England Golf can confirm that a number of championship events originally scheduled for May have been moved to new dates later in the season.
In light of the government’s recently published road map out of lockdown it has become necessary to make these changes to the calendar of events for practical and logistical reasons.
The English Senior Women’s Amateur Championship at Market Rasen Golf Club is moving from the original dates of 10-14 May and will now take place between 28 June-2 July at the same Lincolnshire venue.
The Brabazon Trophy – due to take place between 20-23 May – will now be staged at Ganton Golf Club in Yorkshire between 19-22 August.
Brabazon qualifiers in the north, south and Midlands due to be played on 11 May will now be played in August.
The southern qualifying will be staged on 3 August at Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club, the Midlands qualifying on 10 August at Spalding Golf Club and the northern qualifying on 12 August at The Oaks Golf Club.
The England Golf Captains’ and Senior Series events at Coventry Golf Club and Stowmarket Golf Club will now take place on 2/3 June and 21/22 July respectively.
All other England Golf championship events in 2021 remain unaffected by change.
James Crampton, England Golf’s director of championships said: “The announcement of the government’s road map presented us with a number of logistical challenges – particularly around the two, multi-day events scheduled to take place in May.
“Hotels, B&Bs and indoor hospitality, including golf clubhouses, have a provisional re-opening date of 17 May.
“With this in mind, we felt it was better to move quickly and re-arrange the two multi-day championship events scheduled for May – as well as any associated qualifying events – so that there is a greater degree of certainty around the availability of accommodation and hospitality options for competitors.
“Two of our early season Captains’ and Senior Series events have also been moved back to give clubs the chance to have clubhouse and catering facilities fully operational for the players.
“I would like to thank all the clubs involved for being so understanding and flexible with the necessary change of dates and we look forward to staging a full season of outstanding championships for our handicap and elite golfers.”
For a full list of championship events and dates in 2021, please visit the competitions page on our website.
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