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Royal St George’s to host 2025 Amateur Championship – Golf News

By admin Jun8,2024

The 130th Amateur Championship is to be played at Royal St George’s Golf Club in Kent next year, after the famed Kent links was named among the host venues for leading R&A-organised events in 2025.

Harry Ellis was victorious when The Amateur Championship was last held at Royal St George’s in 2017, while nearby Royal Cinque Ports, which hosted the championship in 2013, has been chosen to host the pre-qualifying event on June 13.

The Sandwich-based club, which will host the The 130th Amateur Championship from June 16-21, 2025, has also hosted the Open Championship 16 times, most recently in 2021, and stretching all the way back to 1894.

Harry Ellis [Meon Valley] won the 2017 The Amateur Championship at Royal St George’s

The world’s leading women amateurs will head for the Highlands in Scotland as Nairn – the venue for The Amateur in 2021 – welcomes The 122nd Women’s Amateur Championship from 9–14 June.

Broadcaster Maureen Madill took the title when Nairn last hosted the Championship in 1979.

The Walker Cup, the biennial encounter between leading male amateurs from GB&I and the USA, takes place at Cypress Point in California from 6–7 September 2025 with Dean Robertson captaining the visitors.

Johnnie Cole-Hamilton, Executive Director – Championships at The R&A, said, “It is important to reinforce The R&A’s amateur championships and international matches as pinnacle events in global elite amateur golf.

We want to attract the best players from around the globe to compete and, as such, it is fitting to have our championships and international matches hosted at some of the world’s finest venues in 2025.”

OTHER TOURNAMENT VENUES

The R&A Girls’ and Boys’ Amateur championships will be held at Conwy and County Louth respectively in August, with the R&A Girls’ U16 Amateur Championship taking place at Gog Magog in April.

The R&A Women’s and Men’s Senior Amateur championships will be played concurrently at Walton Heath in July.

A number of other international matches contested between GB&I and the Continent of Europe will also take place. The St Andrews Trophy will be staged at Real Club de la Puerta de Hierro in Spain in July, while Royal Hague Golf & Country Club in the Netherlands will welcome the Vagliano and Junior Vagliano trophies for women and girls a month earlier.

The boys’ equivalent match for the Jacques Léglise Trophy will be played in August at the Royal Golf Club of Belgium.

The Walker Cup and St Andrews Trophy being played in the same year is part of a realignment, which will see the Walker Cup move to even years from 2026 and the St Andrews Trophy move to odd years from 2025.

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