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
GHSC events for 2015 were concluded with a Trade Show at Bayview CC on Sunday Sept. 27th and a pleasant, if somewhat chilly, day introducing the students of the Georgian College golf management program to the joys of hickory golf at Horseshoe Valley on Oct. 2nd.
So far the only event firmly scheduled for 2016 is the 2016 C.B.Macdonald Challenge & Eastern Canadian Hickory Championship. The committee will be working on programming events for 2016, and details will be posted on this site, as soon as available.
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).