Who are the Hickory Golfers?

By: July 6, 2010

I have just ordered via Amazon.com, Bernard Darwin's book: Bernard Darwin on Golf. To this point it would not be interesting, if it does not turn out that the  author of the book was member of the Society of Hickory Golfers. But what should we know about Hickory Golf? The name refers to the playing of golf with hickory shafted golf clubs. There are two main divisions of play, pre-1935 and pre-1900. The pre-1900 group (open & reserve divisions) play with the old Gutta-Percha golf ball, or its equivalent, and golf clubs are limited to those produced before that 1900 or authorized reproductions.

If you want to read more about this:

  • https://www.hickorygolfers.com
  • www.hickorygolf.com
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hickory_Golf

Source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/golf/5093361/Chinese-businessman-buys-7000-golf-clubs.html