Welcome to the Golf Historical Society of Canada – We play with them... We collect them... We learn about them.
We know wooden-shafted clubs. We play with them. We collect them. We learn about them.
We'd love to see you at one of our events. Come out and play with us. Or just chat and check out some of the relics of golf history on display (this is intended to refer to our equipment – but it may cover some of the members as well).
You can find accounts and pictures of some of our past events on this site.
If you'd like more information, or have suggestions or news for us, please contact us.
Members and friends of the society at our 25th anniversary celebration at Dundas Valley Golf and Curling Club, July 2013
Norm Moreau, one of the original founders of the society, teeing off at our 25th anniversary celebration at Dundas Valley Golf and Curling Club, July 2013
Members of the society and guests chatting and inspecting some of the vintage items at the society's annual trade show and auction at Glen Abbey in March 2014
Our next event will be the Hickory Hackers Scramble at Norfolk Golf and Country Club on Saturday May 28, 2016. Click here for details and entry form.
The events calendar has now been updated to include listings for non-GHSC hickory events in Canada and the USA of which we are aware.
Event dates and venues for the 2016 Ontario Hickory Tour are now posted in the events calendar.
Doug Marshall, President of the GHSC, has written a new article on George S. Lyon, a Canadian golfer who was the last Olympic Golf Champion, in 1904.
A preliminary schedule of events for 2016 can now be viewed in the Events Calendar. Details and forms are now available for the Norfolk Hackers' Scramble in May, the Borden Anniversary event in June, the Tyandaga Hackers' Scramble in July and the Innisbrook Hackers' Scramble in August, as well as the 2016 C.B.Macdonald Challenge & Eastern Canadian Hickory Championship. Three Ontario Hickory Tour events have been scheduled, in June and July at Niagara and in August at Merry Hill.
It is expected that one or two more events may be added during the year.
The GHSC Spring Trade Show & Auction took place on Sunday April 3rd, at the Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville. The event was well attended, despite the less than ideal weather. Click here for some pictures from the show.
The 2015 C.B.Mcdonald Challenge and Eastern Canadian Hickory Championship was played at Niagara-on-the-Lake Sept. 11-13. See results and pictures from this event.
The Conestoga hickory scramble took place on August 21st. See results and pictures from this event.
The Beaverdale hickory / "classic" scramble took place on July 30th. See results and pictures from this event.
The Couchiching 100th Anniversary event on July 18th was regrettably cancelled.
The second event of the Ontario Hickory Tour was played at Niagara-on-the-Lake on July 10th.
The Grenadier Island excursion scheduled for June 25th & 26th was regrettably cancelled.
The first event of the Ontario Hickory Tour was played at Niagara-on-the-Lake on June 12th.
We had our first playing event of 2015 in beautiful Spring weather at Innisbrook on May 28 (click for results and pictures).
We started our 2015 season with a successful trade show and auction on a sunny but cold day at Glen Abbey on April 19th.
A group of our members enjoyed a great trip to Grenadier Island in June 2014. Several articles about this are now available.
On an ideal Fall day, we played our last event for the 2014 season, a Hickory Hackers scramble at Dundee GC on September 26th (click for results and pictures).
The 2014 C. B. Macdonald Challenge and Eastern Canadian Hickory Championship was played at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Sept. 5-7 (click for results and pictures).