The Amateur Championship sometimes referred to as the British Amateur or British Amateur Championship outside the UK is a golf tournament which has been held annually in the United Kingdom since except during the two World Wars, and in and when Ireland hosted the championship. It is one of the two leading individual tournaments for amateur golfers, alongside the U. It normally has the widest international representation of any individual amateur event, with 38 golf federations from all six continents represented in the championship. Before World War II it was regarded as one of golf's major championships , but given the modern dominance of the sport by professional golfers , this is no longer the case. The inaugural championship was held in by the Royal Liverpool Golf Club and was, for many years, regarded as an unofficial event.
British Amateur, Women's Amateur on tap; James Sugrue unable to defend
First round abandoned at British Amateur & Women's Am
Unfortunately, due to inclement weather, the first round of stroke play qualifying at TheAmateur and WomensAmateurChampionship has been abandoned. All scores from today are cancelled. More information on tee times and championship format to follow. This championship, along with the US Amateur Golf Championship, is considered the most important in amateur golf. The first stage of the Championship involves players each of whom plays two rounds of 18 holes, one to be played on each of the two courses. The 64 lowest scores over the 36 holes and ties for 64th place will compete in the match play stage of the Championship. Each match will consist of one round of 18 holes except the Final which will be over 36 holes.
British Amateur Championship , golf tournament held annually in Great Britain for male amateurs with handicaps of 2 or less. A field of players selected by qualifying play is reduced to players who, after , competed for most holes won in a hole final match play round. In , an Open Amateur Tournament called open to signify that all countries might enter was held by the Royal Liverpool Club at Hoylake, but the first official British Amateur Championship was held in
Long built up a 3Up lead after 11 holes helped by birdies on the 5th, 6th, 9th and 10th holes. Whilst Harvey battled till the end Long steadied himself after a shaky opening nine in the afternoon to see out the match. Long and Harvey were well known to each other coming into the Final; hailing from the Gloucestershire County and golf clubs just 10 miles apart, namely The Kendleshire and Lansdown respectively. Joe LONG was the clear favourite before play commenced.