Welcome to the era of hickory shafts, Gutty and Haskell balls, and attire including knee length breeches over stockings, sported tailcoats and even a full morning suit (bar the hat). Par was just becoming a concept and scores under 300 for 18 holes were only dreamed about. Golf clubs were wonderfully named with brassies, jiggers and niblicks all in the golfer’s bag. Read more below.
The Hickory Project (PC)
This extension set includes two new courses, Prestwick Golf Club (host of the first 12 British Opens) and the 9 hole (provided as an 18 hole course playing the 9 hole loop twice) Musselburgh Old Course which is the oldest recorded course in the world. Both courses are set up as usual for era play from 1960 to the modern day, but also include course profiles for the 1890s and 1910s. We have also provided similar profiles for St Andrews, Muirfield, Royal St Georges and Royal Liverpool which covers all Opens up to the First World War, except for the 1909 Open played at Royal Cinque Ports.
Each era has its own set of 10 clubs, with maximum distances between 200 and 240 yards, and there have also been several changes to the ASG rulebook for this era, including the addition of the bump and run shot.
The Hickory Project will provide you with a unique challenge and will give you some insight into how golf was played by the likes of Old Tom Morris, James Braid, J.H. Taylor and Harry Vardon.