The governing body have put together a new timetable for their 2020 championship season – subject to the situation with coronavirus
A new championship calendar outlined by England Golf could see a bumper late summer of elite amateur action – with the Brabazon Trophy, and English men’s amateur and women’s amateur championships, all staged within weeks of each other.
The governing body have issued a revised schedule for its 2020 events and aim to start the week beginning July 27.
An England Golf statement said the new schedule remained “provisional and subject to further change in accordance with the latest government and expert medical advice on the COVID-19 outbreak”.
They added the priority “at this time remains to assist the national effort to combat the threat of Coronavirus and ensure we protect our NHS and save lives during the pandemic.”
But should the lockdown restrictions be relaxed in the coming weeks, England Golf have provisionally rescheduled 15 events for late summer and early autumn, with eight events from the original calendar staying in place.
Highlights include the English Men’s and Women’s Amateur Championships, at Woodhall Spa, from July 28 to August 2, the English Women’s Open Amateur Stroke Play, at Burnham & Berrow, from August 18 to 20 and the Brabazon Trophy, at Sherwood Forest, from August 18 to 21.
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England Golf said a further three events still had to be allocated new dates but that 31 of their national and regional competitions had to be cancelled.
The full, provisional, schedule is:
July 28-August 2: English Men’s and Women’s Amateur Championships, Woodhall Spa (Hotchkin & Bracken)
August 4: Senior Series, Stowmarket
August 5: Golf Captains, Stowmarket
August 11-13: English Senior Men’s Amateur Championship, Frilford Heath (Blue)
August 11-13: English Senior Women’s Amateur Stroke Play Championship, Frilford Heath (Green)
August 12: English Women’s Par 3 Championship, Ampfield
August 18-20: English Women’s Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship, Burnham & Berrow
August 18-21: English Men’s Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship (Brabazon Trophy), Sherwood Forest
August 25-27: English U18 Boys’ Amateur Stroke Play (Carris Trophy), Broadstone
August 25-27: English U18 Girls’ Amateur Stroke Play Championship, Sandy Lodge
August 26: Senior Series, St Mellion
August 27: Golf Captains, St Mellion
September 11-13: European Seniors Championship, Woodhall Spa (Hotchkin)
September 14-18: English Women’s County Finals (new format TBC), Spalding
September 23: Golf Captains, Broadway
September 25-27: Men’s County Championship (new format TBC), Seacroft
September 29: Golf Captains, Moortown
October 5: Senior Series, South Staffordshire
October 6: Golf Captains, South Staffordshire
October 6-9: Senior Men’s County Championship (new format TBC), Torquay
The Senior Series and Golf Captains events at Hesketh, along with the Golf Captains event at Northants County, are yet to be confirmed.
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