Course Open (updated 31 July at 07:20)

Host to the 125th Amateur Championship.

The first Amateur Championship was held at Hoylake in 1885 where 44 players from 12 clubs contested a series of matchplay rounds. The trophy was to cost £100 and twenty four of the leading clubs, including West Lancashire, subscribed towards it.

In 1901, at St Andrew's, Harold Hilton, the West Lancashire member and Secretary, representing Royal Liverpool Golf Club, won the second of his four Amateur Championship titles.

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.

West Lancashire last hosted The Amateur in June 2009 when a 16 year old golfer from Verona, Italy, set a West Lancashire course record of 65 strokes. He then went on to win the trophy, the golfer was, Matteo Manassero.

 

 

 

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