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9 Hole
Challenge
Amateur golfers can earn a dream opportunity to play the famous Old Course on the eve of The 150th Open at St Andrews.


Forty finalists will enjoy the experience of a lifetime by teeing up in the Final on Friday 8 July, competing over holes 1–4 and 14–18 of the Old Course and savouring the atmosphere in front of the grandstands just days before The 150th Open commences.


R&A 9 Hole Challenge

Qualifying for the popular championship this year is open to golfers in Great Britain and Ireland, Australia and New Zealand who hold a registered handicap index.

2022 Champions

Robert Culley & Elizabeth Culley

Husband and wife duo Robert and Elizabeth Culley emerged victorious in The R&A 9 Hole Challenge Final as golfers enjoyed the dream opportunity to play the Old Course on the eve of The 150th Open at St Andrews. A record 91,000 golfers entered nine-hole qualifying events held at courses throughout Great Britain and Ireland, Australia and New Zealand for the chance to reach the showpiece final. Forty finalists, including 11-year-old Kaiden Marsh from Styal Golf Club in Cheshire, enjoyed the experience of a lifetime by competing over holes 1–4 and 14–18 of the famed links and savouring the atmosphere in front of The 150th Open grandstands.

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Date
8 July 2022
Course
St Andrews
Winning Score
36 Points
Home Club
Ivinghoe Golf Club

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There is lots of support available to help you enjoy golf.  Many local golf clubs and facilities have qualified and fully trained PGA professionals to assist you. Booking a lesson is easy and will help boost your confidence as you learn the basics and about the equipment.  They will offer advice on what clubs you need, how to grip a club and develop swing basics so you have the perfect start in golf.