Held on the very private Morfontaine Golf Club (Tom Simpson, 1913), north of Paris. During the opening ceremonies for the club, James Braid teed it up with Arnaud Massey and Jean Gassiat. The course was originally built on an old polo pitch by the Duke Of Guiche. It was to be a private 9-hole course for friends and family. Simpson added a new 18 in 1927, but the original 9 holes are still in existence. Reports of the beautiful course, the light among the trees and the old world setting are striking.
The French Hickory Open included the original nine holes and the first nine of the 1927 18-hole course.
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The results of the 2014 French Hickory Open Championship
Nathalie Jeanson – Simone Thion de la Chaume Gold medal 82
Rosine Natali – Simone Thion de la Chaume Silver medal 87
Gail Henderson – Simone Thion de la Chaume Bronze medal 95
Iain Forrester – Champion 2014 Gold Massy Medal 77
Philippe Weydt – Caesens Siver Massy Medal 82
David Brown – Bronze Massy Medal 86
Anthony Hunt Gold Deschamps medal Net 74
Czeslaw Kruk Silver Deschamps medal Net 79
Bjorn Wassholm Bronze Deschamps medal Net 81