Maddens on Gull Lake

Hickory Golf Event

Madden's 85th Anniversary Hickory Golf Event,  April 26
Ever wonder what it was like to play golf in the early days?  
Celebrate Madden’s 85th Anniversary and take advantage of this fun and unique opportunity to experience "Auld Golf.”

The peak of Hickory was in the 1920’s:

  • 1924 USGA allows Steel Shafts
  • 1930 Bobby Jones wins the Grand Slam with Hickory Shaft Clubs
  • 1936 Last USGA National Championship won with hickory.  US Amateur won by John Fischer II.

The historic Pine Beach East golf course at Madden’s was established in 1926, designed for play with hickory.  Hickory clubs will play 10-20% shorter than present day technology.  A crushed drive is 240 yards. The ideal course yardage for the average male is 5500 yards. 

Tournament participants are encouraged to wear their knickers and other 1920’s era attire.  View tournament flyer

Tournament Details:  
DATE: Saturday, April 26th

TIME: Tee Times starting at 12:30pm

LOCATION: Pine Beach East at Madden’s

FORMAT: Choose from Competitive Division 2-Person Better Ball or Casual Division 2-Person Scramble

COST: $50/resort guests $75/non resort guests.  Includes 18 holes, Hickory Set (1 set shared by 2 person team), and sleeve of Victor golf balls

CONTACT: Kevin Londo, Tournament Coordinator 218-855-5976 or
Stay the weekend!  85th Opening Party package includes Friday welcome reception, Saturday night Dinner Show and Dancing, featuring 7-piece big band George Maurer Group and so much more. Rates start at just $85 per person per night!