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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


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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.

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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