Payment Deadline - extended:
Payments to play in the 2018 event should be made by Friday September 28th - no later, please. Thereafter and depending on numbers, payments can only be made in sterling to the World Hickory Treasurer before the event.
The Archie Baird, Hickory Nations World Cup
by Swiss Healthcare Performance Group, October 18 & 19 2018
The 14th World Hickory Open Championship -
2018 Entry Forms now available.
2017 Champion - Fraser Mann.
2017 Champion Fraser Mann- photo courtesy of Scotland's Golf Coast - Read the press release here
2015 winner Andrew Marshall has kindly submitted a poem about Hickory Golf - Read it here.
In 2018 The World Hickory Open Championshop will be staying in East Lothian. The Championship 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 in the game over a century ago and, if so desired, wearing traditional clothing of the era.
The World Hickory Open Festival, is open to amateur and professional golfers, and attracts many of the world’s top hickory golfers. Previous Championship winners include Andrew Marshall, Paolo Quirici from Switzerland; Rick Valentine, who is the grandson of famous ladies golfer, Jessie Valentine; and 2016 winner, Sandy Lyle the 1987 US Masters Champion. Current Champion is Fraser Mann.
Hickory golf popularity is growing all over the world, with golfers enjoying the challenge of playing with hickory golf clubs and the camaraderie fostered by the hickory version of the game. “Every year, there are more entrants and this year we’re on course to reach 120 competitors,”. “They will be travelling to Kilspindie from over 20 different countries, including Australia, Japan, China, UAE, Germany, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, the USA and, for the first time.
The World Hickory Open Championship starts on October 15th 2018, with a warm-up team competition at Longniddry, followed by the tournament on October 16th and 17th and finishes with a special two-day International Team Match involving 4 player teams from various countries.
If you would like to compete in The 2018 World Hickory Open Championship then please contact us.
The 2017 Results:
- Linked Golfers 2017 World Hickory Open Champion: Fraser Mann 71 70 = 141
- Amateur Champion: Andreas Ahlm 76 76 = 152
- Best Lady: Brita Nord 94 89 = 183