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Melbourne Sandbelt to host Australian Hickory Championship

Sandy Golf Links will host the foursomes event on day one before the championship begins in earnest. The championship will be contested over 36 holes, with the opening round being played at Woodlands Golf Club and the final round being played at Kingston Heath. The courses will be set up to play shorter and pin positions adjusted to cater to golf clubs around 100-years-old.

“Some of these clubs are pre-1935; they are the traditional, vintage hickories,” Golf Society of Australia President Kim Hastie told Golf Australia Magazine.

“We require that you have to play the old traditional; the ‘steels’ didn’t come in until sort of post-1935, so there are antique ones, so the very traditional old ones, but there is actually now quite a shift to modern replicas, so there are people making modern replicas, but both are allowed in competition.”

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