Hickory Events are designed to be fun for the novice and yet offer a serious challenge for the regular hickory player. Hickory golf clubs are not as robust as current offerings and so weather conditions, courses with a lot of water and certain ground conditions can present a significant challenge to delivering these key components for the day’s golfing.
One way to deliver on expectations is to set the course up with hickory play in mind. Steven Jacobsen, Golf Course Manager at Carnarvon Golf Club has kindly written some guidelines on this topic.
It’s also important to provide a consistent set of Conditions of Play for each tournament so people know what to expect when they come to play at your course. The following COPs are provided by AGHS and may assist Clubs when making arrangements for their hickory event.
|Golf Equipment Standard Hickory Events
Standard referenced by all Hickory Event COPs
|Conditions of Play – Dan Cullen Trophy
Played March at Long Reef Golf Club
|Conditions of Play – Al Howard MemorialTrophy
Played annually at different venues
|Conditions of Play – South Coast Hickory Championship
Played May at Kiama Golf Club