2017 USHO at Del Monte Golf Course in Monterey, Calif.
The U.S. Hickory Open (USHO) is the premier hickory golf tournament in the United States and the 10th U.S. Hickory Open is scheduled for July 10-12 on the historic Del Monte Golf Course in Monterey, CA. This marks the first time the USHO will be contested in the western U.S. and 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 part of what will make 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."
The 2016 USHO was held 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.)
Moe has recently accepted a new position with a golf club in Florida and his attendance in Monterey is in doubt. We hope he can make it to try for five in a row. Ben Hogan won four U.S. Opens and narrowly missed a fifth title. Although Moe may not be at Del Monte GC in July, you can be there! Use the links at the right for information and to register for the tournament.
If you are coming at the last minute, book quickly. The hotel reservation deadline is June 18.
If you have specific 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.
Organizers are planning to recommend, or even arrange, if possible, side trips and outings to various Monterey attractions for non-playing guests and spouses. Stay tuned for updates.
Make your plans now for Del Monte in July. History, hickory golf, and the world's number one hickory golf tournament are going to take center stage in Monterey.