The National Hickory Championship–NHC
The most challenging hickory golf event in the world
I am in receipt of an electric telegraphic dispatch, made possible by the recent cost plummet to 25 cents per word, from the India-Rubber, Gutta-Percha, and Telegraph Works Company, Limited. Expounded text follows.
The sixteenth National Hickory Championship shall be conducted
over the Philadelphia Cricket Club’s historic St.
Martins Course June 6, 7, and 8, 2013.
Club,” is the oldest country club in the United States, founded in 1854.
The St. Martins Course, laid out in 1897 by Willie Tucker, hosted the 1907 and 1910 US Open Championships as an 18-hole layout. Since then it has been reduced to nine holes, four of which remain virtually untouched from those Opens. The course has recently undergone a restoration to older conditions, perfect for hickory play, by architect Keith Foster. Further expoundification (pdf). Enroll now.
The National Hickory Championship was established in 1998 as a way to join golfers who enjoy playing with vintage equipment with Oakhurst Links, America’s oldest golf course. Oakhurst has been restored to its 1880s glory complete with replica 19th century clubs and gutta–percha, or guttie, balls. The 2013 NHC moves to Philadelphia, Pennslyvania.
This is the sixteenth year that golfers from across the United States and Canada have assembled to play in the premier two–day hickory golf event. The NHC is unlike any other hickory event; the golfer that masters 19th century equipment, rules, and course conditions is crowned as America’s National Hickory Champion.
Open to all, the NHC draws the most ardent and accomplished wood shaft golfers from across America and Canada. Competitive, yet fun, it is America’s hickory championship—the ultimate test of hickory golf.