The Inaugural Winter Park Hickory Classic is in the books and the winners are finding places for their trophies right now. It was a fabulous weekend for all, with a great kickoff party Friday Night, 18 holes of hickory golf on Saturday, another nine holes on Sunday and a final Awards Party Sunday afternoon. And … More The Inaugural Winter Park Hickory Classic Rocks the WP9!
Turned out to be a fantastic weekend at historic Mount Dora Golf Club as the Florida Hickory Golfers conducted their annual championship. Mike Stevens nosed out Bill Geisler by a single point to capture the Stevens Trophy as FHG’s Champion Golfer of the Year. In the Heritage competition it was no competition for Marci Likens … More Stevens & Likens Win Year-Long FHG Trophy Races
Due to the impending Hurricane Dorian, the FHG events planned for the Labor Day weekend have been cancelled. Better safe than sorry, huh? Take care
I know most of you have heard this news, but I wanted to post it here for anyone who hasn’t… Will Peterson, a top young player in the Florida Hickory Group who placed second at 2018 Mid Pines Hickory Open and traveled to Italy to compete in the 2018 Freedman Cup, is facing a massive … More Cancer Hits an FHG Player
Our hardy group of Florida Hickory Golfers ventured out to the rolling terrain of Sherman Hills. Amid a hot and breezy day Tom McCrary scored 32 points to take gross honors by one over Bill Geisler. In the quota differential Tom, Rich Grula and Paul McDermott tied at plus 6 proving that heat is no … More Sherman Hills Gets Some Hickory
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