The governing body have shelved all of their competitions and performance team events because of the coronavirus outbreak

All of England Golf’s championships and performance team events have now been shelved until July 27 because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Among the high profile tournaments affected are England vs France at Ganton, the Brabazon Trophy at Sherwood Forest, and the English Women’s Amateur at Sheringham.

Last month, the governing body had postponed their tournaments until June, arguing they involved “large numbers of people travelling and working together to run a successful event, and we consider it impossible to ensure the safety and welfare of all concerned”.

Their AGM at Woodhall Spa, due to have been held on April 23, was also off and national participation events scheduled for the spring were also called off, as were World Handicap System workshops and course ratings.

Now, with the situation remaining uncertain, the following England Golf, and co-sanctioned events, have been postponed:

March 30-31: Golf Sixes, Centurion

April 29-30: Senior Series and Golf Captains, St Mellion

May 6-7: Senior Series and Golf Captains, Hesketh

May 12: Brabazon Trophy South qualifier, East Sussex National

May 12: Brabazon Trophy North qualifier, Hessle

May 9-10: England vs France, Ganton

May 11-15: English Senior Women’s Amateur, Peterborough Milton

May 17: England Golf Medal (south), Knowle Park

May 20: Golf Captains, Northants County

May 21-24: Brabazon Trophy, Sherwood Forest

May 27-31: English Women’s Amateur, Sheringham

May 28: England Golf Medal (Midlands North), Stanton-on-the-Wolds

June 3-5: English Seniors Amateur Championship, Luffenham Heath and Burghley Park

June 3-4: Senior Series and Golf Captains, Stowmarket

June 7: England Golf Medal (East), Colne Valley

June 16-18: English Senior Women’s Stoke Play, Abbeydale

June 17: Golf Captains, Broadway

June 21: England Golf Medal, Drayton Park

June 25: England Golf Medal, Brancepeth Castle

June 30: Golf Captains, Moortown

July 3-5: Logan Trophy, Sand Moor

July 7-8: Senior Series and Golf Captains, South Staffs

July 8: English Schools’ Team Championship, Woodhall Spa

July 14-16: McGregor Trophy, Heworth

July 21-23: English Girls’ Open Championship, Sandy Lodge

July 21-24: Carris Trophy, St George’s Hill

July 22: Golf Captains, Piltdown

England Golf said it remained their intention to try and re-schedule as many of the events as possible.

James Crampton, England Golf’s director of championships, said: “It is with regret that we have had to extend the list of postponed England Golf events as we all adhere to the expert advice and necessary measures now in place to combat the spread of coronavirus.

“All England Golf championships have now been postponed until week commencing 27 July. We will continue to regularly review our championship plans beyond this date.

“If possible, we aim to re-schedule some of our postponed events and will provide information as and when it is practicable to do so.

“There are a number of intricacies associated with championship golf which need to be considered well in advance of any event taking place and these, as much as golf courses being open for play, are key factors in our decision-making.”

England Golf added all entrants to events during this period will be contacted directly by the Championships department.

In line with some of golf’s other authorities, England Golf have offered advice on how to minimise the risk of infection from the virus, as well as issuing contact details for the coming months.