Well, it’s almost the end of another very busy year. By now, we expect that your gifts are wrapped, stockings stacked, and fridge packed in preparation for Christmas day. If you’re a little behind on all that, there’s still time to check out our golfer’s gift buying guide for some last-minute ordering.
Next week will see the beginning of a new year, and to round off the blog for 2018, we thought it would be fun to talk about some of the exciting events and golfing news we anticipate in the coming twelve months.
Golf Events in the UK 2019
April 2019 England V Spain Formby Golf Club
This year the England v Spain biennial mixed match is being held at Formby Golf Club, where the Amateur Championship has been played on four occasions. This two-day match has five foursomes and ten singles each day. Past players include Tommy Fleetwood Justin Rose, Pablo Larrazabal, David Howell, Alvaro Quiros, and Ignacio Garrido. Spectator entry is free.
May 2019 British Masters
Hillside Golf Club will play host to the British Masters tournament in 2019. Eddie Pepperell is the defending champion following his victory at Walton Heath in 2018 with a winning score of nine under par. Get your tickets here.
August 2019 England Golf Medal Final – Seeking Female Competitors
England golf are searching for the female English Handicap Golfer of the Year. If you were the 2018 England Golf Women’s Medal winner at your club, click here to discover how you could be on your way to the England Golf National Medal Final.
September 2019 BMW PGA Championships
Don’t miss out on a chance to visit one of the largest tournaments in the world and experience the buzzing atmosphere at the Wentworth Club. Ticket information can be found here.
Don’t forget that PlayMoreGolf partner clubs host regular competitions that you can take part in as a PlayMoreGolf member. Enquire with individual clubs about their 2019 calendars.
Golfing News 2019
New Golf Rules From January 1st 2019
The R&A and USGA have released new golf rules which will come into effect from 1st January 2019. New rules include a relaxed dropping procedure, a removal of a penalty when a ball is at rest but is accidentally moved and reduced time for ball search. Full details of these rule changes can be found by clicking here.
R&A To Invest £2million in Junior Golf Over The Next Four Years
An exciting time to be a junior golfer, this month R&A pledged an investment of £2Million towards junior golf for the coming four years. A revived interest in golf amongst younger generations is the primary aim, paving the way for more than 15,000 young people to become golf club members in the future. Read more of this story by clicking here.
Both Male and Female Golfers To Represent England in Australia For The First Time
For the first time, a mixed gender squad considering of six players will represent England in a 2019 tour of Australia. Players will include Cara Gainer who represents Oxfordshire, Emily Toy, from Cornwall, Bailey Gill and David Hague of Yorkshire, Ben Jones of Northamptonshire and Tom Sloman of Somerset. Click here to read more on this incredible event.
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From everyone at PlayMoreGolf we wish you a Happy New Year.