The World Hickory Open Championship 2021
(Oct 11th -14th)
We are delighted to advise you of the Calendar of events that will grace the World Hickory Golf Championship in 2021. The schedule is as follows;
Monday 11th October – Archie Baird Trophy to be played for over the fantastic new Dumbarnie Links course.
Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th October – Round one and two of the WHO Championship with the field split over the two Fairmont St Andrews Bay courses.
Thursday 14th October – Final round of WHO Championship to be played over the Old Tom Morris designed course at Balcomie Links in Crail.
Welcome reception with drinks and canapes has been arranged at The Old Course Hotel on Sunday 10th October at 4.00 pm.
** This event is now full. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to add your name to the waiting list.
Archie Baird International Trophy (Monday 11th October 2021 )
The Opening Competition will be the Archie Baird International Trophy in the form of a Team Tournament over the fantastic new Dumbarnie Links course. The format will be teams of four. Players will play as split pairs and better ball strokeplay scores, adjusted for handicap, will be collected from each pair in the four. The two better-ball scores will then be added together to declare the winner with the lowest combined score.
The World Hickory Open Championship (Tuesday 12th – Thursday 14th October 2021)
This year’s Open will be played over 3 rounds on the two Fairmont St Andrews Bay courses, and the Balcomie Links at Crail. The field will be split into two groups on Wednesday and Thursday with players rotating between the Torrance and the Kittocks courses on each day. All players will play the final day at Balcomie Links, Crail. This will be an individual strokeplay event with handicap adjustments. There will be prizes for Professional and Amateur alike.
Due to light conditions and available times, there will be a “cap” on the number of players in the field for each competition. In the Archie Baird, it will be 100 players and in the Open it will be 130 players.
Scottish Night (Tuesday 12th October – Old Course Hotel)
A Scottish Night will be held in the Old Course Hotel on Tuesday 12th October at 7.00 pm in the Old Course Hotel and will include a Piper, Scottish Country Dancing display (with audience participation), a taste of Rabbie Burns and Scottish Fair.
Gala Prizegiving Dinner (Thursday 14th October – Old Course Hotel)
The Gala Prizegiving dinner will be held in the Old Course Hotel on Thursday 14th October at 8.00 pm when the winners will receive their prizes and plaudits from their fellow competitors plus the announcement of the venue for the 2022 WHO.
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