Schotten Hickory Golf Challenge

A golfing tournament arranged by Manfred Schotten Antiques and held at Buford Golf Club, with all the participants playing with ‘Hickories’.

Since 2004 we have held a golf tournament; 'The Schotten Hickory Challenge', where players can turn up for the opportunity to sample the simple joys of a bygone era of golf. Trying to emulate the likes of Harry Vardon, James Braid, Bobby Jones and Tom Morris, with their smoothest swings to hit their best shots they went around the course armed with Drivers, Brassies, Mid Irons, Mashies, Mashie -Niblicks, Niblicks and Putters, all of which were original hickory-shafted golf clubs. To fully go back in time to enjoy a round of 1920's golf with the 'hickories' the participating male and female players dressed to impress in period style outfits.

The Schotten Hickory challenge sparked quite a bit of interest and in 2008 the German Television Channel Euromaxx produced a feature that showcased that year’s exploits.

View Euromaxx video -

We also produced two fun videos of our own of the 2014 event.

View colour 2014 video -

View vintage style 2014 video -

Should you wish to arrange for your own hickory day then please feel free to contact us for more details.

  • Dates: 29 Jul - 29 Jul 2016
  • Address: Burford Golf Club, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
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  • Telephone: +44 (0) 1993822302