Saunton Golf Club, 7 - 9 June 2017

English Senior Men's Open Amateur Championship

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Competition Format

The Championship is open to male golfers of all nationalities who are 55 or over.

The Championship will be played by 54 holes of stroke play over three days, 18 holes being played on each of the first two days, one round on each of the two courses. 

After 36 holes, the leading 80 competitors and all those tying for 80th place willl play a further 18 holes on the third day on the east course.

The winner shall be the competitor who returns the lowest score over 54 holes and shall be presented with the Trophy.

In addition, prize vouchers shall be awarded to the top three places and the top player in each of the following three age categories, 55-59, 60-64 and 65+.

Saunton Golf Club

The land at Saunton Burrows has hosted golf since 1897 and given us today’s premier golf course in the West Country since Herbert Fowler (famed designer of Walton Heath, The Berkshire, and Delamere Forest to name just a few) created the East course in the 1920s. This venue has been used ever since for major amateur championships, notably the 1937 English Amateur when Frank Pennink was victorious.

The West course emulates the general characteristics of the East course but has its own distinctions and offers no weak hole. They all require clever and strong placing of your ball off the tee to get at the greens with your approach. The green complexes demand 100% commitment but are perfectly fair if you choose the right line on which to run in your ball.

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