Saunton Golf Club, 7 - 9 June 2017

English Senior Men's Open Amateur Championship

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Competition Format

This 54-hole championship is open to men aged 55 or over on the first day of the event and is played on two courses.

The full field will play 18 holes on both of the first two days, with one round on each of the two courses. Then, the leading 80 competitors and ties will play the final 18 holes on the third day.

The winner will return the lowest gross score over 54 holes. Prize vouchers will be awarded to the top three places and to the top player in each of the following age categories: 55-59, 60-64 and 65-plus.

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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