Historians Forum, Dinners and Annual Hickory Day remain postponed

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With the uncertainty when restrictions will ease, the many clubs that host us year on year are understandably reluctant to book external events in and we fully understand the priority they have to their own members and club events.

The Society is most appreciative of their wonderful hospitality, and we look forward to a time when we can return to them and run our events.

The Walter Travis Hickory Tournament

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Maldon Golf Club Sunday 18th July 2021

Walter Travis

Born in Maldon – 10 January 1862

5th Annual Hickory Players Tournament

Maldon Golf Club

Sunday July 18th 2021

10:30am Registration
11am Hit-off
$10 entry
Scratch and Handicap

Simon Sheedy

Schenectady Putter
Trophy to Scratch Winner

Australasian 12 Hole Hickory Cup 2021 report

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Australasian 12 Hole Hickory Cup 2021

The fourth consecutive year of the ‘Cup’ was played in April.
Usually comprising three rounds of 12 holes, this year’s event was modified to a single round of 18 holes.
With Covid-19 restrictions looming and travel unlikely, to keep the event alive, a decision was made to run a “ Remote Cup “ by inviting International golfers to play their rounds at their own courses on day as close as possible to the same day as the Australian players.

There were teams and individual players representing Australia from Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales, and Queensland and they competed against Internationals from three US states and New Zealand.
Unfortunately, a strong entry of 13 Canadians had to withdraw due to the country’s own lockdown restrictions.

In the field of 86 players, there was increased interest from Professionals with total of 11 playing including 6 Australians.

The format was Stableford, as it was felt by using each player’s official world handicap it accommodated differences in the lengths and Par of the courses played in a manner stroke play could not.

For this year’s event, a section for Women was introduced with a team from Melbourne and Arizona USA competing and it is anticipated the numbers will grow in future events.

Around the remote locations as players got under way and results started to come in
several posts and photos appeared on Facebook pages, showing players enjoying their rounds and embracing the 2021 modified event.

The Americans performed well but it was Australia’s Professional Tim Sayers playing at Bankstown GC Sydney winning the scratch event for the fourth year in a row.
In the team events the USA were convincing winners.

Locally here in Victoria the host club was The Valley on the Mornington
Peninsula and on a superb Autumn afternoon 27 players enjoyed their 18 holes.

At the after golf function, players enjoyed a splendid dinner as results and presentations were made.

To close the day, the playing group gave thanks and a round of applause to The Valley Golf Club and its staff and particularly to acknowledge organisers, members Peter Stickley and Brenda Rogers, whose hard work ensured this innovative way to run the 2021 event was successful and contributed to the growing interest in hickory golf.

Peter Stickley


1st Tim Sayers 36pts Australia
2nd Jim von Lossow 34pts USA
3rd Corey Cruikshank 30pts Australia
4th Lee Hunt 29 Australia

Hickory Cup (Scratch)

Winner Tim Sayers 36pts Australia
Runner up Jim von Lossow 34 pts USA

Teams Events

Winners Men: 94 points
Jim von Lossow USA
Andrew von Lossow USA
Paul Murphy USA
Tom Carstens USA

Runners up Men: 90 points
Tyler Barron USA
Mark Taylor USA
Ryan Camp USA
Ron Sebold USA

Winners Women: 58 points
Rylee Stovall USA
Playa Schultz USA
Abbey Shutte USA
Raylee Bowers USA

Runners Up : 49 points
Brenda Rogers Australia
Kim Hastie Australia
Shelley Turek Australia

Australasian 12 Hole Hickory Cup

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Australasian 12 Hole Hickory Cup

Temporary Format 2021

In order to assure where possible the continuation of the Cup during 2021 and to avoid cancellation of travel arrangements, the Cup will be played in Melbourne with games also played in remote locations both Nationally and Internationally.



Melbourne 30th April 2021 (12 Noon)

The Valley Golf, Sport and Leisure

10b Country Club Drive, Safety Beach 3936

International and remote Australian locations April 16-29 to suit

Results must be registered by 12 noon Est 30th April

Scoring – Stableford utilizing the British Golf Collectors Society handicap coversion rules.

Replica clubs may be used and balls of your choice.

Competitors must have personal insurance and agree in no event to make claim for injury or losss from Organizer/s of the event.

Period dress encouraged – please send photos with results (not compulsory).

Each team is encouraged to include a Professional.


  • The CUP – best gross winner will receive a same size replica with name engraved.
  • • Gross Runner Up.
  • Men’s Team – best 2 net scores each hole.
  • Men’s Team Runner Up.
  • Women’s Team – best 2 net scores each hole.
  • Women’s Team Runner Up.
  • Professional Purse minimum 4 places depending on the size of the field.

Click here to download the application form.

Annual Hickory Day at Metropolitan Golf Club

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As golf returns and clubs welcome members and visitors back, our hickory enthusiasts were the first to the hit the fairways and enjoy some competition.

Metropolitan Golf Club hosted this 9-hole event and glorious spring weather was enjoyed, as players competed for the Frank Shepherd and Burtta Cheney trophies.

The winner of Frank Shepherd trophy for men was Grant McKay and Kim Hastie on her home course won the women’s Burtta Cheney trophy.

Players enjoyed some delicious snacks and Metropolitan hospitality at the after-golf presentations.

In keeping with tradition President Graeme Ryan came to talk to the group and present the winners with their trophies.

After months of lockdown, it was wonderful to be back enjoying the company of fellow members again.

The Golf Society thanks Metropolitan for a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.

Honorary Secretary Kim Hastie
November 2020

Winners Grant and Kim with President G Ryan

John Trevorrow, Guenter-Oechsle, Max Findlay at Metro GC

Hickory Heroes Christmas Break up day at Woodlands Golf Club

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A good group of regular hickory players and guests participated in the final event for the year at the regular Christmas break up venue Woodlands Golf Club.

With the course in great condition and fine weather, the hickory enthusiasts enjoyed their 9 holes followed by a BBQ dinner.

Garry Bos and Paul Burgess announced the ever consistent Peter Stickley as the winner of the day.

All agreed it was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon to close out the year and we look forward to many more events in 2021.

The Golf Society and hickory coordinator Max Findlay thank Woodlands Golf Club for their hospitality.

Winner Peter Stickley with Garry Bos and Paul Burgess

Rod, Paul & Jamie

2017 Annual Hickory Day

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16 Oct 2017 – Kingston Heath Golf Club

The Society’s Annual Hickory day was held at Kingston Heath Golf Club October 16 playing for the Frank Shepherd and Burtta Cheney Trophies.

A warm spring afternoon saw 20 players, with many wearing clothes of the era, go out with their hickories for our 9 hole event.

With great weather,the Heath in beautiful condition and quick greens, it was a perfect day for playing hickories.

A most enjoyable day closed with refreshments and snacks as Secretary Kim Hastie and President Graeme Ryan made the presentations.

The Golf Society appreciates and thanked the club for their ongoing support and hospitality with this event

Men’s Winner – David Worley
Women’s Winner – Kim Hastie
Longest Drive – Luke Eipper
Nearest the Pin – Rod Hiscox
Guest winners – Terry Thornton and Ros Nicol

Grant McKay, Neil Walker, Cliff George, Matthew Mollica and Terry Thornton

David Kelso with Andrew Thomson and guests Max Yasuda and Shinji Saga

Frank Shepherd winner David Worley with Graeme Ryan

Burtta Cheney winner Kim Hastie