Friday, October 10, 2014


American Rick Woeckner, WHO chairman Lionel Freedman and American Captain Dave Brown
with the Grand Match Trophy

NEWS RELEASE issued by Carnoustie Country

DATE: Friday, October 10, 2014

Team USA Win Grand Hickory Match at Monifieth

After two days of near-perfect hickory golf conditions on Monifieth Links, Team USA was declared the victor of the inaugural Society of Hickory Golfers International Hickory Cup’s Grand Hickory Match, after narrowly winning by 22½ points to The Rest of the World Select’s 21½ points.

The Grand Hickory Match, which was held on October 9/10, followed a similar format to the Ryder Cup. However, the 22 players in the two teams were playing with traditional hickory golf clubs and dressed in outfits very similar to those worn by golfers almost 100 years ago.

“This is the first time the International Hickory Cup has been held and the resulting Grand Hickory Match has certainly proved just how competitive and popular hickory golf has become across the globe,” said Lionel Freedman, chair of the World Hickory Open and one of the organisers of the Grand Hickory Match, which was held on the Carnoustie Country courses of Monfiieth Medal and Monifieth Ashludie.

“The standard of play was incredibly high and I am thrilled to congratulate Team USA on their win. And I can only console The Rest of the World Select with the fact that they might be able to obtain their revenge at the second SoHG International Hickory Cup, which is to be held in the USA in 2016.”

USA (SOHG) 5.5  Rest of the World 5.5

USA (SOHG) 4.5 Rest of the World 6.5

USA (SOHG) 12.5 Rest of the World 9.5
(USA names first)
Dave Ellis lost to David Kirkwood 2/1
Jim Rohr bt Jorgen Mueller 6/4
Rick Woeckner lost to Andrew Marshall 4/3
Ben Hollerbach bt Joe Smith 3/2
Mike Stevens halved with Jorgen Isberg
Cliff Martin bt Rymer Smith 1 hole
Scott McAllister lost to Colin Sinclair 2/1
Mark Hollingsworth bt John Smith 3/1
Joe Hollerbach bt Jake Anema 1 hole
Deal Hudson bt Ian Hislop 6/5
Michael Shiff bt Dieter Pulvermueller 7/6
Dave Brown bt Rob Downie 3/2
Breck Speed bt Andrew Redgment 2 holes
Chris deinlein lost to Liam Cameron 3/2
Ed Ronco lost to Geoff Bleasby 5/4
Neil Cowne bt John Still 1 hole
Jim Clawson lost to Willie Tanner 5/4
Mike Just lost to George Pledger 3/2
Rick Schmidt halved with Czelaw Kruk
Matt Dodds bt Andrew Buchan 3/2
Hamp Munsey bt Robin Morris 3/2
Scott Bowles lost to Ross McLean 3/2

Photos of the Monday dinner, World Hickory Championship and Grand match can be found on Flickr

Full Results of the World Hickory Open can be found here scratch.xls



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