Championships Update: Three junior events cancelled

It is with considerable regret that England Golf has made the decision to cancel three junior championships due to ongoing difficulties presented by the COVID-19 outbreak.

The following championships are now cancelled:

English U16/14 Girls’ Championship- Thorndon Park Golf Club, 28-30 July

English U16 Boys’ Championship (McGregor Trophy) – Heworth Golf Club, 28-30 July

English U14 Boys’ Championship (Reid Trophy) – Prestbury Golf Club, 4-6 August

The safety and wellbeing of our junior competitors and their accompanying parents/guardians remains of paramount importance.

Whilst we are confident the golf element of a championship can be managed successfully, there are additional practical difficulties associated with running junior events.

With parents and guardians necessarily joining competitors, staff and volunteers on site within the confines of a smaller club environment, it becomes more difficult to adhere to social distancing regulations.

England Golf is most appreciative of the understanding and acceptance shown by the host clubs in making this tough decision and we look forward to working with them again in the future.

It should be noted that due to the size and layout of the Woodhall Spa facility at the home of England Golf, the English Men’s and English Women’s Amateur Championships, scheduled to be played 28 July-2 Aug, remain in the diary.

England Golf is confident it can celebrate the best of English amateur golf at this joint event.

All other England Golf championships remain provisionally scheduled as before and are subject to regular review in accordance with updated government advice and regulations.