South of England Hickory Golf is a small family run company whose aim is to give players of all standards the opportunity to play golf with the clubs used 100 years ago by the great players of the period.
Using Clubs similar to these, the trio of Harry Vardon (Jersey) , James Braid (Scotland) and JH Taylor (England) combined to win the Open Championship 16 times in the 21 tournaments held between 1894 and 1914; Vardon won six times with Braid and Taylor winning five times each. In 1930 Bobby Jones completed the Grand Slam of Golf, winning the British Amateur, the British Open, the US Amateur and the US Open using Hickory Golf Clubs, when most of his fellow competitors has changed to the new steel shafts.
The company is owned and operated by Tony Hunt, a member of The Wildernesse Golf Club in Seal near Sevenoaks and The British Golf Collectors Society, who became interested in playing Hickory Golf after finding a set of clubs for sale in a local auction some years ago. In 2013 Tony won the English Seniors Hickory Championship at Coxmoor GC, and the same year was a member of the winning Team at the World Hickory Open at Royal Montrose GC. In 2016 he won the Central England Championship. He has played four times for the British Golf Collectors Society European Team against the team from the USA at Baltusrol GC New Jersey, at Machrihanish GC in Scotland, Trinity Forest GC in Dallas and most recently at St. Andrews. His record in these matches is played eight, won six, lost two.
Following retirement, and having time to research some of the history of Hickory Golf he spent time working with Roger Morton, a professional restorer in the Midlands, and has lovingly cleaned, restored and re-gripped all of the clubs which are available for your Golf Day.
We hope that you will enjoy playing with these clubs as much as we have restoring them to their former glory.