I just found a website called Secrets In The Dirt, which appears to be a collection of golf videos and a social network run by PGA Pro Steve Elkington. As part of their vast library of clips, Elkington and a guy known as Sevam1 (aka Mike Maves), offer a pile of lessons regarding hickory golf techniques, particularly the golf theories of Henry Cotton and Harry Vardon. It’s not a joke at all. These are really interesting lessons, thoughts and tips, created using hickory clubs. Despite the traditional clothes, Elkington doesn’t seem like a hardcore hickory guy. Rather, he’s an excellent player trying to uncover and share some classic techniques. Good enough for me.
I’ve gathered up a bunch of these videos here, but if you’re interested, it’s worth your time to visit Secrets In the Dirt and look for more.