Female club golfers from across Great Britain and Ireland are being encouraged to enter this year’s R&A Coronation Foursomes as the event makes a welcome return.
Following the cancellation of last year’s competition due to the Covid-19 pandemic, online entry for the 2021 R&A Coronation Foursomes is now open.
Women and girls from clubs across Great Britain and Ireland can enjoy one of the “best experiences” in amateur golf by competing this year, with the closing date for entries on Sunday 20 June.
Unique team format
Friendly and fast, the unique team competition is the largest domestic event of its kind in GB&I and attracted almost 22,000 golfers from over 1,100 clubs in 2019 – where winning is just part of the fun.
Mothers and daughters, friends and family members can enjoy playing in the pairs event this year – all for just £2 per player.
The Bude & North Cornwall duo of Collette Burgess and Hana Dabrowski claimed title glory at the Home of Golf in St Andrews in September 2019 and have basked in the glory ever since.
“It’s the best experience we’ve ever had, it was absolutely awesome,” said Hana. “It was a fantastic time with great memories. The experience was incredible.”
Collette, who emerged victorious from her 17th playing of the Coronation Foursomes, added, “It’s a fabulous competition, really well-run and it’s a great format. It’s a competition I’ve always entered each year as I love playing in pairs.
“I had been to a few Area Finals before, but I didn’t think I could ever win the Coronation Foursomes, as it’s such a big national event.”
As part of The R&A’s continuing drive to inspire more women and girls into playing golf, local qualifying competitions can be organised by golf clubs in Great Britain and Ireland over the coming weeks, played over 18 holes of foursomes stableford.
Home of Golf finale
The best 100 scores will then qualify for Area Finals held at 16 venues, before the top 16 teams book their trip to St Andrews for the Grand Final played over the Eden Course on Monday 20 September.
Established in 1953 to celebrate the Queen’s Coronation, the Coronation Foursomes is open to all members of affiliated golf clubs in Great Britain and Ireland who hold a current WHS handicap index of 40.0 or under. Indeed, 86% of players who competed in the Coronation Foursomes in 2018-19 had a handicap of 13 or over, illustrating the wide range of players.
End of June closing dates
This year’s 32 finalists will again stay at the Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa (provided Covid-19 restrictions allow) and have the chance to book a place in the Pro-Am for the 2022 AIG Women’s Open at Muirfield.
Qualifying rounds for the 2021 Coronation Foursomes can be held up until the Sunday 20 June closing date and entries submitted online via randa.org
Golfers in Ireland can enter up until Wednesday 30 June following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions.
For more information, please visit: www.randa.org/championships/coronationfoursomes