Event Calendar

03 July Open Championship Local Final Qualifying Various Venues
West Lancs
Local Final Qualifying is the traditional way for non-exempt players to win a place at The Open. In 2012 there will be four Local Final Qualifying venues offering 12 exemptions into the 150th Anniversary Championship at St Andrews. Local Final Qualifying for the 2012 Open will be played on 3 July 2012 at Hillside, Southport & Ainsdale, St Anne's Old Links and West Lancashire.
25 June Open Championship Regional Qualifying Various Venues
Moortown
Regional Qualifying is the first stage of qualification for most of those who hope to gain an exemption into The Open Championship. 14 venues will host this qualifying stage. Successful competitors will be rewarded with a place at Local Final Qualifying. Regional Qualifying for the 2012 Open will be played on 25 June 2012 at 14 clubs: Abridge, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Bruntsfield Links, Buckinghamshire, Clitheroe, Coventry, East Sussex National, Ferndown, Hankley Common, Lindrick, Mere, Moortown, Royal Dublin and The London.
26 - 29 July The Senior Open Championship Turnberry
Turnberry
The Senior Open Championship is an event staged by The R&A in collaboration with the European Senior Tour.
25 June Open Championship IFQ - Europe Sunningdale
sunningdale
International Final Qualifying (IFQ) events for The Open Championship were introduced in 2004 and are held on five continents to give more players from around the world the chance to gain direct entry into golf’s oldest championship.
18 - 19 January Open Championship IFQ - Africa Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club
Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club
International Final Qualifying (IFQ) events for The Open Championship were introduced in 2004 and are held on five continents to give more players from around the world the chance to gain direct entry into golf’s oldest championship.
31 August - 01 September The St Andrews Trophy Portmarnock
Portmarnock
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.
31 August - 01 September The Jacques Leglise Trophy Portmarnock
Portmarnock
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.
14 - 19 August The Boys Amateur Championship Notts & Coxmoor
Notts
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.
08 - 10 August The Seniors Open Amateur Championship Machynys Peninsula
Machynys Peninsula
Launched by The R&A in 1969 and contested for the first time at Formby, the Seniors Open 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.
10 - 11 January Open Championship IFQ - Australasia Kingston Heath Golf Club
Kingston Heath Golf Club
International Final Qualifying (IFQ) events for The Open Championship were introduced in 2004 and are held on five continents to give more players from around the world the chance to gain direct entry into golf’s oldest championship.
21 May Open Championship IFQ - America Gleneagles Country Club
Gleneagles Country Club
International Final Qualifying (IFQ) events for The Open Championship were introduced in 2004 and are held on five continents to give more players from around the world the chance to gain direct entry into golf’s oldest championship.
16 - 18 July The Junior Open Championship Fairhaven Golf Club
Fairhaven
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.
07 - 09 August The Boys Home Internationals County Louth
County Louth
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.
01 - 02 March Open Championship IFQ - Asia Amata Spring Country Club
Royal St Georges
International Final Qualifying (IFQ) events for The Open Championship were introduced in 2004 and are held on five continents to give more players from around the world the chance to gain direct entry into golf’s oldest championship.