Monday 9 August 2010

Archerfield to Host Hickory Golf Event

According to Martin Dempster in The Scotsman Archerfield Links has been added to the venues for this year's World Hickory Open in East Lothian.
It will stage the event, being supported for the first time by the Scottish Golf Union, along with Musselburgh Old Links, Craigielaw and Gullane No.2 & No.3.

"The new course selection, the rapidly growing popularity of the hickory game and the presence of at least three National Hickory Champions, is assurance that this year's Open will attract a record field," said tournament chief Lionel Freedman.

"This tournament is for professionals and amateurs alike, which adds another unique dimension to the event."

The event takes place on 20-24 September and early entries include current national hickory champions, Mike Stevens from the United States, Owe Werner from Sweden, Perry Somers from Australia, Ian Forrester from Holland and Marc Amort from Schloss Langenstein in Germany.

"It provides a great opportunity to take a step back in time and see how golf was played prior to modern technology," said Hamish Grey, Chief Executive of the Scottish Golf Union. "I'm sure it will be a great occasion for hickory fans from Scotland and all over the world."

No comments: