Woodhall Spa Golf Club, 25-28 May 2017

Men's Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship (Brabazon Trophy)

Brabazon Trophy
Men

Competition Summary

The Championship is open to male amateur golfers of all nationalities.
 
The Stroke Play Championship is played over 72 holes over four days, 18 holes played on each of the days. After 36 holes the leading 60 competitors and ties for 60th place play a further 18 holes on the third day and fourth day. 
 
Past winners include Sandy Lyle, Gordon Brand Jnr, Ronan Rafferty, Peter McEvoy, Peter Hanson from Sweden and Charl Schwartzel from South Africa.
 

Hotchkin Course

Hotchkin Course

Golf was first introduced to Woodhall Spa in 1890 when a nine hole course opened for play. The Golf Club was instituted in 1891 and flourished until 1895 when the land that the course was built on was required for building.  Local landowner and prominent member, Stafford Vere Hotchkin, offered a sandy tract of land off the Horncastle Road for the building of an 18 hole course (this is the site where the course remains today). Harry Vardon was employed to design the course and he visited Woodhall Spa on 24th January 1903.

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