Brand new Hickory Tour coming to Scotland

Hickory Golf Tour

The world’s best hickory players are coming together next month to compete in the first Scottish Hickory Tour since 1930.

The series, which gets underway with the James Braid 150th Anniversary Hickory Open, will see 20 professionals and 40 amateurs ultimately qualify to participate in the tour final to be played at Leven Links in October.

To celebrate the launch of the tour, the world’s top hickory golfers will congregate at Braid Hills in Edinburgh for the ‘IceBreaker’ James Braid’s 150th Anniversary Hickory Open event.

• Scots course stymied by sickening stench

• Golf legends set for Major Champions event

• Jacklin makes bold Tiger Woods prediction

It is being played on this day in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the birth of the Braid, a five-time Open champion and designer of over 400 courses, including Brora, Bruntsfield, Dalmahoy and Lundin Links, as well asBoat of Garten, Grantown-on-Spey and The Glen.


The first match is being played over nine holes at Braid Hills – which, despite its name, wasn’t designed by James Braid!

• What the hell's happened to Augusta National?!

• Tour pro involved in car crash in Dubai

The players then move on to the Merchants of Edinburgh Golf Club in the afternoon for another nine holes.

The full schedule is as follows:

February 6 – James Braid 150th Anniversary Open
April 8-9 – Jack’s Open Pro-Am
June 24-25 – First Icelandic Hickory Open 2020
July 7 – John Still Memorial Trophy
August 18-19 – Highland Hickory Open
October 6-8 – The Scottish Hickory Final

To find out more, log-on to

Share this Article

twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
MIZUNO ST200 vs JPX850 - Can a five-year-old driver keep up with a brand new one?
play button
Get a better hip turn, play better golf | IMG Academy
play button
How to hit the golf ball straighter in just 2 MINUTES!
play button
Shot Scope V3 review – A GPS watch that helps you shoot lower scores
Shot Scope
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

6 things we learned from Tiger Woods’ Memorial press conference
A brief history of Opens at St Andrews
Study finds BAME groups interested in golf but don't feel welcome
Second UK golf club closes its doors following lockdown
PGA Tour provides update on fans at tournaments

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
How to improve your balance during the golf swing
play button
A simple tip to help you stop topping the golf ball
play button
Maintaining your posture
play button
Shifting your weight at impact for more power
See all videos right arrow