Event Calendar

12 - 13 September Walker Cup Royal Lytham & St Annes
Royal Lytham St Annes
The 2015 Walker Cup will be played at Royal Lytham & St Annes on 12 & 13 September.
28 - 29 August The Jacques Leglise Trophy Royal Dornoch
Royal Dornoch Golf Course
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.
11 - 16 August The Boys Amateur Championship Royal Birkdale and Southport & Ainsdale
Royal Birkdale Golf Course
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.
05 - 07 August The Seniors Amateur Championship Royal County Down
Royal County Down Golf Course
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.
04 - 06 August The Boys Home Internationals Conwy (Caernarvonshire)
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.
23 - 26 July The Senior Open Championship Sunningdale Golf Club
Sunningdale Golf Course
The Senior Open Championship is an event staged by The R&A in collaboration with the European Senior Tour.
16 - 19 July The Open St Andrews
St Andrews
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.
30 June Open 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.
22 June Open 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.
15 - 20 June The Amateur Championship Carnoustie & Panmure
Carnoustie Golf Course
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.