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2017 Wyandotte Hickory Scramble Registration Now Open

June 4 Wyandotte Shores Golf Course Wyandotte, Mich. Come join in the fun of a day of hickory golf and camaraderie.  The annual Wyandotte Hickory Scramble is an 18-hole two-person scramble with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. The golf course address is 3625 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte, MI 48192. The event is hosted by the Wyandotte Hickory Organization and the Wyandotte Recreation Department. […]

Chambers Bay Hickory Open

June 3 Chambers Bay Golf Course University Place, Wash. The Chambers Bay Hickory Open is open to all players and presented by APNational Hickory Players. It is an 18-hole gross stroke play event with Open, Senior, Super Senior, Ladies, Junior, and Novice divisions. Yardage will be set between 4,000 and 5,510 yards. SoHG/USGA Rules of Golf (handicaps) will apply. McIntyre golf balls […]

National Hickory Championship

June 8-10 St Martins Course, Philadelphia Cricket Club Philadelphia, Pa. NHC host Pete Georgiady reports (as of March 12): “The terrible flooding in West Virginia last June created more issues than first estimated and the Greenbrier is behind on its restoration efforts.  Subsequently, Oakhurst is unavailable for the NHC this year. We were informed Feb. 23, leaving us precious little time to […]

Polish Hickory Championship

June 9-11 Modry Las Golf Club Choszczno, Poland The Polish Hickory Championship is scheduled for June 9-11 at the Gary Player-designed Modry Las Golf Club in Choszczno, Poland. Modry Las is a modern residential development alongside the golf course and lakes in a lovely West Pomeranian countryside. Included in the three days are a hickory golf academy, luncheons, dinners, practice round, gala […]

2017 Philadelphia Hickory Open

June 11 McCall Golf & CC Upper Darby, Pa. Host Ari Flaisher has arranged the 2017 Philadelphia Hickory Open to immediately follow the National Hickory Championship, June 8-10, at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. The host course, McCall Golf & CC, is an untouched William Flynn designed dating back to the early 1920s.  “Measuring 4,500 yards from the tips this is an 18-hole […]

Belvedere Hickory Open

June 15-17 Belvedere Golf Course Charlevoix, Mich. The Belvedere Golf Club is scheduled to host the 12th annual Belvedere Hickory Open, June 15-17, 2017. The Belvedere Club membership enjoys hosting the event and welcomes all participants and guests to Belvedere Golf Club and the lovely town of Charlevoix, Mich. The schedule includes a Thursday practice round and scramble event (golfing spouse […]

2017 Gearhart Hickory Classic

June 23-25 Gearhart Golf Links Gearhart, Ore. The historic Gearhart Golf Links is the site for the 36-hole, two-day event. There will be four divisions for competition – Open Championship; Senior (60 and over), both with a gross and net; and a Woman’s and a Super-Senior (over 70). All divisions will play 18 holes medal play each day to determine a winner. Prizes will be awarded […]


Inaugural White Mountain Hickory Classic Kicks Off July 8th, 2017

Dear Hickory Golf Enthusiasts, The New Hampshire Hickory Golf Association invites hickory golfers from New England and beyond to play in the inaugural White Mountain Hickory Classic. The event will take place on Saturday, July 8 at the Omni Mount Washington Resort in beautiful Bretton Woods, N.H. This historic course opened for play in 1915 and was designed by Donald Ross. Period […]

2017 U.S. Hickory Open Website Goes Live

The 2017 U.S. Hickory Open has a dedicated web page with links for schedule, registration, travel, rules, and other info. Click here to go directly to that page. This will be the first USHO in the western U.S. and the 10th playing of this premier event of the Society of Hickory Golfers. July 10-12 Del Monte Golf Course Monterey, Calif.  

Wisconsin Gutty Golf Challenge

July 20-22 Eagle Springs Golf Resort Eagle, Wisc.  Make your plans today and join us for the third annual Wisconsin Gutty Challenge. The date has been strategically planned for the following gutty golf tournaments: May, All American; June, National Hickory Championship; July, Wisconsin Gutty Challenge; August, Foxburg Championship; and September, CB Macdonald Challenge and Eastern Canadian Hickory Championship. Veteran hickory player, collector, […]

40th Heart of America

July 21-23 Bright-Grandview Golf Course Des Moines, Iowa The Heart of America Hickory championship is the oldest continuously held hickory tournament in the world. Originated in 1978 by GCS President and Iowa resident Warren “Ole” Olsen. The players in this long-standing tournament are a literal “who’s who” in the playing of modern hickory golf and traditions. The Grandview course is a 1902 Tom Bendelow […]

2017 Nebraska Hickory State Championship

July 29-30, 2017 The Prairie Club Valentine, Neb. The second annual Nebraska Hickory State Championship will be contested in Championship, Senior, and Ladies divisions. (Ladies TBD.) Entry fee is $395, which includes two rounds with cart, Saturday night dinner and Sunday awards luncheon. Lodging is available at the Prairie Club for discounted rates. You must make your room reservations separately. […]


Everything Coming Together for 2017 Foxburg Hickory Championship

From tournament host Tom Johnson: Greetings everyone, Everything is coming together for the 2017 Foxburg Hickory Championship, held August 11th and 12th and the Foxburg Country Club in Foxburg, PA.   2017 will be our ninth year. We our fortunate the Club and its members have permitted us to use this great course and amenities. It is perfect for pre-1900 golf, one of the […]

2017 Vermont Hickory Open

Aug. 12-13 Country Club of Barre Barre, Vt. We are excited to send details of the 10th annual Vermont Hickory Open, to be held at a new venue, the historic and scenic Country Club of Barre. Come join us for a fun weekend of hickory golf. The following link will get you all the information and entry form  Also, see […]

Pacific Northwest Hickory Championship

Aug. 19-20 Snoqualmie Falls GC, Fall City, Wash. and Mount Si GC, Snoqualmie, Wash. The Northwest Hickory Players invites you to its third annual Pacific Northwest Hickory Championship.  Both courses, located in the Snoqualmie Valley at the base of Mount Si along the Snoqualmie River, are well maintained year round and known for their beautiful landscaping and picturesque views. Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course (pictured above) is […]


Iowa Hickory Classic

Sept. 8-9 Hyperion Field Club Johnston, Iowa The Hickory Golf Association is scheduled to host the Iowa Hickory Classic at Hyperion Field Club, a private club established in 1900 and contracted with Tom Bendelow in 1910 to design the present day course. The schedule is currently being planned but event information and a registration form will be posted when available. Past years […]

The McNabb Cup

Sept. 8-10 White Lake GC Whitehall, Mich. The McNabb Cup has grown to legendary status on the Michigan Hickory Tour, albeit largely in the minds of its confused founders. Even so, they have scheduled a repeat of the Cup on Sept. 9, 2016 at the White Lake Golf Club. This year’s invitational letters will be sent in the spring. Not to […]

C.B. Macdonald Challenge

Sept. 8-10 Niagara Golf Course Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada Please consider this your personal invitation to join the Golf Historical Society of Canada at the 15th annual C.B. Macdonald Tournament and the Eastern Canadian Hickory Championship Click here for Entry Form. The unique location and format of this tournament makes it a favorite for avid hickory players! Entry fee is $285 and includes Friday’s […]

2017 North/South Challenge Match

Sept. 17-19 2017 North/South Challenge Match & Mike Just Memorial Tournament The Hill Course (designed by Donald Ross) French Lick Resort, French Lick, Ind. Sponsored by the Society of Hickory Golfers the North/South Challenge Match is planned as a Ryder Cup-style format with a maximum of 32-person teams from both North and South regional playing groups. The North/South Challenge Match […]

2017 Wisconsin Hickory Open

Sept. 21-23, 2017 Links Course, The Golf Courses of Lawsonia Green Lake, Wisc. To begin, everyone in Wisconsin would like to thank all of you who attended and participated in the 2016 U.S. Hickory Open.  The weather was perfect and the venue was in great condition. Congratulations to all the winners. Now we are happy to welcome hickory players from across the […]

Long Island SoHG Golf Special

Sept. 22-24 Southward Ho and St. Georges Golf Club Long Island, N.Y. The Society of Hickory Golfers has arranged a special outing for its members at Southward Ho and at St. Georges Golf Club on Long Island, N.Y. SoHG member Richard Schmidt has acted as liaison with the two clubs and will handle RSVPs and registration fees. The itinerary includes a […]

River City Hickory Championship

Sept. 24 Omaha Country Club Omaha, Neb. The 2017 River City Hickory Championship is played in honor of Johnny Goodman and includes a Nebraska Hickory Hall of Fame Banquet. Last year’s inaugural inductees were Alexander Findlay, Johnny Goodman, and Randy Jensen. This year’s inductees are Dr. Gary Wiren and Sam Reynolds. This is a limited field event of from 20-24 […]

German Hickory Championship

Sept. 30 Golfclub Feldafing Feldafing, Germany The poster below was designed by Dirk Rehder for the German Hickory Championship. Also on the poster are dates for the Polish and Austrian Hickory Championships. (Mr. Rehder’s website is The woman golfer on the poster is Ms. Nora Haag neé Benzinger, German Ladies Champion 1930. She is shown on the Feldafing Golf Course […]


Lomison Family Announces a Unique Junior Hickory Event

The Lomison family of Pffaftown, N.C. is starting up a hickory event designed for younger hickory players. Following is their invitation, plus a registration form. From Seth Lomison: My parents and I have decided to start a Junior Hickory event for boys and girls ages 9-15. We have recently confirmed a location and date.  We plan to have it at […]

2017 World Hickory Open Schedule Announced

Following is a preliminary schedule posted by Ewan Glen of St. Andrews Golf Co. Ewan is kindly taking up the herculean task of stepping in for our departed friend and World Hickory Open founder, Lionel Freedman. Through Deal Hudson of Virginia, Ewan asked that the following schedule be made available to as many interested hickory golfers as possible. All will […]

2017 Gamble Sands Hickory Open Registration Available

Oct. 7-8 Gamble Sands Golf Course Brewster, Wash. This is a true links golf course. The Gamble Sands Hickory Championship is a two-day, 36-hole outing with four divisions of play. The Sands course is a true links course set in the high desert of Washington with sandy soil, traditional fine fescue grasses, firm playing surfaces, wide fairways, and massive greens. […]


2017 Mid Pines Hickory Event Opens Championship Season This November

The first event in the scheduling of the major events on the Championship Series, the Mid Pines Hickory Open in Southern Pines, N.C. is one of the year’s most popular outings. Played on a classic Donald Ross gem, the tournament often hosts as many as 100 players, including international visitors. On the Friday before the event, neighboring course Pine Needles […]

2017 GCS Annual Meeting and Trade Show Set for Southern Pines This November

Each year, the Golf Collectors Society organizes its largest trade show to coincide with an annual meeting for its members. The 2017 GCS Annual Meeting & Trade Show is scheduled at the Pine Needles/Mid Pines Resort, directly on the heels of the Mid Pines Hickory Open. You might see some GCS fellows at the Saturday evening SoHG trade show, too. If you […]