Brewery to honour Hickory Open

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A CARNOUSTIE brewery will be adding a special touch to the proceedings of a vintage golf tournament.

Golfers at the 2012 World Hickory Open Championship being held on October 8 and 9 across the Monifieth Medal and Carnoustie Burnside will get a special treat courtesy of Angus Ales.

Alan Lawson from the Angus Ales brewery plans to present the competitors with a bottle of their very own Mashie Niblick beer.

Alan said: “The World Hickory Open Championships are coming here next month, I thought as they’d still be using Mashie Niblick clubs that it would be nice to present them with a bottle of the beer.

“I’ve been assured there will only be 120 golfers!

“The organisers are happy to receive the offer of a bottle of beer and, golfers are coming from all over the world for this championship.”

Competing in teams of three the Open gives amateur and professional players the opportunity to use traditional hickory shafted golf clubs.

Although Alan does not have the time to golf these days, he still retains an interest and owns a 100 year old Mashie Niblick club which was made in Carnoustie.

Around 30 teams from around the world have already booked their place on the 2012 World Hickory Open Championship.

Entry to the 2012 World Hickory Open costs £150 per golfer, which includes a round of golf on the Monifieth Medal and Carnoustie Burnside courses, hire of hickory clubs, gala dinner and a prizegiving.

RIGHT: Alan Lawson will present golfers at the 2012 Hickory Open with a bottle of Angus Ales’ Mashie Niblick beer. Alan is pictured with some samples and his own 100-year-old Mashie Niblick hickory club.