Entries open as championship season draws near

Entries opened today for England Golf’s competitions for men and women, heralding the start of a packed 2019 championship season.

The Championship Department will run over 60 events, for players of all ages and ranging from international golf to competitions for handicap golfers.

They’ll be staged the length and breadth of the country, from Northumberland in the north to Kent in the south east and Cornwall in the south west.

England Golf Championship Director James Crampton commented: “We’re very excited about this season. We’ll be visiting top class courses across the country and giving everyone from high handicappers to elite golfers the chance to play great, competitive golf.

“We’re also hosting some top class international events which are fantastic opportunities to spectate and see the tour stars of tomorrow.”

April will bring the mixed international between England and Spain at Formby Golf Club in Lancashire. It’s a must for talent spotters with past players including Justin Rose, Tommy Fleetwood, Sergio Garcia and Jose Maria Olazabal.

At the end of May an international men’s field will head to The Alwoodley in Leeds, for the Brabazon Trophy. July will bring top women amateurs from around the world to Parkstone, Dorset, for the European Ladies’ Championship. And national pride will be at stake when England hosts the Senior Men’s Home Internationals at Alnmouth, Northumberland, in September.

Two clubs are hosting events as part of their 125th anniversary celebrations.

Trentham Golf Club in Staffordshire will welcome some of the brightest young talent from around the world at the U14 boys’ Reid Trophy in August. Romford Golf Club in Essex will hold the national final of the Champion Club Tournament in September, a closely fought event where the winning team goes forward to represent England in a European championship.

Among the other highlights of the year is the English Disability Open, which is being run by England Golf for the first time and will take place over two days in September at Stoke by Nayland, Essex.

Club golfers will have many opportunities to shine at regional events and to compete in national finals at England Golf Week in August.

The women’s England Golf Medals, the England Golf Captains series, the Senior Series, the Club Team championship, the Junior Champion Club tournament and the women’s Australia Spoons foursomes competition, all lead to Golf Week at Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire.

Among the other clubs to be visited by England Golf this year are:

Saunton, Devon, for the English Women’s Amateur

Holme Hall and Elsham, Lincolnshire, for the English Senior Men’s Championship

St Enodoc, Cornwall, for the English Senior Women’s Stroke Play

Wallasey, Cheshire, is among the venues for England Golf Captains and Senior Series events

Hankley Common and North Hants, Hampshire, for the English Men’s Amateur

Ampfield, Hampshire, for the Women’s Par 3 Championship

Moor Allerton, Yorkshire, is one of the venues for the Club Team Championship

North Foreland, Kent, for Boys’ County Finals

Click here for full details of all fixtures

Entries open today for men’s, women’s and captains’ events.  Entries for junior events open on 1 April 2019

Caption: St Enodoc Golf Club in Cornwall (Image copyright Leaderboard Photography)