Press Room

The Games Will Soon Begin

Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by the promise of golf; Though we cower by hearth in northern climes, in the outposts of empire there are games afoot; fortunes to be made, and we fortunate viewers by courtesy of the media barons. Like the recently unearthed Richard, the time is full of promise and though we […]

Hickory Golf Introduced to Readers of

A little PR this way comes thanks to a recent article in Author Ron Montesano spoke to several people involved in modern hickory golf to gain an understanding of the sport and convey it to the largely mainstream golfer readers of the website, which is a partner with the Golf Digest company. Here’s a link to the story.  golfwrx-hickory […]

MVHO Sold Out Though Additional Spots May Open Up

2013 Mountain Valley Hickory OpenMarch 15-17Pinehurst Resort Course No. 3 Apparently the change in date (from October) has been good for the Mountain Valley Hickory Open as is the change in venue to Pinehurst. The event, as of Feb. 5, is sold out. However, requests for additional signups are being taken and placed on a waiting list. Tournament Director Breck […]

Two Florida Events Next Week

The irrepressible Brian Schuman has announced the playing of a Miami hickory golf event, the first in the area since 1935. Click on the attached link for a press release of the event. It will take place over three days beginning Jan. 23, just a couple days after the United States Professional Hickory Championship in Temple Terrace, Fla., organized by […]

Winter at Augusta

Images taken of Augusta National in February 2010 by SoHG member John Fischer III. Here’s a seasonal side of the famous course that is rarely seen.

Hickory Courses We Love to Play: Machrihanish

Back to Scotland for this month’s featured course. A classic links layout, Machrihanish is away down the Mull of Kintyre, three hours by car from Glasgow and just a few miles from Campbeltown. It’s beautiful country, mostly farmland. Getting there by car takes you north toward Inverary, then south along the A83 past lofty crags on one side and the […]

25th-Year Celebration for Golf Historical Society of Canada

This year as part of our 25th anniversary celebration, we have planned a weekend trip to Montreal and Quebec City to play two of Willie Park Jr.’s best North American courses. Willie Jr. either created or modified some 50-plus golf courses in Canada and the U.S. Also this year Willie Jr. is being honored with induction into the World Golf […]

Will These Irons Comply with SoHG Equipment Guidelines?

That question comes up often, and the answer is never as clear as we would like. Still, we need to try to ensure that everyone has an understanding of which clubs are allowed and which are not. During that transition time when the golf world was moving from wood shafted clubs to steel shafted clubs, club makers and club companies […]

A Chance Encounter

It was a quiet night in the club room. Rather a welcoming change from the usual ebullience that characterizes our younger and more enthusiastic bucks. They were off raining down ebulliency somewhere else, I suppose. Two tables held foursomes plying spades and hearts for points rather than approaching clubs and putters. Their occasional guffaws and lighthearted banter did nothing to […]