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Hickory Open 2005 (11 June )

We were blest with great weather and the golf was of a very high standard. The winners were the 1744 Rule 13 Revivers who defeated the Foot of Leith Walk II team in the final by 4 & 3. 

For the 12 holes of the final, 1744 were a total of only 3 over par and although Foot of Leith Walk fought valiantly they just could not match their opponents, who become the very worthy champions of 2005.

In the qualifying rounds 1744 also posted the lowest score for any 5 holes of 18 (level par), just 1 behind the course record of 17 set in the early days of our events.

The winners were presented with the Hickory Open club and all finalists received commemorative quaichs kindly donated by David Caplan of Jeneil the Jewellers in Leith.


The shot of the tournament was from Kevin Dilly on the 9th in the final. His tee shot at this par 3 could be described as a trifle big - it cleared the green, the path and the railings to hit St Mary's Primary school and rebound back into play beside the green! Sadly for his team they did not fully capitalise on this stroke of luck (or superb piece of backspin as Kevin might describe it!) as they failed to hole the next shot for what would have been an amazing birdie 2 !


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