- Grand Final of the Coronation Foursomes to take place at the Eden Course, St Andrews
- Thirty-two golfers in teams of two will tee it up in 18-hole foursomes stableford
- Over 25,000 participants entered leading event for women’s club golfers
Thirty-two amateur golfers are set to compete in the Grand Final of the Coronation Foursomes when it is staged at the Eden Course in St Andrews on Monday.
Established in 1953, the Coronation Foursomes is the leading event for women’s club golfers in Great Britain and Ireland and is open to all members of affiliated golf clubs who hold a CONGU handicap. The format of the event consists of teams of two competing in 18-hole foursomes stableford.
Over 25,000 competitors representing 2,000 clubs in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales entered the Coronation Foursomes in January and participated in local and regional qualifying events leading to 16 area finals which were held at courses across the country in April. Sixteen teams have progressed from each area final to take their place in Monday’s showpiece.
Duncan Weir, Executive Director – Golf Development, said, “The Coronation Foursomes is an important event for women club golfers and its popularity is highlighted by such a strong entry of more than 25,000 competitors.
“The playing of the Grand Final is a highlight of the women’s amateur golf calendar and we look forward to welcoming the finalists to St Andrews for the culmination of this year’s Coronation Foursomes at the Eden Course.”
The finalists will enjoy two nights at the prestigious Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa and will have the chance to participate in the Pro-Am of the 2018 Ricoh Women’s British Open at Royal Lytham & St Annes. Last year’s winners were Enid Gott and Karen Hughes of Wike Ridge, Leeds Golf Centre.
The Eden Course is one of seven courses at St Andrews Links. Opened in 1914, the Eden Course was designed by Harry S Colt and is named after the Eden estuary.
Find out more about the Grand Final of the Coronation Foursomes here.