Our story is that we like the golden era of the 1920s when Britain was producing exquisite handcrafted products for sports, travel, leisure and fashion.
We brought a few sets of hickory clubs to Karuizawa and started playing regular games with a small group of friends. This led to a few events and eventually a larger group of friends who named themselves ‘The Happy Hickory Golfers’.
This group enjoys the golf and fashion of 100 years ago; as it captures the golden golfing era of craftsmanship, style, glamour and romance.
While playing hickory golf, we also met a few Scottish firms that are passionate to retain the traditional skills of hickory club making and vintage fashion.
We also started our own ‘Hickory Golf Shop’ to sell the hickory golf and vintage fashion products, as well as offer in our products in selected partners shops across Japan.
During the last few years, we have selected a collection of some of the finest ‘Best of British’ hickory golf and vintage fashion products. For most of them, this is the first time they offer their products in Japan. We hope, like us, you will enjoy these products and that they will help release the sporty mind, playful heart, and stylish spirit in all of us.
Our goal is to spread the joy of hickory golf and vintage fashion. To offer a way for us all to expand our skills, knowledge and enjoyment of golf. Whether it be a fun game with friends or a competitive event. Most of all we hope to expand our group of friends and enjoy the social side of hickory golf.
Please join us one day and let’s play some hickory golf – you meet many nice people playing hickory golf, laughing at the poor shots and celebrating the good shots.
Karuizawa, has a rich history in bringing together many aspects of Western and Japanese culture. We feel that Karuizawa is an inspiring location to revive the elegant game of hickory golf.
Why Cuthbert & Co?
“The Clicking of Cuthbert” is a famous book by the British author P.G. Wodehouse. It is funny and insightful and takes you back to the “golden period” of British life 100 years ago.