Event Calendar

16 - 21 June The Amateur Championship Royal Portrush & Portstewart
Royal Portrush Golf Club
The first Amateur Championship was held at Hoylake in 1885 where 44 players from 12 clubs contested a series of matchplay rounds. Nowadays this is one of the biggest and most prestigious amateur events in the world, with 288 players competing in a mixed strokeplay and matchplay format over 6 days.
23 June Open Championship Regional Qualifying Various Venues
Moortown Golf Course
Regional Qualifying is the first stage of qualification for most of those who hope to gain an exemption into The Open Championship. 13 venues will host this qualifying stage. Successful competitors will be rewarded with a place at Final Qualifying.
01 July Open Championship Final Qualifying Various Venues
Royal Cinque Ports
Final Qualifying is the traditional way for non-exempt players to win a place at The Open. In 2014 there will be four Final Qualifying venues offering a total of 12 exemptions into the Open Championship.
14 - 16 July The Junior Open Championship West Lancashire Golf Club
West Lancashire Golf Club
The Junior Open Championship came under The R&A's administrative umbrella in 2000, having been founded in 1994. The biennial event, to which all golfing nations affiliated to The R&A are invited to enter their best under-16 boy and girl golfers, is closely linked to The Open Championship and is always played on a nearby course.
17 - 20 July The Open Royal Liverpool
Royal Liverpool Golf Club
The Open Championship is the oldest Major Championship in professional golf. First played in 1860 at Prestwick, The Open attracted a field of 8 golfers with Willie Park Sr. beating Old Tom Morris to the Challenge Belt. The Open has since been contested over 14 different venues and currently boasts a field of 156 competing for the elusive Claret Jug.
24 - 27 July The Senior Open Championship Royal Porthcawl
Royal Porthcawl Golf Club
The Senior Open Championship is an event staged by The R&A in collaboration with the European Senior Tour.
05 - 07 August The Boys Home Internationals Western Gailes
Western Gailes
The Boys Home Internationals began life in 1923 as a match between the boys teams of England and Scotland, played on the day before the Boys Amateur Championship. In 1972, a match between Ireland and Wales was added. And since 1996, the internationals have been played as a round robin event between the four countries over three days.
06 - 08 August The Seniors Amateur Championship Ganton
Ganton Golf Club
Launched by The R&A in 1969 and contested for the first time at Formby, The Seniors Amateur Championship was an instant success. Charlie Green has been the most successful player in the history of the event, winning six times in seven years from 1988.
12 - 17 August The Boys Amateur Championship Prestwick & Dundonald Links
Prestwick Golf Club
The Boys Amateur Championship was inaugurated by two members of Royal Ascot Golf Club in 1921 and played by competitors under the age of 16, before the age limit was raised to 18 two years later. In 1948, The R&A were invited to take over the administration of the event, the Past Champions of which include Jose Maria Olazabal and Sergio Garcia.
29 - 30 August The St Andrews Trophy Sweden
Barseback Golf Club
Like the Walker Cup, the St Andrews Trophy is a biennial international match which takes place in non-Walker Cup years. It is contested by most talented amateur golfers from Great Britain and Ireland and the Continent of Europe using a format which mirrors that of its more well-known counterpart.
29 - 30 August The Jacques Leglise Trophy Sweden
Barseback Golf Club
The Jacques Leglise trophy is the under-18 equivalent of the St Andrews Trophy. It is played annually, though it shares a venue with its older brother whenever the senior competition is being played. Many of today's top professionals, like Luke Donald and Sergio Garcia, have contested the Match in the past.