Brisbane-based Hickory Golfers Queensland organizes and runs a variety of events throughout the year in Brisbane and South-East Queensland, covering everything from casual monthly 9 hole get togethers to formal championships for singles and pairs.
Hickory Golfers Queensland organizes monthly events which are held at various venues in Brisbane and south-east Queensland. Typically, these events are 9 hole stableford competitions held on the third Friday of the month (but not always).
The annual Norman von Nida Trophy is organized by Hickory Golfers Queensland and held at a different south-east Queensland golf club each year. This is single-day 18 hole stableford event recognizing the Queensland golfing legend's contribution to Queensland, Australian and world golf.
Born in 1914, Norman von Nida was involved with Royal Queensland and Nudgee Golf Clubs from their earliest days. He began caddying at the age of ten and by 1929 was winner of the annual RQGC Caddies Championship. As Queensland's number one bag-slinger, young Norman was entitled to caddy for Walter Hagen in an exhibition match against Joe Kirkwood held at RQGC later that year. These early experiences provided crucial encouragement for von Nida’s subsequent golfing career, during which he became one of the world’s best players and most respected coaches. Between 1935 and 1965, von Nida won forty-six tournaments and championships in Asia, Australia and the United Kingdom. He later became a Life Member of RQGC and remained thus until his passing in 2007 at the age of ninety-three.
Bobby Jones Trophy (Sunshine Coast Hickory Championships) — Annual (May)
The annual Sunshine Coast Hickory Championships are organized by Hickory Golfers Queensland and hosted by Cooroy Golf Club. This is a two-day 36 hole stroke-play event — player with the lowest gross score will be declared Champion with a net event run in conjunction.
Located 20 minutes from the heart of Noosa, this easy walking 18 hole golf course offers a challenging and enjoyable experience for golfers of all levels. Established in 1934, Cooroy Golf Club began as a six hole sand green course — for more details on the club's history, see:
The annual Royal Queensland Hickory Shaft Championships are organized and hosted by Royal Queensland Golf Club. This is a one-day 18 hole stableford event in which male and female RQGC members compete, respectively, for:
The Carnegie Clark Driver
The Carnegie Clark Putter
Non-RQGC members are ineligible to win either of the Carnegie Clark Trophies but can play in the concurrent HGQ event.
Carnegie Clark was an illustrious Carnoustie-born golfer, club-maker and golf course architect who designed Royal Queensland Golf Club's original 1920 layout.
The annual Australian Hickory Shaft Championships are organized by Australian Golf Heritage Society and hosted by a different golf club each year. This is an 18 hole stroke-play event with separate gross and net competitions for men and women.
This event is played either the day before or the day after the Australian Hickory Shaft Foursomes Championships, either at the same club or at another in the same city.
Australian Hickory Shaft Foursomes Championships (Annual)
The annual Australian Hickory Shaft Foursomes Championships are organized by Australian Golf Heritage Society and hosted by a different golf club each year. This is an 18 hole stroke-play event with separate gross and net competitions for men and women.
This event is played either the day before or the day after the Australian Hickory Shaft Championships, either at the same club or at another in the same city.