The 7th annual playing of the USGTF-sponsored United States Professional Hickory Championship at historic Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club in Tampa, Florida, will take place on Monday, February 20, 2017. The tournament is open to male and female golf professionals and hosted by Mike Stevens, USGTF Southeast Region director. This championship is a testament to the history and heritage of our game as it was first played in this country. It honors the memory of John Shippen, America’s first golf pro, and the 1925 Florida Open, in which all the prominent pros of the day played. Information can be obtained at www.USProHickory.com.