Hickory Golf Association

2019 Onion Creek Hickory Classic

March 21, 2019 - March 23, 2019
Onion Creek Golf Course - Austin, Texas

One of the all-time classics of the national hickory schedule, the Onion Creek Hickory Classic continues to improve each year, thanks to the attentive eye of its organizer Pete League. The event begins with the Swift Trophy Matches with teams from the USA and Canada on Thursday. The 36-hole Classic is played on Friday and Saturday. The tournament is a real treat with great fun and social events such as a fish fry, award dinner, and notable guest speakers. The event has an official charity, too – Mobile Loaves and Fishes of Austin, which works to provide shelter for homeless persons.

Everything you need to know, and how to register, is on the Onion Creek Hickory Classic website.

Deadline for entries is March 18, 2019. Deadline for special hotel tournament rate is March 10. (See the website listed above.)

Playing categories include:

Championship (open to all; gross and net)
Junior Division (18 and under. Managed by First Tee of Austin.  Contact Jennifer MacCurrach at jmaccurrach@firstteeaustin.org or 512-751-9351)
Senior Division (age 60-plus; gross and net)
Statesman Division (age 70-plus; gross and net)
Ladies (age 19-plus; gross and net)

There is also a four-person scramble division.

The Vardon Jacket
is presented the Open Division champion.

Max Hill – 512-740-7368 or max@hickorysticks.net  – has agreed to rent a set of hickory golf clubs at a rate of $40 for the entire tournament, a substantial discount from the regular daily rate of $40.

The Lone Star Model A Ford Club 
These nice people will again have a rally which will finish at Onion Creek Club on the final day of our tournament. Remember, it is historically significant that these are Model As.  They were made only from 1928 to 1932, just when hickories were beginning to give way to steel shafts.

Be sure to visit Onion Creek Hickory Classic website to find out all you need. There’s also a registration form on the site.