World Hickory Open

Monday 20th - Friday 24th September 2010

The World Hickory Open 2010 played over five days and five courses, Musselburgh Links, Craigielaw, Archerfield Links - Fidra course and finally Gullane no 2 and 3, was once again a tremendously successful event.  

Many congratulations to Australian Perry Somers who became the new World Open Champion after overcoming the challenge from local professional Alastair Good in an intriguing battle at Gullane.

Perry Sommers - Tee Shot on the 17th Gullane no 3.Somers is originally from Queensland, Australia but is now a teaching professional in Germany.  He successfully posted an eight-over par 76 on Gullane’s No 3 course for a 36-hole aggregate of 154, two clear of Good as the final duo produced some excellent golf in testing conditions in East Lothian.

“It’s a great honour to win the World Hickory Championship here at Gullane in Scotland and a real pleasure to play alongside Alastair Good today,” said a delighted Somers.

“Our golfing forefathers would be proud to see us continue their traditions and hopefully we can keep growing this event.”

“I’ve only been playing hickory for the last two years but as soon as I put on the plus fours and tie I feel inspired and in my element. I absolutely love the game but I reckon I was born 90 years too late!”

Taken from the feature article on   Click here to read the full article.

Read the feature from World Hickory Golfer here.