Event Calendar

20 June Open Regional Qualifying Various Venues
Regional Qualifying is the first stage of qualification for most of those who hope to gain an exemption into The Open. 12 venues will host this qualifying stage. Successful competitors will be rewarded with a place at Final Qualifying.
28 June Open Final Qualifying Various Venues
West Lancs
Final Qualifying is the traditional way for non-exempt players to win a place at The Open. In 2016 there will be four Final Qualifying venues offering 12 exemptions into The Open.
14 - 17 July The Open Royal Troon
Royal Troon
The Open 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.
13 - 18 June The Amateur Championship Royal Porthcawl and Pyle & Kenfig
Royal Porthcawl 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.
20 - 21 July The St Andrews Trophy Prince's
Princes Golf Course
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.
26 - 27 August The Jacques Leglise Trophy Prince's
Princes 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.
09 - 14 August The Boys Amateur Championship Muirfield & The Renaissance
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.
11 - 13 July The Junior Open Championship Kilmarnock (Barassie)
Kilmarnock Barassie
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 and is always played on a nearby course.
03 - 05 August The Seniors Amateur Championship Formby
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.
21 - 24 July The Senior Open Championship Carnoustie Golf Links
Carnoustie Golf Course
The Senior Open Championship is an event staged by The R&A in collaboration with the European Senior Tour.
02 - 04 August The Boys Home Internationals Ballyliffin, Glashedy Links
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.