Golf Historical Society of Canada


On this page, you may purchase/renew annual GHSC memberships and also annual hickory handicaps with GHSC/Golf Canada. All prices below are stated in CDN Dollars. 
First-time users also complete an online Registration Form. If you are unfamiliar with our Registration Process, you may wish to review our Membership – Instructions first.

GHSC Membership

Click on your preferred annual GHSC Membership type:

Single Membership (Canada/U.S. Residents) $40.00
Single Membership (International)$45.00
Family Membership$60.00
Junior Membership (age 18 or less at start of calendar year)$25.00

Hickory Handicap (GHSC/Golf Canada)

Click on your preferred annual Hickory Handicap type:

Hickory Handicap Only – through GHSC (price includes a $42.38 fee/HST passthrough to Golf Canada)

For non-members of Golf Canada that want to have an official Golf Canada hickory handicap.


Hickory Handicap Add-on – through GHSC (price includes a $21.19 fee/HST passthrough to Golf Canada)

For existing members of Golf Canada that want to add an official Golf Canada hickory handicap.


Prices reflect the player’s total cost of the hickory handicap for each alternative. See our Golf Canada Hickory Division webpage for additional details.

Due Dates for Membership Renewals

GHSC membership renewals for 2022 are due by January 31, 2022. A Member who has not paid the 2022 renewal dues by May 31, 2022 (extended) will cease to be a Member in Good Standing. Loss of status equates to loss of rights and privileges afforded to a fully-paid Member. A reinstatement fee of $10 will also apply. As previously announced, dues paid in 2021 may be applied to 2022, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Membership Benefits

Playing Canadian Historical Golf

GHSC members benefit from Canadian historical golf play on the following basis:

  1. Participating in regular casual and semi-competitive historical golf play events with other members and invited guests. This includes pre-1900 hickory, post-1900 hickory and classic steel play. Tons of fun!
  2. Acquiring historical golf equipment through purchase or trade with other members through collecting/playing events.
  3. Tracking individual member’s hickory handicaps through a partnership between GHSC and Golf Canada, and participating in year-long points competitions with other GHSC members.
  4. Being Hickory Ambassadors and participating in historical anniversary events at private or public golf clubs.
  5. Providing club repair services to other GHSC members.
  6. Dressing up in period attire and reliving historical golf experiences.

Access to Members’ Newsletters, Blogs, Etc.

The Jigger is GHSC’s periodic newsletter, traditionally available in printed form. To date, its focus has been on Canadian golf history. GHSC members are encouraged to submit articles on any subject of interest. Since members’ interests cover many different subjects, including everything from collecting old clubs, golf books and memorabilia, the newsletter’s editor seeks out interesting articles and photographs. 

Collector’s Corner” is GHSC’s regular monthly golf collector’s digital newsletter for GHSC members to learn about, buy, sell and trade historical golf clubs and other golf collectibles.

Of Mashies and Niblicks” is GHSC’s online moderated blog where GHSC members may post their own articles and respond to each other’s posts.

GHSC periodically uses the Mailchimp email platform to distribute important news, newsletters and other information to its members via email. Members may choose to opt out from these communications.

Annual General Meeting

The GHSC Annual General Meeting (AGM) is sometimes held at Golf Canada’s Golf Hall of Fame, located at The Glen Abbey Golf Course in Oakville, Ontario. Attendees are invited to �buy – sell – trade – browse�. All may bring their treasures along. Tables are provided to display your golf memorabilia. An auction typically follows to wind up the day.

Seminars, Films and Other Presentations

Guest speakers are available from time to time, to talk on subjects whether it be collecting, book reviews, or Canadian golf history. Since our membership is broad and knowledgeable, research information is always available – usually just a phone call away.

Golf Historical Society of Canada
1346 Clyde Rd.
Cambridge, ON N1R 5S7

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