R&A announces postponement of upcoming events

Tile Logo Blueon White

Coronavirus continues to swing like a wrecking ball through the summer golf schedule, with news that the R&A has been forced to postpone three high-profile amateur events.

The Curtis Cup, scheduled to take place at Conwy Golf Club in Wales from June 12-14, has been pushed back to 2021 in agreement with the USGA. The revised dates for the GB&I-USA women's amateur team event will be confirmed in due course.

Meanwhile, the Amateur Championship at Royal Birkdale and West Lancashire, due to take place from June 15-20, and the Women’s Amateur Championship, which had set for Kilmarnock (Barassie) from June 23-27, have been rescheduled for the week beginning August 24, 2020. 

• The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!

• The very best of golf on Netflix

These plans are, however, dependent on the situation with the pandemic. 


Duncan Weir, the Executive Director of Golf Development and Amateur Championships at The R&A, said" “We have a responsibility to protect the health and well-being of the players and everyone involved in our events so it is the right course of action to take. 

• 10 great golf books for self-isolating with

• Caddyshack: Where are they now?

• IN PICS - The best par-3s in Scotland

"We are grateful to all of the venues for their continuing support in these challenging circumstances and will update everyone involved with our plans.

"We continue to review our 2020 professional championships and the remainder of our domestic amateur season. Further information will be issued in due course."

As yet, there is no official word on what the R&A plans to do regarding this summer's Open Championship at Royal St George's. 

Share this Article

twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
2022 Driver Test | Which one is going in my bag?
play button
The most powerful PING irons ever? | PING i525 review
play button
I'll be using the Vokey SM9 wedges... and you should too
play button
The driver that has it all? | COBRA LTDx drivers REVIEWED!
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

The ultimate European Ryder Cup team
LPGA star “considered crashing car” due to stress
Bryson DeChambeau “close” to tournament return
Amateur shoots 134 in disastrous qualifying round
"Daftys”: Robert MacIntyre hits back at US PGA critics

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Denis Pugh’s stepping-stone to better golf
play button
How to keep your swing on plane
play button
Increase your stability for more consistency
play button
Swing through the ball to hit a fade
See all videos right arrow