• Spotlight

    2022 Washington Classic Golf Invitational

    NWHP Disclaimer: Playing golf with post-1935 equipment may be damaging to your health. Ever wonder why top professionals like Tiger and Ricky practice with persimmon clubs? It sharpens their ball striking and it’s fun as hell. Have some classic clubs? Dust them off, Windex the grips and come out and play. Don’t have a set but want some? eBay is your destination – entire sets for under $100. Want to play and don’t have a set? Sign up and let us know – some of us have more than one set so we can share. Sign up today and get ready to have a blast. Room for 20 Players 5…

  • Events

    2022 Goose Cup: Register Now for Match Play

    Hosted by: Goose Guenette Tournament Director: Goose Guenette The Goose Cup is a 16 player individual match play tournament to be played over the 2022 NWHP season. All rounds will be played at a course mutually chosen by the players involved. The players will be arranged by SOHG handicap index and matches assigned to minimize strokes given. The intention is to encourage NWHP play between scheduled events and around scheduled events. USGA rules of golf in effect. Observe local rules in effect for play on the day of your match. Preferred lies are not allowed unless stipulated as a local rule on the day of play. Embedded ball rule in…

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    Swinging for the Roses – May 22

    The Northwest Hickory Players’ Portland Affiliates will host “Swinging for the Roses,” an 18-hole outing on Sunday, May 22, at the Rose City Golf Course in Portland. They have room for 24 players starting at 11 a.m.  Players can pay their fee at the clubhouse. FULL FIELD Built in 1923, the course is the second oldest municipal course in the city and state. Located in the center of northeast Portland neighborhoods, Rose City GC is a classic, tree-lined course that is both playable and challenging for players at all levels. Recent renovations have improved conditions and year-round playability at Rose City. Historically, the property has seen a progression of use…

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    Gearhart Hickory Classic: July 18-20

    The Historic Gearhart Golf Links, Gearhart, Oregon is the site for this 36-hole, two-day event presented by the Northwest Hickory Players.  There will be 4 divisions for competition–Open Championship, Senior (60 and over), Woman’s and Super-Senior (over 70), with gross and net awards in all divisions.   All divisions will play 18 holes medal play each day to determine a winner. There will be an informal trade show Tuesday before the round and a dinner will follow the Tuesday round as well.  An Award Ceremony will follow play on Wednesday.  Play is scheduled for 12:30pm on Tuesday and 8:30 am on Wednesday with tee times off #1 both days. EQUIPMENT GUIDELINES…

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    Vintage Hickory Classic May 1st

    Northwest Hickory Players are meeting at Meadow Park Golf Course in Tacoma to celebrate World Hickory Golf Day. This year’s event will be held on May 1, 2022 with tee times beginning at 10 a.m. Players will pay their green fees at the course–$40 walking, riding carts extra–and the entry fee for the event–payable to Rob Ahlschwede at the event–$20 to cover a small gift and prizes. SOLD OUT The event is playing for the John Ball trophy. John was an English pro that was one of the designers of the course that opened in 1915 and is now part of the Tacoma Park and Recreation Department. There will be…

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    March 20 – White Horse Golf Course

    Once considered among the most difficult golf courses in the Northwest, White Horse Golf Club is now enjoyed by all level of golfers from around the region. When purchased by the Suquamish Indian Tribe during 2010 there were three immediate goals for their newest acquisition. This list included: softening the course conditions, building a clubhouse, and expanding the food and beverage operations to include a catering and banquet facility. Local architect John Harbottle was brought in to make the golf course more enjoyable for all golfers. He removed almost half of the bunkers (created by original architecht, Pete Dye’s niece) and created more accessible approach shots for golfers into the…

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    McCormick Woods February 27th

    Built in 1986 by architect Jack Frei in accordance with the Audubon Society to optimize its serene location, McCormick Woods Golf Club in Port Orchard is one of Washington’s premier public golf experiences. The course features natural lakes hidden amongst towering firs and cedars. With five tee placements at each hole, players of every level can enjoy this championship public course. At McCormick Woods, your scenic golf experience becomes a tranquil escape. NWHP member, Paula Anderson, will host this social outing for up to 20 players. Walking rate is $39, payable at the clubhouse. No penalty for cancelation if the weather doesn’t cooperate. The first tee time will be at…

  • Features

    There was no joy in Skagit County: A History of their Links

    There was no joy in Skagit County in 1916. “Skagit County claims the best fishing in the state, its climate is unexcelled, the crops there grow almost overnight and tourists come in flocks to admire the scenery, yet the joy of residents still is incomplete – they have no golf links.” (Seattle Times 6-14-1916) With those words, Frank Hall, a local businessman dealing in sports equipment, joined with others to organize a golf club in Skagit County in the latter part of 1916. Twenty-five residents met on December 1, 1916 and formed a temporary organization called the Skagit County Country and Golf Club. They elected Wilbra Coleman, a prominent local…

  • Spotlight

    This has to be read to be believed

    The historic matches played by Allan Robertson and Tom Morris are well known to many.  Yet, somehow, rereading this contemporary account, stirs the soul in even the most hardened heart.  [I note, as well, that Sir David Baird, first captain of North Berwick Golf Club and featured player in “The Golfers” of Charles Lees, served as umpire for this event.] Dundee, Perth, and Cupar Advertiser Tuesday, August 21, 1849 GREAT GOLF MATCH A previous number of our Paper we gave a short account of this match. We now give it more fully from the Montrose Standard of Friday last, as follows: The return match between Allan Robertson and Tom Morris…