Ganton Golf Club Chosen To Host Three Major Championships
Ganton Golf Club near Scarborough is set to host three major golfing events over the next two years.
The North Yorkshire course has been selected by England Golf as the venue for the Men’s International Match between England and France on 9th and 10th May 2020.
In 2021, England Golf has awarded Ganton the English Men’s Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship for the Brabazon Trophy, which will be held between 20th to 23rd May and attract players from around the world.
2021 will be the Brabazon Trophy’s 75th anniversary and the fifth occasion on which the tournament has been played over the Ganton links, the last being in 2006.
The R & A, which, with its equivalent in the United States, governs the sport of golf worldwide, has announced that Ganton has been chosen to host the Women’s and Girls’ Home Internationals – England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland – from 4th to 6th August 2021.
Club Secretary Gary Pearce said: “This is great news for Ganton and for the whole area. We are looking forward to welcoming these prestigious championships, and for competitors and spectators to experience what our club has to offer both in terms of the challenging course and the warm hospitality.”
For five Ganton lady members – Ann Briggs, Pat Smillie, Sara Gilmore, Naomi Edwards and Rachel Bell – and Emma Brown, the Club’s Assistant Secretary, the 2021 Women’s Home Internationals will bring back fond memories of their own time representing England at this highest level, some doing so for several years.
Founded in 1891, Ganton Golf Club is one of the world’s top 80 courses and one of only four clubs in the UK that has hosted the Ryder Cup, the Walker Cup and the Curtis Cup. The course has firm and fast fairways, notoriously cavernous bunkers and, being founded on a sandy subsoil, offers fine playing conditions in winter and summer alike.
Visitors are welcome to play the course during the week and at weekends. Bookings are to be made in advance and players must have a current handicap certificate.