Wednesday, 28 July 2010
The Sixth World Hickory Open to be held in East Lothian has attracted a strong overseas contingent, with golfers from the USA and Sweden already on the entry list; and entries are still being accepted.
Pre-1936 hickory shafted golf clubs are provided at no cost for those without their own set of hickory golf clubs, manufactured by The St Andrews Golf Company, Scotland.
The competition shall be played over Musselburgh Old Links, Craigielaw Golf Club, Archerfield Links and Gulllane #2 and 3 courses from September 20th-24th 2010.
The tournament also includes a celebratory dinner at the historic Gullane clubhouse climaxing with the prizegiving followed by entertaining speeches by golfing luminaries. This Dinner will support two charities, The Ewan MacDonald Centre, which has been set up at Edinburgh University by the MacDonald family, to find a cure for motor neuron disease, and Keepers of the Green, whose members, in addition to playing hickory golf, raise money to buy electric wheelchairs for the physically handicapped.
For more information on this event, please visit website www.worldhickoryopen.com.