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What people are saying....



"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)





"Several years ago the GCS Region Four trade show and hickory tournament was expanded to include a USA vs. Canada Ryder Cup-style  tournament (the Swift Trophy Matches).  This was made possible by the number of Canadian hickory players who annually come to Texas for the event and generous support from Onion Creek Club member Virgil Swift.  Onion Creek Club in Austin has been a most gracious host.  For all the good companionship and golf you can stand for 3-7 days with participants from all over the world, come down to Texas next March." 

Max Hill, Austin, TX,  former GCS Region Four Director (Max is shown with Onion Creek Starter John Nolan in 2013.)





"Onion Creek is one of the most fun AND most challenging courses in all of hickory golf.  I have thoroughly enjoyed my hickory golf experiences at Onion Creek and some of my fondest memories of hickory golf have taken place at Onion Creek." 

Randy Jensen, Omaha, NE, eight-time National Hickory Champion, seven-time GCS World Hickory Champion, winner of many other hickory tournaments around the world, and author of Playing Hickory Golf.  (Randy is shown on Onion Creek's 5th hole in 2008.)








"Pete League's gracious hosting - and the funhouse golf course - makes the Onion Creek Hickory a tournament you shouldn't miss."

Curt Sampson, Ennis, TX, golf writer and best-selling author of Hogan, The Masters, The Lost Masters, Royal and Ancient, The War By The Shore, Chasing Tiger, Golf Dads, The Eternal Summer, The Slam, and others.  (Curt, showing good form on Onion Creek's 12th hole.)








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