Hickory golf is in a period of resurgence worldwide.
Many golfers enjoy playing with the original hickory shafted clubs, helping them rediscover the fun of the game. Both male and female players, of all ages, enjoy the grace of hickory golf and the elegant fashion of the early 1900s.
The main reason to play hickory golf is to bring fun back into your golf game. The modern golf game can be very technical; it is refreshing to switch to hickory golf and experience the pure sound and delight of a well-struck golf shot.
The golf clubs made over 100 years ago are as long and accurate as today’s clubs. We play using vintage style golf balls, reducing the shot distance by around 15%, which makes the golf courses more interesting and challenging. A typical hickory golf set has 6 clubs; one wood, four irons, and a putter. You must adjust the distance of your shots in the weight of your swing, and use the shape of the course to bump and run your approach shots onto the green.
Most people have a little expectation when they first play hickory golf. A poor shot is not too disappointing and a good shot is exhilarating and rewarding. The hickory clubs require a smoother swing to work well, which encourages you to slow down and find the right rhythm. This helps improve your tempo and your overall golf game.
The former Open and Masters champion Sandy Lyle won the 2016 World Hickory Open at the Panmure Links Golf Course with a score of 67 and 71 over the two-day event.
Our goal is to spread the joy of hickory golf and vintage fashion. To offer a way for us all to expand our skills, knowledge, and enjoyment of golf. Whether it be a fun game with friends or a competitive event. Most of all we hope to expand our group of friends and enjoy the social side of hickory golf.
Please join us one day and let’s play some hickory golf – you meet many nice people playing hickory golf, laughing at the poor shots and celebrating the good shots.