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    RIP Rick “Tuna” Williams

    We’re heartbroken to announce that our friend and colleague, Rick “Tuna” Williams passed away, unexpectedly, on Wednesday of this week. He was the recent net division winner of the Statesmen division at the Gearhart Golf Links Hickory Classic; a fitting high point to go out on, if we do say so ourselves. Tuna was beloved by all and a spirited advocate for the game. His closest friend, Steve “Dog” Franich, with whom he served in Vietnam, will dedicate this month’s event at Trophy Lake Golf and Casting Club in his memory. We will miss you, Tuna! Well played. #RIP             emailFacebookTwitterPinterestPrint

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    NWHP Featured on Golf Channel

    SoHG board member and NWHP co-founder, Robert Birman, was invited to talk about hickory golf on Golf Today, a flagship show of The Golf Channel, hosted by Damon Hack and Shane Bacon. The original air date was December 13, 2021. Images shown in the interview are from the Society’s 2021 U.S. Hickory Open at Gearhart Golf Links.  Interest in the game is growing and we’re always grateful to have international coverage for the appeal and lure of the game.   The full interview is available here.                     emailFacebookTwitterPinterestPrint

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    2021 U.S. Hickory Open featured
    on Fried Egg Podcast

    Garrett Morrison from The Fried Egg Podcast (click link, left, to listen) featured the 2021 U.S. Hickory Open in the latest edition of Fried Egg Stories, a feature-length episode with interviews with sundry members at Gearhart Golf Links and a brief, post-round, interview with the 2021 champion, Andrew Von Lossow.   Morrison, a resident of Oregon, spent the final day of the event walking the grounds, following the leaders, and checking in with event organizers to curate a compelling and audio-rich tour of what proved to be a magical day for the players, one and all.   The Fried Egg is where golf tragics unite to delve deeper into the game. In addition to the pods,…

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    Northwest Hickory Players Announces New Affiliates Program

    The Board of Northwest Hickory Players is proud to announce its new Affiliates™ program. [April 2021] This program exists to encourage the organization and coordination of hickory golf events throughout Washington, Oregon, and Idaho under the auspices of the SoHG-recognized regional hickory golf association for the Pacific Northwest, Northwest Hickory Players, established in 2014. As a multi-state association, Northwest Hickory Players has hosted events over a 900-mile region, from Spokane, Washington, to events in Northern California—notably its “C.O.W. Cup,” (California vs. Oregon and Washington match play event, in association with NorCal Hickory Golf) and the inaugural U.S. Hickory Open on the American West Coast, at Del Monte Golf Course in…

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    New Season-Long Goose Cup

    1st Round of Play for 16 match players First Round of Goose Cup Hickory Match Play  limited to 16 Cup contestants. Due to the health crisis, the opening event is canceled and players will be contacted to schedule their opening matches individually as conditions permit. Gilles will contact registered players with further instructions. $20 – Bracket $5 – KP’s Important Links: Rules and Event Details (click here) Real-Time Event Bracket and Player Information (click Here)         Hosted by Goose Guenette – Questions? e-mail Goose at guenette.gilles@gmail.com   Click on the image below to view a Presentation file from the host…(we increased the day-guest allowance to 16…)  …

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    Hickories Win Idaho Championship

    For possibly the first time in 80-plus years, at least in Idaho, a club championship has been won by a player wielding a full set of hickory-shafted sticks. Tom Tracy, 69, of Star, won the senior club championship at River Birch Golf Club August 17-18 playing his hickories. Tracy, winner of the 2016 U.S. Hickory Open (senior division), fired 74-78 on the 6028-yard par-73 layout to win by three. “I decided to play hickories just for fun and to try to drum up some interest among other players. To my knowledge, nobody else in Idaho (other than my wife Sue) has caught the bug, and it would be great to…

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    Niblick & Spoon: Read All About It

    Niblick & Spoon – How the name and sign came to be… By Mark Persinger After a round at Jackson Park in Seattle, I was having a beer with my playing partners, a couple of brothers who were 85 years young, and former caddies during the hickory era of golf. We reclined in the café, in the new couch and TV area which had been recently set up, complete with an electric fireplace. I explained to the brothers that our GM, Kathy Wake, had added this area to give the café a sort of Irish bar feel, the first step to rebrand the café into a proper 19th hole. “Every…

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    First Annual Seattle Antique
    Golf Show & Sale

    Saturday, October 27, 2018 FREE ADMISSION 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Jefferson Park Golf Course 4101 Beacon Avenue South Seattle, Washington CLUBS, TROPHIES, BALLS, BOOKS, ARTWORK, MAGAZINES, COLLECTIBLES, AND MORE! Display Tables: $45 (includes lunch) Additional Tables: $30 each Sellers register at: nwhickoryplayers.org SPONSORED BY: Golf Collectors’ Society Society of Hickory Golfers Northwest Hickory Players Choose Number of Tables One Table $45.00 USDTwo Tables $75.00 USDThree Tables $105.00 USD With the Seattle Antique Golf Show and Sale coming up on October 27th at Jefferson in Seattle, the Northwest Hickory Players is planning to offer a round of golf at West Seattle on Friday, the 26th. Jefferson has 9 holes that…

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    Honoring Jack Wilson September 17

    Our gathering for Jack will be held at the Oakbrook Golf Course Clubhouse on Sunday, September 17 at  10:30 a.m.  The morning time gives people time to get to Seattle for the Seahawks game if they have tickets and allows the rest of us plenty of time to get next to a television to watch, if interested. Click here for directions. Before and after the service, there will be a sale of golf clubs, bags and books.  Donna, Jack’s wife, thought that doing this would be a good thing, so we will be taking a lot of Jack’s collection to the clubhouse, putting it on display for sale. I have gone thru…

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    Old Tom Morris Commemorative Bumper Sticker

    Celebrate Old Tom with a commemorative hickory golf bumper sticker for your travel case, auto, boat or golf room.  Dubbed Scotland’s “King of Clubs,” Morris came up one Open short of owning the Champion’s Belt outright, only to see his son accomplish the feat in 1870.  $1 each plus S&H.  Size = 6” x 4”.  PayPal.                     emailFacebookTwitterPinterestPrint