The R&A will stage the 2019 R&A Girls Amateur Championship at Panmure from Tuesday 13 – Saturday 17 August following an agreement reached with Montrose Links to move the event to an alternative venue.
This change of venue has been made due to a recent announcement confirming that a series of music concerts are to be set up and staged on a site immediately adjacent to Montrose Links during the month of August.
Duncan Weir, Executive Director – Golf Development and Amateur Events at The R&A, said, “We have a responsibility to all competitors to provide a world class experience in which they can perform to their full potential and this includes minimising any adverse impacts on the staging of the championship.
“There is a risk that the concerts and their setting up would have caused disruption to the players so we have come to a mutual agreement with Montrose Links that the championship will now be played at an alternative venue.
“Montrose Links remains on our potential list of venues and we very much hope that the opportunity to stage another event there will present itself in the near future. We would like to thank Panmure for moving quickly to step in at such short notice to host this championship, which is again expected to attract a world class field.”
The R&A Girls Amateur Championship will celebrate its centenary year in 2019.