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Sandy Lyle Wins the 2016 Open
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The 13th World Hickory Open Championship

Kilspindie Golf Club - October 1st - 6th 2017.

2016 Champion - Sandy Lyle.

sandy lyle 2016 champion

2016 Champion Sandy Lyle - photo courtesy of Carnoustie Country - Read the press release here

2015 winner Andrew Marshall has kindly submitted a poem about Hickory Golf - Read it here.

After five highly successful years in Carnoustie Country, 2016 at Panmure was the last time the World Hickory Open will be held there - at least for a year or two.

For 2017 The World Hickory Open is moving to Kilspindie golf course in Aberlady, East Lothian. The World Hickory Open provides a great opportunity for golfers of all skill levels to experience hickory golf on a top class links course. Competitors will play the game using hickory clubs, similar to those used at Panmure over a century ago and, if so desired, wearing traditional clothing of the era.

The World Hickory Open, is open to amateur and professional golfers and attracts many of the world's top hickory golfers. Current champion is professional golfer Sandy Lyle who also won it in 2014.

If you would like to compete in the 2017 World Hickory Open then please contact us.

The 2016 Results:

  • World Hickory Open Champion: Sandy Lyle (R&A) 67 71 = 138
  • Amateur Champion: Rymer Smith (USA) 76 74 = 150
  • Best Lady: Brita Nord 81 97 = 178