Golf Historical Society of Canada (GHSC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing fun and enjoyable historical golf experiences through playing, collecting, learning and sharing.
At GHSC, we promote and support …
PLAYING THE OLD GAME
We provide our members and guests with frequent opportunities to play casual fun historical golf, often on Canadian historical courses, using golf clubs that were in use circa 1850 to 1935. These clubs may be original antiques or replicas and have hickory or other forms of wood shafts. For us, “hickory golf” takes a player back to the game’s roots and we view this look-back as providing a positive and beneficial experience. We also encourage play with vintage “classic steel” clubs circa 1924 and later.
We assist Canadian private and public golf courses in celebrating their important anniversaries by helping them run fun hickory golf events for their members, using our loaner equipment and easy how-to-play instruction.
Whether antique clubs, memorabilia, or other golf collectibles, collecting these treasures is a fun hobby for many. We typically hold trade shows and “boot sales” throughout the year where our members have opportunities to buy, sell or trade collectibles.
LEARNING ABOUT GOLF HISTORY
Canadian golf history is full of interesting and colourful people and places, with great stories, and we enjoy informing people about them.
Historical golf, especially hickory golf, is now part of an international community and through our GHSC Hickory Ambassadors, we add our Canadian voice to that community.
We believe you’ll enjoy our new website, video and social media. And if you’re not already a GHSC member, we’d love for you to experience “the Old Game” as it was once played. We’ll even loan you some hickory clubs to try it out!
BTW, here’s a link to Jason Lusk’s recent article about playing hickory golf for the first time—albeit in the U.S. Hickory Open!