The Womens Amateur Championship Videos
2019 Womens 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.
23-27 June 2020
The 117th Womens Amateur Championship will take place at Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club, which is located on the west coast of Scotland near Troon.
Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club, a former Open Final Qualifying and Amateur Championship venue, is one of the finest links courses in Scotland.
The club was founded in 1887 and the course finally laid as 18 holes in 1937. Barassie, which also boasts a 9-hole layout, counts former Amateur champion Gordon Sherry and fellow ex-Walker Cup winning players Jim Milligan and Jack McDonald among its current members.
29 Hillhouse Road
Tel: +44 1292 313920
The first stage of the Championship involves 144 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 Womens Amateur Championship
Founded in 1893 by the Ladies’ Golf Union, the Womens 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 Womens 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.