Schedule of Events
2023 The Alexander Findlay Hickory Open
Date: May 12, 2023
Location: Country Club of Greenfield, 244 Country Club Rd, Greenfield, MA 01301
Host: Hickory Golfers of Massachusetts
The Hickory Golfers of Massachusetts and the Country Club of Greenfield cordially invite you to participate in the fifth annual Alexander Findlay/Massachusetts Hickory Open Championship, to be held at the Country Club of Greenfield, the Gateway Course to Hickory Golf in New England.
Registration: Call Country Club of Greenfield, 413-773-7530 after April 1st. Pro Kevin or Assistant Pro Josh will take entry info and assign tee times starting at 10:30-11:30 a.m.
The Course: The tournament will be played on the historic hickory course built by Alexander Findlay in 1901 and completed by Ralph Martin Barton in 1913. Men’s Tees 5380 yards and Ladies’ Tees approximately 5,000 yards.
Please visit www.countryclubofgreenfield.net
Format: Men’s and Ladies’ Divisions, Stableford Scoring, Gross and Net….SoHG or USGA, Hcps required for Net Prizes. Please note: application for Order of Merit Points will be submitted to the SoHG.
Prizes: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, net and gross Stableford scoring winners – wall plaques.
Low gross and net scores share Alexander Findlay HO Championship Trophy.
Fee: $55 per person (due at arrival)…with or without cart. Meals not included but can be ordered off the extensive Terrazza Restaurant menu after play. Club Swap tables available and no fee. There will be an informal raffle…if attendees would like to bring a modest raffle prize donation, half of the money raised will be raffled and half will go to defray costs of event.
Contact Bill Wardwell, 413-522-9173, with any questions.
2023 Vermont Hickory Scotch Foursomes
Location: Copley Country Club, 441 Copley Country Club Rd, Morrisville, VT 05661
Host: Vermont Hickory Golf Association
See below for details on 2022 event -- 2023 details to come.
The 8th annual Vermont Hickory Scotch Foursome tournament is scheduled for Saturday, June 11, 2022, at the scenic 1935 Copley Golf Course in Morrisville, Vermont. Last year’s event had 18 players, nine two-person teams, and everyone had a spectacular time. The course was in overall perfect condition with all teams enjoying the foursome format.
This is a one-day, 18-hole tournament with a 2-person team, alternating shot format. Play will be conducted with all teams playing in the same flight without reference to handicaps. Tees appropriate to age or gender of players to be used accordingly. We have found that the great levelling factor is the alternate shot format. There will be three divisions playing the following tees: Open = Blue-Blue; Senior = White-Blue; Statesmen = Red-White; Womens = Red-Red.
The Overall championship to be decided by sudden death shootout following play, foursomes format, with the winning team playing against ties, or in the event of no ties the first-place team competing against the second-place team.
Click here for an event information letter.
Click here for event registration.
Let us know if you are planning to attend.
Thomas Wawrzeniak, VHGA treasurer
P.O. Box 32
Hyde Park, VT 05655
2023 Smith-Collett Classic at Shennecossett Golf Course
**Hosted by the Connecticut Hickory Golf Association**
Date: June 24
Location: Shennecossett Golf Course, 93 Plant St, Groton, CT 06340
Host: Connecticut Hickory Golf Association
The Connecticut Hickory Golf Association is excited to announce the third annual Smith-Collett Classic at Shennecossett Golf Course on Saturday, June 24th, 2023. Tee times will begin at 12:00PM, and the fee will be $40 per walking player, or $60 per riding player. Players must register here by Friday, June 9th, 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. New this year, open and senior divisions will play from the same tees measuring approximately 5,700 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
2023 Lake Sunapee C.C. Hickory Classic
Date: July 13
Location: Lake Sunapee Country Club, 289 Country Club Ln, New London, New Hampshire 03257
Host: David Webster/New Hampshire Hickory Golf Association
Schedule of Play: Tee times will begin at 10:00 a.m. with food beverage and awards following in the clubhouse bar restaurant.
Venue: Lake Sunapee CC is a private 1928 Donald Ross design in New London, NH. It is a great track. New London is a beautiful small college town about 90 minutes north of Boston and 35 minutes south of Dartmouth College / Hanover, NH and the VT border. Last July in the inaugural event we had 22 hickory players from 8 different US states play, which was very cool. LSCC must be worth it.
LSCC was also the summer home and club of The Squire Gene Sarazen in the last 30 ish years of his life. His memorabilia is around the clubhouse and grill. The club has some history and good hickory bones.
Contact: For more particulars or to express IOI indication of interest to play please email email@example.com or text / call cell 407-415-7270.
2023 Vermont Hickory Open
Date: August 12 and 13
Location: Brattleboro Country Club, Brattleboro, VT
Host: Vermont Hickory Golf Association
VENUE: Brattleboro Country Club, Brattleboro, VT
DATES: The VHO will be held on Saturday, August 12th & August 13th. Practice rounds are not included in the registration fee; those who wish to play a practice round may make arrangements directly with the pro shop At 802-257-7380.
SCHEDULE OF PLAY: Saturday Tee times will start at 10:00 am. Table space will available after play Saturday for club swap, trade, buy or sell. Play each day will begin with assigned tee times; awards will follow play on Sunday.
RULES OF PLAY: The Society of Hickory Golf rules will apply; See the Society of Hickory web site at https://www. hickorygolfers.com/hickory-golf-tournament-guidelines/. Play must be with hickory shafted golf clubs manufactured before 1935 or Society of Hickory Golf approved reproductions. There is no limit to the number of clubs allowed in your bag. Cell phones and / or distance measuring devices are not permitted during tournament play. Local rules will be made available before start of play.
RESERVATION NOTE: Summer in Vermont is incredibly popular, and for good reasons. We strongly suggest you make reservations quite early (late spring at the latest if possible), particularly for rooms.
REGISTRATION FEE: The registration fee is $150. The fee includes two rounds of play with cart. A space for a club swap will be made for after play on Saturday. Practice rounds are not included in this fee. Practice rounds may be scheduled directly through the clubhouse. Pro shop (802) 257-7380.
Brattleboro is located in the southeast corner of Vermont; Interstate 91 passes through Brattleboro. Amtrak’s Vermonter providing rail service service between St. Albans, VT and Washington, D.C. stops in Brattleboro once daily northbound and once daily southbound. Greyhound Bus provides service throughout the country to and from Brattleboro. Air travel is available via Bradley International Airport, BDL, (Windsor Locks, CT), Manchester, NH regional airport, and Boston’s Logan International Airport.
The Montague Classic
Location: Montague Golf Club, 48 Randolph Ave, Randolph, VT 05060
Host: Allen Johnson
2023 Maine Hickory Stick Tournament
Location: Cape Neddick Country Club, 650 Shore Rd, Cape Neddick, ME 03902
Host: Maine Hickory Golf Association
See below for details on 2022 event -- 2023 details to come.
Tee times starting at noon.
Join members of the Golf Heritage Society, the Society of Hickory Golfers and the Vermont Hickory Golf Association for the Maine Hickory Stick Open, that will feature an Open Division, a Senior Division (age 60-70) and a Statesman Division (age 71 and over).
The cost is $60 per player and includes range balls, and awards.
Cape Neddick was designed by Donald Ross and established in 1919 and is well suited to hickory golf.
A brief awards ceremony will follow play. A cash bar will be available for food and drinks.
Or contact Ryne Varney, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Forrest Dillon, email@example.com, for information.