In 2018 The World Hickory Open Championshop stayed 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 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 Johan Moberg.
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. They travelled 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 traditionally starts, with a warm-up team competition, followed by the actual tournament 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 2019 World Hickory Open Championship then please contact us. Details will be added soon.