The highly acclaimed Ryder Cup-style event at Belvedere Golf Club pitted hickory golfers from Great Britain/Europe against the U.S.

Team USA defeated Team Europe 18-10 in The Hickory Grail, one of the world's premier hickory club events. Played at Belvedere Golf Club in September, the classic William Watson design in Northern Michigan, the three-day Ryder Cup-style event matched 14 of the most passionate hickory players from the United States against those from Great Britain/Europe in the oldest international hickory match in golf.

The Hickory Grail was founded in 2000 by American’s Ralph Livingston III and Tom Stewart, both hickory pioneers and experts, along with Scotland’s David Hamilton, one of today's premier golf historians. The biennial event is conducted under the auspices of The British Golf Collectors Society, with current membership of 700+ members in Great Britain, America and around the world. The tournament is noted for selecting many of the world’s most prestigious historical courses for its venues. Among them are St. Andrews; Baltustrol; Kilspindie, Scotland and Falsterbo GK, Sweden. Visit

Belvedere is the only club in the U.S. to have as many as 44 antique hickory club players and hosts Hickory tournaments annually including the Belvedere Hickory Open since 2006 and in 2019 hosted the national U.S. Hickory Open. Competitors dressed in appropriate apparel, including knickers, ties, and jackets.