The World Hickory Open Championship is the premier tournament for hickory golfers worldwide. The Championship provides a great opportunity for golfers of all skill levels to experience hickory golf on the best links courses in Scotland. Competitors 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 is an open tournament for amateur and professional golfers and attracts many of the world’s top hickory golfers. Previous Championship winners include Andrew Marshall, Paolo Quirici from Switzerland, Fraser Mann from Scotland, Rick Valentine from Scotland, and the two time winner, Sandy Lyle, The Open Champion in 1985 and US Masters Champion in 1988. The current champion is top Swedish professional Johan Moberg.
Hickory golf is growing in popularity all over the world, with golfers enjoying the challenge of playing with hickory golf clubs together with a powerful camaraderie fostered by the hickory version of the game. Hickory clubs can be rented for the tournament.
In Autumn each year, players from over 20 different countries, including Australia, Japan, China, UAE, South Africa and across Europe and North America gather in Scotland to enjoy the fun and fashion of hickory golf.
The World Hickory Open Championship week traditionally starts with the Archie Baird one-day team event followed by the three-day World Hickory Open Championship event.
The 2019 World Hickory Open Championship is open for registration. We look forward to seeing you at the event !