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Here are the R&A amateur events cancelled because of coronavirus

This is how the R&A's amateur schedule for 2020 looks as the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect golf
 

The coronavirus pandemic has caused huge disruption in the professional game – and it’s no different on the amateur golf scene, with tournaments cancelled and rearranged.

The game’s governing body, the R&A, have been monitoring their 2020 championship season and – to date – the following international events have been cancelled.

  • The St Andrews Trophy (in agreement with the EGA)
  • The R&A Boys’ Home Internationals
  • The R&A Women’s and Girls’ Home Internationals
  • The Junior Vagliano Trophy and The Jacques Leglise Trophy (in agreement with the EGA)
  • The R&A Men’s and Women’s Senior Home International

The Curtis Cup has been postponed until next year, but the R&A Junior Open, due to have been played from July 13-15 at Littlestone, has been cancelled.

The R&A has also updated its schedule for its 2020 amateur championships and international matches as follows:

  • The R&A Girls’ Amateur Championship will be played from 11-15 August at Southport & Ainsdale as scheduled
  • The R&A Boys’ Amateur Championship will be played from 11-16 August at Moortown and Alwoodley as scheduled
  • The R&A Women’s Senior Amateur Championship will be played from 19-21 August at Ashridge as scheduled
  • The Women’s Amateur Championship has been rescheduled from 23-27 June to 25-29 August at Kilmarnock (Barassie)
  • The Amateur Championship has been rescheduled from 15-20 June to 25-30 August at Royal Birkdale and West Lancashire
  • The R&A Senior Amateur Championship has been rescheduled from 29-31 July to 23-25 September at Royal Cinque Ports, Deal

An R&A statement said: “These plans are dependent on the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic and we will continue to follow the guidance from the UK Government, health authorities and our own medical consultants.”

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Steve Carroll

Steve Carroll

A journalist for 25 years, Steve has been immersed in club golf for almost as long. A former club captain, he has passed the Level 3 Rules of Golf exam with distinction having attended the R&A's prestigious Tournament Administrators and Referees Seminar.

Steve has officiated at a host of high-profile tournaments, including Open Regional Qualifying, PGA Fourball Championship, English Men's Senior Amateur, and the North of England Amateur Championship. In 2023, he made his international debut as part of the team that refereed England vs Switzerland U16 girls.

A part of NCG's Top 100s panel, Steve has a particular love of links golf and is frantically trying to restore his single-figure handicap. He currently floats at around 11.

Steve plays at Close House, in Newcastle, and York GC, where he is a member of the club's matches and competitions committee and referees the annual 36-hole scratch York Rose Bowl.

Having studied history at Newcastle University, he became a journalist having passed his NTCJ exams at Darlington College of Technology.

What's in Steve's bag: TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver, 3-wood, and hybrids; TaylorMade Stealth 2 irons; TaylorMade Hi-Toe, Ping ChipR, Sik Putter.

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