The Canadian Open Hickory Championship

CanadianOpenHickory2013 The annual Canadian Open Hickory Championship is hosted by the Legends Golf and Country Club and features players dressed in period style outfits (plus fours, tams, etc.) and playing with hickory-shafted golf clubs. A fun and competitive tournament all rolled into one, a great time is had by all with many players returning year after year. Many players come early or stay on to play at some of the local/mountain golf courses or to see the sights and make an extended holiday out of their trip.

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2019 Canadian Open Hickory Championship

August 12-16, 2019

Where else can you get 5 days of hickory golf, meals, and merriment at this close to 1935 prices! It’s the 2-day hickory road trip followed by the 3-day 18th annual Canadian Open Hickory Championship at the Legends Golf and Country Club. The Canadian Open uses all 27 holes of this picturesque course over 3 days. The tentative schedule:
August 12 and 13
  • Many arrive a few days early or stay a few days afterwards to golf at a variety of courses. Early arrivers go on the annual hickory golf road trip on the Monday and Tuesday and participate in the Canadian Open Hickory Championship Wednesday to Friday. Sounds like a great week! All are welcome!
  •  This year the venues have yet to be decided. Stay tuned!
August 14
  • Practice rounds and 4-man scramble team event
  • Barbecue and social
August 15
  • Canada/US Challenge for the Casey Cup – Ryder Cup match play format
  • 27 holes: 9 holes 2-man scramble – 9 holes better ball – 9 holes singles match play
  • Evening meal and get-together
August 16
  • 27-hole championship in conjunction with the 18th annual Legends inductee tournament
  • Steak dinner BBQ after the round
Summary of the 2018 Canadian Open Hickory Championship
The 2018 Canadian Open Hickory Championship was held the week of August 13-17 at the Legends G.C. Sherwood Park, Alberta. The hickory event included a 2-day road trip on Monday and Tuesday, Wednesday Scramble, Thursday USA/Canada match (Ryder Cup format) and Friday Championship tournament.
The road trip included 18 holes at Trestle Creek GC just west of Edmonton, an overnight in Edson and then 18 holes at the renowned Jasper Park GC in the Rockies. The smoke from the wild fires in British Columbia couldn’t dim the enthusiasm and camaraderie of the group!
The Wednesday scramble really marks the beginning of the tournament because you get to play the home course, meet new players, pony up some cash and get the competitive fires burning. After the round players and other invitees visited a local home for a BBQ and a viewing of a golf memorabilia collection.
This year’s Thursday Casey Cup competition featured a record number of 22 players from the US. It included a lunch after the first nine and then following 27 holes of friendly US/Canada competition in Ryder Cup format all met at the Golf Car Museum for a meal and tour of the museum. Oh, and yes, the Canadian team emerged victorious.
On Championship Friday, the champions division was won by Ben Plaunt with a sterling 4 under par over 18 holes. The Senior Division was won by Jim von Lossow of Washington, followed closely by locals Rob Taylor and Chris Ream. The Ladies Division featured a repeat win by Kim Filipan. The Chinese hickory champion was Kenn Looten and Rick Boudreau won the First Nations Division.  This year’s Junior Champion was 12 year old Ethan Ream shooting an impressive 112 in his first 18 hole round with the Hickories.
Each year in conjunction with the Canadian Open Hickory Championship, The Legends honors an Albertan who has made significant contributions to the game of golf in Alberta. This year’s honoree for the ‘Legends of Alberta Golf’ award is Jackie Little.
Little, who grew up in Edmonton, belonged to the Glendale Golf and Country Club.  Her remarkable resume includes two Alberta Women’s Amateur titles, two Alberta Junior Girls championships, three Alberta Senior Women’s crowns and three Canadian national titles. After moving to British Columbia she captured five B.C. Women’s Amateur titles, five B.C. Senior Women’s Championships and three B.C. Mid-Amateur Championships.
Jackie Little was inducted into the British Columbia Golf Hall of Fame in 2009 and the Pacific Northwest Golf Association Hall of Fame in 2017.
The 2019 Canadian Open Hickory Championship will be held the week of August 5-9, 2019.  This will mark the 25th anniversary of the Legends Golf and Country Club – a time to celebrate!. Many come up a few days early for the annual two day pre-tournament road trip. All are welcome! For more information contact Ron Lyons at email hidden; JavaScript is required, the golf course at 780-449-4911 or check the Legends website at www.legendsgolf.ca  

Champions

  • 2018 Ben Plaunt
  • 2017 Ben Plaunt
  • 2016 Terry Bader
  • 2015 Terry Bader
  • 2014 Ben Plaunt
  • 2013 Brendon Tomiak
  • 2012 Michael Ream
  • 2011 Ben Plaunt
  • 2010 Ben Plaunt
  • 2009 Ben Plaunt
  • 2008 Glenn Jevnie
  • 2007 Glenn Jevnie
  • 2006 Darren Pockett
  • 2005 Ross Kenny
  • 2004 Randy Jensen
  • 2003 Paul Biocini
  • 2002 John Wilson
  • 2001 John Wilson
  • 2000 John Wilson

Contact

Contact Ron Lyons for additional information at 780-456-1649.

2019 Entry Form

Entry form available here

Highlights

  • 2006 Skins Game Jack Nicklaus plays using wood shaft clubs!
  • 7th Annual Canadian Open 2006 Featuring two hole-in-ones with the wood shaft clubs!

Casey Cup Results

Ryder Cup Match Play Format
  • 2018 Canada 30 USA 18
  • 2017 USA 25 Canada 23
  • 2016 Canada 30 USA 14
  • 2015 Canada 32 USA 12
  • 2014 Canada 35 USA 13
  • 2013 Canada 25.5 USA 14.5
  • 2012 Canada 34.5 USA 13.5
  • 2011Presidents cup competition
  • Team Blue 38 Team Red 37
  • 2010 Canada 38 USA 6
  • 2009 Canada 31 USA 5
  • 2008 Canada 38.5 USA 5.5
  • 2007 Canada 18 USA 6
  • 2006 Canada 19 USA 5
  • 2005 Canada 20 USA 4
  • 2004 Canada 12 USA 11
  • 2003 Canada 16 USA 8
  • 2002 Canada 15 USA 8