Schedule of Events

2021 The Alexander Findlay Hickory Open

Date: May 14, 2021

Location: Country Club of Greenfield, 244 Country Club Rd, Greenfield, MA 01301

Host: Hickory Golfers of Massachusetts

Cost: $50


Location: May is a beautiful time of the year in Greenfield and there are many local tourist sites, including historic Old Deerfield and Shelburne Falls. There is also a very classic 9 hole Alexander Findlay course, just a few miles away, The Northfield Golf Course, in Northfield, MA. It is a must play with “hickories”.


Course: The historic Country Club of Greenfield was established in 1896, and moved to its present location in 1901. The first 9 holes were built by Alexander Findlay, who many consider to be the “Father of American Golf." More than 100 courses are attributed to Findlay in the Northeast Region. The second 9 holes were built in 1913 by Ralph Martin Barton, who worked with C.B McDonald and Seth Raynor.


Format: The Alexander Findlay Hickory Open Championship is a one day event with tee times starting at 10:30 AM, on “The Ole Course” of 5380 yds. All players play from the same tee’s and play for the AFHO Championship Trophy where names are engraved for low net and low gross winners. All players also play for beautifully engraved wood wall trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, low net and low gross, Stableford format standings. You can review last year’s results on the SoHG website.


Results: Tournament results will be sent to the SoHG along with an application to have tournament points added to the National Championship Point Series totals.


Contact Bill Conant (wbconant@comcast.net) or Bill Wardwell (wardywardwell@gmail.com).


2021 Vermont Hickory Scotch Foursomes

Date: June 8

Location: Copley Country Club, 441 Copley Country Club Rd, Morrisville, VT 05661

Host: Vermont Hickory Golf Association

Details TBD -- Contact Tom Wawrzeniak (twarsaw1@aol.com)


2021 Smith-Collett Classic at Shennecossett Golf Course

**Hosted by the Connecticut Hickory Golf Association**

Date: June 26

Location: Shennecossett Golf Course, 93 Plant St, Groton, CT 06340

Host: Connecticut Hickory Golf Association

The Connecticut Hickory Golf Association is happy to announce our first ever tournament, the inaugural Smith-Collett Classic at Shennecossett Golf Course on Saturday, June 26th, 2021. Tee times will begin at 1:00PM, and the fee will be $40 per walking player, or $60 per riding player. Players must register here by Friday, June 11th, and payment is due to the course on the day of the event.

The format is modified stableford, and we will recognize the top scorers in the open division for both gross and net (all golfers), senior division gross (golfers 60+), and women's division gross. The open division will play to about 6,100 yards. The senior and women's divisions will play to about 5,300 yards.

Shennecossett Golf Course is among the oldest courses in the state, with the original layout consisting of four holes constructed near the Ocean House and Edgcomb House hotels on Groton's eastern point in 1898. The course was expanded over the years to eventually become an eighteen-hole facility. Donald Ross completely redesigned the course in 1914, with further modifications in 1919. It is the state's only public Donald Ross track, and today it has been only minimally modified from Ross' original layout. Those modifications were the result of a 1997 land swap with Pfizer, which led to the redesign of five holes by Mark Mungeam. Mungeam's work blends well with the rest of Ross' 1919 design. Three of the newer holes overlook the Thames River, offering remarkable views of Long Island Sound and the occasional sighting of a submarine departing the New London Naval Base. The current superintendent, Eric Morrison, has helped return the course to its roots by improving drainage, reducing irrigation, restoring the course's many bunkers, and replacing trees with areas of longer native grasses. The result is a course that runs firm and breezy -- it should be an excellent test of hickory golf.

The tournament is named after two of Shennecossett's golfing greats -- Alex Smith and Glenna Collett Vare. Alex Smith was the 1906 and 1910 U.S. Open champion and the golf professional at Shennecossett for many years. Glenna Collett (later Vare) was one of his pupils, and perhaps the greatest female golfer of all time. "The Female Bobby Jones" was a long hitter (one of her drives was measured at 307 yards) and a frequent champion, winning four U.S. Women's Amateur championships between 1925 and 1930. She once won sixteen consecutive tournaments, and she won seven times at Shennecossett's Griswold Invitational. The Connecticut Hickory Golf Association's members are excited to honor the memory of these great golfers by bringing hickory golf back to Shennecossett.

Clubs must be antique hickory shafted clubs from 1935 or earlier, or modern replicas from the SoHG approved list of clubmakers. If you have questions about club guidelines please email us and we are happy to help you determine if your clubs are eligible. A limited number of rental sets are available for a fee of $15, payable by cash or check to Jacob or Christian on the day of the event. Period attire is not required but is highly encouraged! For more detailed equipment and clothing guidelines see the Society of Hickory Golfers' Tournament Guidelines Page. While food is not included, the Par Four Restaurant at the course will be open and available to players on the day of the event.

For any questions, or for travel and accommodation recommendations, please contact Jacob Orcutt at jacob@cthickorygolf.org.


2021 Lake Sunapee C.C. Hickory Classic

Date: July 8

Location: Lake Sunapee Country Club, 289 Country Club Ln, New London, New Hampshire 03257

Host: David Webster/New Hampshire Hickory Golf Association

From Event Organizer David Webster:

Lake Sunapee CC a private club in New London NH is an original 1928 Donald Ross, and was the summer home and club of The Squire Gene Sarazen in the later years of his life. It is a beautiful rolling hilly course always in pristine fast condition.

I grew up playing LSCC and have known the Pro Craig for 30 years; I’ve got 6 tee times set aside that I’m hoping to fill. If we go over I can hopefully add more.

At this juncture please send me your preliminary ‘indication of interest’ to email dzweb@earthlink.net. Name and Hickory handicap if you have one. Pricing for walkers / riders are still being worked out, but we’re going to keep them very reasonable.

Thanks for listening, looking forward to what should be a good day of Hickory golf at a very nice club.

Contact David Webster (dzweb@earthlink.net) for more information.

2021 White Mountain Hickory Open

Date: July 10

Location: Mount Washington Resort Golf Club, 210 Mount Washington Hotel Rd, Bretton Woods, NH 03575

Host: New Hampshire Hickory Golf Association

Details TBD -- Contact Jim Pucci (pucci23@gmail.com)


2021 Vermont Hickory Open

Date: August 14 & 15

Location: The Golf Club at Equinox, 3567 Main St, Manchester, VT 05255

Host: Vermont Hickory Golf Association

Details TBD -- Contact Peter Nowlan (pmnowlan1946@gmail.com)


2021 Gold Mashie Tournament

Date: TBD (tentatively mid-August)

Location: Wanumetonomy Golf and Country Club, 152 Brown's Ln, Middletown, RI 02842

Host: Ocean State Golf Society

Details TBD -- Questions can be answered at the.gold.mashie@gmail.com


The Montague Classic

Date: September 11

Location: Montague Golf Club, 48 Randolph Ave, Randolph, VT 05060

Host: Allen Johnson

Details TBD -- Contact Allen Johnson (acjbjj@comcast.net).


2021 Maine Hickory Stick Tournament

Date: September 25

Location: Cape Neddick Country Club, 650 Shore Rd, Cape Neddick, ME 03902

Host: Maine Hickory Golf Association

Join members of the Golf Heritage Society, the Society of Hickory Golfers and the Vermont Hickory Golf Association for the second Maine Hickory Stick Tournament, that will feature an Open Division, a Senior Division (age 60-70) and a Statesman Division (age 71 and over).

The cost is $60 (<2020 pricing, 2021 pricing TBD) per player (includes range balls, and awards). Designed by Donald Ross and established in 1919, the course is well suited to Hickory Stick play. A brief awards ceremony will follow play. A cash bar will be available for food and drinks.

More details TBD -- Contact tournament organizer Forrest Dillon (rforrestdillon@gmail.com), or the general manager at Cape Neddick, Paul Haseltine (hez@cnccgolf.com) for information.