IN ENGLISH FOR OUR FOREIGN GUESTS
The Swedish Society of Golf Historians welcomes you to the 20th Swedish Hickory Golf Championship at Västerås Golf Club on 5-6 August 2017.
The golf club was founded on 10 October 1931 by 27 founder members. Three holes were laid out on an airbase field. Two years later the course was extended to nine holes. In 1949 the club moved to its current location where a new 9-hole course was opened. It was extended to 18 holes in 1962.
The Swedish Hickory Golf Championship will be played in three classes:
• Gentlemen, 36 hole stroke play (18+18 holes), scratch. Cut: top 50 players
• Ladies, 36 hole stroke play (18+18 holes), scratch. Cut: top 6-9 players
• Seniors (65+), 18 hole stroke play, scratch
• There will also be an 18-hole handicap competition, The Swedish Hickory Jug, on Sunday, 6 August.
To sign up for the competitions please send an email with all your contact information, by 21 July at the latest, to firstname.lastname@example.org . There is an entrance fee of SEK 100 for the Championship.
Membership in a recognized golf historical society is a requirement. The fee for The Swedish Hickory Jug is also SEK 100. Västerås Golf Club offers a discounted greenfee rate of SEK 250/500/750 for one/two/three days of play (including a practice day).
The Championship Dinner will be held on 5 August at 7.00 PM for a limited number of guests.
If you wish to attend, please sign up for the dinner at the same time as you sign up for the competition.
A dinner ticket covering a welcome drink, a three-course meal, coffee (but no further beverages) at SEK 380 can be bought on Friday 4th of August.
Västerås Golf Club is easily accessible from Stockholm-Arlanda Airport, about 70 minutes(110 km) by car. Take highway E18 and in Västerås take exit “Vallbymotet” and follow the sign Västerås GK to the right. Make sure to make your hotel booking in good time. We cooperate with Elite Stadshotellet, state discount code SHM2017 when booking.
For more information about Västerås go to Visit Västerås website http://visitvasteras.se