American Golfer. The issue has interesting accounts of Francis Ouimet’s golfing prowess leading up to the U.S. Open at Brookline, a treatise by Henry Leach on up-and-coming young American amateurs, accounts of the French and British national championships and, of course, […]

Dustin Johnson Nails Hickory Drives of 285 Yards

An article under the “Forecaddie” column in the July 26th issue of Golfweek featured a report on Dustin Johnson and his prowess with a borrowed hickory driver. The club, made by Tad Moore, is owned by Sandy Lyle, 1985 Open Champ, who has a set of hickories made by Tad and often plays them for fun. DJ apparently had no […]

SoHGs Jim Davis on Hooked on Hickories Radio Show

Don’t worry, Davis won’t quit his day job. Here’s a link to the show: Hooked On Hickories with Society of Hickory Golfers Jim Davis

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 […]