2014 will see the English Women’s Amateur Championship hosted at St Enodoc in Cornwall, the fourth time the event has been staged there.
St Enodoc’s history of hosting amateur championships in will be further boosted this year when the club hosts the English Women’s Amateur Championship from July 14 to 17 over its championship Church Course.
This marks the fourth time that St Enodoc has staged this blue riband event of ladies amateur golf.
1937 saw the first time the club hosted the championship when the famous Wanda Morgan secured the top honours and then in 1993 it was the turn of Nicky Buxton to lift the trophy.
In 2002, St Enodoc was the original venue for the event again although two days of gale force winds forced the event to be abandoned and it was subsequently played later that year at Littlestone when Surrey’s Kerry Knowles came through to win.
The Church Course was the venue for the English Counties Championship in 1989 and 2005 and over the years it has been home to a number of regional and county competitions at amateur level.
England Golf awarded the 2014 English Women’s Amateur Championship to St Enodoc, one of James Braid’s finest links designs with stunning sea views, in recognition of the quality of this undulating, testing course and for its suitability for top women’s amateur golf.
A composite course with a par of 71, using mainly the men’s club competition tees to give a total length of 6,167 yards, has been specially compiled for this important tournament.
“St Enodoc is proud is be hosting the English Women’s Amateur Championship again and we are looking forward to welcoming England’s top female amateurs to our club,” said Tuck Clagett, manager of St Enodoc.
As well as watching the action, St Enodoc members will be playing their part in the Championship by hosting some of the girls at home during the tournament and offering their services as caddies to help them around the testing Church Course.
Founded in 1890, St Enodoc is a championship links that is both beguiling and challenging.
Famed for its characteristic fairway undulations and firm greens, this stunning links is set against the backdrop of some of the greatest sea and estuary views of any course in the world.
From every hole, the views of either the north Atlantic Ocean or the Camel Estuary are breathtaking.