2021 World Hickory Open Championship
See latest announcement below.

It is our hope that by October 2021 the World will have returned to some level of normality. Focusing on the positive, the team at World Hickory Open are pleased to announce plans for the playing of the 16th World Hickory Open event to take place in Fife. Outline details and dates for your diaries are as follows:

We shall be based in The Old Course Hotel, St Andrews
Sunday 10th October 2021 – arrive St Andrews
Monday 11th October 2021 – Archie Baird Trophy to be played for over the fantastic new Dumbarnie Links course
Tuesday 12th October 2021 – Round one of the WHO Championship with field split over the two Fairmont St Andrews Bay courses
Wednesday 13th October 2021 – Round two of the WHO Championship with field split and playing the other Fairmont St Andrews Bay course
Thursday 14th October 2021 – Final round of WHO Championship to be played over Balcomie Links, Crail, a classic Old Tom Morris designed course

There are plans to host a welcome reception, a Scottish evening and a Gala Dinner all to be held at The Old Course Hotel.

The field shall be limited to 130 entrants with further details and booking being open and available via the Website from the beginning of November.

We look forward to welcoming you back!

Hamish WR Steedman



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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, Fraser Mann from Scotland, Rick Valentine from Scotland, and the two time winner, Sandy Lyle, The Open Champion in 1985 and US Masters Champion in 1988. 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, South Africa and across Europe and North America 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 the three-day World Hickory Open Championship event.

We look forward to seeing you at the event !

The 2019 Results:

2019 World Hickory Open
Champion: Olle Widegren  67 68 72 = 207
2nd: Andrew Marshall 72 67  73 = 212
3rd: Johan Moberg 75  67  71 = 213

2019 Ladies Champion
1st: Britta Nord  186
2nd: Jenny Kack  187
3rd: Vivianne L Thors 196


World Hickory Open Festival 2019 (Oct 20th -24th)

We are delighted to advise you of the Calendar of events which will grace this year’s World Hickory Golf Championship. We have signed up 4 fantastic courses in East Lothian along Scotland’s Golf Coast. They are Dunbar, Kilspindie, Gullane 2 and Gullane

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