2017 Seniors Amateur Champion
Bryan Hughes (ENG)
Bryan Hughes won the Seniors Amateur Championship at Sunningdale to become the first Englishman since Roy Smethurst in 2003 to claim the title and ending a sequence of seven consecutive wins by Americans in the championship.
1-3 August 2018
The Seniors Amateur Championship will be played at Royal Porthcawl from 1-3 August 2018. Royal Porthcawl has a prestigious history of staging professional and amateur championships and international matches. It hosted the Walker Cup in 1995 when Great Britain and Ireland defeated the United States 14-10 and the Curtis Cup in 1964. The Amateur Championship has visited Royal Porthcawl on six occasions, including in 2016 when Scott Gregory became Amateur champion.
The Senior Open presented by Rolex has been played there twice, most recently in 2017 when two-time Masters champion Bernhard Langer set the record for the most number of senior major championships wins (10), one more than three-time Champion Golfer of the Year Gary Player.
Royal Porthcawl Golf Club
Tel: +44 (1656) 782251
144 competitors play 36 holes on the Wednesday and Thursday, after which the leading 60 players and ties play a further 18 holes on the Friday.
The Seniors Amateur Championship was launched by The R&A in 1969 to help select a Great Britain & Ireland side to play in the World Senior Amateur Team Championship run by the World Amateur Golf Council.
While the Seniors, played for the first time at Formby, was an instant success, the team event did not survive beyond 1969.
The Seniors Amateur Championship is played on an annual basis on courses throughout Great Britain and Ireland.
Charlie Green has been the most successful player in the history of the event, winning six times in seven years from 1988.
Since 2006, Americans Paul Simson and Chip Lutz have both won the championship on three occasions.