The Berkshire Golf Club, 1 - 6 August 2017

English Men's Amateur Championship

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Competition Summary

The Men's English Amateur Championship is played in two stages:

Stage One: Stroke Play. Two rounds of 18 holes stroke play over two days (Tuesday and Wednesday), one round on each of two courses.

Stage Two: Match Play.  These rounds take place on the Red Course. The players with the 64 lowest scores and ties after the stroke play rounds will compete in the match play stages, starting on Thursday. Players will be seeded according to their stroke play finishing place. If necessary a preliminary match play round shall be played to determine the top 64 players.

Host Venue

Host Venue

The Red Course lies on higher ground than the Blue and runs through slightly more undulating terrain, with more dramatic elevation changes between tees and greens. It offers a unique assortment of holes, in that it has six par 3s, six par 4s and six par 5s. The six short holes have been described as the best collection in the country, and must rank as amongst the most intimidating anywhere.

The Blue Course, unusually, starts with a par 3, but it is a magnificent start, and one which instantly confronts the golfer with the skill of Fowler’s design. The green sits on a hump, more than 200 yards away over a sea of heather. There is trouble short and right of the green, to catch the weakly hit slice. There is also trouble to the back left of the green to punish the hooked shot which is likely to go long. This is a regular theme on both courses, and always the trouble and hazards are subtly created from the natural shape and contours of the land which Fowler had to work with.

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