Several years ago, a bunch of hickory golfers visited Scotland for the World Hickory and played Montross Golf Link, described as the world’s fifth oldest golf links. Golf.com just ran an interesting story about the second hole of the course getting buried in sand due to a winter storm and the impact of coastal erosion. … More Winter Storm & Climate Change Combine To Bury Montrose Golf Links In Sand
Adventures in Golf, on youtube, highlights the wonders of hickory golf with host Erik Anders Lang playing the Belvedere Hickory Open. This is one of the best videos segments about hickory golf because if avoids the goofy schtick and Anders seems like he really enjoys the game. Plus, he breaks a shaft on a borrowed … More Adventures In Golf Visits The Belvedere Hickory Open
Something about tour pros playing in Scotland makes their marketing folks think “Hickory! How do we exploit that?” Actually, I shouldn’t be so glib. The Euro PGA always does interesting media and they put together the Hickory Challenge video (read those comments – many folks ask why can’t there be a hickory-only event?). Below are … More Scottish Open Yields Some Cool Hickory-Themed Media
The FHG has played 16 of the 52 courses on the Florida Historic Golf Trail so far and we notched another yesterday at Arcadia Municipal. It was a very fun course and a great example of how golf was played when it opened in 1923 – a little rough on the fairways, but a fun, … More FHG @ Arcadia Golf Club – April 2018
Casual observers strolling along Park Avenue may have felt like they passed through a temporal distortion last weekend . Men in plus fours, shirts and ties and ladies in long flowing skirts dotted the fairways of the 1914 Winter Park Golf Club. They might have stepped into 1914 for all they knew. The only thing … More FHGs Go Deep In Winter Park, Playing Mesh & Gutty Rounds!
The Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club opened in 1922 and held up well against some excellent modern-day hickory golfers at the recent 2018 US Pro Hickory Golf Championship. Ocala’s Dylan Malafronte (above left) carding an even par 72 to grab the John Shippen Cup a margin of 2 strokes clear of Mark Harman from … More Ocala’s Dylan Malafronte Wins 2018 US Pro Hickory Golf Championship, Jen Cully Snags Ladies Championship & Deal Hudson Wins Amateur Side
It is not a common event in modern golf and it is probably even more rare in hickory golf, but earlier today, your friend and mine, Bill Geisler, drop a hole-in-one at the Winter Park Golf Course. It was the 8th hole, 147 yards, with the pin positioned middle back. The green slopes hard right … More Bill Geisler Drop A Hole-In-One