Tuesday, September 27, 2022

San Sebastian Hickory Golf Open, an ode to the oldest game

One of the previous edition’s blows in Mexican modus operandi, disputed by the teams. , gr

The tournament, which takes place on 29 and 30 August in Basozabal, is played with clothing and materials dating back to 1935.

Basozabal Golf Course will host the fourth edition of the Hickory Golf Open San Sebastian on Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 August. This is a golf tournament reserved for the most nostalgic, older fans of the sport. And it is that in this discipline you play and dress in special clothes, in addition to respecting the oldest rules of golf. All players will have to do is play with period clothing and wooden sticks dating back to 1935, offering a very powerful and eye-catching image. The tournament is committed to sustainability over time and to traditional values ​​while respecting golf’s history and heritage. This is a sporting event that is hard to find anywhere else.

The balls are made of gutta-percha-latex- and mimic the balls used in the United States and the United Kingdom nearly a century ago. In addition, they will all have CD Basozabal Shield printed on them, and each participant will be presented with one of them, regardless of their performance. Gloves are not allowed and players will not be able to bowl as before. It would also not be possible using current technology, such as buggies, electric cars, lasers or custom watches.

  • participants
    About 60 amateur and professional golfers will meet in Basozabal.

  • Requirements. Players must dress respecting the rules of the time
    Baggy pants, long socks, bow ties, skirt and hat.

  • Hamdard
    The money raised will go to the NGO of Guipuzcon College of Engineers.

exponential growth

The tournament grows every year. In its first edition, only more than ten players participated, while this time around sixty participants are expected. Registration will open a week before the tournament for anyone who wants to have a good day of golf the old-fashioned way. Players are expected from all sides in this fourth edition. Madrileos, Andalusian and French will meet local golfers.

There are two separate competitions within the tournament. One of them is disputed by groups in scramble mode (Mexican), which will be held on the 19th. The second test will be individual, which will be held on the 20th. Furthermore, there is a difference between amateurs and professionals. In case of specialist competition, the winner will be rewarded with a monetary prize. A player of the stature of two Augusta Masters champion Texema Olazabal has competed in the last two years, among many other things. The championship has charitable purposes, so any money raised will go to the NGO of Gipuzkoan College of Engineers.

Disruption of Hickory Golf

Hickory golf became popular in the United States and the United Kingdom, where the practice of golf began to develop. It did not reach Spanish lands until the year 2016, which coincided with the centenary of the Real Club de Golf de Zaroutz. The starting point of this discipline stems from the debate as to whether the players of today are better than the players of the past. That is why since 2019, every summer tribute is paid to the purest golf in Basozabal.

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