The Women's Amateur Championship Videos
2019 Women's Amateur Champion
Emily Toy (ENG)
England’s Emily Toy produced the best performance of her career to win The 116th Women’s Amateur Championship at Royal County Down.
The 21-year-old defeated Amelia Garvey by one hole in the 18-hole final over the renowned links on the east coast of Northern Ireland.
West Lancashire Golf Club
25-29 August 2020
The 117th Women's Amateur Championship will take place at West Lancashire Golf Club, which is located on the north-west coast of England.
Hall Rd W
Tel: +44 (0) 151 924 1076
The first stage of the 2020 Championship involves 120 players each of whom plays two rounds of 18 holes. The 64 lowest scores over the 36 holes will compete in the match play stage of the Championship. Each match will consist of one round of 18 holes, including the Final.
The ‘Pam Barton Memorial Salver’ is awarded to the winner of the Championship, while the runner-up receives The Diana Fishwick Cup. An international team award is presented after the stroke play qualifying rounds.
History of The Women's Amateur Championship
Founded in 1893 by the Ladies’ Golf Union, the Women's Amateur was first played at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club in Lancashire.
The first three championships were won by England’s Lady Margaret Scott, who defeated the founder and secretary of the Ladies’ Golf Union Issette Pearson in the final of her first two victories.
Before the rise of the women’s professional game, the Women's Amateur was one of the most important golf events for female competitors. Today, along with the US Women’s Amateur Golf Championship, it is considered the highest honour in women’s amateur golf.