Del Monte Golf Course and Monterey, Calif. next stop for USHO
The USHO is the premier hickory golf tournament in the United States. The 2016 event was completed in September on the Lawsonia Links Course in Green Lake, Wisc. where Jeremy Moe, the professional at the Hardscrabble Country Club in Fort Smith, Ark., won to notch his fourth consecutive USHO title. (Click on USHO Results at right to see the story.)
Can Moe make it five in a row? Ben Hogan won four U.S. Opens and narrowly missed a fifth title. Moe has not yet said whether he plans to visit Del Monte GC in July, but you can. The 10th U.S. Hickory Open is scheduled for July 10-12 on the historic Del Monte course. Use the links at the right for information and to register for the tournament. Keep an eye for updates as we will be working with these links to keep them current over the next several weeks. (This post is dated Dec. 15, 2017.)
For direct questions, click on Contacts at right, and email the gentlemen listed there. The Travel link offers links to the host hotel as well as to information about Monterey in general.
This will be the 10th USHO and the first in the western U.S. The opportunity to visit this grand old course, and perhaps get in a round at some of Monterey's other notable courses (Pebble Beach comes to mind, if you have the means) is all part of what makes the 2017 USHO something special.
"I have played in a few hickory events at Del Monte and consider it receptive to hickory style play," says Erik Beer, a member of the 2017 USHO organizing committee. "The staff is very interested in hickory events, and the pro was pleased to have us there and genuinely interested in our events."
Organizers are also planning to recommend, or even arrange, if possible, side trips and outings to various Monterey attractions for non-playing guests and spouses. So, stay tuned for updates.
Make your plans now for Del Monte in July. History, hickory golf, and the world's No. 1 hickory golf tournament are going to take center stage in Monterey.