The 2017 World Hickory Open – played in the lovely and breezy East Lothian section of — Scotland — has concluded. Scotland’s Fraser Mann took the title and a number of FHG players took part. Today’s Golfer has a solid story on the event, mentioning most of the notables and offering some excellent photos. For complete … More World Hickory Opens Wraps Up in Scotland
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
Tad Moore is releasing a few new clubs based on the famous (but kinda rare) aluminum Mills clubs. Below is an ad being run by the SoHG. I thought I’d reproduce it here so FHG members could get a peek at these beauties. Enjoy!
A nice cloud cover kept the temperature down but the golf was hot as three eagles were recorded and not the flying kind. Two by Will Peterson who won the day with a splendid 73 and one by new FHG golfer Duke Trombetti of Boca Raton. New comer David Webster from Orlando (or thereabouts) teamed … More Florida Hickory Golfers @ Pinecrest Golf Club, Avon Park (2017)
Golfworld has just published an interesting article about the Hickory Grail tournament entitled “In Hickory Golf They Trust.” Nice piece, good photos. It certainly captures the mood of playing hickory in Scotland with all the usual quotes about the why we play with wooden clubs. For those of you who’ve never heard of the “Grail,” … More Golfworld Explores the Hickory Grail Tournament
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