The 2013 Championship Series
The 2012 Championship Series is in the books with Roger Andrews taking overall honors in the Open division and Max Hollon in the Senior division. The SoHG board is comtemplating a few changes for the 2013 lineup. Notably, the U.S. Hickory Open will be played on the Bay Course at the Seaview Golf Resort in Galloway, N.J., which is near Atlantic City. Keep an eye on this page for updates and additional tournament details. The CS is sponsored by Mountain Valley Spring Water, which is proud to associate its premium water with a “premium golf experience.”
Mountain Valley Hickory Open
Played on the Pinehurst No. 3 course in Pinehurst, N.C., the MVHO was the first in the 2013 Championship Series. Roger Andrews wrapped up the Open title with a two-stroke victory over Ben Hollerback and Tony Smarrelli. Andrews, of Jenks, Okla., won the 2012 Championship Series title this past November on the Mid Pines course in neighboring Southern Pines. Richard Grula took theis year's MVHO Open division net honors. Dave Brown was the low net Senior champ, followed by Jim Rohr. And in the Super Senior division, Bill Turville prevailed with Lang Willie Engelson taking low net honors.
Information on the 9th annual Mountain Valley Hickory Open in 2014 will be posted when available.
Mountain Valley Spring Water donates $100 for every participant to the First Tee of Arkansas.
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The Southern Hickory 4-Ball Championship
April 18-20, 2013
Roger Andrews and Joe Hollerbach are the champs of the 2013 Southern 4-Ball Championship. It was another full field at this "Deep South" hickory golf fixture. Reserve division winners were Beau Boyd and Chris Searcy with a 111, in a scorecard playoff with the team of Keith Cleveland and Bill Geisler.
For a wrap-up of the 2013 event, check the Tournament Results pages of this website.
Contacts: Email Tad Moore or Keith Cleveland.
The Southern 4-Ball Hickory Championship is sponsored by Belfor Property Restoration.
The Belvedere Hickory Open
June 20-22, 2013
The Belvedere Hickory Open was a new addition to the Championship Series for 2012. And what an addition! The setting was lovely Charlevoix in northern Michigan on 1925 course that was home to a young Tom Watson whose father was a member. Participants are treated to a practice round, two tournament rounds, daily range balls, tournament favors, lunch at the turn on both Friday and Saturday afternoons, and complimentary celebratory cocktails after each tournament round. A “Welcome Party” on Thursday evening is often hosted by a local Belvedere Club member. Entertainment and food at the Belvedere Clubhouse on Friday evening and memorable Saturday evening at the Belvedere “Casino.”
For a four-page information letter, registration form and payment information, click on the following link: 2013 Belvedere.pdf
For a wrap-up of the 2102 event, check the Tournament Results pages of this website.
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The U.S. Hickory Open
July 15-17, 2013
This major hickory event of the United States is part of the Championship Series sponsored by Mountain Valley Spring Water. It is sanctioned by the Society of Hickory Golfers and is scheduled to take place July 15-17 on the Bay Course of the Seaview Golf Resort in Galloway, N.J.
For a downloadable registration form, click the following link: 2013HickoryOpenApplication.pdf
To register through this website, click here. You must be a current SoHG member to use this page.
More information on the 2013 USHO can be found on the official Web site at www.ushickoryopen.org.
For the full results of the 2012 event from the Donald Ross Course at French Lick Resorts, click here.
For a wrap-up of the 2011 event, check the Tournament Results pages of this website.
Contacts: Hamp Munsey; or Dave Ellis.
Mid Pines Hickory Open
Nov. 8-10, 2013
The final event in the Series, the Mid Pines Hickory Open in Southern Pines, N.C. provided a lovely setting to close the season. More than 100 players from as far as Scotland turned out for the event. This is one of Donald Ross’ finest courses, perfect for hickory play. Neighboring course at Pine Needles hosts a foursomes competition on Friday of the event. There's practice rounds all day, Friday, at Mid Pines. Trade show on Saturday at Mid Pines. The golfing center of Pinehurst is nearby as is the Tufts Archives, a repository of Donald Ross history.
For a wrap-up of the 2012 event, check the Tournament Results pages of this website.
A registration brochure and other information for 2013 will be posted when available.
Contacts: Email Graham Gilmore or call him at 910-692-9362.