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The Amateur Championship

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.

Championship Overview

2018 Amateur Champion

Jovan Rebula (RSA)

Jovan Rebula won the 123rd Amateur Championship after a 3&2 victory int he 36-hole final at Royal Aberdeen.

Jovan Rebula won the 123rd Amateur Championship after a 3&2 victory int he 36-hole final at Royal Aberdeen. The 20-year-old from South Africa defeated Ireland's Robin Dawson after a dramatic week of golf on Scotland's north east coast.

2019 Championship

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2019 Championship

Format

History

Portmarnock and The Island
17-22 June 2019

The 123rd Amateur Championship will be held at Portmarnock for the second time and The Island for the first time in it's history.

Situated north of Dublin and founded in 1894, Portmarnock has hosted many major professional and amateur events. 

Portmarnock has hosted multiple Irish Open Championships, the Walker Cup, the Irish Amateur Close Championship and the Amateur Championship. 2019 will be the 125th anniversary of the club. 

Overlooked by the North County Dublin village of Malahide, The Island Golf Club is located in some of the most stunning dunes on the east coast of Ireland. It is also one of the oldest golf courses in Ireland and has previously hosted Regional Qualifying for The Open Championship. 

 

Contact details:

Portmarnock
Golf Links Road
Portmarnock
Co. Dublin
D13 KD96
Tel: (+00) 353 1 8462 968

The Island
Donabate
Co. Dublin
K36 V993
Tel: (+00) 353 1 843 6205

FORMAT

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2019 Championship

Format

History

Format

The first staging of The Amateur Championship was in 1885 at Royal Liverpool (Hoylake) where 44 players from 12 clubs contested a series of match play rounds.

Nowadays this is one of the biggest and most prestigious amateur events in the world, with 288 players in an international field competing in a mixed stroke play and match play format over 6 days annually.

HISTORY

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2019 Championship

Format

History

In its entire history, The Amateur has been to 22 locations throughout Great Britain and Ireland. Hoylake hast hosted the Championship the most number of times (18), followed by St Andrews (16), Royal St George’s (13), Prestwick and Muirfield (both 11).

The record for the most number of wins in The Amateur Championship is eight and is held by John Ball, who also became the first English-born player to win The Open in 1890. Sir Michael Bonallack has also won The Amateur five times.

The USA’s Bobby Jones won The Amateur in 1930 as part of his famous Grand Slam.

The Amateur Championship

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Image Gallery

Selection of images from The Amateur Championship, find all the photos HERE.