Lionel Freedman, World Hickory Open Founder & Director, 1934-2017

Lionel Freedman, founder and director of the World Hickory Open of Scotland, has passed away after a long illness.  Born in 1934, he was 83 years old.  Jim Davis wrote an excellent obit of Lionel for the SoHG website, which you can read here. A few months ago, the FHG site ran a small story about … More Lionel Freedman, World Hickory Open Founder & Director, 1934-2017

Euro Hickory Star Perry Somers Answers 10 Questions

Long time champion hickory golfer Perry Somers was kind enough to answer ten questions for Rob Birman of the Northwest Hickory Players.  Rob published the results here.  It is an interesting read. Perry is a true throwback to the days of gentlemen golf.  A nice guy and a great player. It’s a read that’s worth your … More Euro Hickory Star Perry Somers Answers 10 Questions

Mike Just of Louisville Golf, Plays Through (1949 – 2016)

Word is coming in from a variety of sources that Mike Just, president of Louisville Golf, has passed on after a long battle with cancer. Mike’s passion, advice and friendship was a major reason why our little hobby of hickory golf grew and took hold in the past decade. From the tremendous clubs he crafted at Louisville … More Mike Just of Louisville Golf, Plays Through (1949 – 2016)

Paul Runyan Chats About Bobby Jones During His Masters Years

Although much is known about Bobby Jones’ life and career leading up to his retirement in 1930, his experiences as a player in 11 Masters tournaments has largely remained a mystery. Rarely competing after he officially stepped down, Jones played in almost every Masters from 1934 to 1948, his best finish a tie for 13th … More Paul Runyan Chats About Bobby Jones During His Masters Years

Hickory Golf Lessons from PGA Pro Steve Elkington

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 … More Hickory Golf Lessons from PGA Pro Steve Elkington