Detroit Couple To Make Hickory Shaft Wedges

File this under niche market.  A Detroit couple involved in several businesses has decided to start producing hickory shaft wedges as “retirement gifts.”  I guess that’s shorthand for they won’t be very playable.  Oh well, still an cool idea and maybe they’ll stumble upon something worth swinging. It seems like they’re going to call the company Ayers … More Detroit Couple To Make Hickory Shaft Wedges

Tommy’s Honor Film to Spotlight Hickory Golf History

Hickory golf is going to be part of a new movie!   Tommy’s Honor explores the relationship between Old Tom and Young Tom and the story is detailed in a new article by Golf Digest. Lots of good info, particularly on the replica clubs built by St. Andrews Golf.  Worth a read and probably worth a trip … More Tommy’s Honor Film to Spotlight Hickory Golf History

Investment Group Makes $10M Bid To Takeover and Remake Musselburgh Links

Hickory golfers all over the world are familiar with the Musselburgh Links, a historic 9-hole track in Musselburgh, Scotland which holds the distinction of the being the world’s oldest golf course and the oldest on which play has been continuous.  According to a recent story in the East Lothian Courier, an investment group called Blue Thistle … More Investment Group Makes $10M Bid To Takeover and Remake Musselburgh Links

Two New September Events Worth Your Consideration

The Society of Hickory Golfers recently posted information about two new national events worth a flight northward this coming September. First,  the Society of Hickory Golfers has announced a North/South Challenge Match at The Hill Course (designed by Donald Ross) at the French Lick Resort in French Lick, Indiana. The event is being held in conjunction … More Two New September Events Worth Your Consideration

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