The winners of the 6th Hickory Open were Bruntsfield Short Hole, Steven Doyle and Paul Middleton becoming the first team to retain the trophy.
The day dawned with glorious sunshine, but by the time the first team teed-off it had clouded over and it did not take too long before the rains came. Of course, Scottish golfers learn to take this in their stride!
The other finalists were the 2006 winners, Billy Finnegan and Scott McFarlane of Musselburgh Old Course. However, they generously conceded that the better team on the day won.
The 3rd and 4th play-off was between Broomie, David Kirkwood and William Wright, and the Foot of Leith Walk Golfing Society, represented by the father and son pairing of Alastair and Euan Chalmers. Broomie were victorious and deservedly took 3rd place.
17 teams took part this year, the highest number there has been for a few years.
The well-known Leither Cornie Waugh presented the trophy and prizes. Cornie has been a strong supporter of the Society since we were formed and gives us unstinting help behind the scenes, for which we are extremely grateful.
Qualifying scores (10 holes)
38 - Bruntsfield Short Hole
41 - Musselburgh Old Course Golf Club
42 - Foot of Leith Walk Golfing Society
44 - British Golf Collectors' Society
Bruntsfield Golden Oldies
45 - Stockbridge Minos
48 - The Old Contemptibles
Merchants of Edinburgh Golf Club
50 - Leith Links
53 - The Gardeners
54 - Eselpeasee
56 - Ellesay
58 - Falkirk Tryst
59 - Bank Villa (1921) Golf Club
72 - Merchant Madams
Final (10 holes)
Bruntsfield Short Hole defeated Musselburgh Old Course Golf Club
3rd/4th Play off (10 holes)
Broomie defeated Foot of Leith Walk Golfing Society
** Qualified on better second round.
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