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
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)
Oh my gosh! The Society of Hickory Golfers — your international organization for all things hickory golf and related — has introduced a brand, spanking new website! It’s clean and modern and looks great on your iPhone. For those of you who’ve never visited before, the URL is hickorygolfers.com. Cruise around and see what’s new. As before, … More SOHG Unveils New Website!
UPDATE: Word from a player at the event says Bubby Watson never showed up at the National Hickory Championship, however, Lee Trevino did make an appearance at the Awards Lunch. Bubba Watson, yes that Bubba Watson, he of PGA fame, almost definitely plans to play the 2016 National Hickory Championship at Oakhurst Links June 9 – … More Bubba Watson To Go Gutty At Oakhurst
Will Peterson, FHG player who has long denied the possibility of ever wearing any kind of hickory golf clothing, was spotted at the World Hickory Match Play event in Philadelphia dressed…well, a little bit hickory golf-like. No word yet on how his scores suffered as a result.