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1304, 2023

World Hickory Open Championship 2024

By |April 13th, 2023|Categories: headline|

After a very successful 2023 World Hickory Open in Ayrshire we are delighted to announce the 2024 World Hickory Open will again be based in Inverness playing Nairn Dunbar, Moray Old, Fortrose & Rosemarkie and Brora, all classic Scottish Links courses. We are also delighted to announce the continued sponsorship agreement with the Arbikie Distillery based in Angus who  again will sponsor the Archie Baird International Team Trophy. Arbikie Estate is a family-owned

1408, 2021

3rd San Sebastian Hickory Golf Open

By |August 14th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorised|

On the 4th and 5th of August, the Real Nuevo Club de Golf SS Basozabal golf course hosted for the third consecutive year a golf prize in the Hickory modality, that is to say, with clubs from before 1935 and with the rules corresponding to the beginnings of golf. This 3rd San Sebastian Hickory Golf Open has been a charity event for the benefit of the NGO of the

2410, 2019

Widegren wins 2019 Championship

By |October 24th, 2019|Categories: headline|

Gullane Golf Club, East Lothian - In breezy, but beautiful autumnal conditions, the players of the 15th World Hickory Open showed amazing patience, concentration and above all their sense of humour as they tee’d off at Gullane Golf Club for the final round of the World Hickory Open on Scotland’s Golf Coast this morning. The championship has been exciting to follow as Swede Olle Widegren paved the way on

2802, 2019

World Hickory Open Festival 2019 – Calendar of Events

By |February 28th, 2019|Categories: featured, hickory|

World Hickory Open Festival 2019 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 3. All links courses and guaranteed to test the skills of each & every golfer in the field. We have also negotiated

2202, 2019

This club is famous for: Being only played with hickory clubs

By |February 22nd, 2019|Categories: hickory, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , |

Forget titanium and 460cc heads, there won’t be a metal wood in sight when you tee it up at Kingarrock… I’ve got a set of old hickories in one of my cupboards. They make me thrilled I’m living in the age of 460cc heads and cavity backs. They look rigid, small and impossible to hit. And yet, if you journey to Kingarrock, that’s exactly what you’ll have to do if

2102, 2019

Hickory Treasures – Arbroath Golf Club

By |February 21st, 2019|Categories: hickory|Tags: , , , , |

Hickory Treasures introduces wonderful golf courses to play hickory golf Arbroath Golf Club Tom Morris designed the golf links at Elliot, Arbroath in 1877 and it opened on March 9th 1878 with a Challenge between Tom Morris and another professional of the day, Rob Dow. More land was purchased in 1907 and Willie Fernie of Troon re-designed the layout, then in 1931 the great James Braid re-designed the bunkering and

1802, 2019

Hickory Revival !

By |February 18th, 2019|Categories: hickory|Tags: , , , , |

Why golfers are turning their backs on titanium to take up the game from what they say is a purer era. Words by Jock Howard – Photography by Sandy Young What was it Sir Winston Churchill said about golf? “It is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose.” Well, Sir Winston, that’s not really

1802, 2019

Hickory Treasures – Panmure Golf Club

By |February 18th, 2019|Categories: hickory|Tags: , , , , |

Hickory Treasures introduces wonderful golf courses to play hickory golf Panmure Golf Course – Article by Gareth Scott Ambience It’s a word that Andrew Crerar singled out as being Panmure at the stroke of a pen. In its typically antiseptic fashion, the Oxford Dictionary defines it as “the character and atmosphere of a place.” But in using it in answer to the ‘what makes Panmure special?’ question, Crerar, Panmure’s Director

1802, 2019

Hickory golf: The ultimate hipster sport?

By |February 18th, 2019|Categories: hickory|Tags: , , , , |

By Tom Sweetman, for CNN (CNN) — While most professional golfers pride themselves on using the latest whiz-bang equipment, deep within the Scottish countryside a very different tournament is taking place — one where the players are happily swinging antiques. In fact, anyone watching the World Hickory Open Championship could be forgiven for thinking they’d stumbled 100 years back in time. It’s not just the old-fashioned equipment — wooden-shafted clubs

1702, 2019

Loretto School children win WHO team event – net 54!

By |February 17th, 2019|Categories: hickory|

The Loretto School children win the World Hickory Open 2016 better ball team event with a net score of 54! The team event is a 3 person team event with the better ball counting Founded in 1827, Loretto School is one of Britain’s leading co-educational boarding and day schools for boys and girls aged 0-18. The School is set in 85 acres of leafy campus just outside Edinburgh and is home to

1312, 2018

Moberg wins 2018 Championship

By |December 13th, 2018|Categories: headline|

Closest hickory shoot out for almost a century! Luffness New Golf Club, East Lothian - In still and beautiful conditions, the players of the 14th World Hickory Open showed amazing patience, concentration and above all their sense of humour as they tee’d off at Luffness New Golf Club and Gullane Golf Club on Scotland’s Golf Coast this morning. Today has been the closest hickory shoot out for almost a century

1212, 2018

A Heart of Hickory

By |December 12th, 2018|Categories: hickory|

A Heart of Hickory By Lionel Freedman I’d heard of it. But I’d never seen it. And I certainly hadn’t played it. All of which meant that the last Friday in May, 1999 was very much a first for me. Some twenty-four golfers, walking straight out of an early 20th century wardrobe and onto the nine holes of the oldest playing surface of the world. Each with a thin, leather

1212, 2018

Best Ball 2018 Competition

By |December 12th, 2018|Categories: headline|

Team Japan win Best Ball team competition 2018 Congratulations to our visitors from Japan who won the World Hickory Open 'Best Ball' team competition on October 16th, 2018 at Luffness New Golf Club, East Lothian, with a stableford net score of 55 points. The three players representing Japan were Katsuyuki Fukumoto, Kunihiko Takazawa and Yoshimi (Brad) Wakamatsu. This was the first time these three players had played in the World

510, 2017

Mann wins 2017 Championship

By |October 5th, 2017|Categories: headline|

Scot takes the title of The 2017 LinkedGolfers World Hickory Open Champion amongst strong international field. 5th October 2017 In continued trying conditions, the players of the 13th LinkedGolfers World Hickory Open showed amazing patience, concentration and above all their sense of humour as they tee’d off yesterday morning at Kilspindie Golf Club on Scotland’s Golf Coast. With players from 13 countries from around the world, from as far as

1310, 2016

Lyle wins 2016 Championship

By |October 13th, 2016|Categories: headline|

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

2012, 2015

Old Course and Bobby Jones

By |December 20th, 2015|Categories: hickory|

Old Course and Bobby Jones Bobby Jones (who later founded Augusta National) first played St Andrews in the 1921 Open Championship. During the third round, he infamously hit his ball into a bunker on the 11th hole. After he took four swings at the ball and still could not get out, he walked off the course. Six years later, when the Open Championship returned to St Andrews, Jones also returned.




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