The Story of The Hickory Golf Open

Golf: A game probably evolved from Dutch antecedents, first recorded in Scotland in the 15th century, and played under codified rules since the middle of the 18th century; now consisting of hitting a golf ball, using an array of golf clubs, by successive strokes into each of nine or eighteen holes.
From the rules of the R & A and USGA

The Great Match - Trailer for a WHO film made in association with KLT Film

The Story

Following the inaugural World Hickory Open Championship in 2005 at Musselburgh Old Links, venue for 6 Opens in the late 19th century, the World Hickory Open 2006 moved 10 miles east to Craigielaw Golf Club, Aberlady for its first event with a full field of professionals competing in a Pro-am and the following day’s Open. Craigielaw continued to host the event through 2007 and 8. In 2009 the event moved to the historic golf course at Gullane where it continued in 2010. In 2011 the event returned to Craigielaw.



The Tenth Anniversary Hickory Golf Open

In 2012 we moved further West and the eighth open was moved to the shores of Angus,"The Cradle of Golf," where the competition was hosted by the Carnoustie Burnside and Monifieth courses. These are about sixty miles from Edinburgh.

The World Hickory Open has continued it's association with Carnoustie Country and the 2013 Open was held at Montrose.

In 2014 the Championship was again held in Carnoustie Country this time at Panmure. The Open was won by Scottish professional golfer Sandy Lyle.

In this the tenth anniversary of our first championship the 2015 the Hickory Open will be played at Carnoustie. For the first time ever we are holding two competitions. One for players with a handicap of 0 - 9 and one for those with handicaps 10 - 18.

World Hickory Open Championship Sponsors Panmure Golf Club Carnoustie Country Link to Monifieth

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