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
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!
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
A publication called The Sun News just ran an excellent article about Mitch Laurance and his play at the Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship with a full set of vintage hickories. It seems like Mitch is the first of 48,841 different players in the event’s 34-year history to tee off with hickories! It’s a … More Mitch Laurance Plays Hickories at Myrtle Beach World Am Championship
Golfworld has just published an interesting article about the Hickory Grail tournament entitled “In Hickory Golf They Trust.” Nice piece, good photos. It certainly captures the mood of playing hickory in Scotland with all the usual quotes about the why we play with wooden clubs. For those of you who’ve never heard of the “Grail,” … More Golfworld Explores the Hickory Grail Tournament