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
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.
In 2012 we moved further West and the eigth open will moved to the shores of Angus,"The Cradle of Golf," where the competition will be hosted by the Carnoustie Burnside and Monifieth courses. These are about sixty miles from Edinburgh.
Entry Forms for the 2013 Open at Montrose are available here
Additionally, we have been approached by the Royal North Devon Golf Club to hold the 2014 Championship there to help celebrate their 150th Anniversary.