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
Bill Geisler, president of the Society of Hickory Golfers and Florida Hickory Golfer mainstay, claimed the winner’s trophy in the 2017 National Hickory Championship (NHC). The Philadelphia Cricket Club’s St. Martins course was nicely suited to Bill’s game, which relied heavily on top-notch putting. Playing in the Open Division (no handicap counted), Geisler finished two rounds … More SoHG President Bill Geisler Notches 2017 NHC Victory
Alan Grieve, a delightful Australian fellow I had the pleasure of meeting at the 2011 US Hickory Open at French Lick, has become the first member of The Brisbane Golf Club since World War ll to win a monthly medal playing with a full set of hickory–shafted golf clubs. The story was published by Golf Australia and it … More 2011 USHO Open Winner Takes His Club Championship With Hickories
Anyone seeking to check out the national hickory golf scene should investigate and new and improved website for the Society of Hickory Golfers, which is one of the top hickory golf organizations in the world. Myself, along with Erik Johnson, Jim Davis and Bill Geisler have been furiously upgrading the site, adding all sorts of nice touches, … More Big Upgrades to Society of Hickory Golfers Website