2016 Amateur Champion
Scott Gregory (ENG)
England’s Scott Gregory won The 121st Amateur Championship with a closely fought 2&1 victory over Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre at Royal Porthcawl, Wales. The 21-year-old from Hampshire clinched the win on the penultimate hole of the 36-hole Final, becoming the 47th Englishman to lift the trophy in the Championship’s history.
Royal St George’s & Prince’s
19-24 June 2017
The 122nd Amateur Championship will be held at Royal St George’s and Prince’s from 19-24 June 2017.
Royal St George’s is one of world’s finest links courses and has hosted The Open thirteen times. Designed by William Laidlaw Purves in 1887, it has constantly evolved to pose a tough test for championship players alike and is characterised by humps and swales, dunes and wild rough, fast-running fairways and deep bunkers.
Royal St George’s will host The Amateur for the fourteenth time in its history, the last time coming in 2006 when France’s Julien Guerrier defeated Adam Gee 4&3 to win the Championship.
Prince’s Golf Club is adjacent to Royal St George’s and nearby Royal Cinque Ports on same stretch of Kent coastline and last co-hosted The Amateur Championship with Royal St George’s in 2006.
Prince’s also staged The Open for the only time in its history in 1932, when the USA’s Gene Sarazen won the Claret Jug for the only time in his career.
The Royal St. George's Golf Club
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Prince's Golf Club
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The first staging of The Amateur Championship was in 1885 at Royal Liverpool (Hoylake) where 44 players from 12 clubs contested a series of match play rounds.
Nowadays this is one of the biggest and most prestigious amateur events in the world, with 288 players in an international field competing in a mixed stroke play and match play format over 6 days annually.
In its entire history, The Amateur has been to 22 locations throughout Great Britain and Ireland. Hoylake hast hosted the Championship the most number of times (18), followed by St Andrews (16), Royal St George’s (13), Prestwick and Muirfield (both 11).
The record for the most number of wins in The Amateur Championship is eight and is held by John Ball, who also became the first English-born player to win The Open in 1890. Sir Michael Bonallack has also won The Amateur five times.