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
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
Deal Hudson, a hickory golf mainstay and self-described “golf curmudgeon,” just posted a nice article about our game on the popular, almost always conservative political website Newsmax.com. Returning to Hickory Golf Out of Love for the Game is an interesting break from the usual Newsmax flow. Enjoy!
Tad Moore plays a nice part in a new video about hickory golf and the secret of hickory shafts. It was shot mostly in Arizona at a regional event put on by Ken Holtz. Breaking Par TV seems to have something to do with it as do the good folks from Cool Clubs, who realize that all the … More Tad Moore Featured In Terrific New Hickory Golf Video
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
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