HELD 22 APRIL 2023

Hickory 2023 on the Brijuni Islands


The Brijuni Islands are transporting you back to the 1920s

On 22 April 2023, the island of Veliki Brijun hosted a unique experience of glamour and entertainment, set against the backdrop of the Roaring Twenties. While a game of hickory golf, a kind of "old-style golf", was played at the Brijuni golf course, our visitors danced to the rhythm of electro swing, sip on some Gatsby-style cocktails, and enjoy a rich gastronomic offer.

4th Brioni Hickory Open Championship

Play: 18 holes stroke play

Match conditions: the tournament is played according to the official rules of the R&A and the local rules of Brioni golf course

Equipment: play with hickory shafted original golf clubs built before 1935. Regarding any club repairs the provisions of the Society of Hickory Golfers „List of Equipment & Club Renovations, only No.1., dated 31st of July 2009“ are applicable. Other club shaft materials then hickory wood and/or shaft inserts from metal are not permitted. Also modern replica hickory shafts are not allowed.

Eligible: are golfers who are members of the Istrian golf association clubs or full members of clubs affiliated to national golf federations playing a handicap of at least 54.0

Rating: gross score counts for championship title. In the case of the same final score, the better results of the last 9 holes. Then last 6, 3, 1holes. After, by lot.

Entries: name, surname, handicap and home club

Contacts: vanja79.vn@gmail.com; damir.ritosa@gmail.com

Closing date: 14th of April 2023. at 12:00 CET

Prizes: gross prizes „Brioni Hickory Open Championship“, 2nd, 3rd „The lost cup“ remains in Champion's permanent possesion ather 3 consecutive Chanpionship wins.

Tees: Gentlemen – yellow, Ladies – red.

Championship Commitee: Christoph Meister, Olaf Dudzus, Damir Ritosa, Vanja Nikolic

Programme – 22 April 2023

10:00 and 11:30 a.m. 

  • departure by boat from Fažana

10:15 and 11:45 a.m.

  • Gathering at the Trg prijateljstva square -guided tour of the exhibition celebrating 100 years of golf on the Brijuni Islands
  • free golf course at the golf driving range
  • tour of the century-old golf course
  • break in cafe Neptun

10:30 a.m. 

  • Start of the hickory golf tournament

11:00 a.m. to 16:00 p.m. 

  • Roaring '20s at Café Neptun
  • DJ and saxophone
  • Special gastronomic offer by Chef Damjan Bistričić
  • Photo corner
  • Exhibition – old canvas images of Brijuni golfers

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

  • Kids’ entertainment right next to the Trg prijateljstva square

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

  • Free golf classes on the golf training grounds

Special gastronomic offer at Café Neptun

And for all gourmands, Chef Damjan Bistričić created a special menu that impressed even the most discerning palates.

The Roaring Twenties-inspired menu features a host of cocktails, sandwiches and sweet treats at promotional prices, while the mood was set by the amazing DJ Dino Sošić, accompanied by a saxophone.

The setting, music and good food are just part of what made this 1920s-themed day on the Brijuni Islands truly spectacular and unforgettable.

Family golf weekend

Family golf weekend – 100 years of golf on the Brijuni Islands

  • Kids’ entertainment – themed workshops from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (minigolf and sports classes)
  • Inflatable at the Trg prijateljstva square
  • Free golf classes on the golf training grounds