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Moberg wins 2018 Championship

December 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Closest hickory shoot out for almost a century! Luffness New Golf Club, East Lothian - In still and beautiful conditions, the

Best Ball 2018 Competition

December 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Team Japan win Best Ball team competition 2018 Congratulations to our visitors from Japan who won the World Hickory Open 'Best

Mann wins 2017 Championship

October 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Scot takes the title of The 2017 LinkedGolfers World Hickory Open Champion amongst strong international field. 5th October 2017 In continued

Lyle wins 2016 Championship

October 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Sandy Lyle Wins World Hickory Open 2016. 13 October, 2016 After two days of highly-competitive games between many of the world’s


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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; Rick Valentine, who is the grandson of the famous ladies champion, Jessie Valentine and 2016 winner, Sandy Lyle the 1987 US Masters Champion. 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, Germany, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA 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 a World Hickory Open one-day team competition, climaxing with the two-day World Hickory Open Championship event.

The 2019 World Hickory Open Championship venues and program will be announced soon.  We will add the full program and registration screen on this website.

In the meantime, please contact us if you are interested in competing in the event.

The 2018 Results:

2018 World Hickory Open
Champion: Johan Moberg 73 71 = 144
2nd: Andrew Marshall 71 74 = 145
3rd: Perry Somers 73 73 = 146

2018 Amateur Champion
James Von Lossow 151
2nd: John Henry Williams
3rd: Andrew Von Lossow

Best Lady: Brita Nord 87 91 = 178 (150 net)


A Heart of Hickory By Lionel Freedman

I’d heard of it. But I’d never seen it. And I certainly hadn’t played it.

All of which meant that the last Friday in May, 1999 was very much a first for me. Some twenty-four golfers, walking straight out of an early 20th century wardrobe and onto the nine holes of the oldest playing surface of the world. Each with a thin, leather bag slung over their shoulder, each bag rattling as cleek, mashie and spoon vied for pre-eminence. The first at Musselburgh. A modest par-3. A mashie and two putts. On a good day. Fascinating. And completely mad.

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