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2017 Onion Creek Hickory Classic

March 23-25, 2017 Onion Creek Club Austin, Texas A long-time favorite with hickory players from Texas to Canada, the Onion Creek Classic features 18 holes of match play on March 23 for the Swift Trophy. This is with teams from the U.S. vs. Canada, or East vs. West, depending on how many from the far north travel to the event. On […]

Mission Inn Centennial

March 30 El Campeon GC Howey in the Hills, Fla. WANNA GET AWAY? Mission Inn Resort and the Florida Hickory Golfers invite you to a centennial celebration of the resort’s famed El Campeon golf course at Howey in the Hills, Fla. Enjoy a day of golf as it was played in 1917 with hickory shafted clubs and then relax afterwards at the Gatsby […]


Spring Gathering in Illinois

April 7–8 Hillcrest Golf Center, Washington, Ill. Metamora Fields, Metamora, Ill. The 2017 Spring Gathering of the Honorable Company of Hickory Golfers  is scheduled for April 7-8 with casual play on Friday at Hillcrest Golf Center, Washington, Ill.; and the main event on Saturday at Metamora Fields, Metamora, Ill. This is a gutty golf event. For whomever can be in the area Friday, play will […]

Southern 4-Ball Hickory Championship

April 20-22 Highland Park Golf Course Birmingham, Ala. USA One of the earliest hickory golf events, the Southern Hickory Four Ball Championship is a must-play event on the hickory golf calendar. Hosted by Tad Moore on the Highland Park Golf Course in Birmingham, Ala., the event has enjoyed a full field for the past several years. It is one of […]


Golf in Isaberg, Sweden

May 7 Isaberg GK Isaberg, Sweden The Honourable Company of Isaberg Golfers welcomes all players to join them for a round of the Isaberg GK on May 7.  For information, contact Leif Einarsson at  0707-69 80 34.

All American Hickory Championship Returns for 2017

May 5-7 Arsenal Island Golf Course Arsenal Island, Rock Island County, Ill. Announcing the revival of the “All American” Hickory championship. After much discussion over the last few years, it was determined that gutty/hickory golf should return to the Arsenal Island Golf Course in Rock Island, Ill. Connor Lewis started this event to get more people involved in the history and […]

Homesteader Hickory Golf Tournament

May 6-7 Beatrice Country Club Beatrice, Neb.  The Homesteader is a fun, two-day stroke play hickory golf event played on a very challenging golf course. The original nine was built in 1917 and designed by Tom Bendelow. The new second nine keeps some of the same design as it winds south of the original nine. There are nice reasonably priced motels in […]

National Hickory Golf Day

May 7 Golf Courses Everywhere Every city, Everywhere North America and abroad National Hickory Day is the second annual event for a yearly homage to hickory golf, designed for the first Sunday in May. The promotion was proposed by SoHG member Durel Billy, who is chairman of the APNational Golf Club in Seattle, Wash. Hickory golfers, regional hickory golf groups, the Golf […]

Alexander Findlay Hickory Open

May 12 Country Club of Greenfield Greenfield, Mass. The Hickory Golfers of Massachusetts and the Country Club of Greenfield are hosting the second annual Alexander Findlay Hickory Open Championship. Host William Conant refers to the historic course as the “Gateway Course to Hickory Golf in New England.” It was built by Alexander Findlay in 1901 and completed by Ralph Martin Barton […]

Whistling Straits Beckons for Kohler Challenge

May 12-13 Whistling Straits and Irish Course Kohler, Wisc. Agenda for the Kohler Challenge: Your entry fee includes your greens fee for both Friday on the Straits course and Saturday on the Irish course and your corresponding caddie fee for the Straits course on Friday (caddie is mandatory) and awards. What it does not include is your tip on Friday for the caddie (course […]

2017 Czech Hickory Championship

May 20 Golf Club Svratka Svratka, Czech Republic Built in 1932, Svratka Golf Club is celebrating the 85th anniversary of the club and 70th anniversary of the course. Start: 10: a.m. from hole No. 1 or shotgun – depending on the number of players Form of Play: The Championship will be decided by brutto – stroke play – over 18 holes according to the lowest score. In case […]


Wyandotte Hickory Scramble

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 […]


White Mountain Hickory Classic

July 8 Mount Washington Course Breton Woods, N.H. 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 […]

The 2017 U.S. Hickory Open

July 10-12 Del Monte Golf Course Monterey, Calif. 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.

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. […]


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 is 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 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. Please mark your calendars for the 2017 Wisconsin Hickory Open […]

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 […]


Junior Hickory Fall Classic

Junior Hickory Fall Classic Oct. 7, 2017 Wolf Creek Golf Course Reidsville, N.C. Lomison Family announces a new Junior Hickory Classic Designed for the younger hickory players the Lomison family of Pffaftown, N.C. is starting up a hickory event designed for youngsters. Following is their invitation, plus a registration form. From Seth Lomison: My parents and I have decided to […]

2017 World Hickory Open Schedule

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 […]

Gamble Sands Hickory Open

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 Open

Nov. 10-12 Mid Pines Golf Course Southern Pines, N.C. USA Major Championship Series Season Opener for 2017-18 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 […]

GCS Annual Meeting and Trade Show

Nov. 12-14, 2017 Southern Pines, N.C. 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 […]