First Tee of Texas
"Many hickory golfers have asked me over the past quarter century 'What is your favorite hickory event?' I have for years looked forward to March of each year and the Onion Creek Hickory Classic. Being an Iowa native and still residing in that cold winter climate, I have looked at the Onion Creek Hickory Classic as a harbinger of spring and the new golf year. The Masters each year at Augusta is the first of the Majors for the PGA Tour. Playing in Austin, Texas each March, is to me the first hickory major of the new year."
Bill Reed, Des Moines, IA, Immediate Past President, Golf Collectors Society (Bill on the left, receiving the 2014 Johnny Henry Award from Onion Creek's Michael O'Brien)