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R&A Senior Amateur Championship

Launched by The R&A in 1969 and contested for the first time at Formby, the R&A Senior Amateur Championship was an instant success. Charlie Green has been the most successful player in the history of the event, winning six times in seven years from 1988.

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2021 R&A Senior Amateur Champion

Gene Elliott (USA)

2017 Senior Amateur Champion Bryan Hughes

After a trio of near misses, Elliott finally found success in the R&A Senior Amateur Championship as the Iowa native placed both hands on the trophy that had proved so elusive over the past three championships.

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Royal Cinques Ports GV

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Royal Dornoch
5-8 July 2022

The Senior Amateur Championship will be played at Royal Dornoch, Scotland in 2022.

 

 

 
 

Host Club:

Royal Dornoch
royaldornoch.com

 
 

FORMAT

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Format

198 competitors play 36 holes over the Tuesday and Wednesday, after which the leading 60 players and ties play a further 36 holes over the Thursday and Friday.

HISTORY

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History

The Seniors Amateur Championship was launched by The R&A in 1969 to help select a Great Britain & Ireland side to play in the World Senior Amateur Team Championship run by the World Amateur Golf Council.

While the Seniors, played for the first time at Formby, was an instant success, the team event did not survive beyond 1969.

The Seniors Amateur Championship is played on an annual basis on courses throughout Great Britain and Ireland.

Charlie Green has been the most successful player in the history of the event, winning six times in seven years from 1988.

Since 2006, Americans Paul Simson and Chip Lutz have both won the championship on three occasions.

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