Sandy Lyle Takes His 2nd World Hickory Title

The 2016 World Hickory Open was recently held in Panmure Links Golf Course in Carnoustie, Scotland. FHG members Mike Stevens, Bill Geisler and Steve Haigler attended. To absolutely nobody’s surprise (except maybe the excellent Cliff Martin from California), the event was won Sandy Lyle, who actually dressed the part this time (as opposed to the casual modern wear in … More Sandy Lyle Takes His 2nd World Hickory Title

Sara Bay Country Club, Sarasota – May 1st National Hickory Day

Florida Hickory Golfers Results Just a perfect day for golf at Sara Bay Country Club, a Donald Ross design that’s one of Florida’s hidden gems. The greens as usual proved most difficult and challenging as three putts mounted for each foursome. Guest Matt Dodds from The Vermont Hickory Association commented that he judges Ross courses … More Sara Bay Country Club, Sarasota – May 1st National Hickory Day

The Pros Come Out To Hit Hickories At PGA Show

The SOHG site just published an excellent overview of Demo Day at the 2016 PGA Show, where several hickory golfers hosted where participants could hickory clubs provided by Tad Moore and Louisville Golf.  It’s estimated more than 250 people participated and they hit more than 1,000 golf balls during the demo!   Golf pros Mark … More The Pros Come Out To Hit Hickories At PGA Show

2015 Mid Pines Hickory Open Awesome As Always

The always awesome Mid Pines Hickory Open happened last weekend.  The weather was erratic, to say the least (when it was supposed to be sunny, it rained, when it was supposed to rain, it was sunny).  Oh well.   We still got in 36 holes, plus a practice round.  And the course is incredible.  The picture above … More 2015 Mid Pines Hickory Open Awesome As Always

I Came This Close To Winning A New Car – The Inaugural Fall Hickory Classic

It was a downhill par three, number six at Mimosa Hills, probably playing 160 yards or so.  The green was wet from rain, which had just started to slow down. I choked down on a mid-iron while my playing partners chatted up a pretty college girl monitoring the hole for the insurance company.  The swing went by without … More I Came This Close To Winning A New Car – The Inaugural Fall Hickory Classic

World Hickory Open Wraps Up in Scotland

The World Hickory Open has just wrapped up in Scotland.  Here’s some coverage from the Arbroath Herald and another story from The Courier.  It appears that US golfer Cliff Martin, from Los Angeles, was “winner of the World Hickory Open’s Amateur Scratch title and also became the first recipient of the Archie Baird Trophy for the top … More World Hickory Open Wraps Up in Scotland