Sandy Lyle Wins World Hickory Open 2016.

13 October, 2016

After two days of highly-competitive games between many of the world’s top
hickory golfers, double Major winner Sandy Lyle has been named the World
Hickory Open Champion 2016.

“I’m delighted to have won my fourth Major,” joked Sandy, winner of the 1985
Open and the 1988 Masters and many other titles, including the World
Hickory Open 2014. “It’s been a fantastic few days at Panmure with a great
championship and great golf.”

Joint runners-up were 2015 World Hickory Open winner, Andrew Marshall
from Bawburgh Golf Club, Norfolk and Johan Moberg from Sweden. Rymer
Smith from Buckinghamshire won the coveted Archie Baird Trophy, which is
presented to the tournament’s top amateur golfer, and Switzerland’s Mauris
Lauber won the 55-64 category, with Christopher Homer from Morecambe
winning the 65+ category. The Ladies Scratch title was won by Swedish
hickory golfer Brita Nord, while Ingrid Lind from the Emirates claimed the
Handicap title.

“Once again, everyone involved in the World Hickory Open, whether as an
organiser or a competitor, has had a fantastic time in Carnoustie Country,”
said Lionel Freedman, Chair of the World Hickory Open, as he presented
Sandy Lyle with his trophy. “The enjoyment on everyone’s faces at the
prizegiving is testament to what fun it is to play hickory golf, especially when
added to the fun is the opportunity to play hickory golf on such a great golf

Although the prizegiving marked the end of the World Hickory Open 2016,
many of the competitors stayed to play in an international hickory team match
at Arbroath Golf Course, another historic Carnoustie Country course, on 13
and 14 October.

“The International Triangulation Match is between teams from the USA,
Europe and World Hickory Select and is extremely popular,” said Lionel. “Last
year, it was won by the World Hickory Select so it will be very interesting to
see which team wins this year.”