Olle Widegren – wins the 2019 World Hickory Open Championship



It is with regret that the organisers of World Hickory have taken this time to post this notification about the event this year.  At the start of the year we were in discussion to make significant changes to the event and the organisational structure and regrettably this took longer than anticipated.  Now in the UK as in increasing numbers of countries around the world we are effectively in a lockdown situation with all but essential businesses, including golf clubs closed until further notice due to COVID-19.  We have therefore made the decision not to hold the World Hickory Open event this year but intend to run it next year when hopefully all is back to normal.  This will afford us the time to organise the event properly and notify participants in good time. In the meantime please follow your Government’s guidelines and stay safe during this difficult period wherever you are and we look forward to welcoming you back to Scotland soon.

Hamish Steedman, Chairman

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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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