Format: The Alexander Findlay Hickory Open Championship is a one day event with tee times starting at 10:30 AM, on “The Ole Course” of 5380 yds. All players play from the same tee’s and play for the AFHO Championship Trophy where names are engraved for low net and low gross winners. All players also play for beautifully engraved wood wall trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, low net and low gross, Stableford format standings. You can review last year’s results on the SoHG website.
Course: The historic Country Club of Greenfield was established in 1896, and moved to its present location in 1901. The first 9 holes were built by Alexander Findlay, who many consider to be the “Father of American Golf”…. see www.alexanderfindlay.com. More than 100 courses are attributed to Findlay in the Northeast Region. The second 9 holes were built in 1913 by Ralph Martin Barton, who worked with C.B McDonald and Seth Raynor.
Location: May is a beautiful time of the year in Greenfield and there are many local tourist sites, including historic Old Deerfield and Shelburne Falls. There is also a very classic 9 hole Alexander Findlay course, just a few miles away, The Northfield Golf Course, in Northfield, MA. It is a must play with “hickories”.
Results: Tournament results will be sent to the SoHG along with an application to have tournament points added to the National Championship Point Series totals.