Clubs invited to host England championships

Robin Hood GC

England Golf is inviting clubs to put themselves forward to host national championships and tournaments.

“We’d be delighted to hear from any club which is interested,” said James Crampton, the England Golf Championship Director. “Hosting an event is a great way for clubs to mark a special anniversary or to show off their course and become better known.”

Among the clubs hosting 2015 events was Warwickshire’s Robin Hood Golf Club, which held their first national championship when they staged the English Senior Men’s County Championship – and they’d be happy to repeat the experience.

“We wanted to raise the profile of the club,” said General Manager Martin Ward. “We had spent an enormous amount of money on the course and the greens and fairways had come on leaps and bounds. We felt the club was probably one of the best in the Midlands.

“Ourselves, the green staff, the caterers, the bar staff, the pro and a lot of the members were very pleased and proud that the event took place – and the participants were very complimentary in their praise of the course. The word was spread very well!”

Members supported the event as volunteers and those who wanted to play during the championship were able to take advantage of courtesy arrangements with other clubs in the county. “We satisfied all of the requests from everyone who wanted to play elsewhere,” said Martin.

England Golf will soon start selecting venues for 2019 and is also filling the small number of remaining gaps for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. England Golf runs almost 50 events each year, ranging from competitions for handicap golfers to prestigious championships which attract international fields.  For more information click here to email James Crampton.

Caption: Robin Hood Golf Club (Image © Leaderboard Photography).

The venues for 2016 events are:

May
5 South Region Medal Final, Blackmoor, Hampshire
10-13 English Senior Women’s Championship, Ross on Wye, Gloucestershire
14-15 England v France, Formby, Lancashire
15 South West Region Medal Final, Kingsdown, Wiltshire
17 Brabazon Trophy – Southern Qualifier, Hadley Wood, Hertfordshire
17 Brabazon Trophy – Northern Qualifier, Fulford, Yorkshire
19 East Region Medal Final , Thetford, Norfolk
24 Midlands South Region Medal Final, Ladbrook Park, Warwickshire
29 Midlands North Region Medal Final, Penn, Staffordshire
31 North Region Medal Final, Lancaster, Lancashire

June
1-3 English Senior Men’s Open Championship, Kirby Muxloe/Rothley Park, Leicestershire & Rutland
14-16 English Senior Women’s Stroke Play Championship, Burnham Beeches, Buckinghamshire
22-25 Brabazon Trophy, The London Club, Kent
30-2 July English Women’s Open Match Play Championship, Holme Hall, Lincolnshire

July
1-3 Logan Trophy, Brokenhurst Manor, Hampshire
6 English Schools’ Team Championship, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire
7-8 Senior Men’s & Women’s Midlands Tournament, Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire
12-14 McGregor Trophy, Royal Ashdown Forest, Sussex
12-14 English Women’s Amateur Championship, West Lancs, Lancashire
19-22 Carris Trophy, Hunstanton
25-30 English Men’s Amateur Championship, Ganton/Scarborough South Cliff, Yorkshire
26-28 English Girls’ Open Championship, The Nottinghamshire
26-28 English Girls’ U16/U14 Open Championships, The Nottinghamshire

August
2-4 Reid Trophy, Porters Park, Hertfordshire
3-4 Senior Men’s & Women’s South Tournament , Tandridge, Surrey

8-12 England Golf Week, Frilford Heath, Oxfordshire:
8 Club Team Championship
9 County Presidents/Secretaries
9 & 12 Sponsors/Corporate
9-10 Golf Captains Final
11 Grand Medal Final
11-12 English Junior Champion Club
12 Gold Medal Final

16-17 Women and Men’s Par 3, Ampfield, Hampshire
16-18 English Women’s Open Stroke Play Championship, Bristol & Clifton, Gloucestershire
23-25 Boys’ County Finals, Cumberwell Park, Wiltshire
31-1 Sept Senior Men’s & Women’s North Tournament, Wetherby, Yorkshire

September
5-6 PING Grand & Plate Finals, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire
10-11 County Champion of Champions, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire
12-16 Women’s County Finals, Waterlooville, Hampshire
17-18 English Champion Club, Stoke by Nayland, Essex
23-25 Men’s County Finals, Sandwell Park, Staffordshire
27-28 Brenda King Foursomes, Clevedon, Somerset

October
4-6 Senior Men’s County Finals, Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire

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