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2018 Onion Creek Hickory Classic

March 22-24, 2018 Onion Creek GC Austin, Texas This great early season hickory event in Austin is a must-play. Pete League and crew host a complete hickory outing with all the trimmings. And the Lone Star Model A Ford Club promises to back in full force, lending their unique style and glamour to the plus-fours and hickory clubs. The Onion […]





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. […]


2017 Canadian Open Hickory Championship

Aug. 9-11 Legends Golf and CC Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada It’s a classic and one of the best hickory tournaments going. Hosts Ron Lyon and Eddie Chan pull out all the stops to ensure that all players are welcomed and have a great time. Plus, there’s that fantastic golf car museum. Each year the hosts honor Canadian golf greats, the […]

2017 Foxburg Hickory Championship

Aug. 11-12 Foxburg Country Club Foxburg, Pa. From tournament host Tom Johnson: Greetings everyone, Everything is coming together for the 2017 Foxburg Hickory Championship. 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 treasures of our pastime. Entries have begun […]

2017 Wawashkamo National Hickory Stick Classic

Aug. 11-12 Wawashkamo Golf Club Mackinac Island, Mich. This annual event is played on the stunningly beautiful Mackinaw Island of Michigan. It includes a Friday shootout with the first 24 players to register, followed by a barbecue cookout. Saturday brings the 18-hole, four-person scramble that comprises the Hickory Stick Classic. Saturday evening should be special with the addition of “A […]

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 […]

2017 Catskill Hickory Golf Outing

Aug. 19, 2017 Catskill Golf Club Catskill, N.Y. This is the 11th annual outing for the Catskill Hickory Golf event. For details, e-mail Wayne Marquoit at or call him at 518-943-5144.

2017 Michiana Hickory Open

Michiana Hickory Open Aug. 26, 2017 Warren Golf Course South Bend, Ind. The Warren golf course has been selected to host the 2019 U.S. Senior Open, a major USGA event. Although last year’s Michiana Hickory Open was rained out, we are hoping to have our best field ever this August. The golf round will begin at 1 p.m. EST. In […]


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 […]

2017 North Texas Hickory Open

Sept. 28-30, 2017 The Old Course at Firewheel Garland, Texas  TEXAS HICKORY GOLF will host this inaugural event in the classic style of the hickory game. Golf will be played with hickory shafted clubs (hickory club rentals available), and the period dress of the hickory era is certainly encouraged. Visit tournament sponsor Knicker Dog at for knickers with socks […]

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 […]


2017 Wyandotte Hickory Open

Oct. 7, 2017 Wyandotte Shores GC Wyandotte, Mich. Come join in the fun of a morning of hickory golf and camaraderie. 9 a.m. Shotgun Start Cost: $50 a person – Includes 18 holes, cart, lunch and awards. Awards: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards for gross play and net play in the following divisions:  Open,  Senior (60+),  Statesmen (70+), and Ladies.  Closest […]

Lomison Family Announces a Unique Junior Hickory Event

Oct. 7, 2017 Wolf Creek Golf Course Reidsville, N.C. 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 […]

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 Indiana Hickory Open

Oct. 20-22, 2017 Eagle Valley Golf Course Evansville, Ind. The Southern Indiana Hickory Golfers invite you to the Indiana Hickory Open for three days of Southern Indiana hospitality and fun at the Eagle Valley Golf Course: Friday, Oct. 20 11 a.m. – Registration at the clubhouse Noon – Practice Round—Shamble with teams made up Friday 6 p.m. – Dinner provided at […]


2017 Mid Pines Hickory Open

Nov. 10-12 Mid Pines Resort Southern Pines, N.C. 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 […]

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 […]