North Inch Hickory Experience
Wednesday 11 September 2019
To celebrate the ancient tradition of golf in Perth, and the playing of the Solheim Cup at Gleneagles, a special day of hickory golf is being played on the North Inch Golf Course.
Perth Tournament of 1864, courtesy of Royal Perth Golfing Society
In April 1864, the inaugural Perth Tournament was held at North Inch. The field included greats of the game including Old Tom Morris, Willie Park Senior and saw one of the first outings of Young Tom Morris, a week before his 12th birthday.
Played over 3 rounds of the then 12 hole course, armed with their hickories, these golfers went to battle on the historic North Inch Course. In the end it was Old Tom Morris who was pronounced Champion and Young Tom Morris prevailed in his match against local young golfer Willie Greig.
Two great competitions, one fantastic day of golf...
Option 1 - 18 Hole Individual Hickory Competition - from 9 am tee off
Option 2 - 12 Hole Hickory Texas Scramble 4 person Team Competition, playing for the Perth Tournament Trophy. Tee times 12 noon - 2 pm.
Hickory Clubs available to borrow (included in entry fee)
Meal and prizegiving at the Royal Perth Golfing Society following play.
Period dress encouraged, but not compulsory!
Whatever your level, you can enjoy the Hickory Experience!
Morning Individual Competition - £40pp*
Team of 4 for Texas Scramble - £160*
Individual player for Texas Scramble - £40*
*Entry includes use of hickory clubs and meal at Royal Perth Golfing Society after play.
While at the Royal Perth Golfing Society after play, you will have the opportunity of a tour of the premises and the many interesting pictures and artefacts at the club (including the famous photograph of the 1864 Tournament).
You will also be able to purchase a copy of the, as yet unpublished, Jessie Valentine biography. We hope that the author, and expert on "wee Jessie", Dr. Eve Soulsby will be on hand with her many interesting stories of Perth's most famous golfer.
The Perth Museum and Art Gallery, very close to Royal Perth, will also have a small display about Jessie, the "Fairway Maid of Perth".